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People on the Move – April 11, 2014

Jim Laffoon has been named president and chief executive officer of Security Service Federal Credit Union. Laffoon earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Texas. Pat Sitzman has been named vice president of operations for School District 3 Federal Credit Union in Colorado Springs. Jim Harris… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 11, 2014

Hospice nationally recognized Gentiva Hospice in Colorado Springs achieved Level IV We Honor Veterans honors with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in partnership with Veteran Affairs. Hospice staff are trained to differentiate veterans’ needs by time period and war. They also work closely with the Disabled American Veterans to connect patients to those… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 11, 2014

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The air in the Manitou Art Center was thick with frustration Monday evening as government officials walked small-business owners through the process of acquiring recovery funds in the aftermath of the city’s floods last summer. “We are going to ensure that every county gets some funding,” Kelly Manning, state director of the Small Business Development… Continue Reading Manitou businesses hope for recovery funds

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Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

The Classen family has always been active: running, water skiing, rock climbing and even competing in Ironman Triathlons. Settling along the Front Range in 2001 (after years of moving cross-country for work), Jackie and her husband Dan decided to share their knowledge of sports nutrition and healthy living with others by opening the first and… Continue Reading Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

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Colorado recreational marijuana dispensaries aren’t the only businesses to benefit from Amendment 64. Local drug-testing centers also have seen more business since recreational pot’s retail debut at the beginning of the year. Lynette Crow-Iverson is CEO of Conspire in Colorado Springs, a local drug-screening company on Garden of the Gods Road that also specializes in… Continue Reading Legal pot a windfall for screening companies

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Area nonprofits score with ANB and Sky Sox

Last baseball season, ANB Bank and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox teamed up to raise money for four local nonprofits in the Home Run Hits program. The program was a hit and is returning for its second season. The Sky Sox’s home season is broken into four quarters. Each nonprofit will receive $50 for each… Continue Reading Area nonprofits score with ANB and Sky Sox

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Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin this week announced it has been awarded more than $245 million in contract options to produce the next two iterations of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System. Lockheed, which has a significant Colorado Springs presence, stated in a news release Tuesday the company is now under contract to complete the… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

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Veteran journalists take over Bulletin

Is there a need for residents of Manitou Springs and its surrounding areas to continue having their own community newspaper, which has existed in some form for 130-plus years? If so, what do residents want to read about in their Pikes Peak Bulletin? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What is its potential? The answers… Continue Reading Veteran journalists take over Bulletin

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AFA senior wins poster contest A senior at the U.S. Air Force Academy won an award for the best undergraduate research poster from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymer Chemistry during the society’s national meeting in Dallas last week. Cadet 1st Class Ford Carty’s poster was judged best of 31 posters submitted. Diamonds Robert… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 4, 2014

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Bryan Grossman is a reporter for the Colorado Springs Business Journal. He has his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Colorado Boulder.   Demi Harvey works as a receptionist at the Colorado Springs Business Journal. She is working on her psychology degree from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.   The Junior Achievement… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 4, 2014

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