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Springtime. A time when we celebrate the growth and renewal that surrounds us. This season is also the perfect time to decide to share the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. April is ‘National Donate Life Month’. During this month, the donation and transplantation community will put forth a concentrated effort to raise… Continue Reading Improving awareness is goal of national donate life month

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Smart designs keep healing process in mind

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In a February survey of 200 senior health care executives nationwide, 69 percent of the executives polled reported that their institution would most likely take on a major expansion project within the next three years. The survey was conducted by Bayer Consulting for Turner Construction Co., a subsidiary of a leading U.S. building contractor, The… Continue Reading Smart designs keep healing process in mind

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Construction in the health care industry is booming throughout Colorado, and local construction companies, contractors and commercial real estate brokers are reaping the benefits. Those who work in the construction industry say the increase in building and expansion can be attributed to population growth and low interest rates. Ted Link, a commercial real estate broker… Continue Reading Health care construction stretches throughout city

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Homebuilder liability insurance rates soar

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Residential builders in the Pikes Peak region say construction defect lawsuits, especially those being brought in California, are to blame for the fast-rising costs of liability insurance. Chris White is a project manager for Mahler GC, a general contracting company in Colorado Springs. Mahler GC was awarded a contract to build between 200 and 300… Continue Reading Homebuilder liability insurance rates soar

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Have you been asleep at the steering wheel?

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It’s easy for successful businesses to coast – to keep doing what they’ve always been doing. But the world is changing at a breakneck pace and you can’t continue to be successful if you stay the same. Here are some tips to keep you up to speed: Update your marketing materials. I think this should… Continue Reading Have you been asleep at the steering wheel?

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WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush signed legislation Monday that will increase loan authority for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s flagship 7(a) loan program by more than $3 billion. The 30 percent increase in small business loans for the current year will allow the SBA to lift a three-month-old cap of $750,000 on 7(a) loans… Continue Reading Bill boosts small business loans by over $3 billion

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Hybrid automobiles hitting the mainstream

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Contrary to popular belief, they’re not painfully slow nor do they need to be plugged in. Those are only two of the reasons that explain why hybrid vehicles are rapidly gaining popularity across the nation, including here in Colorado Springs. The Toyota Prius and Honda Civic hybrid have been racing off the lots according to… Continue Reading Hybrid automobiles hitting the mainstream

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“information technology-no matter how powerful-is ‘merely’ an enabler. You can wire yourself up until you are blue in the face (and broke)&but in the end it’s a people game.” -Tom Peters Technology is here to stay, but it is changing everyday. Whether you are upgrading to XP, switching e-mail programs, bringing new accounting software into… Continue Reading A five-point plan for adopting new technology

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Investors coming out of hibernation

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Depending on any particular newspaper account or news broadcast, the economy is either still in a slump or on the road to recovery. The truth is with the moneylenders. Many investors took it in the shorts when the high-tech boom bottomed a few years ago, and they have been lying low since. Many moneylenders, rather… Continue Reading Investors coming out of hibernation

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If approved by local officials, the proposed downtown convention center will create 1,200 jobs and contribute more than $90 million annually to the local economy says Ron Butlin, vice president of Classic Companies and project manager for the $168 million hotel-convention center-sport complex initiative. Among the project’s stakeholders, none would profit more than the downtown… Continue Reading Momentum for downtown convention center picking up

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