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Women’s chamber director resigns

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Women’s chamber director resigns

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Linda Mojer resigned from the organization recently. Mojer had been with the organization more than six years, most recently as executive director. The executive search process will begin Oct. 1; Lisa Yens has been named interim executive director. Most recently, Yens had been vice president of… Continue Reading Women’s chamber director resigns

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Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Tri-Lakes Cares announced Thursday it has been honored with a 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” said Haley Chapin, executive director of Tri-Lakes Cares. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including Nonprofit of the Year through… Continue Reading Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

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State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

Proponents of the City for Champions proposal cheered Thursday afternoon when their vision was approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission. The Colorado Springs public relations department issued the following news release: “City for Champions reached an important milestone today when the final resolution was unanimously approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission.… Continue Reading State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

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The City of Colorado Springs announced Thursday morning it has been made aware of a pattern of scam phone calls being placed to residents. The calls claim to be from the city’s sales tax office and that residents are at risk of arrest or indictment for tax evasion if a payment is not immediately made,… Continue Reading City: Beware of scam phone calls

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State foreclosure activity spikes in August

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RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for real estate data, on Thursday released an August Foreclosure Market Report which shows 1,478 Colorado properties with a foreclosure filing, up 23 percent from July and up 57 percent from a year ago — the biggest annual increase in Colorado foreclosure activity since April 2007. Colorado Springs’ foreclosure rate jumped… Continue Reading State foreclosure activity spikes in August

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USAA announces Apple Pay integration

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USAA announces Apple Pay integration

USAA Bank announced Tuesday it will be one of few in the country to offer the new Apple Pay feature when the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch hit the market this fall. The San Antonio-based bank, which offers its services to current and former members of the U.S. military and their families,… Continue Reading USAA announces Apple Pay integration

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Hopfest contest offers beer brewed with local hops

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Hopfest contest offers beer brewed with local hops

Local breweries. Local hops. What more could beer aficionados ask for? The Town of Monument and the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce will co-host the first annual Bines & Brews Hopfest, from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Limbach Park (corner of Second and Front streets), in downtown Monument. Funds from Bines & Brews will… Continue Reading Hopfest contest offers beer brewed with local hops

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Space Foundation costume ball to benefit STEM education

If space fantasy and science fiction is your thing, the Space Foundation’s costume ball will make your Halloween complete. The Third Annual Space and Science Fiction Costume Ball will take place from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Proceeds will benefit space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM… Continue Reading Space Foundation costume ball to benefit STEM education

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Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

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Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

Entrepreneurship nonprofit UP Global will sponsor a Startup Weekend, where budding entrepreneurs are given 54 hours to progress from having business ideas to making presentations about the business. This particular weekend will begin Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and culminate Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. It will take place at Epicentral Coworking space… Continue Reading Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

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Report: ER visits spike due to Affordable Care Act

Hospitals in states choosing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, including Colorado, reported sustained growth in Medicaid patient volumes during second-quarter 2014 — and three times the increase of emergency department visits than hospitals in non-expansion states in second-quarter 2014 compared to the same time last year, according to a new study from… Continue Reading Report: ER visits spike due to Affordable Care Act

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