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To everyone in the business world, there’s hope. The New Year is just around the corner and the employed and unemployed alike have a great deal to look forward to. With more companies looking to expand and hire new employees in 2005, business confidence is on the upswing. Optimism among small firms has risen to… Continue Reading Employment Outlook 2005: The glass is half full (7829)

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Buffalo ranchers take the hands off approach

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Forget every book that you’ve ever read, every movie that you’ve ever seen and every story that you’ve ever heard about ranching. When it comes to bison, or buffalo as they are more commonly referred to, your brain is going to get you a lot farther than a Ponderosa full of brawn. “As soon as… Continue Reading Buffalo ranchers take the hands off approach

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Saving downtown from the wrecking ball

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” Name: A. Scott Long ” Organization: ASL Properties LLC ” Position: Owner ” Hometown: Colorado Springs ” How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 56 years ” Education: Cheyenne Mountain High School; Colorado State University – 3 ½ years ” A few words about your company: I started the company in November 2000… Continue Reading Saving downtown from the wrecking ball

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Immigration Web site saves time, wages

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Employers who count on workers with green cards will be pleased with a new system adopted by the offices of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In the past, immigrants, family members and U.S. citizens as well have encountered long lines in Denver waiting for an appointment with an immigration officer. Many immigrants living outside Denver… Continue Reading Immigration Web site saves time, wages

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Tis the season … for flu and common colds

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When the malady is a common cold, the 24-hour flu or bronchitis, forget the dose of amoxicillin. In the long run, Mom’s homemade chicken noodle soup may be the best overall cure for illnesses caused by viruses. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched a campaign – “Get Smart Colorado” to educate… Continue Reading Tis the season … for flu and common colds

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People on the Move

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Marion L. Leggett has joined First Community Bank as vice president of cash management for Colorado. She previously served as vice president/downtown branch manager, as well as cash manager and marketing director, for Colorado State Bank and Trust. Gina James has been named program manager of the Dependency and Neglect Division at CASA of the… Continue Reading People on the Move

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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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