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Businesses get star client honors

FARMINGTON — Two Four Corners businesses were recognized by the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network in Santa Fe on Thursday.

Bloomfield resident Tom Gibbons of San Juan Closet Works and Kevin King and Russell Gordy of San Juan Compression in Farmington were recognized as “star clients” of the small business development network at an annual reception that “recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico who are seeing tremendous growth in their business,” according to a press release.

Gibbons is a custom closet and storage specialist whose business got its start in 2011 at the Farmington Small Business Development Center at San Juan College, according to a press release.

King and Gordy manufacture and sell vapor recovery units and wellhead compressor units to companies throughout New Mexico and in Argentina and Mexico, according to a press release. The pair started the business in 1995, according to a press release.

Star clients were recognized during a reception on Thursday at the La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. 

Nominations sought for SBA award

FARMINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s New Mexico District Office is accepting nominations for small businesses to be recognized during SBA National Small Business Week.

There are eleven awards for small businesses and business champions, according to a press release. The New Mexico District Office will give awards to family-, minority-, veteran- and women-owned businesses, as well as young entrepreneurs and home-based businesses, among others awards.

The deadline to nominate a business in Feb. 28. Nominators must submit a nomination form and background information forms, as well as a photo of the nominee. Business owners who have used SBA services or resources are eligible for the awards.

Contact Ivan Corrales, Small Business Week Awards Coordinator for the SBA New Mexico District Office, for more information.

Life Care Center nets national recognition

FARMINGTON — Life Care Center of Farmington was named a 2017-18 U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home.

The Farmington nursing and rehab facility was one of three facilities in New Mexico to receive the recognition, according to a press release. Less than 15 percent of nursing homes throughout the U.S. receive the rating each year.

The Farmington Life Care Center has also earned the highest rank by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to the press release. 
The center, located at 1101 W. Murray Dr., is managed by Life Care Centers of America.

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