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For most company owners and managers, growing their business is their No. 1 priority. However, for most owners, knowing how to position the company for maximum value as it grows does not come naturally. Based on this need, some local Colorado Springs companies have joined forces and are co-hosting the inaugural conference about growing a… Continue Reading Local companies host event aimed at growing a business

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Vanden Broecke takes entrepreneurial route

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* Name: Kathleen Vanden Broecke * Organization: Effective Business Solutions * Position: Founder and owner * Hometown: Minneapolis * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Eight years * Education: Bachelor of arts in education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Sales training from the best, including Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Harvey Macay and… Continue Reading Vanden Broecke takes entrepreneurial route

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Promoting and marketing your golf tournament

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By John K. Darling Founder, SeniorFriendlyGolf Today’s article is the fourth 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 to be held during the next three months at Colorado Springs area… Continue Reading Promoting and marketing your golf tournament

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Consumers are balancing their check books. Retailers are counting their blessings. Analysts are furiously trying to calculate what exactly happened during the 2004 holiday shopping season. Consumers were relatively slow to hit the stores this holiday season. Even as the hype of Black Friday loomed overhead, fewer shoppers than expected set out to purchase holiday… Continue Reading Web surfing and procrastinating in 2004 holidays (7873)

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Construction and development are booming as the city continues to grow. 2004 was quite a year for all those folks in the real estate sector. Dozens of new businesses came to Colorado Springs in ’04, generating activity in the commercial arena as well as in consumer’s wallets. Brokers, buyers, sellers and residents have weathered a… Continue Reading Change and growth for real estate in 2004 (7874)

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People on the Move

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Stephen A. Zamborelli has joined Adams Bank & Trust as investment executive of the Raymond James Finan-cial Services Inc. office. He also will provide tax preparation and planning services under AB&T Tax Services LLC. George Hayward has joined PRACO Public Relations and Advertis-ing Co. as a public relations account manager. He previously worked as the… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Manufacturing community comes together in 2004

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During the past four years, Colorado Springs lost more than 5,000 manufacturing jobs, not inclusive of the 4,000 jobs lost in the high-tech industry. Colorado lost about 50,000 manufacturing jobs during the same period. Since 1999, 2.7 million additional manufacturing jobs have been lost in the United States. Displaced American workers are paying a price… Continue Reading Manufacturing community comes together in 2004

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Issues faced by the community in 2004

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A few issues clouded the usual blue skies in Colorado Springs this past year. The following four prompted many debriefs and many debates – but as yet – no debacles. All affect the business community in one way or another. And rest assured these issues will carry over to the New Year – and then… Continue Reading Issues faced by the community in 2004

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* Name: Rosanne Gain * Organization: Rosanne Gain Public Relations * Position: Owner * Hometown: I was born in Montreal, Que., Canada * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Moved here seven years ago from Santa Fe, N.M, Education: Bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising – minors in advertising and art history from Florida… Continue Reading Public relations specialist focuses on results (7858)

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The No. 1 concern expressed by small business owners at an Aug. 18 forum, sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business, was the rising cost of health insurance. According to a 2004 survey by the Kaiser Foundation, Americans are more concerned about health care costs than they are about the stock market or terrorist… Continue Reading Health care industry stays in the spotlight all year long

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