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Partners for senior health concerns

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At a press conference on Jan. 11, B.J. Scott, president and chief executive officer of Peak Vista Community Health Centers, announced that “after a long dating period” the relationship between Peak Vista and Penrose – St. Francis Health Services has culminated in marriage. The other half of the relationship, Rick O’Connell, president and chief executive… Continue Reading Partners for senior health concerns

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Better Business Bureau Want to get less junk mail in 2005? It’s just a click or a phone call away! A new Web site and phone number brought to the BBB of Southern Colorado’s attention may worry careful consumers, but in fact it is legitimate. The Web site, www.optoutprescreen.com, put out by the Consumer Data… Continue Reading Web site for 'Opt-Out' of junk mailings is legitimate

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Identifying and securing tournament sponsors

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By John K. Darling Founder, SeniorFriendlyGolf Today’s article is the sixth 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 two months at Colorado Springs area… Continue Reading Identifying and securing tournament sponsors

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IRS simplifies unemployment filing schedule

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The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will require federal unemployment tax (FUTA) deposits only when employers’ accumulated FUTA taxes exceed $500. The prior threshold had been $100, requiring substantially more frequent deposits. Since the maximum annual FUTA tax liability per employee is only $56, employers with eight or fewer employees will be relieved… Continue Reading IRS simplifies unemployment filing schedule

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The golf tournament registration process

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By John K. Darling Founder, SeniorFriendlyGolf Today’s article is the fifth 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 over the next three months at Colorado Springs area… Continue Reading The golf tournament registration process

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Thursday, Jan. 20 is going to be a big Colorado sales tax filing day. That’s the day all monthly (December), quarterly (October, November and December), seasonal (parts of the year) and annual sales tax forms are due from Colorado businesses. Sometimes, a business has no sales tax due or “zero” tax to file. The Colorado… Continue Reading Online Colorado sales tax filing available for 'zero' tax due filers

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American small businesses set a record pace of borrowing to start and expand their companies over the first three months of the current fiscal year, securing backing from the U.S. Small Business Administration on 23 percent more loans than in the same period a year ago. During the first quarter of FY 2005, which began… Continue Reading Demand for SBA-backed loans sets record pace in first quarter of 2005

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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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