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Winning contracts: Quality beats price

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Price is not the No.1 priority when U.S. firms are awarding $1 million or more in contracts for outside services. Price is not even among the top-10 most important reasons that companies choose a supplier or provider. In a survey of 700 worldwide executives, with 30 U.S. executives responding, price ranked the lowest among bid… Continue Reading Winning contracts: Quality beats price

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Flying over head … or flying overhead?

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Flight for Life, the medical air aviation system for Centura Health, which is the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services’ parent company, has been transporting critically ill and injured residents of southern Colorado for 21 years. When it’s not in use, the Flight for Life helicopter is grounded at Penrose Main. Come early 2005, city-owned Memorial Hospital… Continue Reading Flying over head … or flying overhead?

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People on the Move

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Deborah Helton has joined Biggs Kofford & Co., P.C. She has a master’s degree in business administration with an accounting emphasis from Colorado State University at Pueblo. Bill Majure has received the Warren Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado PGA. He has been director of golf at The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne… Continue Reading People on the Move

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A shopping alternative that makes plenty of sense

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There are always numbers to crunch, clients to visit and mission statements to revise. While the cycle of business is forever in motion, businesspeople everywhere must find the time and energy to go shopping. Like it or not, it must be done. Seasons change and fashions go in and out of style, but looking good… Continue Reading A shopping alternative that makes plenty of sense

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UCCS instructor named Professor of the Year

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Creativity and education have always been a part of Robert von Dassanowsky’s life. Growing up in Austria and Los Angeles and living with his mother, a film producer, helped shape his life and career path. On Nov. 18 von Dassanowsky, associate professor in the departments of Languages and Cultures and Visual and Performing Arts at… Continue Reading UCCS instructor named Professor of the Year

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Holiday shoppers crowded the small shop in the Citadel Mall Sunday afternoon. Signs reading “Retirement” and “Quitting business” were hung overhead, heralding the end of an era. After 47 years in business, Swiss Miss owner Tom Dugdale and his wife Pepper have decided to call it a day for their two shops. Collectors in Colorado… Continue Reading Final days of the popular collector boutique Swiss Miss

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Steve Bigari owns about 12 McDonald’s in town, and, although the fast-food giant is associated with burgers, fries and chocolate shakes (give or take a few salads), franchisor Bigari is one of the many Colorado Springs business, government and nonprofit leaders addressing impeding local and state health care issues. On Dec. 2 at the World… Continue Reading What do McDonald's, health care reform have in common?

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Job loss has personal impact

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An unemployed man in the aisle of a grocery store was carrying a screaming toddler. In a very calm, quiet voice he said, “Don’t scream Jimmy&Don’t yell; be calm, Jimmy&” Admiring the way he handled the stress, someone stopped to compliment him on dealing with his child, Jimmy. The man replied, “But I’m Jimmy.” Behavioral… Continue Reading Job loss has personal impact

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O'Connell proud of hospital's recognition

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* Name: Rick O’Connell * Organization: Penrose-St. Francis Health Services * Position: President and CEO * Hometown: I’m from a military family and have lived all over the world. I was born in Fort Worth, Texas. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Five and a half years. * Education: I have a… Continue Reading O'Connell proud of hospital's recognition

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Contractor digging deep financial hole (7779)

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In a third quarter report to the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado Humane Society said that it was $280,453 in the hole entering the final three months of 2004. Payroll alone in the third quarter was $239,060 and income was $267, 142, which included the city’s contract payment of $173,750. Another $42,893 was spent on… Continue Reading Contractor digging deep financial hole (7779)

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