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Erhard's reach extends well beyond Springs

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* Name: Marta Erhard * Organization: CorVirtus * Position: Founder and partner * Hometown: Talara, Peru * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 10 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree, Scripps College; master’s degree in personnel and employee relations, University of South Carolina * A few words about your company: CorVirtus supports customers in… Continue Reading Erhard's reach extends well beyond Springs

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Ergonomics: You can pay now or pay later

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Employers who embrace ergonomics may avoid lost productivity, high worker’s compensation premiums and potential lawsuits. An employer who sets up an employee’s work station in line with correct postures and positioning of instruments is using common sense. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that employees who spend long hours at the computer… Continue Reading Ergonomics: You can pay now or pay later

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Color – it’s not just for the Europeans and West-coasters. This year, men and women will see bright green shirts, pastel jackets and contrasting patterns on racks at clothing retailers all over the country. Pink shoes? Believe it. Checkered shirts with striped ties? Of course! No, it’s not a couture nightmare – it’s the reality… Continue Reading Dressing conservatively – without being boring

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Diamonds are a guy's best friend?

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These days, when men walk into a jewelry store they’re not only shelling out cash for the women in their lives. Cuff links, designer watches, bracelets and gemstone rings are attracting more attention from men who want to add some spice to their wardrobes. Though men continue to purchase jewelry for their significant others, women… Continue Reading Diamonds are a guy's best friend?

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Taking pride in Colorado and its technology companies is what the Colorado Software & Intern Association is about. Its tag line is “Colorado’s technology association.” Located at the Advance Technology Center at the World Trade Center in Denver, the association, which started as a trade association for software companies in 1994, has expanded to include… Continue Reading Colorado technology association a voice for the industry

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Memorial's helicopter thrills onlookers

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Hovering above the trees in Boulder Park, Memorial Hospital’s new helicopter, named Memorial Star Transport, delighted kids, parents and hospital employees who were on the scene on Feb. 28. It was Memorial’s kick-off celebration for the new service, which will serve the Colorado Springs Children’s Hospital at Memorial in transferring acute neo-natal and pediatric patients.… Continue Reading Memorial's helicopter thrills onlookers

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People on the Move

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Nina Jones has joined Global Spectrum, the Pueblo Convention Center’s facility management company as executive chef. She previously was head chef at the Steaksmith in Colorado Springs. Richard Knapp has been named vice president of commercial lending for Vectra Bank. He was previously founder and vice president of BankWest. Tom Bradley has received the Comm-unity… Continue Reading People on the Move

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* Name: Ann Fetsch * Organization: Drexel Heritage Furniture – Colorado Springs (Formerly Colorado Classics Furniture) * Position: Co-owner * Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 20 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in history from Colorado University in Denver * A few words about your company: Our store… Continue Reading You won't find Fetsch sitting down on the job

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Innovation: Key to Maintaining Lead

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Ideas aptly flourished amidst a spirit of fun in Colorado Springs on Feb. 23 when 27 business people gathered at the Center for Creative Leadership for an innovation workshop, sponsored by the innovation committee of the Colorado Springs Manufacturing Task Force. A household tea strainer became a kidney stone catcher. A cookie dough scoop combined… Continue Reading Innovation: Key to Maintaining Lead

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Survival dynamics of minority businesses

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The expansion, contraction and survival rates for minority-owned businesses are different from those of non-minority owned businesses according to a study released Feb. 23 by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Dynamics of Minority-Owned Employer Establishments 1997-2001 was released by the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation at the Howard University… Continue Reading Survival dynamics of minority businesses

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