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Emmer to retire from Ent

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Emmer to retire from Ent

Ent Federal Credit Union announced Thursday morning CEO Charles Emmer will retire in October. He led the organization for the past 18 years. Emmer joined Ent as CEO in 1996. Under his leadership, Ent’s assets have grown from $1.04 billion to more than $4.0 billion, while membership increased from 151,710 to more than 236,000. Part… Continue Reading Emmer to retire from Ent

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

Through a competitive bid process of regional production companies, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Windstar Studios, Inc. to produce a 30-second commercial that will air on two NBC broadcast channels as well as online during the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24, 2014. The 30-second spot will highlight Colorado Springs and… Continue Reading International spot to be filmed in Springs

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Report: Colorado May foreclosures down 31 percent

Foreclosure filings were down 31.4 percent in Colorado last month, falling since last year to the lowest level seen in May since 2007, according to a report by the Colorado Division of Housing. The number of filings dropped from 1,113 to 763 between May 2013 and May 2014. “We’re looking at an eight-year low for May foreclosures,… Continue Reading Report: Colorado May foreclosures down 31 percent

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King: No city-referred measures in November

It looks as if Colorado Springs City Council won’t refer any charter amendments to city voters this fall. Here’s the text of an email from Council President Keith King to his colleagues (in italics). Council Members: We just finished the agenda planning session for Monday and Tuesday. There are two issues that I want to… Continue Reading King: No city-referred measures in November

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Penrose-St. Francis achieves top Healthgrades honor

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The recognition distinguishes Penrose-St. Francis as a top-performing hospital in women’s health. Penrose-St. Francis is one of 178 hospitals recognized nationally for their outcomes for care provided to women for… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis achieves top Healthgrades honor

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

Seasonally adjusted, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the nation increased 0.4 percent in may after rising 0.3 percent in April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past 12 month, the all-items index increased 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment. The seasonally adjusted increase in the… Continue Reading Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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GE Johnson, Denver architectural firm chosen for Olympic Museum

The Business Journal has learned that The United States Olympic Museum has chosen Colorado Springs-based contractor GE Johnson Construction Co. to build the yet to be designed downtown facility. GE Johnson, founded in 1967, has a long and illustrious history in Colorado Springs. The company recently completed the $49 million remodeling of Broadmoor West. GE… Continue Reading GE Johnson, Denver architectural firm chosen for Olympic Museum

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Sox looking for heroes to be honorary managers

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox will host the 2014 Heroes Classic Charity Softball Game June 21. Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson will be in attendance, along with many other former Major League players. Despite the many former players that will be on hand to play alongside members of the Colorado Springs police and fire departments as well as… Continue Reading Sox looking for heroes to be honorary managers

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Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

A group of Manitou Springs citizens opposed to the city’s decision to allow the sale of retail marijuana has submitted petitions to put the issue back on the ballot. The No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs group submitted “twice as many signatures as required for verification and referral to the ballot … to ensure that… Continue Reading Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

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SBA announces winners

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SBA announces winners

The Colorado U.S. Small Business Administration office announced the 2014 small business winners. As previously announced, the Colorado Small Business Person of the Year is Jan Erickson, president of Janska LLC, in Colorado Springs. Other Colorado Springs entities won in different categories: • Wells Fargo National Bank, won the 7(a) large lender award, lenders with… Continue Reading SBA announces winners

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