Business in Brief

Compiled by Doug Cantwell
Posted 12/19/19

Chokola Bean to Bar, a small-batch, organically crafted bean-to-bar chocolate maker at 198 Juan Largo Lane in the John Dunn Shops, has recently received recognition at four major international chocolate competitions.

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Chokola wins distinguished international awards

Chokola Bean to Bar, a small-batch, organically crafted bean-to-bar chocolate maker at 198 Juan Largo Lane in the John Dunn Shops, has recently received recognition at four major international chocolate competitions.

The Northwest Chocolate Festival 2019 in Seattle, billed as the largest gathering of artisan chocolate makers in the world, awarded Chokola gold medals in two categories. In November, Chokola made Finalist at the Good Food Awards in San Francisco. Chokola also made it to the 2019 World Final at the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting in Florence, Italy. At another November event, the International Chocolate Awards held in Antigua, Guatemala, Chokola won the Bronze Medal.

Registration for spring open at Northern New Mexico College

Registration for the spring 2020 semester at Northern New Mexico College, Española, is now open for new and continuing students. Classes begin Jan. 21, but students are encouraged to register as soon as possible in order to get the classes they want, receive financial aid and order books and course materials in time.

First-time students interested in attending spring semester classes must complete an online application before registering. New or transfer students will also need to provide high school transcripts or proof of High School Equivalency; transcripts for any dual-credit or college courses taken; and scores from the ACT, SAT or COMPASS test, if taken within the past two years. Students who do not have test scores can test for free at the college.

Northern's admissions office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. until Friday (Dec. 20) to help students through the process. Degree-seeking students must submit applications by Monday, Dec. 30.

Northern offers several associate and bachelor's degrees, as well as certificates and career-training programs for both aspiring and experienced professionals. For spring 2020, Northern's holistic RN-BSN program nursing courses will be offered totally online to allow flexibility for the working nurse.

Northern also introduced two new and one improved certificate program in Microsoft Office Suite; Project Management; and Hotel, Tourism and Restaurant Management. Tuition and fees for part-time students are $198.55 per credit hour and $2,382.60 for full-time students. Financial aid options are available for degree-seeking students.

Community members interested in taking classes for leisure or personal interest are also encouraged to apply by Jan. 16. Students taking six credits or less of art classes are eligible for Northern's community rate of $100 per credit hour. Students age 55 and up can take one three- or four-credit non-art class for $150 per semester.

Northern continues to offer several continuing education classes in welding and the heritage arts. Continuing education courses are taught at various days and times with low and no-cost options available. Continuing education students do not have to submit an application but do need to register with the Continuing Education coordinator at (505) 747-5477.

To view Northern's class schedule and learn more about the application process, visit nnmc.edu.

- Compiled by Doug Cantwell

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