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Wilburn focuses on the battle of the bulge

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* Name: Derrick Wilburn * Organization: Wholly Fit, Personal & Corporate Fitness Services * Position: President * Hometown: Chicago, Ill. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Three years * Education: B.S. in economics; B.S. in marketing; MBA in marketing * A few words about your company: We are a full service provider… Continue Reading Wilburn focuses on the battle of the bulge

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SBA's loan programs receive significant boost

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President George W. Bush has signed legislation making more than $21 billion available to small businesses through the Small Business Administration’s two main loan programs. The legislation also reauthorizes the agency’s programs and provides a $580 million budget for fiscal year 2005. The SBA’s flagship 7(a) loan guarantee program was boosted to a $16 billion… Continue Reading SBA's loan programs receive significant boost

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has implemented a new policy that enables the federal government to more accurately monitor contract awards when a small business is purchased or merged with a large business through the process of novation. The new policy requires a business to recertify itself as small for federal contracts transferred to it… Continue Reading SBA implements new small business contracting policy

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Prizes and awards make tournaments sparkle

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Today’s article is the seventh in a series that explore 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 over the next two months at Colorado Springs area golf courses. The next class… Continue Reading Prizes and awards make tournaments sparkle

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The anatomy of a hole in one

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John K. Darling SeniorFriendlyGolf.com The day was Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005. The place was the three-par 184-yard 14th hole at Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Mesquite, Nev. The temperature was in the 30s and the wind gusts were in excess of 50 mph. The player was John K. Darling, Founder of SeniorFriendlyGolf. His witnesses included… Continue Reading The anatomy of a hole in one

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Manufacturing gaining ground

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About to enter its third year in existence, the Colorado Springs Manufacturers Task Force continues to build momentum in the community. Jo Ann “Miabella” Galvan is the principal of JAG Consulting Group and one of the founders of the task force, which originated under the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. in January 2003. The… Continue Reading Manufacturing gaining ground

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Decker leery of Social Security system

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* Name: Michael J. Decker * Organization: Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging * Position: Director * Hometown: I was born in Greeley, my mother and my grandfather were born in Brush. My father is from Nebraska. Colorado Springs is my real home town * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 10 years.… Continue Reading Decker leery of Social Security system

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People on the Move

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John D. Runkle, a broker with Realteam Real Estate and Mortgage, has opened a branch office in Colorado Springs. He has been the in the real estate business for the past 20 years and has offices in Nevada, California, Idaho and Colorado. Robby Dale Nelson, CLU, ChFC, has joined Strategic Financial Partners as a financial… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Airport beefing up volunteer programs

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With the relentless surge of people, the voices on the loudspeakers and flight delays, the airport can be a pretty stressful place. For travelers who are new to Colorado Springs, or for anyone looking to learn more about the city, the information booth at the Colorado Springs Airport will soon be able to provide a… Continue Reading Airport beefing up volunteer programs

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Build and they will come. It’s an old saying that is questionable to some – arguable to many. However, create and build from a vision that embraces the heart and soul of the land and its history, and they will come – quickly. Chuck Englund personifies the architect and contractor who blends the past with… Continue Reading Somewhere over the rainbow … is a brand new Manitou

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