1b powerlightpress kyle 300Silver City, NM, Jan. 31, 2018 – During the 2018 Legislative Session, Power & Light Press of Silver City will be recognized as a Star Client of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network at La Fonda in Santa Fe. The annual reception recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico who are seeing tremendous growth in their businesses.

Kyle Durrie has been designing, producing and marketing a unique line of often-edgy greeting cards and paper gifts at Power & Light Press since 2009. The company was founded in Portland, Ore., and five years ago she relocated to Silver City, New Mexico, seeking sunshine and blue skies. Every item produced at Power & Light is created on letterpress printing presses using a technique invented in the mid-15th century. The result is a unique look that is the hallmark of the trade.

For her first seven years, Durrie ran a one-woman shop. In 2016 she took the step of hiring her first employees and came to the Small Business Development Center at Western New Mexico University for help – and it was well timed. An unexpected boost to the business came at the end of 2016. Kyle posted a photo on Facebook of a tote bag she designed to promote Planned Parenthood’s women’s health services. Within 24 hours 4,000 orders came in, and within two months over 20,000 bags were sold. The tote bag became a must-have accessory at the 2017 Women's March on Washington. Power & Light Press was featured in Huffington Post, Teen Vogue and other national publications. In 2017, Power & Light opened a new retail shop in Madrid, and it’s moving to a larger production house in Downtown Silver City.

“The SBDC has helped me so much: to solidify my business goals, project future growth, articulate and create systems for my work flow, better define roles for my staff, and so much more. My business advisor has been a sounding board, a mentor, and an ally at times when being a business owner has felt isolating and challenging. I have received valuable guidance on my finances and the help I needed to position my business for growth and success,” Durrie Said.

What: The New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network Star Client Reception

Where: La Fonda on the plaza in Santa Fe

When: Feb. 8, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30pm

Press is invited to attend

The New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network (NMSBDC) was established in 1989 through a partnership with the US Small Business Administration, the State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges, and the New Mexico Association of Independent Community Colleges. The NMSDC Network State Office is located on the campus of the Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, NM. The program provides no cost business consulting and low cost business training to entrepreneurs throughout the state.

Strategically located in 20 communities throughout New Mexico, the program serves all 33 counties. NMSBDC’s consultants bring over 773 years of combined small business management and ownership expertise and have helped to create more than 216000 jobs in the state since NMSBDC’s inception. Entrepreneurs have access to subject matter experts in everything from accounting to social media and franchising to e-commerce. For more information visit www.nmsmdc.org.

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