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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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Employment numbers rise this year (7854)

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Employment outlooks and news of economic development continued to improve as 2004 progressed. More firms started to look at hiring new employees, more companies said they had plans to increase wages and Colorado Springs and the state started to see the end of the latest recession. The dark days of 2002 are long gone. The… Continue Reading Employment numbers rise this year (7854)

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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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* Name: Rosanne Gain * Organization: Rosanne Gain Public Relations * Position: Owner * Hometown: I was born in Montreal, Que., Canada * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Moved here seven years ago from Santa Fe, N.M, Education: Bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising – minors in advertising and art history from Florida… Continue Reading Public relations specialist focuses on results (7858)

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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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Storm-watching in the precarious job market

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Denial of the possibility of future layoff is as natural and common as the shock that accompanies it when it comes. But some myths endure: * Layoffs only effect the “excess baggage” of an organization; hence, not me. * If I do a good job, my job is secure. * Only the best and brightest… Continue Reading Storm-watching in the precarious job market

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Issues faced by the community in 2004

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A few issues clouded the usual blue skies in Colorado Springs this past year. The following four prompted many debriefs and many debates – but as yet – no debacles. All affect the business community in one way or another. And rest assured these issues will carry over to the New Year – and then… Continue Reading Issues faced by the community in 2004

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The No. 1 concern expressed by small business owners at an Aug. 18 forum, sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business, was the rising cost of health insurance. According to a 2004 survey by the Kaiser Foundation, Americans are more concerned about health care costs than they are about the stock market or terrorist… Continue Reading Health care industry stays in the spotlight all year long

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