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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.
Local economy’s improving health reflected in banking and finance

It won’t be the best of times, but it definitely won’t be the worst of times. Throughout the financial industry, 2014 is shaping up to be a modest, perhaps decent year. Nationally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at record high levels 51 times during 2013, while the S&P 500 closed at all-time highs 44… Continue Reading Local economy’s improving health reflected in banking and finance

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Massey appointed interim city attorney

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Massey appointed interim city attorney

Wynetta Massey has been appointed as interim city attorney effective January 3. She succeeds City Attorney Chris Melcher  who is returning to private practice.  Massey has been deputy city attorney and legislative counsel to City Council and will appoint a new legislative counsel from within the city attorney’s office existing staff. Melcher, who will serve as a consultant… Continue Reading Massey appointed interim city attorney

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Colo. State University offers energy legislation analysis

Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy has published an end-of-year analysis of energy legislation in all 50 states. CNEE’s analysis of the year’s activity, “2013 Year in Review – State Advanced Energy Legislation,” examines 589 bills enacted across nine categories of energy legislation, including key policy trends this session. The nine categories… Continue Reading Colo. State University offers energy legislation analysis

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Year in review: Tourism

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Year in review: Tourism

Tourism endured another tough year with Mother Nature’s unkind antics. Recent weeks, though, have buoyed the industry with promises of a smoother future, as the City for Champions proposal received full funding from the Colorado Economic Development Commission on Dec. 16 and City Council restored the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau’s full $2.6 million… Continue Reading Year in review: Tourism

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Year in review: Marketing

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After realizing the economy had regained some stability, business owners remembered to return to marketing, finding creative ways to promote their services and products.   November 21 Clever marketing first defines core values Marketing needs to start internally, first, before one ever goes public with a message. And that impetus should come from the top.… Continue Reading Year in review: Marketing

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Year in review: Accounting

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In the accounting and tax sector, new repair regulations, safe harbor laws and Affordable Care Act compliance issues brought business owners scrambling to comply, keeping certified public accountants busy with research and aiding clients.   October 18 Repair regulations set to affect small business Burying your head in the sand won’t make the new federal… Continue Reading Year in review: Accounting

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Year in review: Banking and finance

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Year in review: Banking and finance

For banking and finance, local industry was characterized by intense competition, bank-hopping executives, relationship-building, Frank-Dodd Act compliance challenges and, finally, the return of lending.   January 10 National spotlight: Pikes Peak National Bank recognized Robin Roberts took a seat under some bright lights and the video cameras started rolling. Roberts, president of Pikes Peak National… Continue Reading Year in review: Banking and finance

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Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

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Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

Jill Law, director of El Paso County Public Health since March 2012, received her registered nurse degree from Beth-El College of Nursing at UCCS and has a master’s in health administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to her current position, she served as the agency’s division director of health services, overseeing six departments. Before… Continue Reading Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

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CS Osteopathic awards $150,000 to 11 nonprofits

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CS Osteopathic awards $150,000 to 11 nonprofits

Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation has given grants totaling $150,000 to 11 local nonprofits to improve access to care, transportation, counseling, health education and advocacy for children. The nonprofit organizations are: Amblicab – $10,000 CASA – $50,000, the first year of a $50,000 per year three-year grant commitment UCCS Center on Aging – $28,000, the last year of… Continue Reading CS Osteopathic awards $150,000 to 11 nonprofits

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Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

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Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

Jill Law, director of El Paso County Public Health since March 2012, received her registered nurse degree from Beth-El College of Nursing at UCCS and has a master’s in health administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to her current position, she served as the agency’s division director of health services, overseeing six departments. Before… Continue Reading Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

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