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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.

Colorado Springs is celebrating the seasonal opening of the Uncle Wilber Fountain downtown in Acacia Park with much hoopla, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23. Opening day festivities are free and include live entertainment, Josh & John’s ice cream, grilled food and Uncle Wilber merchandise. Manitou Art Theatre will present The Incredible Circuit… Continue Reading Spring has sprung — and with it — the Uncle Wilber Fountain

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Ent awards YES grants

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Ent Federal Credit Union has awarded $45,000 in Youth Endowment Series program grants to 17 local nonprofit organizations. Fifty-four organizations applied for the grants. Among other criteria, the applications were evaluated according to their general benefit to the community and potential ability to use the grant to obtain additional funds and community support. Since the… Continue Reading Ent awards YES grants

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On April 21, Manitou Springs City Council approved an ordinance to start charging to park in the lot at the base of Barr Trail. Just how much it will cost to park in the lot is uncertain. The issue must go before the city’s parking board, which will set rates. City Planner Michelle Anthony said… Continue Reading Barr Trail parking not free for long

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Campgrounds buck economic trend

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Who cares about a little itty bitty recession? Certainly not Colorado recreational vehicle resort owners, who know a timely opportunity when they see one. Private campground owners are investing in cabins, campsites and upgrades for the upcoming camping season, according to The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. In plain English — business owners… Continue Reading Campgrounds buck economic trend

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Months will pass before the effects of the massive government stimulus plan are seen in offices, factories and shops across Colorado. But Americans have a tradition of self-reliance, and it’s time to tap into that tried-and-true reservoir. There are several ways businesses can create their own stimulus plan, said Jim Vonachen, a partner at Clifton… Continue Reading Bypassed by bailout? Create your own small biz stimulus

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Add value without increasing costs

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Many employers, in order to survive this economic downtown, have had to reduce the benefits they offer to employees. Some of the changes include discontinuing matching contributions or suspending profit sharing contributions to employee retirement plans, said Robert L. Book, executive vice president of Strategic Financial Partners. While many employees are grateful to still have… Continue Reading Add value without increasing costs

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T. Rowe Price lays off 44

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T. Rowe Price has cut 44 workers from its staff of about 700 in Colorado Springs. Companywide 288 were laid off as part of a 5.5 percent staff reduction that was announced along with first quarter earnings results today. “Broadly speaking, the majority of reductions were in the processing and technology groups,” spokesman Brian Lewbart said.… Continue Reading T. Rowe Price lays off 44

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Office Depot is offering free resume printing and faxing April 19 through May 30 at any of its 1,100 locations. Job hunters can print up to 25 single-sided pages of resumes, and fax to five domestic numbers, up to 25 pages total. Even before the offer, Office Depot representatives said rising unemployment rates have already… Continue Reading Office Depot offering free resume printing, faxing

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San Antonio-based Security Service Federal Credit Union has merged with Aurora Catholic Federal Credit Union. SSFCU has more than $5 billion in assets and 680,000 members and will gain $13.7 million in assets and about 2,200 members with the merger. The addition of the ACFCU branch at 2150 S. Peoria Street in Aurora brings the number… Continue Reading Security Service Credit Union merges with Aurora Credit Union

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Scene: A three-hour dinner in Germany, Poland or France with potential business associates, during which only politics, religion and family are discussed. Success or waste of time? Probably the former. “The fundamental difference between American businessmen and Europeans, is that Americans believe that product and service is king or queen, and method is fungible,” said… Continue Reading Cultural factors key to international business

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