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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.

Save the environment in your sleep?

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Now you can cure two birds with one stone, without having to choose between what’s good for the environment or what’s best for your back. Relax the Back, on 1234 E. Woodmen Road, now sells the PureFit Bed, a memory foam mattress that is “green.” And environmental concerns aside, its ergonomically designed with seven zones… Continue Reading Save the environment in your sleep?

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will receive $1.4 million from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for its Summer Work Experience program. Youths, ages 16 to 24, can gain paid work experience, from May 1 to September 30. “We hope to create 300 work experiences this summer,” said Jeanne Cotter, spokeswoman for PPWFC.… Continue Reading Workforce Center gets stimulus money for youth job program

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Rain or shine, women will walk the talk

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Women who have their dream job and want to help others along the career path will unite with women who are entering the work force during the Junior League of Colorado Springs third annual Mentor Walk. The walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 2 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Attendees will… Continue Reading Rain or shine, women will walk the talk

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Poetry slams downtown walls

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    While waiting for your doctor or hairstylist, look for one of the bright, neon “Poetry While You Wait” booklets to inspire you – instead of checking your watch or Twittering on your BlackBerry. April is National Poetry Month, and Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Aaron Anstett is commemorating it with the “Poetry While You… Continue Reading Poetry slams downtown walls

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Skip instant info for a better portfolio

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Regular readers of this column have likely noticed that the doom and gloom stops here. If yours truly wakes up in the morning and Pikes Peak is still there – albeit at times artfully shrouded in clouds – then it’s not yet the end of the world, and there’s no point in writing as if… Continue Reading Skip instant info for a better portfolio

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As if filing personal income taxes weren’t tough enough, limited liability corporation and other partnership returns also are due April 15. But if the thought of more Internal Revenue Service forms and tables, rules and regulations, puts you in a tizzy, it’s actually safe to relax and take the time to inhale slowly and deeply.… Continue Reading Don’t be in a rush to get your business taxes filed

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Game sales soar

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“If you had a superpower, what would it be?” While this could be the latest method for daydreaming during a conference call – it’s actually the newest way to drive the economy and bond with your progeny. Families are coping with the economic downturn by staying home, socializing with one another and playing snappy new… Continue Reading Game sales soar

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First quarter technology job cuts were nearly five times higher than the 17,345 cuts announced last year during the same period. Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. released a report today stating that planned job cuts in the United States tech sector totaled 84,217, up 27 percent from 66,312 during the previous quarter. However, during the dot-com… Continue Reading Despite tech job cuts – it’s not as bad as it used to be

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Because of poor economic conditions, tourism in the Pikes Peak region could increase this summer season. Local marketing and chamber of commerce folks are optimistic that tourist visits will hold steady compared to last year — or even increase slightly — as Coloradoans opt for staying closer to home. “People will still be taking vacations,”… Continue Reading Sputtering economy might actually boost local tourism

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No silver bullets or one-size-fits-all

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In the past, long-term financial strategy used to encompass keeping a broad-based portfolio to garner moderate risk and moderate returns, said Kevin P. Sullivan, financial adviser with Sullivan & Associates. But much has changed in the economy, and Sullivan & Associates now uses a modified core satellite strategy. “There are risks out there that cannot… Continue Reading No silver bullets or one-size-fits-all

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