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Beware of phony IRS e-mails, it’s a scam

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Some Colorado Springs residents have received an e-mail notice from the IRS in recent days saying they are eligible for a refund. Sounds good, but it’s a scam. The IRS does not initiate communication with tax payers by e-mail, said Cheryl Solze, senior tax manager at Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., certified public accountants in… Continue Reading Beware of phony IRS e-mails, it’s a scam

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Markle leaves EDC for Central Bank & Trust

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Gary Markle has been named market president of Central Bank & Trust in Colorado Springs. He starts Aug. 8. Markle’s banking background includes commercial lending, bank auditing and interest rate risk management. He left banking to form Sendero Corp., a software company that developed the first modeling tools for bank interest rate risk management. He… Continue Reading Markle leaves EDC for Central Bank & Trust

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Groninger Concrete: Solid during recession

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When Doug Groninger took over his father’s concrete business in 2004, he followed his father’s advice. Continue Reading Groninger Concrete: Solid during recession

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More than 100 leading travel experts will be in Colorado Springs this week to discuss the biggest trends in the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The U.S. Travel Association will hold its summer board of directors meeting at The Broadmoor  starting July 27. “We are focused on two things: one is getting folks up to… Continue Reading Travel experts convene in Colorado Springs, discuss tourism

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A Colorado-based peanut butter company has teamed with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to save the orangutans. Justin’s Nut Butter, based in Boulder, will feature Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s “Orangutan Friendly” logo on its products, which are sold in Safeway, King Soopers, Vitamin Cottage and Whole Foods stores in Colorado Springs. The logo aims to draw awareness to… Continue Reading Colorado company joins Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to save orangutans

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Bank robberies surge in 2011

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A spree of bank robberies this year in Colorado Springs has terrorized local bank tellers as gun-wielding bandits have pulled old-fashioned stickups and demanded cash. Continue Reading Bank robberies surge in 2011

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Labor law: Beware bullying in the workplace

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If employers have not heard the term “status blind harassment” they should familiarize themselves with the issue, local attorneys and human resource managers say. Status blind harassment is more commonly known as workplace bullying, said Joan Rennekamp, human resources consultant with the law firm Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons in Colorado Springs. Insiders also call it… Continue Reading Labor law: Beware bullying in the workplace

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Colorado wine tasting gets scientific

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Colorado wine makers are participating in a wine quality research study in hopes of learning ways to make their wines better and grow the $42 million industry. The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board and Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association have commissioned a study with Colorado State University’s Stephen Menke, an enologist. The study will… Continue Reading Colorado wine tasting gets scientific

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Hub International Limited, insurance brokerage firm, is moving into the Plaza of the Rockies building in downtown Colorado Springs. The firm expects to open its offices there by Sept. 1, with 15 agents. The company could hire more in upcoming months, said Matt Coleman, Hub Internation president for Colorado. The company is headquartered in Chicago,… Continue Reading Hub International moving into Plaza of the Rockies

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SpectWare owners Eric and Tabitha Skinner were en route to the biggest construction expo in the country and their stomachs were in knots. They were about to debut their new crane inspection management software, SpectWare Pro, to 120,000 experts in the crane and rigging industry at the March 2011 ConExpo in Las Vegas. Everything they… Continue Reading Crane software sees lift in national business

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