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Rebecca Tonn has been writing for the Colorado Springs Business Journal, covering banking, finance, small business, entrepreneurialism and other subjects, since October 2007. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and has lived in gorgeous Colorado since 1986. When she’s not calling financial advisers, entrepreneurs or bankers for quotes, she enjoys hiking Barr Trail and the Incline, mountain biking, yoga, reading, and hanging out with her children, family and friends.

United Way 2-1-1 offers tax guidance

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United Way 2-1-1 offers tax guidance

Once again, Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 operators will provide information this tax season about tax credits and where to obtain free tax preparation through April 14. Last year in El Paso County, more than $103 million in Earned Income Tax Credit refunds were provided to 47,967 residents–but $100 million remained unclaimed. Low-to moderate-income families–making $49,000 or… Continue Reading United Way 2-1-1 offers tax guidance

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Sundance creates mountain lodge with modern touches

Opened in 2008, Sundance Mountain Lodge in Monument sits on five acres, nestled among trees, with panoramic views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range. Owner Gary Oakley renovated a hotel, creating an eco-friendly destination resort, designed with natural log and stone accents, to feel like a ski lodge — but with modern amenities. Located… Continue Reading Sundance creates mountain lodge with modern touches

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Vectra Bank offers economic forum via webcast

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Vectra Bank offers economic forum via webcast

  Three of Colorado’s top economists will forecast the state’s fiscal health this year at Vectra Bank’s 21st annual Economic Forecast Update. Business owners and community members are invited to view the event via webcast. It will be streamed  live from 7:30a.m. to 9 am, Wednesday, Feb. 5.  For more information or to register, visit… Continue Reading Vectra Bank offers economic forum via webcast

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Hayes brings energy to Tri-Lakes Chamber role

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Hayes brings energy to Tri-Lakes Chamber role

Terri Hayes, executive director of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce since July 2011, has settled into the greater Colorado Springs area, after growing up in Seattle, Portland and eastern Oregon, and living 16 years in Arizona (where it’s “too hot”), Southern California and several years in England. Hayes, who lives in Black Forest and enjoys… Continue Reading Hayes brings energy to Tri-Lakes Chamber role

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Wine Seller provides options for aficionados

MONUMENT — On Saturday afternoons, savvy wine connoisseurs can be found tasting an eclectic variety of varietals at The Wine Seller. In March 2000, proprietor Dirk Stamp bought the boutique, which specializes in wines from around the world, as well as some specialty spirits and beer. “We go out of our way to choose unique… Continue Reading Wine Seller provides options for aficionados

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Making a business attractive to buyers

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Making a business attractive to buyers

Start your engines — there hasn’t been a better time to race to the finish line in years. With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day for the next 18 years, younger boomers are looking to buy businesses from those ready to retire. Not only that, but the economy has roared to life — or… Continue Reading Making a business attractive to buyers

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Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

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Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

Losing and regaining her hearing has had a profound effect on Patricia Yeager’s life. Yeager, now CEO of The Independence Center, lost about 50 percent of her hearing at age 2, but wasn’t given a hearing aid until she was 5. By then, the West Virginia native’s speech was affected, leading to 12 years of… Continue Reading Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

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Griffis to manage apartment complexes in Arvada

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Griffis to manage apartment complexes in Arvada

Griffis/Blessing Inc. will handle property management for The Flats at Sky Village and The Reserve at Oak Park, both located in Arvada and owned by Ruffner Properties LLC. The Flats at Sky Village is the larger of the two properties with 105 one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, whereas The Reserve at Oak Park has 42… Continue Reading Griffis to manage apartment complexes in Arvada

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State GOP participates in Denver MLK festival

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State GOP participates in Denver MLK festival

The Colorado state Republican party participated in the  Denver Martin Luther King Jr. Marade (march/parade) Monday morning for the first time, according to a news release from the American Conservatives of Color, based in Colorado Springs. Leaders from the Colorado GOP spoke to the assembly, walked in the Marade and had a booth at the festival. In… Continue Reading State GOP participates in Denver MLK festival

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Top leaders resign at Memorial

Memorial Hospital’s CEO, Mike Scialdone, and chief financial officer, Tracy Narvet, have resigned effective Friday. Also effective Jan. 17, new leadership has stepped in, according to a news release this morning from University of Colorado Health. Since 2008, Scialdone has led Memorial Hospital through numerous crises and leadership changes, and most notably through the transition… Continue Reading Top leaders resign at Memorial

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