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Star Client Awards

Every year across 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 upon the diverse New Mexico economy.

Pictures from this years event

Chatterbox Speech Therapy

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 preferred Speech and Language therapy clinic

in all of New Mexico. The therapy programs are designed to enhance progress through individualized support, family involvement and peer interaction. The company is passionately committed to improving the lives of the children and families it serves by celebrating their unique gifts and helping them find their voices. Chatterbox Speech Therapy has had significant steady growth over the past three years. Not only has the clinic grown in number of clients served but so has the company’s employment. The company has also been able to partner with two New Mexico Universities to offer student intern positions.

Tanya and Lisa made the decision to attend the SBDC’s orientation called “Pathway to Success” in December of 2014 when they started facing cash flow difficulties due to health care changes. The two were seeking help with cash flow projections,
income statements, budgeting and reconsidering salaries for several employees. Tanya says that “Ray Garcia took the time to listen to our story and understand our business. He was very positive and encouraging, and provided great advice. I was able to take this advice back to my business partner, so that we could make immediate changes which ultimately saved our business. It is both helpful and important to get advice and direction from a business professional that is not directly connected to your business. Even if you have been in business for twenty plus years I would recommend taking the time to consider the resources that SBDC provides. Not only did we receive help with our immediate issues but we were encouraged to reevaluate our business and plan for
the future. As a business owner it is easy to get caught up in the day to day tasks and forget to take the time to keep dreaming!”“Ray Garcia took the time to listen to our story and understand our business.”
- Tanya Friend Salazar, Owner, Chatterbox Speech Therapy,
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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