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Hilton helps veterans seeking jobs

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) lauded Hilton Worldwide recently for its partnership with the agency that provides veterans with hotel accommodations when they are traveling for job interviews or attending training. The program, called the CDLE Hilton HHonors Military Program, is in place in several states. It formally launches in Colorado at Hilton… Continue Reading Hilton helps veterans seeking jobs

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Pikes Peak travelers break attendance record

Thinking of driving to the top of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain? You’re in good company. The Pikes Peak Highway recently exceeded the annual attendance record of 340,329 that was set in 1971. Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain has seen a 23 percent increase from 2013 and 28 percent more than 2012. The trend of… Continue Reading Pikes Peak travelers break attendance record

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Kerbel, Rio National subject to cease and desist order

Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome Monday entered a final cease and desist order against Rio National Insurance Services (Rio National) and its President/CEO Steven E. Kerbel, both of Colorado Springs, for allegedly offering and selling unregistered securities and for using an unlicensed sales representative from Kansas to complete the transactions in violation of the Colorado… Continue Reading Kerbel, Rio National subject to cease and desist order

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Incline to reopen Friday

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Incline to reopen Friday

After being closed for three months for repairs, the Manitou Incline will reopen Friday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. with a reopening celebration. Organizers ask that people park in the Cog parking lot at 515 Ruxton Ave. The Incline’s phase one construction has been completed to repair the steepest sections of the Incline and protect… Continue Reading Incline to reopen Friday

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$800M contract awarded to Springs firm

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$800M contract awarded to Springs firm

Joint Strategic Solutions (JSS), a formal joint venture formed between Colorado Springs-based Delta Solutions and Strategies LLC and Colorado Springs-based Apogee Engineering LLC, has been awarded a five-year, $800 million contract supporting U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska. Both Delta Solutions and Apogee anticipate growth from this effort will… Continue Reading $800M contract awarded to Springs firm

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U.S. Bank named top military-friendly employer

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G.I. Jobs Magazine named U.S. Bank one of the nation’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® for the fourth consecutive year. The 2015 Military Friendly Employers® represent those companies with the strongest military recruiting programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. The ranking is featured in the December issue… Continue Reading U.S. Bank named top military-friendly employer

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He pays it forward helping other youth

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He pays it forward helping other youth

Tariku Hailemariam was born in Ethiopia to a 15-year-old mother who could not afford to care for him. Because of that, she put him up for adoption, and a woman who was economically capable of caring for him at the time took Tariku in. A few years later, she lost her income and had to… Continue Reading He pays it forward helping other youth

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Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

Compassion International seeks to improve the world, one child at a time. For $38 a month, a person donating to the Christian-based organization headquartered in Colorado Springs may sponsor a child in poverty-stricken areas around the globe. The program measures various levels of success in four key areas — the child’s spiritual, physical, cognitive and… Continue Reading Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

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Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

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Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

Mark Yeadon, senior vice president of Compassion International’s global program, grew up in a family of 15 children. Of those, two were adopted. Those two were disabled and biracial, which was “NOT cool” in the 1970s, Yeadon said. He has been married 31 years, and he and his wife have four grown children. Yeadon shared… Continue Reading Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

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Twenty-four local groups receive Wells Fargo grants

Pikes Peak Region recipients of grants from the 21st annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund were announced recently by Ryan Stephens, Wells Fargo’s area president for Southern Colorado. Twenty-four locally based nonprofits received donations totaling $28,500. “El Paso County is a great place to live, work, play and do business in large part due to… Continue Reading Twenty-four local groups receive Wells Fargo grants

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