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The Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. has upped its efforts to expand foreign routes and strengthen the local airline economy through them. A new committee, the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition, will lead the charge. The MDAC’s chairman for 2009-2010 will be Mike Caflisch, director of aviation operations for Jeppesen. The group is an outgrowth of the… Continue Reading Denver forms committee to expand foreign airline routes

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CONO forum about region’s fiscal issues Oct. 13

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The Council of Neighbors and Organizations’ Third Community Economic and Fiscal Forum is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13, at the West Intergenerational Center, 1628 West Bijou St. The forum will include community discussion of the implications of the current county and city economic and fiscal situation. Small and large group discussions will be… Continue Reading CONO forum about region’s fiscal issues Oct. 13

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The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases on Thursday, Oct. 1 at Columbine High School, 6201 S. Pierce St., Littleton. Students and the public are invited. The court will hear arguments in actual cases from which it will issue opinions. The court generally issues opinions within a few months of the… Continue Reading Colorado Supreme Court to convene at Columbine High School

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GovDelivery acquires ‘Facebook’ of government

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Two government-based community businesses are now a single entity. GovDelivery, which provides government-to-citizen communication solutions, has acquired GovLoop, a social network for government workers and offices. GovLoop will now be an operating division within GovDelivery. Price and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Douglas County… Continue Reading GovDelivery acquires ‘Facebook’ of government

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Three major insurers to cover H1N1 vaccinations

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Cigna, United Healthcare, and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan to cover H1N1 vaccination costs for members. United Healthcare will reimburse clients the cost of administering the vaccination if it is not covered under current plans or if employers do not pay for the vaccination. Blue Cross will move the antiviral medications Tamiful and… Continue Reading Three major insurers to cover H1N1 vaccinations

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U.S. Bank is the latest major bank to make changes to overdraft fee policies. Bank of America, Wells Fargo and J. P. Morgan Chase & Co announced changes to their policies in recent weeks. Effective during the first quarter of 2010, U.S. Bank will: Eliminate overdraft fees when a customer’s account is overdrawn by less… Continue Reading U.S. Bank on policy-changing bandwagon

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Because Colorado was the first state where financial institutions Wells Fargo and Wachovia integrated, Wells Fargo will award $95,000 in grants to 10 charities. Nearly 13, 500 Wachovia customers helped choose the charities that will receive grants. They include: American Cancer Society, Colorado Chapter – $25,000 American Heart Association, Colorado – $20,000 American Red Cross, Mile… Continue Reading Colorado charities benefit from Wells Fargo, Wachovia merger

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has launched an investigation into missing patient information. The information included demographic and medical information for patients who visited the hospital during August and September. No full medical records were reported missing, and all the information came from the ultrasound department. The hospital system has also notified the Colorado Springs Police… Continue Reading Penrose investigates missing patient files

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Financial advisers: Beef up your bio with pro bono

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The City of Colorado Springs needs a volunteer for the City Investment Advisory Committee. The committee advises City staff and makes recommendations to City Council regarding investment policies and procedures. Applicants must have a background in finance and investment and be able to attend meetings, which are held at least twice yearly, to review portfolio… Continue Reading Financial advisers: Beef up your bio with pro bono

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More than $130 million in new, modified contracts

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The economic impact of Department of Defense and federal contract awards continues to bolster the area’s private sector companies. Here’s an updated list of the large and small contract awardees announced since the end of August: Summit Technical Solutions of Colorado Springs has won a $91.8 million federal contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland… Continue Reading More than $130 million in new, modified contracts

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