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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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Springs foreign trade zone going unused

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In 1984, Colorado Springs established a foreign trade zone near the Colorado Springs Airport. Zone boundaries were later changed to the Interquest Business Park area because foreign trade zone board members felt businesses in that location were more likely to take advantage of it. However, that didn’t happen, and for almost two decades, since its… Continue Reading Springs foreign trade zone going unused

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Incubator eyes one-stop hub for entrepreneurs

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Gary Markle’s New Year’s resolution is to bring his concept of a central alliance center to fruition. Markle is the president of the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, and he has been sowing the seeds of the Alliance for Economic Advancement center for at least a year. He thinks it’s time to reap the fruits of… Continue Reading Incubator eyes one-stop hub for entrepreneurs

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In Colorado Springs, fewer people have to look for work these days. Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data were released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Dec. 29 for all United States metropolitan areas. In November 2003, 16,900 people were unemployed in the city. That number dropped to 15,800 in November 2004 according to… Continue Reading Employment numbers in Colorado Springs are rising

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With year-to-date sales totaling $110 million through October, Australia is Colorado’s 15th largest export market. Laurel Alpert, the division director of international trade for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, said the $110 million figure is a 16 percent increase from last year. The free trade agreement between the United States and… Continue Reading Colorado lands two new international trade offices

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Coach takes businesses to the next level

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* Name: Chuck Kocher * Organization: ACTION International Business Coaching * Position: President/franchise owner/master business coach * Hometown: Bergenfield, N.J. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: four-plus years * Education: It should never end! B.A. from Rowan University, MBA Penn State, Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership Development Program, AA Advanced Academy of… Continue Reading Coach takes businesses to the next level

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Projects aimed at conserving Colorado’s threatened, endangered, and declining wildlife species are the focus of a new round of funding under a competitive grants program administered by the state Division of Wildlife. The DOW is now accepting proposals for the 2005 funding cycle of the Colorado Wildlife Conservation Grant Program. The competitive grant program, which… Continue Reading DOW kicks off new round of conservation grant funding

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People on the Move

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Karen L. Newman has been named as the new dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, effective July 1. She currently is dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond in Virginia Michael L. Hindman has joined First Community Bank as senior corporate lender for the… Continue Reading People on the Move

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