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Buying local is buying for Main Street instead of Wall Street, say local business groups. “When a chain locates here, only 16 percent of their revenue stays in the community,” said Mike Callicrate, owner of Ranch Foods Direct, 2901 N. El Paso St. “When a local business opens, 43 percent stays here. And when you… Continue Reading Spending in Springs keeps money here, say locals

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Local groups hope to reignite buy-local passion

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Buy locally — that’s what could move Colorado Springs out of the recession, create more jobs and a stronger tax base. That’s what local groups pushing buy local campaigns believe. Sandia Advertising in Colorado Springs has launched its own “buy local” effort and is seeking to push the movement further. “It’s isn’t just about buying… Continue Reading Local groups hope to reignite buy-local passion

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National Space Symposium

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National Space Symposium attendees and invited guests filled Colorado Hall for a reception April 4. They were there to mix and mingle with conference VIPs, such as Adm. Timothy Keating, commander of NORAD/NORTHCOM and Gen. Lance Lord, commander of Air Force Space Command. Buffets were set up throughout the hall and adjacent temporary buildings erected… Continue Reading National Space Symposium

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Laser welder a gold nugget

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All that matters at All that Glitters is design – creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that reflect nature’s casting of the gems. To further enhance artistic possibilities at the 25-year-old Old Colorado Avenue jewelry store, owner Crettee Nemmer purchased the latest high-tech equipment for designing, restoring and repairing jewelry. To Nemmer and her staff of award-winning… Continue Reading Laser welder a gold nugget

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Although Colorado Springs may not be mentioned in high tech circles in the same breath as Boulder or Silicon Valley, if intellectual property quantifies a techno-hub, Michael Enos is breathing new life into the techno-grapevine as he breathes new life into oil production. Enos is hopeful that KEMSOL Inc., a subsidiary of his company, The… Continue Reading Technology could impact oil production worldwide

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Try a little honesty

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Being honest isn’t always the easiest thing to do, and its absence can make matters worse in the long run, especially in an office environment. Employers who have a tough time being up front with their employees could find themselves facing difficult employment lawsuits. “One of the things employers do is they’re too nice,” said… Continue Reading Try a little honesty

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Miguel Lawsell is a special projects employee with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. After experiencing a heart attack a few years ago, Lawsell’s priorities changed. Today, he incorporates exercise five days a week and doesn’t have to venture too far from his work site, thanks to his employer’s commitment to employee fitness. When Penrose Main Hospital… Continue Reading Constructing the shape of the health care work force

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Investing from the comfort of home

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No need to get dressed – United States savings bonds can be purchased online through TreasuryDirect, a Bureau of the Public Debt Web site. For folks interested in adding to their investment portfolios or for those who want to save for their child’s education or for retirement, U.S. savings bonds are a safe purchase. The… Continue Reading Investing from the comfort of home

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Changing the power structure (8017)

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In the 1950s and 1960s, downtown economic centers were on the rise in the United States. Skyscrapers and large mixed-use buildings started popping up in cities across the nation. After World War II, Americans had hope for the future, a passion for development and the need for a reliable power system to support their new… Continue Reading Changing the power structure (8017)

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No bricks, no mortar, not really big safe

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What can’t be done online? People can hold meetings, shop for gifts, send flowers, order pizza and check stock quotes online. As the Internet continues to become more of a tool and less of a cultural phenomenon, more people are opening checking, individual retirement accounts and business accounts with Internet-only banks. There are no customer… Continue Reading No bricks, no mortar, not really big safe

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