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October 2, 2018

Second Street Brewery starts canning line

Second Street Brewery on Rufina Street flipped the switch on a new canning line Friday, said brewmaster Rod Tweet.

The canning machine is a Wild Goose WGC-250, with a capacity to fill 38-42 cans a minute, according to the Boulder, Colo.-based Wild Goose website.

Tweet said he’s canning three varieties to start: 2920 IPA, Agua Fria Pilsner and Boneshaker Special Bitter.

Second Street products are going to its two other locations in Santa Fe and retailers around New Mexico, with a focus on Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, he said. The brewery has 40 outside accounts to supply.

The new canning line resulted in three hires, Tweet said: an inventory and packaging manager, a head of sales and a delivery driver. New labels for the cans were designed by Mariah Cameron Scee, a graphic artist in Santa Fe.

Coffee with a Cop at Santa Fe McDonald’s

Ever wonder how law enforcement likes its coffee: room for cream, dark roast or light, sugar?

Ask a local police officer yourself during Coffee with a Cop, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the McDonald’s on 1621 Pacheco St.

Santa Fe police and New Mexico State Police officers will be on hand to answer questions, hear concerns and get acquainted, according to a McDonald’s news release.

Members of the Zamora family, which owns the McDonald’s restaurant, also will be on hand. Coffee is free to participants.

Tourism Santa Fe recognized for art lovers campaign

“Santa Fe is for Art Lovers,” a promotional campaign created two years ago by Tourism Santa Fe, won a top award from Travel Weekly, a business-to-business publication for travel professionals.

The campaign earned a Gold Magellan Award, an award chosen by industry professionals according to a 100-point scale. The highest-scoring entries earn the Gold Magellan, according to Travel Weekly. The publication announced the winners earlier this month.

Tourism Santa Fe is a past award winner. In 2017, it took a Silver Magellan for its Santa Fe Margarita Trail promotion.

The Magellan awards are made in eight categories and attract entrants from around the globe. Tourism Santa Fe won in the travel destination category.

“With the launch of the Santa Fe Margarita Trail in 2016, it was a natural fit to submit the work for the awards. In 2017, we put a dedicated effort around promoting the arts — from visual to performing and traditional to new mediums,” said Randy Randall, executive director of Tourism Santa Fe. “We’re beyond excited to be recognized by Travel Weekly.”

Christus opens new emergency department

The free-standing emergency department built by Christus St. Vincent in Santa Fe this year treated its first patient at 7:17 a.m. Friday, the health care provider announced.

The new department, built to serve a growing population on the city’s south side, is adjacent to the existing Entrada Contenta Health Center at Herrera Drive and Cerrillos Road. The department officially opened for business Monday, according to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

In addition to the health center’s primary and urgent care services, the site now features a new imaging center; that and the emergency department added another 6,000 square feet to the facility. The center now provides CT scanning and ultrasound services.

Nusenda a Best Place to Work

Nusenda Credit Union, the largest credit union by membership in New Mexico, was named a best credit union to work for by Credit Union Journal, according to the publication.

Nusenda, based in Albuquerque and with branches in Santa Fe and Taos, was ranked No. 17 overall and No. 6 in credit unions with assets over $1 billion.

The journal took into account the Nusenda benefit package and family-friendly policies in its ranking.

“Our benefits and programs are structured to allow employees to fulfill their potential, while taking time to spend with family and focus on personal wellness. They are truly our greatest asset,” Nusenda President and CEO Terry Laudick was quoted as saying.

The New Mexican

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