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The University of Colorado at Boulder began construction Sept. 9 on a multi-million dollar bioscience building designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and make CU one of the top bioscience universities in the region, according to the Boulder County Business Report.The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, a planned 257,000-square-foot building slated for completion in fall 2011… Continue Reading CU breaks ground on bioscience center

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Do you plan to get a flu shot?

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Faith-based investing

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The strategy of making a profit, but not at the expense of morals or beliefs, isn’t always easy. Not every investor is chasing the hottest new stock on Wall Street — some are putting their money where their values are. Known as faith-based investing, the strategy is still to make a profit, but not at the… Continue Reading Faith-based investing

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‘Broken condos’ new investment niche

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Multifamily properties moving from owner-occupied to rentals It’s a new, if somewhat stigmatized, real estate investment category: “broken condos.” Three or four years ago, during the height of the residential real estate boom, some buyers, drawn by the promise of a carefree lifestyle, gravitated to condominiums. Developers around the country stood ready to answer demand,… Continue Reading ‘Broken condos’ new investment niche

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A Colorado Springs professor is nearing animal trials for a laser device that could lessen the complications and expense for nasal surgery. Dr. Michael Larson, El Pomar Chair of Engineering and Innovation and associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is working on the device — which would mark… Continue Reading UCCS professor on cutting edge of laser nasal surgery

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The veil shrouding venture capital funding was “peeled back” by Catharine Merigold, founding general partner of Vista Ventures, during a Peak Venture Group breakfast last week at the Garden of the Gods Club. As a venture capitalist who vets companies and entrepreneurs’ business plans as part of an ordinary work day, she brought a realistic… Continue Reading ‘Sticky,’ not ‘risky,’ businesses take home venture capital

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Shams Forough is a man of many talents. He was born, raised and spent much of his life in Afghanistan. He spent his young-adult years fighting with the resistance against Afghanistan’s Russian invaders and later traveled to the United States to attend college on a scholarship. Upon earning his degree, Forough worked as stockbroker in… Continue Reading Foroughs providing a taste of Afghanistan to downtown

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People on the Move – September 18, 2009

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Stuart Pattison has joined Commerce Bank as executive vice president and manager of commercial banking. He has more than 20 years of experience, most recently as president of Key Bank’s Colorado district. Dan Colbourne has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fitness Together Holdings. He previously was senior vice president and… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 18, 2009

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State health practices held up as national model

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The new Senate health care reform bill, released yesterday by Sen. Max Baucus, contains key provisions from proven success in Colorado. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said he included provisions in the bill that will improve patient care and lower cost using a “proven care transitions model” developed in Colorado. “Colorado has incredible examples of how… Continue Reading State health practices held up as national model

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El Paso Corp. donates $6,000 to parks dept.

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Local parks could be a little greener next summer. The El Paso Corp. – parent company of Colorado Interstate Gas Company – has donated $6,000 to the El Paso County Parks Department’s Partners in the Park program today. That’s a welcome boost to a department that had its budget slashed by $4.6 million this year.… Continue Reading El Paso Corp. donates $6,000 to parks dept.

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