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Wolf stays focused on the task(s) at hand

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* Name: Michelle Wolf * Organization: The Friends of Cheyenne Canon and the 14th Wine Festival of Colorado Springs * Position: TFOCC president and event planner and lifestyles co-chair of wine festival * Hometown: Pueblo * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1974 * Education: Master’s degree in education and administration certification… Continue Reading Wolf stays focused on the task(s) at hand

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“Make big $$ working from home. Earn $50 to $200 /hour in the comfort of your home! You’ve seen the newspaper ads or the flyers on telephone poles or the offers over the Internet. Sounds great. In fact, working from home is becoming more popular and attractive to many Americans – from stay-at-home moms to… Continue Reading Consumer Alert Work-at-home scams: they just don't pay

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People on the Move

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Mary Shelton has been promoted to senior vice-president at American National Bank. She joined the bank in 1990 and is the regional senior retail officer. Gloria Long has been promoted to vice-president at American National Bank. She has been with the bank for 15 years and is cash management officer. Suzanne Wohlgemuth P.E. has joined… Continue Reading People on the Move

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SBA improves HUBZone Program

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is changing its Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) program to help small businesses create more jobs in economically distressed communities. “These pivotal changes to the HUBZone program expand its reach dramatically and will create more jobs and economic growth in economically depressed areas for small businesses, and stimulate growth in the… Continue Reading SBA improves HUBZone Program

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SBA extends deadline for size standards comments

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has extended the deadline by 60 days for advance comments from the public on key issues relating to its small business size standards, the rules used by the SBA and other federal agencies to determine whether a business is small. The SBA extended the deadline in response to requests from… Continue Reading SBA extends deadline for size standards comments

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Fire department axes female former Olympian

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By Marylou Doehrman Staff Reporter On Feb. 4, the Colorado Springs Fire Department graduated 17 firefighter trainees – 16 males and one female – from the 2004 fall class. Karyn Palgut wasn’t among them. She was terminated from the training program on Jan. 18, two days prior to taking the state firefighter exams – the… Continue Reading Fire department axes female former Olympian

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Golf tournaments are not over when they are over

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Today’s article is the last in a series that explores how to conduct a successful golf tournament for non-profit, charity, corporate or any other non-professional golf event. In-depth information will be presented at golf tournament planning seminars during the next two months at Colorado Springs area golf courses. The next class will be from 1… Continue Reading Golf tournaments are not over when they are over

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Karyn Palgut was terminated from the Colorado Springs Fire Department’s training program on Jan. 18, two days prior to taking the state firefighter exams. She and her attorney, Rich Nagl, have filed charges against the department with the city’s human resources office alleging gender discrimination, reprisal and retaliation, several counts of harassment that took place… Continue Reading A history of discrimination against women firefighters

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Cass to speak at golf tournament seminar

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Jan Cass will be the featured speaker at the next Golf Tournament Planning Seminar, which will be hosted by the Antler Creek Golf Course from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 26. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a degree in corporate communications. Cass is a relocation expert with Re/Max All… Continue Reading Cass to speak at golf tournament seminar

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Employment costs, inflation on the rise

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The total cost of employee compensation for private industry workers in the West rose 3.9 percent for the year ended December 2004, according to employment cost index data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nationwide, total compensation costs increased 3.8 percent from December 2003 to December 2004. The employment cost… Continue Reading Employment costs, inflation on the rise

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