News Briefs 04-18-14

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Chamber workshop scheduled

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will host a free workshop 1-3 p.m., April 24 at UNM-Los Alamos, Lecture Hall 2.
The topic is “Introduction to Entrepreneurship — Starting or Re-inventing a Business.” The information presented will be suitable to both startups and established businesses. The presenters are principals in a Los Alamos-based business called “LABi” for “Los Alamos Business incubation.” They include Andy Andrews, Martin Bidus, Ralph Chapman and Robert Nolen, all of whom bring a wide range of business experience and acumen to their presentation.
They will cover topics such as defining your market, the concept of value, the continuing transactions list, and starting points for networking. Handouts will include a startup/reinvention checklist and a short list of resources and where to find them.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Register by going to the Chamber website, losalamoschamber.com, and clicking on the registration link under the calendar.
Contact Katy Korkos, katyk@losalamos.org, 661-4816.

Budget talks at LAPS

The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) invites the Los Alamos community to a discussion at 5 p.m. April 23 in the Topper Theater at the Los Alamos High School to discuss the FY15 budget.
The discussion will address the FY15 N.M. Public Schools funding bill recently signed by the governor and requirements of the legislation to fund predetermined staff pay raise percentages, medical benefit premium increases, and retirement fund contribution increases; other known LAPS district cost increases not included in the legislation will be addressed too.
Additionally, district administrators will discuss the outlook for projected classroom staffing levels by site based on projected class sizes that will be included in the budget. Direct any questions to John Wolfe at 663-2239.

Property taxes due

Los Alamos County would like to remind property owners that the second installment for 2013 property tax bills becomes delinquent after May 12. Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. May 12 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges. The 311 Customer Care Center is located in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Avenue.
They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Payments are also accepted through a property tax lockbox at Los Alamos National Bank.