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Star Client Awards

Every year across the great State of New Mexico, each NMSBDC center selects a business that has shown an extraordinary commitment not only to their own business success but also to their community.  The businesses selected meet criteria based on the diverse New Mexico economy.

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SBDC @ University of New Mexico - West

Old School New Styles barbershop, located in Rio Rancho, was founded in 2014 by Manuel Rascon and Irene Leaton and it has rapidly become popular due to the quality and wide-variety of haircuts that are provided i... Read More


SBDC @ New Mexico Junior College

Building, Establishing, and Growing a Successful Oil field Business.

Production & Environmental Services, LLC (PES, LLC) is an oil field service company established in 2013 by David Derrick and Brenda Almanza. With ... Read More


SBDC @ New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Community College

In 2004, while passing through southwestern New Mexico on a road trip, Marvin and Diana Herrera immediately fell in love with Las Cruces and decided to make it their home. While driving a... Read More


SBDC @ New Mexico State University - Grants

Gilbert and Anne Martinez had always dreamed of owning their own business. Gilbert had worked in the oil refinery industry for 25 years and was looking for a different career. The owner of Cooper Tires ... Read More


SBDC @ Luna Community College

Katherine and Fidel Valdez, the new owners of the Napa Auto Parts Store in Las Vegas, NM are no strangers to success. The couple have a long history of working with the Small Business Development Center at Luna Community ... Read More


SBDC @ University of New Mexico - Los Alamos

Northern New Mexico Stump Grinders, LLC was created from the vision of two brothers  Aaron and Ryan. Their business offers tree maintenance and removal services, stump grinding and removal, as wel... Read More


SBDC @ University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus

Alfred and Linda Montoya of Belen, NM, started their Kona-Ice business in May 2014. Kona-Ice is a mobile, Hawaiian-style shaved ice franchise, based out of Florence, Kentucky and was recently name... Read More


SBDC @ Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell

CP Brannicks manufactures and distributes a patented product called RefreshMint, a natural oral care product that neutralizes and freshens breath.

Grace Miller is the Owner/CEO and directed operations... Read More


SBDC @ Santa Fe Community College

From the Artisan Market to the Plaza - It’s now Designs of Erika®.

Erika Eckerstrand has been sewing since she was old enough to hold a needle. Born in Sweden to a family of artists, her mother was a tex... Read More


SBDC @ Western New Mexico University

EZ Does It Farm is located in the heart of the Gila River Valley, 30 miles northwest of Silver City, NM. Nestled among hundred-year-old cottonwoods, the 30-acre farm is home to the Casillas family. They specia... Read More


SBDC @ University of New Mexico - Taos

Monica Martin and Allison Burke are the owners and operators of Mountain Yoga in Taos. They offer a range of classes, such as Hatha, integrative, therapeutic, pranakriya as well as beginners. Allison teaches... Read More


SBDC @ Mesalands Community College

ROPES Western and Casual Wear was launched when Rita Chaparro of Clayton, New Mexico, purchased the business. When the owners of the only western wear store in the community decided to close  its doors... Read More


SBDC @ University of New Mexico - Gallup

Laughing Dog Kennel provides a safe, clean and fun environment for pets. On February 29, 2016, Laughing Dog Kennel opened, providing Gallup with its first and only full-care pet facility. Laughing Dog... Read More


SBDC @ San Juan Community College

Mario Bernardon opened Bernardones’ Family Pizzeria on West Main, Farmington in 2008. Bernardones’ grew so quickly and became so popular, that the parking lot could not hold all of its custo... Read More


SBDC @ Northern New Mexico College

The Chimayó Youth Conservation Corps (CYCC), a non-profit community-based organization, was founded in 2001 by Suellen Strale, CEO. CYCC mission is to provide area youth alternatives through experiential ... Read More


SBDC @ Clovis CommunityCollege

Future Dairy Service, an electrical, dairy equipment installation and chemical distributor business, provides specialized equipment installation and chemical distribution to the dairy industry throughout eastern New Mexi... Read More


SBDC @ New Mexico State University - Carlsbad

Joshua Moore is the owner of AOK RV Retreat, LLC. Moore wanted to provide an affordable solution for Carlsbad area workers and citizens most adversely affected by the housing shortage. AOK RV Retreat,... Read More


SBDC @ New Mexico State University - Alamogordo

Located in Alamogordo, New Mexico, General Hydronics provides construction services throughout southern New Mexico focusing on mechanical, plumbing, utilities and concrete services. 

W... Read More


SBDC @ Central New Mexico Community College

Eric has been featured in the ABQ Art and History Museum, where he has a painting displayed. He won best in show for the Spanish Market in Santa Fe two years ago in the contemporary art category. Eric h... Read More


SBDC @ University of New Mexico - Gallup

2016 Star Client                                                      ... Read More


SBDC @ New Mexico State University - Alamogordo

Boot Hill RV Resort, LLC is a multi-faceted RV park in Otero County, New Mexico.  

The owners, James and Cindy Livers, purchased the property in 2006 and began building the RV park from the ground up... Read More


SBDC @ New Mexico State University - Carlsbad

Melissa Acosta is a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother and President/CEO- of TCS Trucking, Bobcat Automotive & Collision and Managing Partner at Mean Oilfield Supply (Carlsbad). She is Small Busine... Read More


SBDC @ Mesalands Community College

Her life in Washington and Alaska gave her a deep appreciation for nature and hard work. Sandra Groves came to New Mexico fully equipped for arid weather and rugged landscape. Her love for livestock and a health... Read More


SBDC @ Clovis Community College

Suzi Webb first started her business, Webb Direct 2U, as an internet retailer in 2000. This was a challenge because internet retail was just beginning. In 2004, Suzi opened a storefront location and since then... Read More


SBDC @ Northern New Mexico College

2016 Star Client

Many veterans who have been wounded, not only physically, but also mentally, find themselves struggling to return to civilian life after service to our country. Healing America’s Heroes is found... Read More


SBDC @ University of New Mexico - Taos

2016 Star Client

The Taos Small Business Development Center (SBDC), affiliated with the University of New Mexico, has named Bison Star Naturals as its outstanding client of the year.   Jacquelene Mc... Read More


SBDC @ San Juan College

2016 Star Client

In 2007, a door closed in Crystal Jacquez-Aguilar’s life which resulted in her and her children living with her grandmother. To support herself and her children she began babysitting a child in her grandmo... Read More


SBDC @ Central New Mexico College

Chatterbox Speech Therapy is a speech and language therapy clinic providing speech and language services to children and adults through group and individual sessions. The company’s mission is to be the... Read More


SBDC @ New Mexico Junior College

2016 Star Client

DLS, LLC was established in 2012 by Don Ray and Margarita De Los Santos offering fire extinguisher sales/service, first aid kit inspections, H2S monitor calibration, AED inspections, and emergency showe... Read More


SBDC @ New Mexico State University - Dona Ana 

2016 Star Client

Jay and Julie Robb came to the Doña Ana Community College SBDC in 2001 with the vision to start an adult assisted living and care facility.  With the assistance of the SBD... Read More


SBDC @ Western New Mexico University

Teresa Dahl-Bredine and Dave Crosley founded Little Toad Creek LLC in 2012. The company operates in two locations:Little Toad Creek Inn & Tavern at Lake Roberts and Little Toad Creek Brewery & Dis... Read More


SBDC @ Santa Fe Community College

2016 Star Client 

All That Glitters is Not Gold – But This Company Is!

Santa Fe Jewelers Supply (SFJS) was founded in 1987 by Stephanie Harp, her sister Kristin Chancellor, and Kristin’s husband Steve. ... Read More


SBDC @ University of New Mexico - West

The Vanilla Bean Frozen Custard & Treatery is just the right spot to satisfy your sweet tooth with a wide array of items including frozen custard, homemade fudge, locally-made gourmet chocolates, flavored pop... Read More


SBDC @ Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell

2016 Star Client

While living in Alaska, Roy and Katrina Bacon had been thinking about what type of business to get into when an opportunity to acquire a Roswell bakery became available. Taking the opportu... Read More


SBDC @ University of New Mexico - Valencia

2016 Star Client

Valencia Flour Mill, located on 74 Mill Road, in Jarales, New Mexico, was started by José Cordova in 1914 (101 years ago), was passed down to his son Arturo Cordova, and is now owned an... Read More


SBDC @ Luna Community College

2016 Star Client

Isaac C. Sandoval approached SBDC-LCC in January 2014 and requested loan and business plan information for his mobile kitchen idea. With the assistance of SBDC-LCC the business plan was developed... Read More


SBDC @ University of New Mexico - Los Alamos

2016 Star Client

Bob’s Bodacious BBQ selected as Los Alamos Small Business “Success Client of the Year”.

Los Alamos, NM, December 20, 2015 – The Small Business Development Center (SBDC... Read More


2014 LUNA COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR

MARTINEZ & SONS PROCESSING, LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO

Owner: Tim Martinez and Timoteo (Teo) Martinez
Type of Business: Meat Processing

Timoteo (Teo) Martinez grew up with a good work ethic working... Read More


2014 LOS LUNAS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR.

CONGRATULATIONS James Holbrook of DNS LLC.

Digital Network Services (DNS) was started in December, 2010 by James Holbrook and is located at 715 South Main St. Belen, NM. Its prim... Read More


2014 ROSWELL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR.

Learning Ladder Early Childcare Education Center, LLC held its grand opening on August 29, 2013 at 1709 W. Grand Ave, Artesia. The mission is to provide childcare for children ages 6 w... Read More


2014 SANDOVAL COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR.

Massage Envy is a therapeutic spa that provides a pathway to wellness, well-being and worth through professional, convenient and affordable massage therapy and spa service... Read More


2014 SANTA FE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR.

The Santa Fe SBDC is pleased to announce Sandra Bosben, founder and owner of Marty’s Meals, has been selected as our 2014 client of the year.
Marty’s Meals was in... Read More


2014 SILVER CITY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT WNMU CLIENT OF THE YEAR. 

Curl Up & Dye 

The pressures of running a full service salon can be high. First is the competition. It’s hard for a customer to leave her long time... Read More


2014 DONA ANA COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR.

Acosta Hides - Sergio Acosta 2014 Star Client Small Business Development Center @Dona Ana Community College

Acosta’s Hides: Sergio Acosta 

Acosta’s Hides, w... Read More


2014 ALBUQUERQUE SOUTH VALLEY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR.

CLIENT OF THE YEAR Bahama Buck’s !

Margaret has been working with the Albuquerque South valley-SBDC since March of 2011. She is a nurse and wanted to start a &ldq... Read More


2014 HOBBS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR

Divine Wireline Solutions LLC: David J. Macatee

Divine Wireline Solutions LLC was established in November 2013 by David J. Macatee to address the growing needs within southeastern New... Read More


2014 GRANTS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR

La Tinaja, “The Watering Hole,” Nourishes the Community

La Tinaja Restaurant and Trading Post was reinvented and opened for business by Ira Vandever just over a year... Read More


2014 FARMINGTON SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR

GREAT HARVEST BREAD COMPANY OF FARMINGTON

Owners: Kim Bell 
Type of Business: Bakery
Years in Business: 3
Number of Employees: 16
Successful Entrepreneurship = Loafing

After eight yea... Read More


2014 TAOS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR

Company: Shree Yoga
Owners: Suki Dalury
Type of Business: Heath and Fitness
Years in Business: 4
Number of Employees: 2 FT, 8 contracted
SBDC: UNM-Taos

The Taos Small Business Development Center... Read More


2014 ESPANOLA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR

Growing Opportunities, Inc.
Congratulations Steve & Kimberly Martin,
Owners of Growing Opportunities, Inc.
Alcalde, NM

Growing Opportunities is a hydroponic greenhouse operation devote... Read More


2014 CLOVIS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR

Optical Source by Sunglass Source 
Ray and Donna Montoya

See what other’s don’t and See us like never before!

The Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community Coll... Read More


2014 ALBUQUERQUE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT OF THE YEAR

"With the right vision, determination, support, and a leap of faith, my dream of owning a boutique came true in March 2013 and Je L’adore! was born,” says Tamm... Read More