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    After 90 days on the job, Grindatto has 5 big takeaways
    The first 90 days as the interim president and CEO of the new Sandoval Economic Alliance have been a crash course in identifying and solving Sandoval County's economic woes for Jami Grindatto. Grindatto helped launch the new SEA after the Rio Rancho Economic Development Corp. downsized early this year. A former Intel Corp. executive, Grindatto helped the Fortune 100 firm find sites for its plants and, he said, he understands the behind-the-scenes machinations that companies like Intel go through?


    National Institute of Flamenco finds new Albuquerque headquarters
    The fire happened last December, and since then the internationally renowned National Institute of Flamenco has been without a permanent home. A fire that began in the ceiling of its former Downtown Albuquerque headquarters at 214 Gold Ave. SW made the building a total loss. It has since been demolished. Students and teachers have been using temporary space for several months but have now located a new home for three dance studios, administrative offices and retail and performance space. The new?


    See who joined us for Top CEOs 2014
    We had quite the turnout at our Top CEOs of 2014 event. More than 350 people joined us at the Sandia Resort & Casino to see who we picked as our honorees for 2014. Out of a highly competitive pool of nominees, our judges chose 20 business leaders to honor as this year's Top CEOs. Honorees were selected in the categories of Business Services, Health, Nonprofit, Technology and Tribal companies. Nominations were made by the public and nominated CEOs were asked to submit an application detailing their?


    H&M zeroes in on opening date at Coronado Center
    H&M fans, can you wait at least a few more weeks? Coronado Center senior general manager Randy Sanchez said he's hopeful the estimable international fashion retailer will open by mid-November ? Thanksgiving Day at the latest. Sanchez would like to merge the H&M opening with the grand re-opening of the mall, as it puts the final touches on a multimillion-dollar renovation that began in January. H&M was a big catch for Coronado, which saw its Gap stores leave for ABQ Uptown but reeled in Bonefish?


    La Cumbre pulls ahead early in Beer Madness round three
    It's only been a little more than 24 hours since voting opened for Beer Madness round three, and La Cumbre is already clearly in the lead. La Cumbre brews are featured in three out of the four matchups in round three, and the brewery is winning all three of them. La Cumbre's Elevated IPA is smashing Marble's IPA with 67 percent of the vote, and La Cumbre's Malpais Stout is way ahead of the Canteen Brewhouse Panama Joe Coffee Stout, with 55.3 percent of the vote compared to Canteen's 27.7 percent?


    See which New Mexico companies produce the most natural gas
    This week's list takes a look at the largest gas-producing companies in New Mexico. Topping the list is ConocoPhillips, which produced 417.08 million Mcf in 2013 ? a decrease of 5.88 percent from 2012. See which other companies topped the list of gas producers in the accompanying slideshow. To see the full list, look in the Oct. 24 weekly edition of Albuquerque Business First. Information on the gas producers list was obtained from the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association. Production is measured?


    Check out the top tweets from Top CEOs
    The Twitterverse was abuzz yesterday with commentary on our Top CEOs event. The celebration honoring our Top CEOs picks was held at the Sandia Resort & Casino and attended by over 350 people. Our honorees received awards from ABF Editor-in-Chief Rachel Sams and Publisher Ian Anderson. A list of all the honorees can be found here. Anderson kicked off the event by encouraging all attendees to post on social media about the event, and he got the ball rolling by taking a selfie onstage. Attendees jumped?


    Take a look at New Mexico's largest oil producers
    This week's list takes a look at the largest oil-producing companies in New Mexico. Topping the list is COG Operating LLC, which produced 16.05 million barrels of oil in 2013 ? an increase of 3.23 percent from 2012. See which other companies topped the list of oil producers in the accompanying slideshow. To see the full list, look in the Oct. 24 weekly edition of Albuquerque Business First. Information on the oil producers list was obtained from the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association. Production?


    In this week?s issue: See our 2014 Top CEOs, plus four other things you don?t want to miss
    Managing is hard. Really hard. And when there are only 24 hours in a day, it can seem like an impossible task to cheerlead employees, manage budgets, keep customer service up to par, keep things efficient, support the brand and still sleep at night. That's why we're proud to honor this year's Top CEOs in this week's special insert. They're 20 top performers who have juggled the challenges of managing companies and have worked hard to take those companies to a higher level. Top CEOs nominations?


    Saudi crude oil supplies dropped in September (Video)
    Saudi crude oil supplies dropped in September (Video)