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Rep. Tony Exum and majority leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst will host a town hall meeting to discuss issues lawmakers will face in the 2013 legislative session. The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Exum, D-Colorado Springs, will discuss the first two bills he is sponsoring.  Hullinghorst, D-Boulder,… Continue Reading Two state lawmakers to host town hall meeting on 2013 session

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Attention professional and amateur gumbo aficionados, it’s time to cook – and taste. Mantiou Springs is hosting its annual “Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off,” which is part of its Mardi Gras Carnivale celebration Feb. 9. Time to get out the New Orleans-style super secret gumbo recipe and put it to the taste test. “Gumbo” is defined… Continue Reading Manitou mumbo-jumbo cook-off puts gumbo to taste test

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United Healthcare to hire 80 in Springs

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United Healthcare has 80 Colorado Springs job openings to fill by Feb. 8. The insurance industry giant is hosting a job fair to identify candidates for customer service positions that will serve TRICARE West beneficiaries for the U.S. Department of Defense. The fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28-29  at the Colorado… Continue Reading United Healthcare to hire 80 in Springs

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It’s a new year, and time for new thinking and taking new approaches to the way you hire while attracting a diverse workforce [that includes people with disabilities]. A number of resources are available that can aid you in doing just that, and some, such as customized employment, are provided at no cost to businesses.… Continue Reading Let’s consider accessing the untapped workforce

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Colorado Springs is no stranger to divisiveness and segmented thinking. This mentality goes all the way back to when Gen. William Palmer founded the city in 1871 away from the existing settlements, as he did not like the “rough-and-ready” saloon-populated area now known as Old Colorado City. This divisiveness in our region has continued for… Continue Reading Our challenges start with vision and leadership

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City can’t ignore BRAC wakeup call

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In all likelihood, some readers of the Business Journal will not react strongly after they check out the Focus story in this issue by staff writer Amy Gillentine, extensively describing the potential threat facing Colorado Springs in the military’s next Base Realignment and Closure process, expected to begin in 2015. Calm down, you’re just trying… Continue Reading City can’t ignore BRAC wakeup call

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The time is now: Other cities already ahead of Springs before next BRAC process

It’s never too early to start planning for the next Base Realignment and Closure round of military cutbacks. But for Colorado Springs, it already could be too late. Years ago, other states started investing heavily in commissions and reports to address the upcoming BRAC process, which likely will occur in 2015 and be implemented in… Continue Reading The time is now: Other cities already ahead of Springs before next BRAC process

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Kudos! – January 25, 2013

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McCloskey named auto dealer of the year Joe McCloskey, owner of McCloskey Motors in Colorado Springs, has been named the 2012 Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s Dealer of the Year. McCloskey represents CIADA by service to the industry, outstanding business operations, and community service. As of September 2012, McCloskey Motors (which opened in 1989) has… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 25, 2013

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On the Horizon – January 25, 2013

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Jan. 29 Minding Your Business Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job in a class from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sand Creek Library. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials and more. Pikes Peak Regional… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 25, 2013

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People on the Move – January 25, 2013

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Esther Ah Yo has been promoted to commercial banker at ANB Bank’s Cascade Banking Center. She has more than 17 years of experience. Ah Yo joined ANB in 1997 and has worked in several customer service and supervisory positions as a cash management officer before being promoted to branch manager of two branches. The board… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 25, 2013

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