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Suicide Prevention Commission’s first meeting Friday

A new commission in Colorado will work to reduce the state’s high suicide rate, according to a news release. The Colorado Legislature created the Suicide Prevention Commission of Colorado to address issues related to suicide prevention. Dr. Larry Wolk, chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is the commission’s executive… Continue Reading Suicide Prevention Commission’s first meeting Friday

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Technology in manufacturing: still strong

The golden years of Colorado Springs manufacturing may seem for many to have come and gone — as such times of splendor do. Since its peak in 2001, the local manufacturing industry lost more than half its jobs when companies like HP and Intel chose to abandon their Colorado Springs operations. That seems to have… Continue Reading Technology in manufacturing: still strong

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Leaders of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs announced Wednesday that the institution’s longtime athletic director will retire earlier than planned. Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson said in a news release that Hans Mueh, who has served the Academy for 38 years, will step down in January. He had planned previously to… Continue Reading AFA athletic director to retire sooner than planned

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RMC named top Colorado hospitality company

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RMC named top Colorado hospitality company

At its annual awards ceremony earlier this month, Colorado Biz Magazine named RMC as the top hospitality company in the state. RMC, which has offices across the country including one in Colorado Springs, was also named one of Special Events Magazine’s top 25 destination management companies in the world, according to a news release. RMC… Continue Reading RMC named top Colorado hospitality company

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SBA now accepting award nominations

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The Colorado District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its annual awards program. The nominations are for categories including Small Business Person of the Year. The awards ceremony will coincide with National Small Business week in May 2015, according to a SBA news release. Those award categories include: Small… Continue Reading SBA now accepting award nominations

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UCCS gets $70,000 grant from Northrop Grumman

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs announced an executive from aerospace firm Northrop Grumman will visit the Colorado Springs campus Wednesday to present the school a $70,000 grant. Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense division, will be presenting the research grant for faculty-led research to Chancellor… Continue Reading UCCS gets $70,000 grant from Northrop Grumman

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

There are few places in Colorado Springs where one can find a person 3D-printing an octopus, another chopping fruit with large machinery and yet another using a punch press to create metal fittings. But a consortium of local business owners and advocates made that a reality this week by hosting the inaugural Southern Colorado Manufacturing… Continue Reading Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Vectrus: Instant major player

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Vectrus: Instant major player

There’s a new defense contractor in town — one with history in Colorado Springs and potential to be the region’s most-profitable publicly traded company. Virginia-based defense contractor Exelis Inc. officially completed the spinoff of its Mission Systems government services division at midnight Friday, Sept. 26, creating Vectrus Inc. President and CEO Kenneth Hunzeker estimates that… Continue Reading Vectrus: Instant major player

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The Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo, a showcase including demonstrations of goods and services from throughout the region, is being hosted in Colorado Springs this week. The two-day educational series will run from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center at 3650 N. Nevada Ave. “SOCOM… Continue Reading Expo to demonstrate region’s manufacturing presence

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

“Beautiful should always be affordable.” That’s a phrase that flows frequently from the lips of Barracuda Bazaar owner Kim McKenna. Although they aren’t her words — the motto started with the company’s founder a few blocks down and nearly two decades ago — they keep her striving to meet the needs of those she calls… Continue Reading Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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