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Registration closes Friday for Accolades luncheon

Registration closes Friday for the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Accolades luncheon. The luncheon is Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Doubletree Hotel. The luncheon features Colorado’s Second Lady, Dr. Claire Oberon Garcia, as the keynote speaker. A professor of English at Colorado College since 1997, Garcia is an accomplished author, essayist and recently co-edited… Continue Reading Registration closes Friday for Accolades luncheon

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Youth labor force increases

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Youth labor force increases

From April to July 2014, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old increased by 2.1 million to 20.1 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. This year, 51.9 percent of young people were employed in July, up from 50.7 percent a year earlier. The month of July typically is the… Continue Reading Youth labor force increases

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World Affairs Council hosts former British diplomat

The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council will host Dr. Ray Raymond at its next reception Thursday. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program following at 6 p.m., at the Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade. Raymond is a former British diplomat and a professor a the State University of New York. He will reflect… Continue Reading World Affairs Council hosts former British diplomat

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Apartment sales hot in local area

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Apartment sales hot in local area

Colorado Springs is the newest hot market for the sale of apartments, according to information from the El Paso County Assessor’s Office. The total sales volume of apartment complexes of more than 30 units between Jan. 1 and July 1 in the county topped more than $273.5 million. That compares with a sales volume in… Continue Reading Apartment sales hot in local area

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Upcoming workshop: How to obtain government contracts

Thursday morning, several governmental agencies will unite to teach business owners how to obtain government contracts in the Rocky Mountain region. The effort will be moderated by the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, or PTAC. The discussion takes place from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The… Continue Reading Upcoming workshop: How to obtain government contracts

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CenturyLink offers faster service to businesses here

CenturyLink Tuesday announced the availability of symmetrical fiber-based Internet and data connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second for a significant percentage of Colorado Springs businesses as part of a fiber network expansion. Colorado Springs is one of 16 cities nationwide which is receiving this upgrade. By extending fiber to the premise connections deeper… Continue Reading CenturyLink offers faster service to businesses here

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Spectranetics looks to the military

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Spectranetics looks to the military

Military officers possess self-discipline, a relentless demeanor and believe failure’s not an option. Because of that, a Colorado Springs firm has targeted and hired former officers for its sales force. Spectranetics, which sells single-use medical devices to physicians worldwide, recently hired four young veterans to work in sales. “We have identified these junior military officers… Continue Reading Spectranetics looks to the military

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Hefner works her way up Cliff Dwellings’ ladder

Michele Hefner has spent half her life working at the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings. Now the general manager, Hefner, 39, ruminated recently with the Business Journal about her 20 years working at the popular tourist attraction west of Colorado Springs. How did you arrive at becoming manager of the attraction? Going to college, I got… Continue Reading Hefner works her way up Cliff Dwellings’ ladder

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United Way collects more this year

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Contributions to Pikes Peak United Way increased slightly in the fiscal year that ended June 30, said President and CEO Jason Wood. Last year, the nonprofit collected around $5.5 million, he said. This year there is an additional $200,000 in the contribution baskets. “We saw a better level of giving, from corporations to individuals,” Wood… Continue Reading United Way collects more this year

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Today, resale is the new retail

In Colorado Springs, a person can purchase virtually any item, new or used. Standard new and used items — cars and homes — are for sale throughout town. Then there are other things, items like tires you wouldn’t normally see sold used. Even on Craigslist. Several cunning business owners in Colorado Springs have made “resale… Continue Reading Today, resale is the new retail

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