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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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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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Banking and technology allowed to mingle

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As time ticks by, calendar pages flip and “business as usual” takes on a different meaning, things will inevitably change. In 2004, Colorado Springs saw a few transformations in the banking sector. The Check 21 program struck fear in the hearts of those folks who habitually write “hot” checks. And as the population of Colorado… Continue Reading Banking and technology allowed to mingle

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In 2004, the retail world in Colorado Springs experienced both highs and lows, from a sales spike brought on by the return of several thousand troops from Iraq to the closing of a downtown institution. Downtown will feel loss of bookseller When the Chinook Bookshop closed June 15, downtown Colorado Springs lost one of its… Continue Reading Retail faces challenges and sees opportunity in 2004

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It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. -Ursula K LeGuin Penrose Main Hospital embarked on a new journey about two years ago with a plan to construct a new medical tower on its North Cascade campus. At the end of this journey… Continue Reading Penrose rings in New Year with East Tower Jan. 10 opening

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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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People on the Move

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Ester Ahyo has been promoted to cash management officer at American National Bank. She has been in the banking industry for nine years. Billie Scholer has been named branch officer of American National Bank’s Briargate location. She has been in the banking industry for 23 years. Shawn Thompson has joined American National Bank as vice… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Organizing a golf tournament

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Today’s article is the third 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 golf courses. The next class will… Continue Reading Organizing a golf tournament

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The Colorado South Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its annual Holiday Gala & Design Awards program at the Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs. More than 200 guests packed the evening event of cocktails, dinner, and awards presentations in a collegial atmosphere including architects, clients, contractors, and other friends of architecture. AIA Colorado… Continue Reading Local firms sweep AIA Colorado South Architectural Design Awards

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