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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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Spice Island Grill reopens after tax trouble

Spice Island Grill, the downtown Colorado Springs Jamaican restaurant that recently closed citing tax issues, has reopened, said the owners in a news release Wednesday morning. “We are now officially open again thanks to the great support we received from all our friends, customers, family and those who contributed to the ‘Save the Spice’ Plumbfund… Continue Reading Spice Island Grill reopens after tax trouble

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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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Defense contractor Exelis Inc. announced Tuesday the name of the company that will be created by the spinning off of its Colorado Springs-based Mission Systems division. The new company will be named Vectrus, according to an Exelis news release. “Vectrus is a blended name derived from the words Vector and Trust,” the release stated. “Vector… Continue Reading Exelis names Springs-based spin-off company Vectrus

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Chefs feed firefighters

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Chefs feed firefighters

Fifteen chefs from the American Culinary Federation will prepare meals from around the globe in a fundraiser Saturday, April 12. A portion of the proceeds will later send chefs and culinary students to each of the 21 firehouses around Colorado Springs to feed firefighters of the Colorado Springs Fire Department. The program is called the… Continue Reading Chefs feed firefighters

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Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. Employment increased in professional and business services and in wholesale trade but declined in information. Severe winter weather occurred in much of the country during the… Continue Reading Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

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Report: Year-over-year foreclosure down in January

While increasing from the month prior, Colorado Springs foreclosure rates decreased year-over-year in January, according to a report by real estate research firm CoreLogic. CoreLogic reported foreclosures in the Colorado Springs area dropped from more than 1 percent in January 2013 to .77 percent in January 2014, although that number increased .5 percent from December.… Continue Reading Report: Year-over-year foreclosure down in January

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Volunteers needed to help at Garden of the Gods

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is looking for volunteers to work on Barr Trail and to help restore Garden of the Gods on various days between April 5 and June 14. There are also Black Forest Fire restoration work days this spring. Some days have been filled already, so volunteers are asked to check the… Continue Reading Volunteers needed to help at Garden of the Gods

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Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest not-for-profit health plan, has named Troy Stubbings as director of business operations and market expansion for the health plan’s Southern Colorado service area. In this role, Stubbings will lead business development and operational work.  Stubbings has been with Kaiser Permanente for more than 17 years. During this time he’s… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente announces director of business operations for Southern Colorado

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Colorado employment rate on the rise

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Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 6,200 jobs from January to February in Colorado, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,400 and government increased 800, totaling 2,422,300 jobs for the state. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate in February remained unchanged at 6.1 percent. The number of… Continue Reading Colorado employment rate on the rise

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