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Kaiser gives $16 million to fight obesity

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Kaiser Permanente announced yesterday that it will give $16 million to support a statewide anti-obesity program. Kaiser will disperse the money over five years to the nonprofit LiveWell Colorado, a public-private program to fight obesity in the state. LiveWell was established in March by Kaiser, the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Department of Public… Continue Reading Kaiser gives $16 million to fight obesity

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Colorado SBA Director retiring

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Patricia Barela Rivera, the state district director for the Small Business Administration, will retire from her post Jan. 3. Region eight administrator Elton Ringsak said Ron Solberg, the Colorado Lead Business Development Specialist, will temporarily fill her position until a replacement is found. The state director is responsible for implementing national SBA programs and dispersing… Continue Reading Colorado SBA Director retiring

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Feed the Children, a nationally known nonprofit organization, will deliver 2,000 boxes of food for families served by the El Paso County Department of Human Services Saturday, Dec.15. Food will be distributed between 9 a.m. and noon at the Department of Human Services, 105 N. Spruce St.

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Business partnership welcomes new members

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The Falcon Business League and the Fountain Valley Chamber have joined the Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership. The partnership includes Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Black Chamber and the Hispanic Chamber. The two organizations will be recognized at a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December… Continue Reading Business partnership welcomes new members

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The Colorado Patient Safety Coalition honored Parkview Medical Center for its patient safety record during the 2007 Patient Safety Conference. Parkview was chosen for the award based on the hospital-wide reduction in medication errors using wireless, hand-held devices that allow nurses to capture and document vital sign information. Called the CARE system, the device guides… Continue Reading Parkview recognized for cutting ‘near-miss events’

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El Paso County and the city of Colorado Springs’ Economic Development Divisions have received approval from the Colorado Economic Development Commission to add the United States Olympic Committee retention and expansion project to the list of eligible Enterprise Zone projects. The approval will provide state income tax credits to donors who contribute to the project.… Continue Reading USOC retention project added to Enterprise Zone list

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U.S. foreclosures hit all-time high

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Home foreclosures jumped to an all-time high during the third quarter. A quarterly report released today from The Mortgage Bankers Association said that the percentage of mortgages nationwide jumped to a record high of 0.78 percent during the July-to-September period, beating the previous high mark of 0.65 percent from the second quarter. The delinquency rate… Continue Reading U.S. foreclosures hit all-time high

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BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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This June, The Broadmoor will be hosting PBS grilling star Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue University. The grilling school has been touted as the “best BBQ experience in the U.S.” by the Food Network. The training includes a three-night, three-day interactive grilling course that offers techniques to novice and expert barbecue lovers. The BBQ University will be… Continue Reading BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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Centura fires CEO

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The Board of Directors for Centura Health has fired CEO Gregory Burfitt. Centura is the state’s largest health care provider and parent organization for Penrose-St. Francis Health Center in Colorado Springs. The board cited differences in management philosophy as the reason for terminating Burfitt’s contract. Burfitt began working at Centura in November 2005, moving from… Continue Reading Centura fires CEO

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has created a new disaster planning guide. The 10-page guide offers tips about developing a plan to protect both customers and employees in the event of a disaster. “The most successful recovery efforts are always preceded by good planning,” SBA Deputy Administrator Jovita Carranza said. “The more preparation that businesses… Continue Reading SBA releases disaster-planning guide for small businesses

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