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Business Briefs – 9/19/2008

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<h3>‘Fill the Boot’ campaign sets state record
</h3>After receiving a final tally from the bank, the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that the Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Association raised $153,839.81 during 2008, setting a state record for Fill the Boot. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 9/19/2008

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Business Briefs – 9/5/2008

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<h3>Volunteers needed for Make a Difference Month
</h3>Make a Difference Day has turned into Make a Difference Month locally, making October the largest communitywide volunteer effort in the history of Colorado Springs.
Last year more than 3,000 volunteers participated in the event. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 9/5/2008

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Business Briefs – 8/29/2008

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<h3>Roan Plateau lease sales set record
</h3>The Roan Plateau lease sales netted $113.9 million, making it the highest grossing onshore oil and natural gas lease sale in Bureau of Land Management history in the lower 48 states.
A total of 54,631 acres in 31 parcels were sold.
The previous high for an oil and natural gas lease sale in Colorado was $11.8 million during February 2006. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 8/29/2008

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Business Briefs – 8/22/2008

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<h3>Melting Pot wins Wine Spectator award
</h3> The Melting Pot has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.
Winners are selected based on having a wine list with a sufficient selection of better producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
The restaurant, which is owned by Steve and Tracy Carlson, offers more than 160 selections. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 8/22/2008

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Business Briefs – 8/15/2008

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<h3>Spread the gift of reading
</h3>The Children’s Literacy Center needs volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring in reading.
Volunteers will tutor one child, two hours a week. Orientation and training sessions are scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26, 27 or 28 at 2928 Straus Lane, Suite 100.
For more information, visit www.peakreader.org or call 471-8672. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 8/15/2008

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Business Briefs – 8/8/2008

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<h3>Spread the gift of reading
</h3>The Children’s Literacy Center needs volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring in reading.
Volunteers will tutor one child, two hours a week. Orientation and training sessions are scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26, 27 or 28 at 2928 Straus Lane, Suite 100.
For more Continue Reading Business Briefs – 8/8/2008

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Business Briefs – 8/1/2008

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CSU ranks among best for undergraduate programs Colorado State University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Academic and co-curricular programs were recognized for their quality, innovation and achievement. Schools were selected based on data the company obtained from administrators at 368 colleges and surveys of 120,000… Continue Reading Business Briefs – 8/1/2008

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Business Briefs – 7/25/2008

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<h3>Volunteers needed for Juvenile Community Review Board<br>
</h3>The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking two volunteers to serve as community-at-large members on the Juvenile Community Review Board.<br> Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/25/2008

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Business Briefs – 7/18/2008

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<h3>SBA finance courses
</h3>The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced two free online courses to help small business owners with the basic principles of finance and borrowing.
Finance Primer: Guide to SBA’s Loan Guaranty Program and How to Prepare a Loan Package provide information about debt financing, loan programs, borrowing money, preparing a loan package and how loan requests are reviewed by lenders. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/18/2008

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Business Briefs – 7/11/2008

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<h3>Hydro power loan program
</h3>The Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority has $10 million available to help governmental agencies with the installation of small hydropower units at their water facilities.
The loans have a term of up to 20 years and an interest rate of 2 percent. The maximum amount is $2 million. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/11/2008

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