Sacco Connection Monthly Newsletter

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Local Marketing, Advertising and Communications-Related Jobs – April 10, 2017
NM NetLinks Jobs, Events and Resources
I am including the following information in this month’s email (5 pages):
Showcase Events:
–     Information Technology and the Economic Impact of Out-of-State Spending
–     2017 Hospitality Showcase and Education Program
–     2017 AED Annual Connect to Success
Current Job-Openings
Upcoming Networking Events
As you’ll notice below, in response to several requests, I reformatted my monthly emails… now posting job listings ahead of upcoming networking events. Hope you like the change in the lineup.
Good networking!
Stacy Sacco
President & CEO, Sacco Connections LLC
– Best Local to Lunch With (1 of 5), Albuquerque the Magazine, 2013-present
– Best Person to Pitch Albuquerque (1 of 18), Albuquerque Business Pulse Survey, 2015
– Most Connected Businessperson in Albuquerque (1 of 7), Albuquerque Business First, 2015
– Power Broker (one of 100 most influential people statewide), New Mexico Business Weekly, 2008-2012
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Showcase Events:
More events are listed after the job opening information
4/12/17, Wednesday, 8:00-10:00 am
Information Technology and the Economic Impact of Out-of-State Spending
Moderator: Nyika Allen, President & CEO, New Mexico Technology Council
– Tim Keller, New Mexico State Auditor
– Katherine L. Ulibarri, VP Finance & Operations, CNM
– Mark Fidel, Co-Founder and Head of Corporate Development, RiskSense
– Andrew Baca, President & CEO, AbbaTechnologies
– Steve Schroeder, CEO, Real Time Solutions
– Raminder Mann, CEO, ANM
EC-Council New Mexico,101 C Sun Ave NE
4/20/17, Thursday, 8:45 am – 4:45 pm followed by Reception, Wine Pull and Silent Auction Finale
2017 Hospitality Showcase and Education Program
A day of breakout sessions, networking, food and fun with meetings and events industry professionals.
Isleta Resort & Casino, 11000 Broadway Blvd SE
Hosted by the New Mexico Chapter of Meeting Professionals International in cooperation with the New Mexico Society of Association Executives and
5/4/17, Thursday, 8:00-4:30 pm
2017 AED Annual Connect to Success
Workshop Agenda:
8:00 am   Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 am   Welcome, Gary Gordon, AED Board Chair
8:45 am   State Incentives for Existing Businesses, Bob Walton & Dennis Houston, AED
9:10 am   New Mexico Labor Law: Staying Out of Court, Megan Muirhead, Modrall Sperling
9:45 am   Break
10:05 am Small Business Innovation Research, Barbara Stollar, Director, SBIR Resource Center
10:35 am Tackle Your Technical Challenges with NMSBA, Genaro Montoya, Program Leader, Sandia Labs
11:05 am   Working with the UNM Small Business Institute, Stacy Sacco, Director, UNM SBI
11:35 am Get in the Zone! Albuquerque’s Foreign Trade Zone, Scott Taylor, Partner, Miller & Company, P.C.
CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Dr NE
Hosted by Albuquerque Economic Development and
Current Job Openings:
Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC, Program Communications Specialist
Associated Press, Newsperson / Writer (16-week temporary position)
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Community Outreach Specialist
Bueno Foods, Territory Sales Manager
Change the Mood Business Solutions LLC, Senior Technical Writer
Creative Systems and Consulting, Technical Writer
General Dynamics Information Technology, Technical Editor
Hearst Television, Local Sales Assistant
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Marketing Manager
Lavu, Inc., Senior Manager of Marketing
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Communications Specialist 2
New Balance, Marketing Manager
PNM Resources, Strategic Account Manager
RiskSense, Inc., Technical Proposal Writer
Sandia National Laboratories, Business Management Professional (Early/Mid-Career)
Santa Fe University of Art & Design, Public Relations Manager
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Marketing Manager
Upcoming Networking Events:
Information is subject to change. Please confirm the date, time, location, etc. for each event…
4/11/17, Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 am
Impact & Coffee!
Presenters: Wacinque BeMende, KaizenRhino Solutions and Michael Keleher, Guadalupe Institute
Epicenter ABQ, 119 Gold Ave SW
Hosted by SINC (Social Impact and Nonprofit Community),,
4/12/17, Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 pm
Doing Business with Sandia National Laboratories
AHCNM Offices, 1309 4th St NW
Hosted by the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
4/12/17, Wednesday, 4:30-700 pm
SmartSpider SmartMixer
Door prizes. Appetizers. Cash bar.
Nativo Lodge, 6000 Pan American East Fwy NE
Hosted by
4/12/17, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
Shakers & Stirrers
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St NW
Hosted by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
4/13/17, Thursday, 9:00-10:00 am
TAZA – Small Business Presentations
(featuring bi-lingual entrepreneurial stories)
South Valley Economic Development Center, 318 Isleta Blvd SW
4/17/17, Monday, 11:00-12:30 pm
Intellectual Property Law for Arts Entrepreneurs 
Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler Ave NE
Hosted by the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Community (KIIC), Tuesday, 1:00-4:00 pm
Reading the Tells – Learning How to Read Body Language
Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St NW
Hosted by Kesselman Jones
4/18/17 and 4/19/17, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00-4:00 pm
Successfully Marketing Your Business to Government Free Workshop
CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Hosted by New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Program(PTAP)
4/18/17-4/19/17, Tuesday-Wednesday, Various Times
Find Your Why: Prosper Like Never Before
2017 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit
23 Speakers, 32 Sessions, 23 Awardees
Isleta Resort, 11000 Broadway SE
4/20/17, Thursday, 7:30-10:00 am
Grow 2020 New Mexico
– Tammara Anderton, Spaceport America, Commercial Space Industry
– Mark Lautman, Lautman Economic Architecture, LLC, Solopreneurs
– Nico Ortiz, Turtle Mountain Brewing Company, Breweries
– Stuart Rose, The BioScience Center, Biotechnology
– Rachael Speegle, The Verdes Foundation, Medical Marijuana
Sandia Golf Club, 30 Rainbow Rd NE
Hosted by Albuquerque Business First
4/20/17, Thursday, 11:30-1:00 pm
2017 Legislative Update: 60 Days in 60 Minutes
Gravitate!, 1121 4th St NW
Hosted by the Society of Marketing Professional Services

SMPS New Mexico

4/25/17, Tuesday, 2:00-3:45 pm (Pre-Event Roundtables), 4:00-8:00 pm (Main Event)
10th Annual B2B Expo
Isleta Resort & Casino, 11000 Broadway Blvd SE
Hosted by EXHIB-IT!
4/27/17, Thursday, 11:30-1:00 pm
Albuquerque Influencers: People You Need to Know
Presenters: Monica Bencomo, Howie Kaibel and Aedriel Moxley
Seasons, 2031 Mountain Rd. NW
Hosted by NM Public Relations Society of America
4/28/17, Friday, 8:30 am – 12:00 Noon
“Buy Local” Joint Procurement Fair
CNM Student Services Center 525 Buena Vista SE
5/5/17, Friday, 8:00-6:00 pm
2017 ATD Learning & Performance Conference
Hosted by the Association for Talent Development, New Mexico Chapter
Sandia Resort & Casino, 30 Rainbow Rd NE
5/5/17, Friday, 6:00-9:00 pm
40 Under Forty Awards Dinner & Networking Reception (+ After Party!)
Hyatt Regency Downtown, 330 Tijeras Ave NW
Hosted by Albuquerque Business First
5/5/17-5/6/17, Wednesday-Thursday, Various Times
Real Leadership Live
Presenter: Tamara Thorpe, The Millennials Mentor
WESST Enterprise Center, 609 Broadway Blvd NW
5/6/17, Saturday, 9:00-5:00 pm
Social Media Workshop It!
Presenters: Julia Jones, Kristyn Fox and Sonja Dewing
FatPipe ABQ, 200 Broadway Blvd NE
5/11/17, Thursday, 5:30-7:00 pm
Winner’s Circle
Sandia BMW, 6001 Pan American Fwy NE
Hosted by Albuquerque Business First
8/11/7, Friday, 5:00 pm (deadline)
Need Assistance Developing a Strategic Business Plan or Marketing Study?
Every semester, the award-winning UNM Small Business Institute assigns student teams to serve as management consultants and prepare Business Plans, Marketing Studies and Financial Analyses for start-ups, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit, or contact 505-277-8869 or
Additional Event Calendars:
– ABQ365,
– ABQtodo,
– Albuquerque Business First,
– Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau Event List,
– Albuquerque Convention Center Events,
– Albuquerque Innovation Central,
– Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook,
– Albuquerque Oasis (50+),
– Albuquerque the Magazine,
– Business Resource Guide,
– CNM Workforce Training Center,
– Dispatch ABQ, Albuquerque’s Innovation Community,
– Exhib-it! (local trade show and networking event calendar, search “Calendar”),
– Exploring New Mexico,
– LifeLong Learning for New Mexicans,
– NM Business Calendar,
– Osher Lifelong Learning Institute,
– Silicon 66,
– UNM Continuing Education, Digital Arts – Computers/IT Training,
– Yelp Albuquerque Events,



September 4, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By






The Albuquerque International District Festival is a neighborhood supported event, and our mission is to shine a light on the local businesses in our community.
We know your International District business is key to the continued growth of this annual festival, and also to the continued growth of our community.  All International District businesses that participate in the festival will be acknowledged through social media and at the event.
September 26, 2015
10 am – 5 pm
NM Veteran’s Memorial Park
1100 Louisiana Blvd SE
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We want to make this the biggest and best Albuquerque International District Festival ever, and we we cannot do it without support and participation from our neighborhood. For information on how to participate, please contact:
Eileen at 505-918-9744; or
Donna at 505-265-2511;
Nonprofit Booth: $0 (provide your own table and chairs)
Nonprofit Booth: $150 includes table, chairs and tent
For profit Booth: $25 (provide your own table and chairs)
For profit Booth: $175 includes table, chairs and tent
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Thank you for your participation in the past.
We look forward to working with and supporitng you again!

Rita’s Grand Opening

March 20, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Thank you to STEPS for the big help. It is very much appreciated. Thanks to their help we will be having our grand opening on schedule on Saturday the 21st at 11am. 10857312_984185704927819_5761425532212329147_o

Another local business created with the help of STEPS. Please contact us and let us help make your dreams of owning your own business come true.

New Life Coming to Old Route 66

January 16, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

route_66Albuquerque is home to the longest, urban intact stretch of the original Route 66 highway, and the city and its partners are ready to look at the future of the road while preserving its treasured past. In November, the city passed the Route 66 Action Plan.

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Come Out and Enjoy the ABQ International Festival

August 27, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By




TEDx ABQ and STEPS Joint Presentation.

July 26, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By


The successful entrepreneur appears to walk on water, they just know where at the rack are. A joint presentation of TEDx ABQ and STEPS.

The successful entrepreneur appears to walk on water, they just know where the rocks are. A joint presentation of TEDx ABQ and STEPS.

TEDx ABQ Brings a GREAT Panel that will help you take your business to the Next Level!

TEDxABQ Salon | Entrepreneur

Another great SOLD OUT event!

 TEDxABQ Salon | Entrepreneur Photos
Successful entrepreneurs look like they walk on water . . .
they just know where the rocks are.
Thanks to ABQ for being an amazing audience! Our Entrepreneur salon was an engaging evening exploring the dynamics of entrepreneurism in Albuquerque. 
See all pictures on Flickr
Download our event program resource guideWatch the videos from the event
Check for our speaker videos on our Facebook page
TEDxABQ is a community where the spark of an idea becomes a movement with purpose. Join the movement.

Tim Nisly

Curator, TEDxABQ
To learn more, visit TEDxABQ.comI want to support TEDxABQ!

STEPS and TEDx Brought a Great Panel to Albuquerque

July 26, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

The successful entrepreneur appears to walk on water, they just know where the rocks are. A joint presentation of TEDx ABQ and STEPS.


Brought Together a GREAT Panel in Albuquerque.

Here is a little about some of the panel members and a links to YouTube for more information.

Applying Moneyball Analytics When Launching Start-Ups
Bill Bice, Partner, Verge Fund
Bill Bice, a serial entrepreneur, shares his entrepreneurial journey and some key lessons he’s learned along the way.  Bill started his first company while a freshman in college, ProLaw Software, that landed on the Inc. 500 three years in a row, and since then, he has been actively involved in some of the hottest start-ups in New Mexico, including Attached Apps, Boom Time, Exemplify, Nuvita and SportXast.
Inspiring Others to Say “I Can” in a World of “I Can’ts”
Robin Brule’, Director, Innovation Central, Mayor Richard Berry, City of Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative
Robin Brule’ shares her thoughts on leadership and how the Space Shuttle program inspired her life’s work and is a metaphor for team building and achieving seemingly unreachable goals.  Robin has been recognized locally and nationally for her work taking innovative ideas to scale and applying new tools and approaches to transform systems that serve vulnerable kids, families and communities including her recent work with the Living Cities Integration Initiative “to foster urban innovation and economic development nationwide, starting at the local level.”
Successful Leaders Build and Sustain Long Term Relationships 
Steve Cockram, Co-Founder, GiANT Worldwide, London
Steve Cockram’s shares his thoughts on leadership and human relations, and the importance for entrepreneurs to truly understand who they are and what it’s like for their family, friends and team to be on the other side of them.  Steve is the co-founder of GiANT Worldwide and travels extensively teaching, coaching and consulting around the simple message that when we become “leaders worth following” and have the capacity to “build leaders worth following,” we end up “leading organizations everyone wants to work for.”
Creating Educational Programs for Our Next Generation of Innovators
Dr. Katharine W. Winograd, President, Central New Mexico Community College
Dr. Katharine W. Winograd shares the lessons she has learned her and observations about innovation, creativity and entrepreneurism beginning with her grandmother who defined “ingenuity.”  Dr. Winograd, has lead the development of a long list of educational programs to support economic development including CNM’s most recent effort the STEMulus Center as part of Albuquerque’s new Innovation District.


STEPS Client Moves Forward with Boutique

April 2, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

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STEPS Helps Client Leave the Corporate World Behind

March 22, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

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ABQ Gets Prestigious “Living Cities” Grant

March 16, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Mayor Berry and Gary Oppedahl, Director Economic Development, Score Big for the Home Team:

City gets initial $100K grant to develop proposals, which could lead to millions in grants and loans.

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