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People on the Move – April 22, 2009

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Karen Kemerling Ph.D. has joined the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses as vice president of information technology. She has more than 20 years of business advisory and information management experience. Dr. Felicia Knightly has been promoted to senior veterinarian of the Denver Zoo. She has worked for the zoo since 1997. Dirk R. Hobbs has… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 22, 2009

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No more Crocs?

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24/7 Wall Street is reporting that Crocs is among the “Twelve Major Brands That Will Dissappear.” The Web site’s story says that “the company’s shares traded at more than $72. Now they change hands at well below $2. At the end of March, Crocs got a six-month extension of a critical credit facility. According to… Continue Reading No more Crocs?

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Hybl, Tutt recognized for defense support

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William Hybl, chairman and CEO of the El Pomar Foundation, and William Tutt, chairman of the Colorado Thirty Group, were recognized for their support of the  Department of Defense yesterday during the first Commander’s Community Leader Commendation Ceremony. General Victor E. Renuart, Jr., Commander, NORAD and USNORTHCOM, presented the commendations. “When you look at what the… Continue Reading Hybl, Tutt recognized for defense support

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Gary Loo, president and CEO of High Valley Land Co. and chairman of the High Valley Group, received  a Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award today from the College of Business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs during a luncheon at the Club at Flying Horse. More than 150 community leaders, friends and family members were on… Continue Reading Loo given UCCS Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is picking a Nike vice president to lead the federal agency that oversees the country’s national service programs.Obama’s selection of Maria Eitel comes Tuesday as the president plans to sign a bill to triple the size of AmeriCorps and expand other programs that the corporation administers. Eitel is nominated… Continue Reading Obama picks Nike V.P. to oversee national service programs

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Merck posts 57 percent profit drop

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Drugmaker Merck & Co. on Tuesday posted a 57 percent drop in first-quarter profit, falling short of expectations and sending its stock down, as the global recession and other factors cut sales of its drugs and joint venture income.Last year’s quarter also benefited from a one-time pretax gain of $2.2 billion… Continue Reading Merck posts 57 percent profit drop

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A bill that would increase damage awards in malpractice lawsuits has changed – dramatically. As first introduced, House Bill 1344 raised non-economic damages cap on malpractice suits from $300,000 to $460,000. But, bill sponsors scrapped the cap-increase portion of the bill after failing to find enough support for it. As it’s worded now, the bill would require… Continue Reading Malpractice bill now targets insurance regulation

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Eight Colorado Springs or El Paso County companies have a shot at being named one of the state’s 50 “Companies to Watch.” Each year the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade compiles a list of companies that are on the growth fast track and stand to become big contributors to the state’s economy. The Colorado… Continue Reading Eight Springs companies could be ‘Companies to Watch’

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In every recession, there’s a bull market somewhere. In 2009, it’s for security-cleared professionals in the defense, aerospace and homeland security industries, according to ClearanceJobs.com. which has named its top 10 U.S. cities for such positions. Colorado Springs is one of 10 cities named as one of the country’s most active markets for defense-related hiring,… Continue Reading Springs again named to top 10 list for defense jobs

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Office Depot is offering free resume printing and faxing April 19 through May 30 at any of its 1,100 locations. Job hunters can print up to 25 single-sided pages of resumes, and fax to five domestic numbers, up to 25 pages total. Even before the offer, Office Depot representatives said rising unemployment rates have already… Continue Reading Office Depot offering free resume printing, faxing

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