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The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts is seeking nominations for 21st Annual Business for the Arts Awards. Nominations are being accepted for the following categories: Philanthropy, Innovation, Workforce and Workspace. Companies can be nominated online, and the deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Nov. 12. For more information call, (303) 282-5135 or e-mail main… Continue Reading Nominations sought for business, art partnerships

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Wal-Mart leading drug cost inflation drop

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Ever since Wal-Mart and its competitors started selling prescription medicines for $4 each, the annual inflation in drug costs has dropped – and is now at the lowest rate in three decades. In July, Wal-Mart launched the low cost prescription drug plan, offering a month’s supply of 140 different generic medications for $4. The medicines… Continue Reading Wal-Mart leading drug cost inflation drop

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The Colorado Division of Insurance has fined Chicago-based Celtic Insurance Company $280,000 based on a review of the company’s business during 2005. A “market conduct examination” [390Kb pdf] found noncompliance with contract form requirements, the untimely payment of claims for consumers, inappropriate denial of benefits and the unlawful issue of certain types of policies. Celtic… Continue Reading Insurance commissioner issues $280,000 fine

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Colorado ranked the 16th healthiest state

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Colorado held on to its ranking as the16th healthiest state, but the overall health of the nation has declined by 0.3 percent this year, according to United Health Foundation’s 18th annual America’s Health Rankings report released today. The report indicates that the nation’s health has slid because of increasing obesity and a higher number of… Continue Reading Colorado ranked the 16th healthiest state

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Recreation fees waived for veterans

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The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for Veterans, military personnel and their families on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Entrance and standard fees will be waived for public recreation lands, including National Parks and U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Forest Service lands. “This is a small, but special way of saying thanks… Continue Reading Recreation fees waived for veterans

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Wells Fargo names new regional president

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Steve Helbing is the new regional president for Wells Fargo’s Southern Colorado region. He replaces Gene Sullivan who was promoted in August to regional vice president of commercial banking in Colorado and Wyoming. Helbing comes from El Paso, Texas where he was Wells Fargo’s regional president for Border Business Banking and retail stores in Southern… Continue Reading Wells Fargo names new regional president

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra Executive Director Susan Greene said today she will resign her position March 31. Tim Stack, president of the Board of Directors of the CSPO, said she’s leaving to pursue personal interests. “It did not take me by complete surprise,” he said. ”Susan has dedicated most of her waking hours for 5… Continue Reading CSPO Executive Director Susan Greene to step down

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Good news, for a change, for building industry

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Amid the daily reports about a continually sagging residential housing industry, commercial constructors say they have something to celebrate. The Associated General Contractors of America says Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers show that during the past 12 months, employment in the three nonresidential categories – nonresidential building, specialty trades, plus heavy and civil engineering –… Continue Reading Good news, for a change, for building industry

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Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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Wine tasting, snacks, live music, and a celebrity autograph table will all be part of a Jeanne Taylor Parkinson’s Disease Support Group silent auction benefit next week. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7th at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Auction items include two roundtrip tickets to any… Continue Reading Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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HoneyBaked Ham marks 50th Anniversary

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The HoneyBaked Ham Co. is celebrating 50 years of business this year – and regardless of how you feel about ham, half a century of family-owned pork sales is worth noting. The business was started in1957 with $500 by Harry J. Hoenselaar, who developed a unique curing method that featured a sweet and crunchy glaze.… Continue Reading HoneyBaked Ham marks 50th Anniversary

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