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Women-owned businesses gain more access to federal contracts

Women-owned small businesses will have greater access to federal contracting opportunities as a result of changes included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. Changes were made to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, which include removing the anticipated award price of the contract thresholds for women-owned small businesses… Continue Reading Women-owned businesses gain more access to federal contracts

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has appointed C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College assistant professor of sociology, to its newly created research advisory board. The board is made up of seven scholars from a variety of disciplines who will advise the foundation based on “sound theory and research,” according to an announcement from the foundation.  The… Continue Reading Colorado College’s C.J. Pascoe joins board for Lady Gaga’s Foundation

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A bank that supports public art, a banker who has funded high-end arts festivals, entrepreneurs who celebrate and embrace diverse working groups, and a group of designers and marketing experts who sold T-shirts to help with wildfire relief  all were recognized Wednesday at the fifth annual Business & Arts Lunch. The lunch, hosted by the… Continue Reading U.S. Bank, Wildfire Tees among those recognized at Business & Arts Lunch

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In the first of its kind in the area, an adapted home exhibit at the Independence Center will showcase the tools and products that help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 at the Freedom Financial Services Expo… Continue Reading Exhibit features products to help disabled live independently

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Same-sex partner benefits advances in Pueblo

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The Pueblo City Council has revived a proposal to let city employees have same-sex domestic partners added to their insurance less than a week after it was rejected. A public hearing and final vote is scheduled for Oct. 9. Councilmembers at a study session Monday say they previously rejected the proposal because of unanswered questions,… Continue Reading Same-sex partner benefits advances in Pueblo

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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced… Continue Reading Excellence in Industry awards feature audience-choice competition

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Retirees have already discovered what a national magazine declared this month:  Colorado Springs is a low cost, great place to retire. This month, Colorado Springs was named a top retirement destination by the magazine Where to Retire, which is geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city will be profiled in the feature… Continue Reading Colorado Springs’ low cost makes for great retirement town

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Even when accounting firms hire them, many women and minorities drop out because of lack of support that prevents accomplishment and advancement, according to a new report by the American Society of Women Accountants. The ASWA 2012 Special Report on Diversity in the Accounting and Finance Fields says that shifting demographics in the U.S. demonstrate… Continue Reading Report: accounting firms need more diverse workforce

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Dion’s Pizza, a New Mexico-based chain, will break ground on a pizza shop in the Springs near the corner of Powers and Dublin boulevards next week. The pizza shop, which also sells salads and sub sandwiches, expects to open in November and hire 75 people to operate its store. Dion’s is an owner-run chain. “We… Continue Reading Dion’s Pizza shop will break ground next week on Springs store

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Mexican ambassador to visit Springs tomorrow

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The Mexican ambassador to the United States is visiting with the Colorado Attorney General John Suthers tomorrow – and visiting the Winter Night Club event at the Broadmoor. Arturo Sarukhán will speak about Mexican and U.S. relations at 7:30 p.m. Sarukhán served as deputy assistant secretary for inter-American affairs and was posted in 1993 to… Continue Reading Mexican ambassador to visit Springs tomorrow

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