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20/20 Awards 2019

Congratulations to Avanyu and Go Lightly Cashmere

the 2019 20/20 Award Winners!

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Established in 2012, the original goal of the 20/20 Campaign was to identify and recognize 20 high-growth companies who are the job creators in the RDC’s seven county service region before the year 2020.


To date, 46 businesses have been recognized and the following two have been awarded the 2019 20/20 awards!


Liana Sanchez, CEO and Mateo Peixinho, COO

Established in 2004, Avanyu provides construction services throughout Northern New Mexico and has completed projects in Texas and California with a primary office located in the Pueblo of San Ildefonso and a satellite construction office located in the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. Adhering to the company’s mission statement “To Improve Quality of Life by Practicing Sustainability”, the principals, Liana Sanchez and Mateo Peixinho, have successfully created a Native-Woman Owned Construction Company that specializes in Adobe Historic Preservation.   Liana Sanchez is a tribal member from the Pueblo of San Ildefonso.

Haleigh Palmer, Founder and CEO

Established in 2007, Golightly Cashmere revives the artisan craft of machine knitting by making a useful and lovely line of cashmere knit products.  The products are sold all over the world and made here in New Mexico. The business began as a mail-order business based in Taos and gained exposure via small-space advertising in the New Yorker magazine and has been expanding their knitwear line as well as their customer base ever since. Products are sold via two websites:  and  as well as two brick and mortar stores in Santa Fe and Taos operating as chocolate + cashmere.  The stores sell their own brand of cashmere knits as well as a selection of local artisan chocolates, jewelry, and gift items.

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