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SBA extends deadline for size standards comments

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has extended the deadline by 60 days for advance comments from the public on key issues relating to its small business size standards, the rules used by the SBA and other federal agencies to determine whether a business is small. The SBA extended the deadline in response to requests from… Continue Reading SBA extends deadline for size standards comments

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Fire department axes female former Olympian

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By Marylou Doehrman Staff Reporter On Feb. 4, the Colorado Springs Fire Department graduated 17 firefighter trainees – 16 males and one female – from the 2004 fall class. Karyn Palgut wasn’t among them. She was terminated from the training program on Jan. 18, two days prior to taking the state firefighter exams – the… Continue Reading Fire department axes female former Olympian

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Golf tournaments are not over when they are over

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Today’s article is the last 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 during the next two months at Colorado Springs area golf courses. The next class will be from 1… Continue Reading Golf tournaments are not over when they are over

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Karyn Palgut was terminated from the Colorado Springs Fire Department’s training program on Jan. 18, two days prior to taking the state firefighter exams. She and her attorney, Rich Nagl, have filed charges against the department with the city’s human resources office alleging gender discrimination, reprisal and retaliation, several counts of harassment that took place… Continue Reading A history of discrimination against women firefighters

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Cass to speak at golf tournament seminar

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Jan Cass will be the featured speaker at the next Golf Tournament Planning Seminar, which will be hosted by the Antler Creek Golf Course from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 26. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a degree in corporate communications. Cass is a relocation expert with Re/Max All… Continue Reading Cass to speak at golf tournament seminar

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Employment costs, inflation on the rise

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The total cost of employee compensation for private industry workers in the West rose 3.9 percent for the year ended December 2004, according to employment cost index data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nationwide, total compensation costs increased 3.8 percent from December 2003 to December 2004. The employment cost… Continue Reading Employment costs, inflation on the rise

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Kelly constantly stays focused on selling

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* Name: Nancy Kelly * Organization: Syntrak International * Position: Managing director * Hometown: Traverse City, Mich. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 21 years * Education: BA – Michigan State, MA – University of Washington, studied German at the University of Wurzburg in Germany * A few words about your company:… Continue Reading Kelly constantly stays focused on selling

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Barber bids farewell

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After 25 and-a-half years with El Paso County government, Frank O. Barber is moving on. On Jan. 31, Barber put in his last day as the manager of the economic development district of the financial services department. That title was a long time coming. “I was involved with a whole lot of things through the… Continue Reading Barber bids farewell

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Red Cross director seeks interaction

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During the week of Jan. 24, the American Red Cross Pikes Peak Chapter assisted the victims of 15 area house fires. Each year, the Pikes Peak chapter responds to more than 75 disasters in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. David Just, the new executive director of the local Red Cross chapter, would like to instill… Continue Reading Red Cross director seeks interaction

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People on the Move

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Brett Rice has joined The Ornamental Man as sales manager. He has more than 19 years of experience in the steel business. Matt Derr has joined Merrick & Co. as a design engineer. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of ASCE. Tara McGowan has joined Merrick & Co. as a design engineer.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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