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Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo President Gary Markle announced in a news release Thursday that the organization will add a Colorado-based company as title sponsor and will no longer affiliate with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The 74th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days event next year will take place without the involvement of the… Continue Reading Pikes Peak or Bust leaves PRCA affiliation, gains sponsor

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Buy or build? Circumstances choose for Farnes

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Buy or build? Circumstances choose for Farnes

Jennifer Farnes took steps to buy an existing jewelry store. The steps she took led her not to an existing store, but to one of her own. Originally, the owners of the existing store were going to sell the jewelry business for $300,000, the amount that the business owed at the time. Instead of buying… Continue Reading Buy or build? Circumstances choose for Farnes

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Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

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Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

After graduating from Doherty High School, Rod Thirion earned three degrees, worked in a variety of industries and owned a restaurant/bar in Denver. But while teaching his first class — the first night — at Pikes Peak Community College, Thirion knew he’d found his niche. Recently, he took time to tell the Business Journal in… Continue Reading Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

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Symposium addresses future of work, tech in aerospace industry

Many representatives of Colorado’s robust aerospace industry agree that their beloved field and its future are marked with tinges of both promise and uncertainty. “I’m excited to say that the day is dawning, particularly at UCCS but throughout the nation, where we’re beginning to see new opportunities — exciting ways ahead in the fields of… Continue Reading Symposium addresses future of work, tech in aerospace industry

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On the Horizon – November 1, 2013

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Nov. 1 Startup Weekend No. 2 Once again, the global grassroots movement comes to Colorado Springs, starting at 6 p.m. with dinner, networking and pitches for start-up business ideas. The group votes on its favorites and spends the weekend developing business plans, which are presented Sunday evening. It all happens at Epicentral, 409 N. Tejon… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 1, 2013

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People on the Move – November 1, 2013

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Ent Federal Credit Union promoted Jennifer Taylor to supervisor of the local-based credit union’s Centennial Service Center.   Ent also hired Yvonne Hamilton and Nancy Lonergan as marketing managers. Hamilton earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Texas El Paso. Lonergan earned her bachelor’s degree in English and journalism… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 1, 2013

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Kudos! – November 1, 2013

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Spacecon named ‘excellent’ Spacecon Specialty Contractors LLC was named an “excellence winner” in the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards. The award was presented at a dinner on Oct. 18 in Denver.   Building department earns silver The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department earned Silver Level certification through the Solar Friendly… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 1, 2013

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Make the most of your health insurance choices

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People throughout Colorado are facing or preparing for open enrollment, when most Americans select or switch their health insurance plan for the next year. In Colorado, employees are reviewing and selecting their benefits package for 2014. In many cases, consumers who spend time reviewing their options can find ways to save money on their health… Continue Reading Make the most of your health insurance choices

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Budget uncertainty hurts business, government

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When asked to compare my experience as a senior business executive with my time as an Air Force general officer, my response is that the two are not all that different. People matter most; leadership with clear goals is essential; assessing risk and reward is a constant requirement. Another common thread: Stability and predictability are… Continue Reading Budget uncertainty hurts business, government

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Ignite II focuses on arts, culture

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Most likely, you would have trouble remembering what you were doing on April 30, which was not exactly a newsworthy Tuesday. That is, unless you were among the 300 or so people who ventured to Berger Hall at UCCS that evening for the Colorado Springs debut of an event called Ignite, co-sponsored by UCCS, the… Continue Reading Ignite II focuses on arts, culture

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