Calendar of Events - Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

January 2020
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AHCC February Biz Gratis Bourbon & Boots - Networking Event
02/26/20
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AHCC Welcomes "F45 Training" Ribbon Cutting Celebration
02/29/20
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AHCC Welcomes "New Mexico Runners" Ribbon Cutting Celebration
03/01/20
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Education Committee - Secretary of Education, Ryan Stewart - March 4th
03/04/20
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AHCC March El Portal - Membership Orientation
03/13/20
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AHCC March Membership Appreciation Breakfast
03/17/20
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Beyond the Basics: Best Business Strategies for Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Veterans
03/25/20 - 03/25/20
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2020 AHCC Golf Classic
04/30/20
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Events in the month of January 2020
1/1/2020
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE CITY’S PLASTIC BAG BAN?
 
On January 1, 2020, Albuquerque’s Clean and Green Retail Ordinance will take effect throughout the city. The new law aims to improve our environment by curbing the distribution of single-use plastic bags. Below are some key facts for your business.

What businesses are affected by the Ordinance?
All businesses within Albuquerque's city limits except for food service establishments, food banks, and dry cleaners. Most retail establishments are subject to the new Ordinance including the following stores:
  • Grocery
  • Department
  • Hardware
  • Liquor
  • Convenience
  • Gift
  • Thrift 
  • Book 
  • Clothing
  • Other retail stores and vendors
There is no exemption for small retailers.
 
Which plastic bags are banned?
Any single-use plastic bag for the purpose of carrying products from the point of sale. This includes compostable bags and all plastic bags less than 2.25 mils thick. 


Are retailers allowed to use existing stocks of plastic bags after January 1, 2020?
No, retailers are required to clear stocks prior to the Ordinance taking effect
 
Help us reduce, reuse, and recycle!
Learn more at cabq.gov/solidwaste
 

 
TRES PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES SOBRE LA NUEVA ORDENANZA PARA SU NEGOCIO

El 1 de enero de 2020, entrará en vigencia en toda la ciudad la Ordenanza de Albuquerque para vendedores minoristas Clean and Green Retail Ordinance. Esta nueva ley tiene la finalidad de mejorar nuestro medioambiente al reducir la distribución de bolsas de plástico desechables.
  1. ¿Qué empresas afecta esta Ordenanza?
Todas las empresas ubicadas dentro de los límites de la ciudad de Albuquerque excepto los establecimientos de servicios de comidas, los bancos de alimentos y las tintorerías. La mayoría de los establecimientos están sujetos a la nueva Ordenanza, incluidos los siguientes negocios:
  • Tiendas de comestibles
  • Tiendas por departamento
  • Ferreterías
  • Licorerías
  • Tiendas de conveniencia
  • Tiendas de ropa
No están exentos los negocios minoristas pequeños.
  1. ¿Qué bolsas de plástico se prohíben?
Toda bolsa de plástico desechable para llevar productos desde el punto de venta. Esto incluye las bolsas compostables y todas las bolsas de plástico cuyo espesor es menor a 2.25 milésimas de pulgada. 
  1. ¿Se permite que, después del 1 de enero de 2020, los vendedores usen las bolsas de plástico que ya tienen en existencia?
No. Los minoristas deben eliminar esas bolsas de su inventario antes de que la Ordenanza entre en vigencia.
 
¡Ayúdenos a reducir, reusar y reciclar!
Puede encontrar más información en cabq.gov/solidwaste
 

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1/2/2020


First Session is an orientation to a business owner's lifelong learning journey. It is a valuable first step for small business owners and entrepreneurs, especially before meeting with one of our mentors. You will learn about SCORE and all our small business resources and services. We will help you clarify why you are in or going into business, the nature of your capital and the role of your business plan. Accounting and marketing concepts and their relationship are discussed. Special thanks to Office Alternatives, a 2020 Facilities Sponsor.
First Session is held twice per month. 

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1/3/2020
Gabriela Hernandez is a non-binary undocumented artist. She was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and migrated to the United States at the age of seven. Coming from a community that has been directly impacted by lack of healthcare access, immigration status, and economic disparity, she has found work most meaningful when creating towards the needs of impacted communities. Gabriela’s artwork aims to translate the stories and visions of community while creating a broader consciousness of how our varied and multiple identities impact cultural change. Through the years they have collaborated in different art pieces and organizing efforts with local and national organizations and events. We invite you to join us, One Albuquerque and ABQ Art Walk for the opening reception of ‘Joteria Undocumented: tierra, identidad, y transformación’ exhibition at the Orpheum Community Hub located at 500 2nd Street SW on Friday, January 3rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Refreshments will include FREE tacos by The Taco Guy and drinks from Safe House Distilling!
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1/4/2020
January Cena- Saturday January 4th, 6 pm

Chef will be cooking up a Spanish Seafood Stew- Zarzuela

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1/6/2020



Coffee & Mastermind is a free group. The group meets every other Monday  and merely discusses their business goals, milestones and challenges, as well as providing support for each member of the group in the achievement of their business goals. The group has no room for drama, only the purpose of advancing towards success and achievement.

Become a sponsor or swag bag sponsor today at aleitresso@gmail.com​
 

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1/9/2020

Are you a woman of color who wants to get clear on your professional goals for 2020? Join us to take a holistic look at where you're at and how to reach your goals. 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your strengths and how they are being applied in your professional life
  • Define clear goals for the next 3-6 months
  • Create a road map for getting your goals

Description

As women in the sector, we make up the majority of front-line positions (just take a look around your office) while executive leadership and board positions are predominantly held by men. As women of color, we are aware of the lack of representation at all leadership levels.

Whether you want to move into a leadership position at your organization or make a change, you need time to think and breathe and plan. On top of your professional goals and balancing a busy personal life, it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day!

This session will help you take a holistic look at where you are in relation to where you want to be. We’ll use a proprietary goal-setting framework to clearly define your leadership and personal development goals. Through group discussion and hands-on planning, you will walk away with a road map for the next 3-6 months.

Level

Introductory

Audience

Women of color in the nonprofit sector at all staff levels

Presenter

Annie Sánchez, CEO of Mariposa Strategies, is a productivity-obsessed clarity coach on a mission to decrease overwhelm in the lives of women and people of color. She works with clients through a hybrid coaching and consulting model that takes big ideas to the next level. Annie also created Clarity Pages, a 13-week journal designed to help people organize thoughts, ideas and to-dos while advancing goals.

As the former Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Annie led the development of the New Mexico Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide and Companion Workbook. She has a diverse background in fundraising, communications and marketing, community development, and project management, among freelance hustles too numerous to mention. Annie is a certified coach and business advisor and holds a certificate in nonprofit fundraising from NYU.


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1/10/2020 - 2/2/2020

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill presents the 6th Annual QSOLO FESTIVAL featuring one-person shows from New York, Denver, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Two EQUITY Actors, a TRIPLE UNITED SOLO Winner and an Award-winning playwright---our most star-studded Festival yet! QSOLO opens January 10th and runs through February 2nd.

Weekend #1: MOTHERHOOD, BARBELLS & T-SHOTS with MONA MALEC. Written and performed by MONA MALEC A one-woman show about the transition from a mother/daughter to a mother/son relationship and Olympic weightlifting.
3 shows Fri & Sat at 8 PM and Sun at 2 PM

Weekend #2: BAD DATES with Zoe Yeoman by Theresa Rebeck starring Zoe Yeoman* (*member Actors' Equity Association) directed by VJ Liberatori. A comedy about fine dining, spike heels, and the Romanian mob!
4 shows: Fri & Sat at 8 PM and Sat & Sun at 2 PM
 
Weekend #3: ALL IN THE TIMING with TULIS MCCALL written and performed by TULIS MCCALL directed by AUSTIN PENDLETON
TRIPLE UNITED SOLO NYC WINNER. Award-winning wit, wag, and piquant observer of life's mysterious ways, Tulis McCall performs her stunning, stinging laugh-filled All In The Timing: Advice From A Woman Who Knows Better.
3 shows Fri & Sat at 8 PM and Sun at 2 PM
 
Weekend #4: ELIZABETH with Tamara Meneghini* (*member Actors' Equity Association) by Carole Levin. Levin has crafted a captivating dramatization of the illustrious person and the period. Tamara Meneghini brings the monarch to life weaving together excerpts from Shakespeare’s cannon.
4 shows: Fri & Sat at 8 PM and Sat & Sun at 2 PM
 

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1/11/2020
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 A beginning computer class that teaches people what they need and want to know about using a computer and using it safely. Basic operations are covered as well as how to surf the internet safely and securely. Designed for technology novices, all questions are welcome. 

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1/11/2020
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Cyber Security/Online Safety (January 11 or January 25, 2020 at 10 am) Online safety is important. The goal of the class is to become a digital citizen, not a digital victim. Learn how to spot scams and frauds, create strong passwords, and protect yourself from phishing.
All of the free classes take place at the DiverseIT Computer Repair & Training Center, 5400 San Mateo Blvd NE, in Albuquerque’s Northeast heights.

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1/14/2020 - 2/18/2020

“Skills for Dementia Caregiving”
 is a FREE six-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter.

This evidence-based training aims to teach caregivers practical techniques for interacting with loved ones with dementia or
Alzheimer’s disease, and for understanding and managing their behavior. It also imparts tools for long-term planning and for reducing stresses common to dementia or Alzheimer’s caregivers. The course explains the signs, impacts and pathology of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Call 505-266-4473 to Register Today!

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1/14/2020 - 2/18/2020

“Skills for Dementia Caregiving”
 is a FREE six-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter.

This evidence-based training aims to teach caregivers practical techniques for interacting with loved ones with dementia or
Alzheimer’s disease, and for understanding and managing their behavior. It also imparts tools for long-term planning and for reducing stresses common to dementia or Alzheimer’s caregivers. The course explains the signs, impacts and pathology of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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1/16/2020


“Skills for Dementia Caregiving” is a FREE 4 Hour workshop designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter.

This evidence-based training aims to teach caregivers practical techniques for interacting with loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and for understanding and managing their behavior. It also imparts tools for long-term planning and for reducing stresses common to dementia or Alzheimer’s caregivers. The course explains the signs, impacts and pathology of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.


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1/16/2020 - 2/20/2020

“Skills for Dementia Caregiving”
 is a FREE six-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter.

This evidence-based training aims to teach caregivers practical techniques for interacting with loved ones with dementia or
Alzheimer’s disease, and for understanding and managing their behavior. It also imparts tools for long-term planning and for reducing stresses common to dementia or Alzheimer’s caregivers. The course explains the signs, impacts and pathology of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Call 505-266-4473 to Register Today!

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1/16/2020
Help us celebrate the opening of reLocated: Urban Migration, Perseverance, and Adaptation, highlighting the relocation and termination era. We especially welcome those who experienced the relocation program to join the fun and conversation by bringing your own memories to share with guests on an open mic. Light refreshments will be served. Plus William Bluehouse playing live music inspired by his own relocation experience. Free.
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1/17/2020

Adult Night for ages 18+ at Explora!
Have a fun Friday night at a great price!

The science of all things glow! Including forensics, fluorescence, and bioluminescence. Dive into animals of the deep, investigate forensic sciences, and more! Explore all of Explora’s hands-on exhibits while enjoying live music

Live Music by Entourage Jazz.
Food for sale from Punchy’s Pizza.

Thank you,
Adult Night Media Sponsor, The Alibi!
 

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1/20/2020
School's Out Camps are offered at Explora on Albuquerque Public School holidays. These full-day camps are multi-age, collabrative experiences for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 20, 2020 9am - 4pm for Science on Ice.

Science on Ice: Bet you never knew there was so much science surrounding an ice cube! Investigate melting rates of different shapes of ice, determine how you can make ice melt faster, design an “ice cube keeper” that prevents melting, and more.




 

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1/20/2020



Coffee & Mastermind is a free group. The group meets every other Monday  and merely discusses their business goals, milestones and challenges, as well as providing support for each member of the group in the achievement of their business goals. The group has no room for drama, only the purpose of advancing towards success and achievement.

Become a sponsor or swag bag sponsor today at aleitresso@gmail.com
 

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1/21/2020


Are you having challenges getting -- and keeping -- customers? If so, bring your marketing questions to this interactive Q&A style session, facilitated by local marketing experts DJ Heckes or Diane Villegas. ï»¿Held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm. Attend as often as you like.
Special thanks to Office Alternatives, a 2020 Facilities Sponsor. 

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1/22/2020


Presenter:  Catherine Tardy. Insufficient cash reserves? Unable to pay all bills on time? Unable to grow the business? All are symptoms of poor cash flow. Learn the best ways to manage and improve cash flow so you and your business are well positioned to take the next step. Catherine Tardy is the founding partner and president of Tardy & Co., P.C. Over her three decade career, Ms. Tardy has worked with a variety of industries while focusing her efforts on providing tax planning, consulting and valuation services to small businesses and individuals who own and operate them. 
Special thanks to The Loan Fund, exclusive sponsor of our 2020 Workshop Program, and Kaplan Real Estate Education, a 2020 Facilities Sponsor.

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1/23/2020
Boss Women Network event is where professional women connect, build,brand and grow.

Meet like-minded professional women at our Boss Women Network event. 

This monthly event is your opportunity to connect and grow your business with phenomenal business women. 

*Music
*Network
*Breakfast Food
*Swag Bag


BWN20.eventbrite.com 

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1/23/2020
Please join us to learn how Bosque School is Challenging Education and providing students with opportunities that allow for a growth mindset through critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills. Join us on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 6:30 pm to meet the faculty, students, and alumni and to learn more about this unique educational experience for students in grades 6-12.

Bosque School Offers:
A Challenging Education for students in grades 6-12
  • Need-Based Financial Aid; Avg. financial aid award $12,800
  • Average class size: 16
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • 100% College Acceptance
  • 75% of faculty have advanced degrees
  • Bosque seniors are earning more than $8 million in college merit scholarships
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Languages: Spanish and Latin; Heritage Spanish Program
  • Inquiry Learning

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1/23/2020

EXPERIENCE BOSQUE SCHOOL FIRSTHAND. JOIN US FOR OUR WINTER INFORMATION NIGHT
JANUARY 23 AT 6:30 P.M.

At Bosque School, we provide 6th-12th grade students with a life-changing and challenging education. Our nurturing, socially conscious community will support your child as they learn to work hard, think critically, and solve problems. Come experience a different level of education, dedication, and participation at Bosque School. Learn more and RSVP here!
 

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1/24/2020 - 1/26/2020

A CONSUMER'S GUIDE FOR the DISCERNING THEATREGOER or How not to waste your theatre dollar!

An audience participation salon presented by actor, director and teacher, Frederick Ponzlov, about the craft and merits of "good" theatre. This salon will take a discriminating look at the unseen art of putting together a quality production.     

Using examples from Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE which Mr. Ponzlov will be starring in and directing for the Aux Dog this February, attendees will engage in a lively discussion about what the director does, what the producer does, etc.

 

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1/24/2020

Spend your Friday with us and enjoy Food Truck dining, Marble Brewery beer garden, Balloon Glow, free admission to the Balloon Museum and more! Music provided by Electric Playhouse - DJ.

As the light returns and as new year hopes, resolutions and dreams shine, Albuquerque is alive with the energy of the future--powered by a sustainable ecosystem and economy as well as the playful enthusiasm of city residents and all New Mexicans.  This is a time to think big, share light, and set a tone.

In this spirit, Electric Playhouse will expertly map and project, larger than life, artwork, from artist Brian Carlson, onto the Balloon Museum with creations that express the themes of Energy, Light, Community, Sustainability & Play.


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1/25/2020


Everyone Counts: Making Sense of the 2020 Census
A workshop for schools, libraries, and out-of-school time programs!

Want to bring home the 2020 Census to your students? Join
the GeoCivics team and Explora for a FREE workshop
diving into geo-spatial technology, New Mexican history,
geography, and local economies. You'll explore hands-on
mapping activities and free online geo-spatial resources for
your classroom.

Activities are best suited to middle and high school students.

Program is free. Advance registration is requested.

 

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1/25/2020
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Cyber Security/Online Safety (January 11 or January 25, 2020 at 10 am) Online safety is important. The goal of the class is to become a digital citizen, not a digital victim. Learn how to spot scams and frauds, create strong passwords, and protect yourself from phishing.
All of the free classes take place at the DiverseIT Computer Repair & Training Center, 5400 San Mateo Blvd NE, in Albuquerque’s Northeast heights.

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1/25/2020
Roadrunner Food Bank invites you to the annual soup and dessert tasting fundraiser on Saturday, January 25th. It’s a perfect event for all “foodies!”  where you get to enjoy delicious soups and desserts from up to 40 local restaurants. 

Guests of Souper Bowl sample food to their heart’s content, vote for our People’s Choice winners, participate in silent auction and have a chance to win great giveaway prizes. Live music will entertain guests throughout the event too! You won’t want to miss this.

Tickets are available at: http://bit.ly/SB20Ticket

Roadrunner Food Bank distributes food every week to over 70,000 hungry people in New Mexico. Join us for Souper Bowl 2020 and help us raise funds to feed hungry children, seniors and families throughout New Mexico.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call 505.349.8909 or email dev-support@rrfb.org.

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1/28/2020

Latino Success Academy Presents...

 One-Time Only FREE Seminar Will Show You How to
Stop Chasing After Success and Start Attracting It Instead!


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1/28/2020
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 A beginning computer class that teaches people what they need and want to know about using a computer and using it safely. Basic operations are covered as well as how to surf the internet safely and securely. Designed for technology novices, all questions are welcome. 

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1/28/2020


Is access to capital holding you back from growing your small business? Get the expert answers you need in this interactive Q&A style session, facilitated by local funding and alternative financing experts Stephanie Skaggs and Jim Byrd, plus guests. Held every 4th Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm. Attend as often as you like. 
Special thanks to Office Alternatives, a 2020 Facilities Sponsor.

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1/29/2020

Free 1 hr. workshop on the secrets of Facebook Marketing.


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