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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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When someone is convicted of a felony, they are most likely headed straight to prison. Convicted felons have concrete walls, crowded cells and limited privacy to look forward to. Months and years behind bars are months and years without employment, paying taxes or giving back to the community. And keeping someone in prison doesn’t come… Continue Reading A cost-effective, rehabilitative alternative to prison

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Trinity Communications looking to grow

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* Name: Peter R. Marky * Organization: Trinity Communications LLC * Position: Owner, president * Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Seven years * Education: Commercial Business School of Zurich, similar to an MBA. Graduated from Insurance School of London, England. * A few words about your company: Trinity… Continue Reading Trinity Communications looking to grow

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The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated its 25th Anniversary during its Annual Dinner on Dec. 2 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. More than 350 guests and members of the bureau were in attendance. Terry Sullivan, president and CEO of the bureau, led the night’s events, which included the presentation of a special video… Continue Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau 25th Anniversary and Annual Dinner

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Successful tournaments don't simply happen

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Editor’s Note: This is part one of a series of articles, which will encompass the work required of golf tournament committees to conduct successful golf events. By John K. Darling Founder of SeniorFriendlyGolf Successful golf events begin with the chairman. Regardless of the type of tournament, the chairman is Numero Uno. This person must recruit… Continue Reading Successful tournaments don't simply happen

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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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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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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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