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Scary sequester ride begins

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For months, we’ve been publishing stories in the Business Journal warning of possible consequences from the federal spending sequester for the Colorado Springs-area economy. Political leaders on both sides in Washington stayed upbeat as long as possible, saying the sequester was too damaging — and too indiscriminate — to become reality. Surely, even in the… Continue Reading Scary sequester ride begins

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Move to de-automate web content

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I saw the announcement this week at LinkedIn: On March 15, the professional networking site will discontinue support for RSS feeds in its groups. And as the manager of several trade groups on LinkedIn, I had to sigh with disappointment, but also nod in agreement. This move marks the trend toward de-automating content on the… Continue Reading Move to de-automate web content

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On the Horizon – March 1, 2013

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March 1 The Affordable Care Act The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator is hosting an information event, “The Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) and What it Might do to You” from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Petritz Foundation Conference Room, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. The speaker will be David Smythe and the event will… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 1, 2013

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New director part of Economic Forum plan

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The Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which for 14 years has provided El Paso County with the definitive local economic report and forecast, now is ready to grow in geographic footprint and community clout. A new, expanded mission for the forum comes just as University of Colorado Colorado Springs professors Fred Crowley and Tom Zwirlein announced… Continue Reading New director part of Economic Forum plan

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Kudos! – March 1, 2013

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Colorado teen earns pilot’s license from Peak Aviation After demonstrating several maneuvers, landings, take-offs, flight planning, communications and some practice emergency procedures, Erik VanderWerf, 17, earned a private pilot airplane single engine land certificate in January. Erik studied at Cutter Aviation with an instructor from Peak Aviation. Erik, son of Stan VanderWerf, also a private… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 1, 2013

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People on the Move – March 1, 2013

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Lynda Nesheim, CPA, has recently joined Erickson, Brown & Kloster as a staff accountant. She has more than 17 years’ experience working with individual and small business tax. Linda Leitz was elected national chairwoman of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. She will serve as chair-elect until her term begins on Sept. 1. Leitz… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 1, 2013

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Sting builds passion for women’s football

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Sting builds passion for women’s football

Colorado Sting Owner-head coach: Lester Robinson Employees: 1, with 25 team members and three volunteer coaches Website: http://www.coloradostingfootball.com/ First game: March 31 at the Utah Jynx. First home game: April 27 vs. the Phoenix Phantomz When she was 7, Sarah Boxley started a petition in her Virginia hometown to create a girls tackle football team.… Continue Reading Sting builds passion for women’s football

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O’Donnell a Pied Piper for variety of Springs events

John O’Donnell grew up in Colorado Springs, and while he’s known to many as the man behind the St. Patrick’s Day parade, his fingerprints have been on many community initiatives through the years. Fundraising, politics and community building are what he might consider his bailiwick. John and his wife, Carol, founded their company O’Donnell &… Continue Reading O’Donnell a Pied Piper for variety of Springs events

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Industrial hemp legislation shows promise

After years of failed attempts, 2013 could be the year industrial hemp slips the bonds of federal restrictions and becomes a legitimate crop for America’s farmers. Bills were introduced in the U.S. Senate during 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 — but never made it out of committee. But supporters have high hopes for this year.… Continue Reading Industrial hemp legislation shows promise

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Startup Weekend means business for brave ideas

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It wouldn’t be a wild notion to think that — in 54 hours — a group of entrepreneurs, who may or may not know each other, could pitch, develop and launch a startup company. In fact, that is the goal, says local entrepreneur Nick Lee. Lee and his brother Ian Lee are organizing Startup Weekend… Continue Reading Startup Weekend means business for brave ideas

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