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Raintree: Health care caught in a perfect storm

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* Name: Shawn Raintree * Organization: Kaiser Permanente * Position: Executive director * Hometown: My family moved a great deal when I was growing up. I spent the most time in Wheaton, Ill., and here in Colorado – I was an undergraduate at the Air Force Academy and got my graduate degree at the University… Continue Reading Raintree: Health care caught in a perfect storm

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Hazardous toys continue to be sold in stores across the country, according to a nationwide survey released by the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG). In 2003, more than 200,000 people sought treatment in hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries; more than a third of those injured were under 5. Eleven children under 15 died… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: Group alerts shoppers to hidden toy hazards

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Colorado Springs residents will have additional health insurance opportunities because of an alliance between Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health Plans and Memorial Hospital. Rocky Mountain has signed an exclusive agreement with Memorial Hospital to be the acute-care provider for all Rocky Mountain commercial members (including those who purchase insurance coverage directly from the health plan… Continue Reading Western Slope health plan expands in the Front Range

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Seminar insures golf tournament success

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For golf tournament planners scheduling their events for spring, time is growing short. According to Doug Wert, director of the Professional Golf Management Program at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs it takes nine to 12 months to put on a successful golf tournament. In line with planning ahead, he also says that the… Continue Reading Seminar insures golf tournament success

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People on the Move

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Kelli Connor has joined BiggsKofford’s certified public accounting practice. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder. Matthew Wigle has joined Kleinfelder Inc. as a client manager. He has 16 years of safety, industrial hygiene and environmental management experience. Andrew Flynn P.E. has joined Kleinfelder Inc. as an environmental group leader. He has a… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Festive fruitcakes with a side of job hunting

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Although the holidays are a time for friends and family, gifts and goodwill, they also are a great time for the unemployed to look for work, according to area employment experts. While it might be tempting to break open a bag of chips and channel surf during holiday off times, getting out into the business… Continue Reading Festive fruitcakes with a side of job hunting

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Those in the market for a new or used car in Southern Colorado now have easy access online to the combined information resources of the Better Business Bureau and J.D. Power and Associates. Through a teaming agreement, the two organizations have now enhanced the value of information that is available to consumers when shopping online… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: The BBB Teams with J.D. Power and Associates

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On Nov. 5, the New Lawyers Section of the El Paso County Bar Association sponsored its 8th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and Pro Bono Legal Services in El Paso County. These organizations provide legal programs and services to low-income residents of Colorado. More… Continue Reading El Paso County Bar Association 8th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting

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* Name: Joseph A. Garcia * Organization: Pikes Peak Community College * Position: President * Hometown: None-military bases all over the country * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 21 years * Education: BS, Business, CU Boulder; Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School; Programs, but not degrees at Oxford University and JFK School of… Continue Reading Garcia's focus on success rate of minority students

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SBA Technical Assistance Programs extend reach

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More than 2.44 million people interested in starting a business or expanding an existing one consulted with one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s technical assistance programs during FY 2004, a record for the agency’s programs. “The president’s small business agenda seeks to continue expanding business ownership across America,” SBA Administrator Hector V. Barreto said.… Continue Reading SBA Technical Assistance Programs extend reach

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