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People on the Move

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Chastity J. Barker has joined The Haskins Law Firm. She is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Law School. Gina J. Rogers has joined The Haskins Law Firm. She is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Law School. Robert Reed has joined the Antlers Hilton as executive chef. He has nearly… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Patel sees strengths in community's diversity

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* Name: Jay Patel * Organization: Jayson, Inc. * Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: I’ve lived here for 26 years. I came to Colorado Springs and decided to get into business for myself. v Education: I studied accounting and I transferred to Indiana State University from overseas. v… Continue Reading Patel sees strengths in community's diversity

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Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Colorado College students and faculty shell out a lot of cash for pizza. They also spend a great deal on other goods and services. According to a study conducted by two CC economists, the school contributes about $110 million to the local economy each year in expenditures by students, staff, visitors, retirees and conference guests.… Continue Reading Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Bells won’t be ringing in front of Albertson’s and Target this year. Both companies have nixed the Salvation Army holiday red kettle program, which means an 18-to-20 percent loss of revenue for the local organization, said Tim Leigh, Salvation Army advisory board member. “The kettle campaign is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” he said.… Continue Reading Salvation Army red kettles get ousted from area retailers

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Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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Shaken or stirred, Colorado Premium Vodka is making its way into drinks around the state. The vodka, which hit restaurants and liquor store shelves during the summer, is produced by Colorado Spirits Corp. and is now in its second round of production. “It’s going so well that we’ve had to speed up our production,” said… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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U.S. authority on the Middle East hits town

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Les Janka says that Michael Moore’s movie, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” (which “beats up on the Saudi oil situation,”) the general media bashing of the Saudis and a government-restricted visa program following the Sept. 11 terrorist acts have caused strained relationships between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Janka, a former White House staff member, is in… Continue Reading U.S. authority on the Middle East hits town

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Intelliden automates data networks Dale Hecht said he is committed to making Colorado a prosperous technology state. “We’ve been able to go out and attract top-tier business partners. We’re convinced you can build a very successful tech company right here in Colorado.” Hecht’s company, Intelliden, was founded in April 2000 to streamline the manual and… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology: Break-Though Unpatened Technology

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Richard and Linda Pankratz have watched the seeds of a dream grow and bear fruits of success not only for the artist and his family, but also for a town and a community of Colorado and national artists. And now the seed has matured to fruition and spawned new growth as Richard Pankratz takes his… Continue Reading Artist studio renovation benefits Monument economy

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Celebrate Technology: Venture Capital Builder

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Sequel Venture Partners boosts start-up tech firms Sequel Venture Partners provides the fuel, but it’s entrepreneurs who build the engine. “It’s not about us, it’s about the entrepreneur. Our philosophy is to provide them with capital and help them succeed,” said Tim Connor, one of five partners at the Boulder venture capital firm. “A business… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology: Venture Capital Builder

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With an annual revenue of $2.52 billion (a 22 percent increase over last year) and a net income of $133 million for fiscal year 2004, Harris Corp. is a technology giant. On Oct. 6, the Melbourne, Fla.-based corporation announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based Encoda Systems Holdings Inc., a global… Continue Reading Technology powerhouse acquires Colorado media solutions provider

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