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For centuries, jewelry has symbolized a certain degree of prestige, luxury and ceremonialism. Egyptian pharaohs were entombed with gold trinkets. Debutantes were, and are, given strands of pearls as part of their rite of passage. Couples exchange rings along with wedding vows at the altar. Men who find themselves in the doghouse present gifts of… Continue Reading Jewelry shopping remains a search for prestige, luxury

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Edmonson works to strengthen local culture

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* Name: Susan Edmondson * Organization: Bee Vradenburg Foundation * Position: Executive director * Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 13 years. * Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Master’s degree in public administration, UCCS. * A few words about your company: The Bee Vradenburg… Continue Reading Edmonson works to strengthen local culture

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Disasters depleting Red Cross funds

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There were 427,746 people – almost the population of El Paso County – housed in 1,748 shelters when hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne slammed onto the shores of Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other U.S. mainland states. More than 10 million meals were served in those areas, where hammering winds and… Continue Reading Disasters depleting Red Cross funds

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Students vie for business plan competition awards

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All businesses begin as dreams. All successful businesses also grow from sound business plans and cooperation. Students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will soon have a chance to present business plans, learn the meaning of teamwork and compete for cash prizes. The Petritz Foundation and the university’s College of Business will sponsor… Continue Reading Students vie for business plan competition awards

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March of Dimes holds conference on prematurity

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November is “Prematurity Awareness Month.” And prematurity is the No. 1 health concern for babies in Colorado and the leading cause of newborn death in the state. Premature babies are a huge health care expense. Babies born 10 weeks before their 40-week gestation period spend an average of one month in a hospital, said Shelly… Continue Reading March of Dimes holds conference on prematurity

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Pro business groups weigh in on election

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A Denver Post survey of 7,000 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce member companies, with 122 businesses responding, revealed that a Republican-controlled Congress “might be freer to privatize portions of Social Security, help small businesses gain access to health care and extend investment tax credits.” Forty-four percent said a Bush second term is positive for small… Continue Reading Pro business groups weigh in on election

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Just two weeks ago the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado alerted the media to a Hawaiian vacation scam that all began with a newspaper advertisement. Now it appears that more and more consumers have fallen victim to this scam and collectively have lost more than $62,000 to the scam artists. The company, Vacation Properties… Continue Reading Consumer Report: Hawaiian vacation scam continues to claim local victims

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Chamber and BBB form member partnership

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In most cities, chambers of commerce and better business bureaus are competing for members. Not so in Colorado Springs. The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado have unified to bring a joint membership package to the business community. The venture is a first-of-its-kind in the country, said… Continue Reading Chamber and BBB form member partnership

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Sleepless in America

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You snooze, you lose. It’s the 21st century mantra as many Americans espouse a high-living, fast-track, buzzing and humming lifestyle. The business owner, the corporate executive, the manager, the professional — many are burning the candle at both ends. No one wants to miss a beat. However, medical experts agree: America is sleep deprived. Dr.… Continue Reading Sleepless in America

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal will continue to sponsor golf tournament planning seminars throughout the winter until spring play begins. Sessions will be held at area golf courses beginning Dec. 7 at Antler Creek, 9650 Antler Creek Drive, eight miles east of Powers off Woodman Road. The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will continue to… Continue Reading Golf tournament planning seminar slated for Antler Creek

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