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Jan Erickson wins Accolades award

Jan Erickson wins Accolades award

Jan Erickson, founder and CEO of Janska/Clothing that Comforts, was named the 2014 Accolades Business Leader of the Year by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Erickson received the award at Tuesday’s Accolades luncheon. Erickson was named by the U.S. Small Business Administration the 2013 Colorado Small Business Person of the year. On hand… Continue Reading Jan Erickson wins Accolades award

Harper named Cherwell Software president

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Harper named Cherwell Software president

Based in Colorado Springs, Cherwell Software announced Tuesday Craig Harper, former ServiceNow vice president of sales, will join the company as president, taking on responsibility for worldwide marketing, sales, services and support, and will report to CEO Vance Brown. Harper currently serves on the board of managers for Cherwell and brings a wealth of sales,… Continue Reading Harper named Cherwell Software president

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Bach vetoes city ordinances on licensing fees

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach vetoed ordinances the city council approved earlier this week. The ordinances would have ended most business licensing fees within the city. “I would very much like to support reducing or eliminating business licensing fees as well as City business personal property taxes,” said Mayor Bach. “Our goal is to be the… Continue Reading Bach vetoes city ordinances on licensing fees

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For the second time in four years, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 best nonprofit organizations to work for in the United States. Previously listed in 2011, the Space Foundation now ranks 17th among similarly-sized organizations for 2014. “I am very proud of our Space… Continue Reading Space Foundation again named among 50 best nonprofit employers

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Merger forms Peak Startup

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Merger forms Peak Startup

Two Colorado Springs non-profit organizations with a shared focus on the entrepreneurial community have officially joined forces. Peak Venture Group and Startup Colorado Springs have merged to become Peak Startup. Peak Startup’s mission will carry on the vision of the original two organizations: to create an innovative, entrepreneurial community in Colorado Springs through events, education… Continue Reading Merger forms Peak Startup

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  Liberty Tax Service will offer free tax preparation through Saturday for firefighters, EMT/EMS personnel, police and law enforcement officers who are first-time Liberty customers. The free service, which has been ongoing this week, is taking place at Liberty’s new franchise office off East Platte Avenue next to Wal-Mart. “This is just our way of… Continue Reading Liberty offering free tax preparation this week for public safety

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Workers comp rate increase en route

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Colorado employers will see a small increase in workers’ compensation insurance premiums next year. The increase–within the loss-cost component of the insurance–will be half of what it was last year. The Colorado Division of Insurance announced that the “loss costs” component of workers’ compensation premiums will go up 2.6 percent next year. The increase this… Continue Reading Workers comp rate increase en route

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Discover Goodwill goes gold with GuideStar

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Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado has moved up to gold status with GuideStar, a national nonprofit reporting agency. This status places the organization in the top 3 percent of all reported nonprofits, totaling over 43,000. Goodwill’s gold status reflects the organization’s commitment to transparency demonstrated through solid financial management and mission focus, according to… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill goes gold with GuideStar

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City Council clears Pico of ethics allegation

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The Colorado Springs City Council found that Councilman Andy Pico did not violate the city’s code of ethics by working for a firm the city has a contract with. The finding came after a closed executive session on Monday at which time the council reviewed a report written by the city’s three-person Independent Ethics Commission.… Continue Reading City Council clears Pico of ethics allegation

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Nonprofit can restore flood-damaged photos

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Nonprofit can restore flood-damaged photos

As flood waters recede and clean-up efforts begin, a Denver nonprofit organization wants to educate the public to not throw away photographs, even if they appear ruined. Wet and dirty photos and videos can often be salvaged, and member companies and organizations of The Memory Preservation Coalition opened Memory Rescue Centers across the Front Range… Continue Reading Nonprofit can restore flood-damaged photos

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