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Business Briefs – 6/9/2006

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Readers of American Style magazine have selected Colorado Springs as one of the Top 25 Arts Destinations among mid-sized U.S. cities (100,000 to 499,999 residents).
The online version of the June 2006 article can be read at www.AmericanStyle.com.
According to a 2003 study by the Travel Industry Association of America, cultural tourists spend on average 36 percent more for historic/cultural trips than the average U.S. traveler, excluding the costs of transportation. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/9/2006

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Business Briefs – 6/2/2006

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Casino revenue for April mixed April revenue brought mixed results for Colorado casinos. Gaming establishments reported $65.8 million in adjusted gross proceeds (AGP), down 1.1 percent from $66.5 million in March, but up 5.8 percent from $62.2 million in April 2005. AGP is most simply defined as the amount wagered by bettors minus payouts from… Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/2/2006

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Business Briefs – 5/26/2006

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The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority says that an upcoming Internal Revenue Service ruling that will affect certain down payment programs will have no bearing on the CHFA down payment program.
The IRS is issuing a ruling that describes under what circumstances an organization that provides down payment assistance qualifies as a tax exempt charity. Federal regulations limit the sources of down payment assistance for FHA loans, and tax-exempt charities are one qualified provider. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 5/26/2006

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Business Briefs – 5/19/2006

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RTA Architects has opened an office in downtown Pueblo at 625 S. Union Ave.
The firm has been providing architectural design services for medial, educational, religions, military, governmental, retail and commercial projects for 30 years. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 5/19/2006

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Business Briefs – 5/12/2006

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Post offices in Colorado and Wyoming scored 96 percent in on-time delivery for First Class Mail during the first quarter of 2006.
It is the 11 straight quarter that the offices have scored 96 percent or above. The national average was 95 percent.
IBM’s Business Consulting Unit conducts the quarterly audits. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 5/12/2006

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Business Briefs – 5/5/2006

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The City of Colorado Springs is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the City Investment Advisory Committee.
The Committee advises City Council and city staff about investment policies and procedures. Applicants should have a background in investment and finance. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 5/5/2006

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Business Briefs – 4/28/2006

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The Office of Advocacy saved small business more than $6.6 billion during Fiscal Year 2005 by helping federal agencies implement the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The effort resulted in rules which met their regulatory goals and lessened the burden on small business compared with the original proposals..
The savings were outlined in the “Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act, FY 2005.” Some of the highlights include:
An additional $966 million in annual recurring savings for small entities. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/28/2006

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Business Briefs – 4/21/2006

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The City of Colorado Springs is seeking residents interested in serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Airport Advisory Commission.
The parks board serves as an advisory body to the city manager and City Council about parks and recreation resources and facilities with the city.
There are three vacancies: Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/21/2006

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Business Briefs – 4/14/2006

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Online filing of business organization documents has reached an all-time high, according the secretary of state’s office.
Business organization documents are filed electronically 98 percent of the time, according to the state. Because of online filing, the processing time for business documents has gone from days to minutes and business organizations can be formed online in real time.
For more information about the secretary of state’s business services, visit the “Business Center” at www.sos.state.co.us. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/14/2006

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Business Briefs – 4/7/2006

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Colorado’s state courts are the eighth-fairest in the country according to a study released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The ranking is based on more than 1,400 corporate attorneys’ impressions of states’ litigation environments and shows an improvement from Colorado’s ranking of 13th the previous two years. This marks the first time since 2002 that Colorado has ranked in the top 10 fairest states in the chamber’s study. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/7/2006

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