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Juvenile Diabetes Promise Ball

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By Diane Wengler Robert and Judy Mollo were this year’s honorees at the Promise Ball fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on May 9 at The Broadmoor Hotel. The Mollos are friends of Dr. Mike Barber, who founded the local JDRF chapter after his daughter Margo was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes during 1999.… Continue Reading Juvenile Diabetes Promise Ball

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How you should be using social media

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By Jackie Sauter So you’ve (begrudgingly or not) determined that you need to be involved in social media. Maybe you’ve even created a Twitter or Facebook account, and you’re testing the waters. What do you do next? In my opinion, there are three main business uses for social media. What’s the word? People are talking… Continue Reading How you should be using social media

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Curtain closes on CFWT

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By Diane Wengler The Colorado Festival of World Theatre, an event that brought international stars, producers and directors to the Pikes Peak region for the past five years, has fallen victim to the recession. The sad news was given to a group of board members, staff and supporters attending a “wake” for the festival at… Continue Reading Curtain closes on CFWT

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By Mike Moran Every resident of Colorado will have a chance this summer to compete in a healthy and positive sports event that celebrates the state’s love of the outdoors and fitness – and, they can be a part of Team Colorado while enjoying it. It will take place in Colorado Springs when the National… Continue Reading Don’t let the State Games of America pass you by

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Vineyard in the Village

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By Diane Wengler More than 350 people sampled South American wines and food to raise money at Cheyenne Village’s 4th Annual Vineyard in the Village last month at Mr. Bigg’s Event Center. The fundraiser supports Cheyenne Village, a local nonprofit that serves people with developmental disabilities. Popular for it’s “I Love Lucy”-style grape stomp competition,… Continue Reading Vineyard in the Village

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By Michael E. McDevitt Does anyone reading this not know that our economy is suffering? I didn’t think so. More importantly, is anyone not aware that their personal investments are also suffering? Probably not. No area of our economy has been excluded from the recent suffering – real estate, the stock market, privately held businesses,… Continue Reading No better time than present to take advantage of early estate planning

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Dear Editor: If there is one truth that we hold dear in the world of advertising and communications, it is that perception is reality – and as the president of a large advertising and communications firm in Colorado Springs, one of my jobs is to help shape perception on behalf of our clients. However, as… Continue Reading Comment about Waste Management not meant to be disparaging

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Space Symposium

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By Diane Wengler A record 8,000 people attended the 25th National Space Symposium, the premier gathering of the global space community, last month at The Broadmoor Hotel. Despite a difficult economy, international involvement, exhibitor participation and educational involvement during the four-day event proved that the space industry is maintaining a strong position. Futurist Alan Toffler… Continue Reading Space Symposium

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Push on to increase volunteer service

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By John M. Scorsine Many of us who read the Business Journal look for ways to give back to the community. Often times, this need to provide service to others is expressed in our attendance at fundraisers and a multitude of social events within the Colorado Springs community. But, beyond our checkbooks and generous donations,… Continue Reading Push on to increase volunteer service

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By Jeff Goldberg Are you buying into what CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and almost every other media outlet are sending your way? Are you buying into the gloom and doom? Are you seeing the Grim Reaper, with his scythe, walking a step behind you and your career? Or, are you looking for the… Continue Reading Psssst … the recession is over

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