Join us for the Inaugural WeConnectNM Small Business Summit.

This conference will cover a variety of topics designed to make New Mexico the most Small Business friendly state in the nation.

Conference Details:

When: Wednesday, April 3

Where: Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

What time: 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Who: Small & Medium sized Businesses, Anchor Institutions, Chambers of Commerce, Procurement Officers, Economic Development Professionals, Legislators & Elected Officials

Summit Schedule:

1:30 – 2:00 – Registration & Check In

2:00 – 2:15 – WeConnectNM Welcome

2:15 – 2:45 – Maximizing Government Investment

2:45 – 3:15 – Impactful Small Business Incentives

3:15 – 4:00 – Government Panel – How can we support Small Business

4:00 – 4:15 – Break

4:15 – 4:45 – Are you ready to work with an Anchor?

4:45 – 5:15 – Connecting Your Business with Opportunity

5:15 – 6:00 – Business Panel – How can we support Small Business

6:00 – 7:00 – Happy Hour, Networking


Alisha B.
Account Executive, Unite Private Networks
Ashley S.
Owner, The Event Collaborative
Brian M.
Government Affairs, NM Counties
Cecilia P.
Marketing and Ventures Assistant , STC.UNM
Chris C.
SVP, Business Services, Nudenda Credit Union
Danny J.
Attorney, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Derek B.
Managing Member / Chief Pilot, Volo Pervidi LLC
Diane C.
Project Coordinator, Bernalillo County
Dinah E.
Director of Procurement & Business Services, Bernalillo County
Florian G.
Business Development Manager, LightHouse BIS
Jeffrey C.
Founder Konnection LLC, Jeffrey Candelaria
John D.
Business Development Officer, Nusenda
Jose G.
General Manager, Albuquerque Convention Center
Julia M.
Chief Programs Officer, Harwood Art Center
Justin T.
Business Development Officer, Nusenda
Lisa S.
Deputy County Manager, Bernalillo County
Madison R.
Business Development Manager , New Mexico Pinon Coffee
Maggie N.
Program Manager, City Alive
Matt B.
President, New Mexico Pinon Coffee
Nicole A.
Senior Account Manager, Ardham Technologies
Patrick D.
City Councilor District 6, City of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Phillip A.
President, Ardham Technologies
Sandy R.
Mortgage Loan Originator , Bank 34
Staci D.
Programs & Operations Coordinator, Harwood Art Center


Arellana Cordero
Arellana Cordero
Excutive Vice President, CFO,Southwest Capital Bank
Tony Trujillo
Tony Trujillo
Founder,Holman's Inc
Amanda Aragon
Amanda Aragon
Executive Director,New Mexico Kids Can
Steve Schroeder
Steve Schroeder
Chief Executive Owner,Real Time Solutions
Gavin Pantoja
Gavin Pantoja
Chairman Commissioner,New Mexico Athletic Commission
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