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Sustainability conference scheduled Nov. 3-4

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The Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference has a new home – and a new reach. Once directed by Fort Carson, the conference is now part of the Catamount Institute’s Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network. The event is scheduled Nov. 3-4 at the Doubletree Hotel. More than 800 business leaders, owners, community leaders, vendors and military personnel… Continue Reading Sustainability conference scheduled Nov. 3-4

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Gloriod merges with Prudential Rocky Mountain

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Gloriod and Associates Inc. has merged with Prudential Rocky Mountain, Realtors.

The combined company will operate as Prudential Rocky Mountain, Realtors – with 180 sales professionals, six offices and a presence extending from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.
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Nonprofits on the clock

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Only 4 months left to comply with changes affecting 403(b) plans Time is running out for nonprofit organizations that sponsor 403(b) plans to adopt a formal defined contribution plan document. Two years ago, the Internal Revenue Service revised Form 5500, subjecting 403(b) plans to the same audit and reporting requirements as Employee Retirement Income Security… Continue Reading Nonprofits on the clock

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While the American Medical Association is throwing its support behind the House version of the health care reform bill, providers say there’s still a lot of work to be done. The AMA says House Bill 3200 offers the best chance for administrative reform, while also maintaining the doctor-patient relationship. “The bottom line, for doctors, is… Continue Reading Docs line up behind House version of health care reform

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A growing chorus of health care providers believes something is missing from the debate about reform — personal responsibility, an individual pledge to move toward wellness. “We have a huge disease burden, said Dr. James Rohack, president of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association who was in Colorado Springs last week. “Obesity… Continue Reading When will wellness enter the health care debate?

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Volkswagen has a new home in Colorado Springs. Veteran automobile dealer Bob Penkhus purchased the Volkswagen franchise from Heuberger Motors Inc. and began operations as a Volkswagen dealership Aug. 3. “Subaru offered Heuberger incentives to become an exclusive Subaru dealer,” Penkhus said. “They had the VW franchise for 53 years, so I’m taking over a… Continue Reading Penkhus buys Volkswagen dealership from Heuberger

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About 30 people unveiled the new slogan for Pikes Peak United Way using a “guerilla marketing” technique: a flash mob. The motto – Live United – was unveiled by volunteers who donned T-shirts printed with the logo during the the Jim Adam Blues Band performance last night, “Gettin’ Down Downtown” concert series in Amreica the Beautiful… Continue Reading Flash Mob unveils United Way slogan

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CSU maintains bond rating

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Standard & Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s ratings services have affirmed the AA, or equivalent, long-term rating to Colorado Springs Utilities’ bonds. The AA rating makes CSU one of the highest-rated utilities in the nation. Judith Waite, primary credit analyst with Standard & Poor’s, describes CSU’s strong financial management, competitive rates in each of its four systems and a… Continue Reading CSU maintains bond rating

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BERLIN – International Olympic leaders have selected golf and rugby for proposed inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, rejecting bids from baseball, softball and three other sports.The International Olympic Committee executive board narrowed the field to two sports Thursday from a list of seven, which also included squash, karate and roller sports. The board will… Continue Reading IOC backs golf, rugby for proposed Olympic inclusion

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Statistics don’t lie, but they do send different – even confusing – messages to different audiences. Ryan McMaken, spokesman for the Colorado Division of Housing, Department of Local Affairs said this week that El Paso County’s 30 percent spike in new foreclosure filings compared to last year was in stark contrast to a lower statewide increase… Continue Reading County foreclosure status: depends on whom you ask

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