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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid show ACA savings

Seniors in Colorado saved $91 million on prescription drug costs since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Nationally, seniors and people with disabilities with a Medicare prescription drug plan coverage saved $8.9 billion to date this year on their prescription drugs because of ACA.… Continue Reading Centers for Medicare & Medicaid show ACA savings

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Campaign sets goal for 1 million solar roofs

A campaign comprising more than 280 businesses, farmers, ranchers, local officials, civic and environmental organizations and 11,000 people called on Gov. Hickenlooper and other state leaders to support solar energy. The campaign is called 1 Million Solar Roofs. The campaign sets a goal of installing 3 gigawatts of solar energy in Colorado by 2030, or… Continue Reading Campaign sets goal for 1 million solar roofs

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SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

By almost any measure, the U.S. Small Business Administration just finished a record-setting year of helping businesses in Colorado. Statewide, the SBA approved $622.5 million in small business loans for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, an all-time record and an 11.5 percent increase over the last fiscal year. The SBA’s Colorado office approved… Continue Reading SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

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Penrose revels in cardio accolade

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Penrose revels in cardio accolade

Like many other comparable, ambitious hospitals, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services earns its fair share of national and state-level recognition. But some of those honors mean more, and that’s the case now as Penrose-St. Francis has been named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. “It’s a difficult award… Continue Reading Penrose revels in cardio accolade

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SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

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SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration approved more than $60.8 million in 7(a) small business loans to El Paso County businesses in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. Of those, Wells Fargo was the largest lender at $14.3 million to 32 businesses. Next was Central Bank & Trust, with 16 loans made to the tune of… Continue Reading SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

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ACA seminar for employers Dec. 5 in Springs

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ACA seminar for employers Dec. 5 in Springs

If your business will be impacted by the Affordable Care Act, you may want to attend a Dec. 5 event in Colorado Springs. Sponsored by BBSI, a human resources organization, and national small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority, the free seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Webster University, 5475… Continue Reading ACA seminar for employers Dec. 5 in Springs

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Perfectly Matched finds right relationships

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Perfectly Matched finds right relationships

You’re 42, single and want to meet the man of your dreams. You want a long-term relationship that results in marriage. But because of your public profession, online dating isn’t for you. Or you have a strong personality that sends some women running. A good person to meet is Donna Shugrue of Perfectly Matched, a… Continue Reading Perfectly Matched finds right relationships

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‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, the Downtown Partnership, the Southern Colorado SBDC and small businesses throughout the region have worked to bring specials and events on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Merchants and businesses from Cañon City to Monument will offer discounts and specials on the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. The event… Continue Reading ‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

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New vehicle registrations climb high in first 10 months of year

New vehicle sales keep speeding upward, according to a report released Monday by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. New car and truck sales have jumped 12 percent for the first 10 months of 2013 over 2012 and up 7.8 percent for October compared to a year earlier. New vehicle registrations for Dodge, Ram, Porsche and… Continue Reading New vehicle registrations climb high in first 10 months of year

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Three Springs firms win insurance award

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Three Springs firms win insurance award

Three Colorado Springs firms were given Pinnacol Assurance’s Circle of Safety Award. Copestone General Contractors, MechOne Inc. and Pikes Peak Steel LLC won the award this year. Copestone and MechOne are multiple-year winners. Pinnacol Assurance is Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer. The award recognizes companies for their performance in safety, loss control, and financial and… Continue Reading Three Springs firms win insurance award

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