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Past articles by Ellen:

Don’t fall for latest health exchange scams

OPINION: Legitimate insurance representatives will never call customers asking them to text or email bank or credit card information, or their Social Security number. → Read More

Meet Natasha Garcia, who helps former prisoners find their way upon release

Natasha Garcia, executive director of the New Mexico Women’s Re-entry Center, helps former prisoners find their way upon release. (Chancey Bush/Journal) She calls it “redirecting the hustle.” That’s the bottom line for the New Mexico Women’s Reentry Center, where founder Natasha Garcia is helping former prisoners make their way upon release. Their needs form a long list: learn new skills, get a… → Read More

Easing up on the pressure helps small business owner chart way ahead

There was much for Emily K. Howard to learn when she started her business consulting firm last year. ... → Read More

This ABQ trans entrepreneur couldn’t find clothes that fit well. So he started his own line.

The idea for Both& came from founder Finnegan Shepard's own difficulties as a trans man finding clothes that fit. → Read More

Sandia scientist charts journey from rural Nepal to national labs

Bishnu Khanal is manager of the Materials Mechanics and Tribology Department for Sandia National Laboratories. → Read More

10 years in, Farm & Table owner said the focus is still supporting local produce

Mesilla Valley pecans, Corrales berries, as much New Mexico-raised protein as possible: Restaurant aims to honor the local economy. → Read More

The Expedia of health care? ABQ startup head aims for 'a common language’

Ries Robinson is the founder and CEO of Graphite Health. → Read More

From retail to the tech world, Tijeras native charts ‘winding road’

Mia Petersen has been a boutique manager, wedding planner, human resources leader and a student of art, art history and business. → Read More

Horno-incubated South Valley farmer nurtures connection to land

Lorenzo Candelaria is the owner of Cornelio Candelaria Organics → Read More

Meow Wolf leader believes art has power to ‘bring people together’

Julie Heinrich is the collective’s chief of staff and executive director of the Meow Wolf foundation → Read More

Nonprofit leader works for 'left behind' families of prisoners

The former flight attendant who once owned a second home in Jamaica has found a deep way to connect with families who have experienced different lives and may look nothing like her. → Read More

Resale shop goes from hobby to main gig for ABQ entrepreneur

Jasmine Baillio remembers driving down Academy Road in neutral with only a splash of gas in the tank, “thinking, ‘I’ve just got to get to work,’ and praying I could make it to the gas station afterward.” Baillio, who lost her home and real estate business in the 2007 financial crash, still had one thing left: the small boutique consignment shop she had opened on a lark several years earlier. And… → Read More

Build With Robots co-founder wants to put workers 'at the center'

Matthew Ennis is chief strategy officer of the New Mexico startup ... → Read More

'It wasn't my time': ABQ business owner's brushes with death drive mission

He's 6 foot 7, so it's easy to guess that Mark Tobiassen was big into basketball when he ... → Read More

Inflation pitting NM food bank leader against the unknown

Meet Mag Strittmatter, president and CEO of Roadrunner Food Bank ... → Read More

Meet the head of Albuquerque's Street Food Institute

The organization, based in a commissary kitchen at Central New Mexico Community College, trains not only CNM students but anyone who is interested in opening a mobile food business. → Read More

Meet the head of New Mexico’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce

Ben Lewinger has journeyed from the world of traditional business to the latest New Mexico frontier: the cannabis industry. Once an employee of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Lewinger now leads a much “scrappier,” but similar, organization: the New Mexico Cannabis Chamber of Commerce. “It’s much to my chagrin to find myself in this […] → Read More

Disaster lights a fire under NM con artists

Congress working to get more refunds to wronged consumers → Read More

Meet the New Mexico-born neuropsychologist working to diversify the field

Not many people know what a neuropsychologist is, so Lynette Abrams-Silva explains it this way: "It's part detective, part novelist and part demon hunter." → Read More

If they ask you to hurry, then consider it a 'huge red flag'

Mark Medley knows about identity theft because he's been a victim, and he runs a nonprofit in ... → Read More