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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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Business Briefs – 7/4/2008

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<h3>Agriculture grants available
</h3>The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications from companies that research and develop new uses and markets for food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/4/2008

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Business Briefs – 6/27/2008

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<h3>Challenger Learning receives grant for e-Planetarium<br>
</h3>The Challenger Learning Center of Colorado has received $58,500 from the Daniels Fund to support its e-Planetarium program.<br>
The money will allow CLCC to offer a live, facilitated show that is fully interactive and customized to students’ learning needs and grade levels.<br>
For more information about e-Planetarium, or other programs offered at CLCC, call Robbie Smarr at 598-9755 or visit www.clccs.org.<br> Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/27/2008

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Business Briefs – 6/20/2008

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<h3>Cheyenne Mountain Resort selected as a top workplace
</h3>Cheyenne Mountain Resort has been chosen as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Colorado” for 2008.
The resort was the only hotel among the 15 companies recognized in the Large Companies category (more than 250 employees).
“Best Companies” is a collaborative effort among the Society for Human Resources Management, Colorado State Council, Jobing.com, Colorado Biz Magazine and the Best Companies Group. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/20/2008

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