Press Women and Friends at El Pinto in June

Margaritas at El Pinto

Margaritas at El Pinto

Take a break with Albuquerque Press Women and Friends on June 14. We plan to meet in the bar at El Pinto Restaurant (10500 4th St.) at 5:30 p.m., talk and maybe move on to dinner. We will not have a speaker, but will be taking time to catch up with each other and enjoy a beautiful summer evening in Albuquerque. Come and bring a friend. We expect to have a great time.

This has been a busy year for everyone and it’s time to relax. If you have ideas for speakers or activities you would like to see the group undertake, please come and share what is on your mind.

We are taking the summer off as a group and this is the last time we will meet until September 11. At that time we will be back at the Golden Corral on San Mateo.

Albuquerque and the film industry May topic for APWF

Ann Lerner

Ann Lerner

Albuquerque Film Office director Ann Lerner will speak at the May lunch meeting of Albuquerque Press Women & Friends at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, at Golden Corral, 5207 San Mateo NE.

Lerner will highlight past and current film production successes for Albuquerque and the outlook for future projects.
With more than 20 years in the film industry, Lerner has led Albuquerque’s effective work in increasing positive economic impact through bringing numerous productions to film in the metro area. Keeping Albuquerque “film friendly” is her number one goal. She will talk about the industry’s economic impact on Albuquerque.
The public is invited, and non-members pay $5 to attend the meeting. Reservations are not needed, and meeting attendees pay for their own lunch buffet items.

Should small Albuquerque businesses be required to offer sick leave to employees?

Kent Cravens

Kent Cravens

Join Albuquerque Press Women and Friends at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral (5207 San Mateo NE) on Monday, April 10 for an enlightening discussion about the proposed sick leave ordinance for the city. The ordinance will be on the municipal ballot in October and will affect many businesses in the community.

Kent Cravens, Executive Director of the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS will discuss implications of the ballot measure from the point of view of the impact it will have on small businesses. He has extensive experience as the former owner of an Alphagraphics business franchise, as a former state senator and longtime activist in economic issues.

Adriann Barboa is the field director of Strong Families New Mexico, the group that found enough citizen signatures to place the measure on the ballot. She will discuss the issue from the point of view the measure would have on employees of small businesses.

This should be a topic of interest to all Albuquerque citizens. Everyone is welcome. People who are not members of APWF will be asked to pay an additional five dollars.