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Technology in manufacturing: still strong

The golden years of Colorado Springs manufacturing may seem for many to have come and gone — as such times of splendor do. Since its peak in 2001, the local manufacturing industry lost more than half its jobs when companies like HP and Intel chose to abandon their Colorado Springs operations. That seems to have… Continue Reading Technology in manufacturing: still strong

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Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

Despite a summer dip in consumer confidence, data released last month by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association indicated a 5.7 percent increase in new car and truck registrations through August compared to the same eight-month period in 2013. “Strong sales over the Labor Day weekend put Colorado’s new car and truck sales back into positive… Continue Reading Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

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Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

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Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

Randy Bernstein starts a new job Oct. 3 as president and CEO of Ent Federal Credit Union. He’s not new to town; he’s been at Ent more than 17 years. With this promotion, announced several months ago, he moves from chief operating officer to the top of the organization, which has more than 240,000 members,… Continue Reading Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

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Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

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Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

Shawn Thompson, market president of BBVA Compass bank, has held that post since May. He had spent the previous eight years at BBVA. Before that, he worked as vice president at American National Bank, now ANB Bank, and Peoples Bank. He graduated from Michigan State University with a major in food industry economics and management… Continue Reading Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

There are few places in Colorado Springs where one can find a person 3D-printing an octopus, another chopping fruit with large machinery and yet another using a punch press to create metal fittings. But a consortium of local business owners and advocates made that a reality this week by hosting the inaugural Southern Colorado Manufacturing… Continue Reading Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

American athletes and foreign athletes training in the U.S. should take note: Big Brother is watching. The role played by the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has impacted the clean sport movement since the agency’s inception in 2000. But its influence, while normally understated, has shone the light on some of the world’s most untouchable… Continue Reading U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

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Food as a means to reduce cancers, other health risks

Approximately one-third of cancer deaths in America are due to poor diet, said Susan Levin, director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national nonprofit that promotes preventive medicine, particularly through good nutrition. A PCRM-sponsored October cooking course designed to help Colorado Springs residents prevent and survive cancer through proper diet… Continue Reading Food as a means to reduce cancers, other health risks

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Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

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Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

This month’s expected demolition of four commercial properties on the southwest side of the city heralds more growth for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. The buildings, located to both the north and south of Lake Plaza Drive near Venetucci Boulevard, were acquired for $2.7 million by the Boldt Company, according to Jake Garro, vice president of… Continue Reading Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

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Web marketing a necessity in new era

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Web marketing a necessity in new era

From your SEOs to your PPCs to your algorithms, the world of web marketing can be a confusing landscape for the layman. Thankfully, there are local tech firms that can act as guides. Providing unprecedented scope and accessibility, search engines have changed a business’ ability to target an exact audience with minimal cost. “There are… Continue Reading Web marketing a necessity in new era

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Marketing involves multidimensional approach

People make purchasing decisions based on emotion and logic. Say you want to buy a car with specific features, including a five-speed manual transmission. That’s the logical side of the decision-making — finding a car with the specific features desired. Then say you find the car with the features and fall in love with the… Continue Reading Marketing involves multidimensional approach

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