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Chambers combine to form ‘single voice’

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Eight chambers of commerce and the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau have collaborated to form the Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership to pool lobbying efforts. The group has been meeting for nearly four years, but only recently gained status as a separate 501(c)(6) organization. “We’re looking at four different areas,” said Chairwoman Debbie Miller, president… Continue Reading Chambers combine to form ‘single voice’

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Deathly flu season predicted

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Swine flu could infect half the U.S. population this year, hospitalize 1.8 million people and kill 90,000. That’s the word from a Bloomberg report, and groups are urging President Barack Obama to speed vaccine production and name a senior member of the White House staff to take responsibility for making decisions during the pandemic. The… Continue Reading Deathly flu season predicted

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Regional Business News

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Broomfield tech company sued for investor fraud  Colorado’s securities commissioner filed suit against a Broomfield-based entity and its principals, saying they defrauded investors into raising nearly $3 million to fund a technology that has not made it to market. The state’s complaint was filed in Denver District Court against Colorcom Ltd. and its related businesses — IFR Technologies… Continue Reading Regional Business News

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The Center for Homeland Security, part of the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has added certificates in security intelligence and disaster public health to a growing list of educational services in homeland security and homeland defense. CHS, in partnership with the School of Public Affairs,… Continue Reading UCCS expands homeland security certificate offerings

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Staying on the job the new norm

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Customer orders are under budget, the boss is impatient and your 401K returns are lousy, but quit your job? Not so quick, say 52 percent of Americans polled by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trend Project. In the midst of a recession that has taken a heavy toll on many nest eggs, just… Continue Reading Staying on the job the new norm

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Meth ring goes bust

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A massive methamphetamine ring in Adams County has been dismantled. Forty-one suspects – including 19 suspected of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act – were indicted by the Colorado State Grand Jury. The suspects will be prosecuted in Adams County District Court. Attorney General John Suthers said that methamphetamine fuels a great deal of… Continue Reading Meth ring goes bust

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More than 600 people are expected downtown for “Sunday on the Town,” on Sept. 13, an event that benefits the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. The event features the restaurants and shops of the downtown district – each restaurant puts out special fare for participants. “We leave it up to the restaurant,” said Denise Schall at the… Continue Reading Fifth annual “Sunday on the Town” to feature more music, art

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Mortgage hirings outpace layoffs

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Hirings at U.S. mortgage firms outpaced layoffs by more than 8,000 during second quarter 2009. While lenders laid off 3,229 employees between April 1 and June 30, second quarter layoffs were about 71 percent fewer than during the prior quarter, and 31 fewer than for the same period last year. At the same time, mortgage… Continue Reading Mortgage hirings outpace layoffs

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Stimulus grants to save police jobs

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants totaling $16.5 million will fund 65 law enforcement jobs, including six positions in the El Paso County D.A.’s office for juvenile diversion that were scheduled to be terminated. In all, Recovery Act grants will support 77 programs, including eight statewide projects costing $6.5 million. The remaining 69 programs costing… Continue Reading Stimulus grants to save police jobs

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With close to 300 employees already graduated from training or in customer service positions, Affiliated Computer Services needs to hire another 135 people by mid-September. Spokesman Chris Gilligan said the hires will occur on or before it’s next training session begins Sept. 8. “We’re still hiring – and are looking for employees who can handle… Continue Reading Affiliated to add another 135 jobs this fall

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