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Penrose-St. Francis recognized with HIMSS Stage 7 Award

Centura Health announced this week that 13 of its hospitals have been recognized by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics with its Stage 7 Award, making it the third largest health system nationally to have the most certified Stage 7 hospitals. Only 184 hospitals in the U.S. — approximately 3.2 percent — have completed all… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis recognized with HIMSS Stage 7 Award

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SBA renews vet loan relief

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SBA renews vet loan relief

The U.S Small Business Administration has announced that fee relief on 7(a) loans of $150,000 or less implemented last year and originally slated to expire Sept. 30, will be extended through fiscal year 2015. SBA has also announced that fee relief measures for SBA Veterans Advantage will be renewed as well as enhanced. Both the… Continue Reading SBA renews vet loan relief

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El Pomar donates $10 million to U.S. Olympic Museum

The El Pomar Foundation trustees announced this week the approval of a $10 million grant to the United States Olympic Museum. “The Olympic Museum draws on the strength of the Colorado Springs community,” read a news release provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee. “As the headquarters for the United States Olympic Committee and 22 National Governing Bodies… Continue Reading El Pomar donates $10 million to U.S. Olympic Museum

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Sky Sox officially Brewers’ affiliate

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Sky Sox officially Brewers’ affiliate

Colorado Springs Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor said April is too far away. “If you could start the 2015 season tomorrow, it wouldn’t be soon enough for us,” Ensor said Oct. 2 during a press conference in the banquet room of Security Service Field. “That’s the level of excitement we have.” Following… Continue Reading Sky Sox officially Brewers’ affiliate

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Keller: Happy here

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Keller: Happy here

Dr. Emily Keller, 32, descended upon Colorado Springs two months ago like a superhero. Wielding lasers; her Batmobile a Vespa; her Robin, a 5-pound sidekick named Goose. Keller, at such a young age, honed her skills under the watchful eye of the masterminds of her field. This week, she talks about being on the cutting… Continue Reading Keller: Happy here

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Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

Despite a summer dip in consumer confidence, data released last month by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association indicated a 5.7 percent increase in new car and truck registrations through August compared to the same eight-month period in 2013. “Strong sales over the Labor Day weekend put Colorado’s new car and truck sales back into positive… Continue Reading Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

October is National Arts and Humanities Month. In recognition, several Colorado Springs organizations aim to bring together the local creative and business communities. “Arts and Humanities Month was created in 1993. This community has never really engaged that in any way,” according to Andy Vick, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak… Continue Reading City celebrates Arts Month with events

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Timberline takes work to new heights

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Timberline takes work to new heights

The view from Tim Emick’s office is better than yours. Situated between timbers 1,625 and 2,137 on the Manitou Incline, Emick and his army, also known as Timberline Landscaping Inc., are tackling the most challenging and publicly visible project in the company’s 23-year history. Emick, who owns and co-founded Timberline Landscaping, won the $1.5 million… Continue Reading Timberline takes work to new heights

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Labor Statistics releases wage data from May 2013

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data, workers in the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $21.83 in May 2013, similar to the nationwide average of $22.33. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that, after testing for statistical significance, wages locally were significantly higher than their respective national… Continue Reading Labor Statistics releases wage data from May 2013

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Airport to offer free parking in November, December

As an enticement for travelers, the Colorado Springs Airport announced this week it will provide free short-term and long-term parking for the holiday season, plus 50 percent off for valet parking. The free offer will continue two full months, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. In a release, airport officials said the benefit was offered… Continue Reading Airport to offer free parking in November, December

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