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Employment outlook for Colorado Springs

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Survey results released in September by Manpower Inc. revealed prospects for a weak job market in Colorado Springs. Manpower, a company specializing in employment services such as recruitment and training, surveyed employers in number of industries in Colorado Springs. Of the companies interviewed, 23 percent plan to hire more employees during the fourth quarter. Twenty… Continue Reading Employment outlook for Colorado Springs

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The November election is important to the health of the community, according to documents distributed by the Colorado Springs public health initiative committee. If voters say no to the removal of revenue restrictions that prohibit the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment from accepting non-tax dollars, food and water safety and air quality… Continue Reading Healthy economy dependent on the health department

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While state legislators determine ways to mitigate rising health care costs and alarmingly high numbers of uninsured, the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is ahead of the game with a unique-to-Colorado innovative health care program that is saving its members valuable dollars in health insurance premiums. In April, the Springs chamber launched a member… Continue Reading Chamber plans help businesses save money on health insurance

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Diversifying can save a bottom line

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Karen and Bobbie Moore dropped in on the Colorado Springs SCORE office in 2002 to seek advice about the future of their four-year-old company, Mountain Scapes Equipment, a small-engine and commercial-equipment repair business. The drought had severely impacted their business, and their commercial lease was about to expire. They had discussed diversifying their services and… Continue Reading Diversifying can save a bottom line

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Exercise machines are setting the pace for a healthy and fit American lifestyle and a healthy and fit U.S. economy. Body-shaping apparatus such as treadmills, exercise cycles, elliptical machines and free weights topped sporting equipment sales in 2003, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association. Americans’ quest for a good shape amounted to $3.8 billion.… Continue Reading Americans add weight to the sports retail industry

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Vail is No. 1, according to the annual Ski Magazine reader survey of the best ski resorts in North America. Colorado retains a giant presence among ski enthusiasts, as five other resorts place among the survey’s top 10. Snowmass ranked third among favorite slopes; in fourth place was Beaver Creek; Breckenridge came in sixth; and… Continue Reading Colorado captures six top-10 spots in best ski areas

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The summer tourist season

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Colorado was the fourth most popular tourist destination in the nation this summer. Hawaii was No. 1 on the tourists’ most wanted list; Florida came in second; and California was the third most desirable place to travel, said Terry Sullivan, the president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. Colorado’s… Continue Reading The summer tourist season

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Hot off the printing press

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Printing is a competitive business and an expensive operation. When government subdivisions are competing against the private sector for the same business, it makes it even more competitive, said Jim Grammer, owner of Gowdy Printcraft Press. But one political biggie – the U.S. government – is trying to spread the wealth among businesses in the… Continue Reading Hot off the printing press

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The passage of Colorado House Bill 1161 mandated that homebuilders be allowed an opportunity to rectify construction defects before a homeowner or commercial property owner could file a lawsuit. Proponents of the bill said state legislators initiated HB 1161because of rapidly rising liability insurance costs and increasing construction lawsuits. Gov. Bill Owens signed HB 1161… Continue Reading Hammering builders versus nailing down property rights

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Celebrate Technology makes a return

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For about a decade, Celebrate Technology has recognized the achievements of Front Range-based companies that have contributed to the technological landscape of Colorado. Noted achievements in every discipline, from the Internet to computer software to space-related equipment to homeland defense technologies have been duly noted. Celebrate Technology is hosting a black-tie optional affair and awards… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology makes a return

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