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Local entrepreneur sells energy-saving device

Sonny Mata was looking through patents a couple of years ago when he stumbled onto a green-energy business he could easily get behind. “I’d been selling solar panels,” he said. But at that time it would take most homeowners 12 years to realize a return on their investments, which was a hard sell. “I wanted… Continue Reading Local entrepreneur sells energy-saving device

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On the Horizon – March 29, 2013

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April 3-5 The Forum 2013: Essential Perspectives for Safety Net Providers The Colorado Rural Health Center and ClinicNet will hold a 2½-day conference at the Sheraton Denver West to discuss and learn about exploding health care costs, large numbers of uninsured and underinsured and an overextended health care structure. Registration for the conference is $220… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 29, 2013

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Kudos! – March 29, 2013

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2013 Community Leadership Awards Leadership Pikes Peak has selected the winners of the 2013 community leadership awards who will be honored at the annual Celebration of Community Leadership at the U.S Olympic Training Center on April 6. Kimberly Sherwood is the 2013 winner of the Community Inspiration Leadership Award, which recognizes an outstanding volunteer who… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 29, 2013

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People on the Move – March 29, 2013

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Dale DeMarchi has joined Memorial Hospital, part of University of Colorado Health, as a marketing strategist developing and managing marketing plans and campaigns. DeMarchi has more than 20 years’ marketing and communications experience in sectors including nonprofit, financial services and manufacturing. Brian Newsome has been named director of marketing, communications, and public and media relations… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 29, 2013

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Ledbetter helps fair-pay issue stay alive

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When Lilly Ledbetter walked into an attorney’s office in 1998 with a gender fair-pay issue, she had no idea years later the president of the United States would be signing The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. At best, she was hoping for a settlement to win years of back wages from Goodyear Tire… Continue Reading Ledbetter helps fair-pay issue stay alive

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Fire memory fades, but help still available

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If your business phone rings and it’s Ingrid Wood from the Small Business Development Center, take the call. She’s not selling anything. She won’t try to fast-talk a small-business owner into something he or she doesn’t need. She wants to help. Wood knows it’s been nine months since the Waldo Canyon fire shut down businesses… Continue Reading Fire memory fades, but help still available

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Insight goes right finding what went wrong

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Insight goes right finding what went wrong

Insight Analytical Labs Current location: 2430 Waynoka Road New location (in May): 11641 Ridgeline Drive Founded: 1993 Employees: 15 Thomas Paquette and his team at Insight Analytical Labs perform autopsies on broken electronics. But don’t call the lab about your busted toaster. Companies from all over the world — from Colorado Springs to California, New… Continue Reading Insight goes right finding what went wrong

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Go to the Humane Society and adopt six dogs. Don’t pay any attention to the Golden Retrievers and Labradors — we want tough, assertive, dominant dogs. How about two Pit Bulls, a Doberman, a Rottweiler and a pair of German Shepherds? Now load ’em in the back of your pickup, drive down to their new… Continue Reading Bracing for dogfights during transition to new Council

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Businesses saving green with energy

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Businesses saving green with energy

After adding insulation and replacing light fixtures and HVAC systems, the owners of CityRock are saving almost 60 percent on utility bills — about $11,000 a year. It’s a huge savings, said Joe Groshong, who owns the 17,000-square-foot climbing gym in downtown Colorado Springs with his wife Lara. While they weren’t solely motivated by finances,… Continue Reading Businesses saving green with energy

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Greenland oasis could benefit counties

Growth in northern El Paso and southern Douglas County has long depended on a single factor — and it’s not roads, drainage infrastructure, government regulation or land costs. It’s water. Without reliable and predictable sources of water to sustain development for the long future, communities can neither grow nor thrive. A variety of small providers… Continue Reading Greenland oasis could benefit counties

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