Small Businesses


It's right around the corner.
Celebrate your community with the small businesses that make it special.
American Express is promoting Small Business Saturday on November 25. I can’t say enough about it. But why do we promote small businesses only on one day?

Sure, we all have to use big-box stores but small businesses are the life-blood of this country. Small businesses were here long before big-box stores. Small businesses give us the gifts, foods, and services that the big-boxes stores can’t provide. We would be in deep trouble without small businesses.

So, this holiday shopping time, go to big-box stores but also spend an equal time visiting small businesses. Buy made local not made in China or somewhere else OUT OF THE U.S. It is important. And frankly, you can probably read the directions for your purchase easier.

Barbe Awalt


HENRIETTA CHRISTMAS & PAUL RHETTS ("The Basic Genealogy Checklist")
Dec 9: Los Lunas Public Library, 10am
January 6: Hispanic Genealogy Research Center at National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, 10am
January 9: El Castillo Living Center, Santa Fe, NM, 7pm

JOSEPH SANCHEZ ("Historic Route 66")
Nov 18: Bookworks, Rio Grande Blvd, 3pm

JOHN TAYLOR & RICHARD MELZER ("Tragic Trails & Enchanted Journeys" & "Captain Maximiliano Luna")
Nov 16: Bookworks, Rio Grande Blvd, 6pm

ROBERT TORREZ ("Voices from the Past")
Nov 30: Bookworks, Rio Grande Blvd, 6pm

ROSS VAN DUSEN ("What Makes the Lightning?", "How the Crocka Dog Came to Be"; and "Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree")
Dec 1: Treasure House Books, Old Town Plaza, 6pm