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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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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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Donald R. Logan has received the The Titan Award from the Precast, Prestressed Concrete Institute. He is president of Stresscon Corp. Jerry Cobb has joined Re/Max Properties Inc. He previously worked for 21 years in sales and sales management in the print, broadcast and beverage industries. Timothy Hoganson has joined BiggsKofford & Co. P.C.’s certified… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Paving the road to a downtown convention center

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As the battle lines are drawn about whether Colorado Springs needs a downtown convention center, the Downtown Partnership is backing a proposal to build a facility with more than simply vocal support. Board members of the organization voted unanimously Nov. 16 to approve a special assessment for members of the Business Improvement District to help… Continue Reading Paving the road to a downtown convention center

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Long lines. Weary postal workers. Rushed customers. No more. The U.S. Postal Service has created customer convenience along with cost savings through new services aimed at busy Americans and harried business owners. The innovative postal products are especially beneficial for housebound seniors and moms who don’t want to cart their children to the post office,… Continue Reading U.S. Postal Service goes from high maintenance to high tech

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The challenges faced from globalization

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Dave Anderson from the Colorado Springs Manufacturing Task Force opened the Mayor’s International Forum on Nov. 16 with a presentation about globalization and its affects on the local economy. Anderson reiterated the Catch 22 syndrome associated with globalization. While the low cost of offshore production rewards the consumer with lower prices, outsourcing production overseas compromises… Continue Reading The challenges faced from globalization

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Space Rendezvous bringing leaders to Colorado

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More than 200 space business professionals are expected attend the first Colorado Space Rendezvous on Dec. 8 at the Colorado History Museum in Denver. Lt. Gov. Jane Norton will open the event, which is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “As Colorado’s delegate to the Aerospace States Association and chair of the Colorado Space… Continue Reading Space Rendezvous bringing leaders to Colorado

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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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Qwest proposes deregulation (7729)

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Qwest has cornered the area telecom market since its acquisition of 120-year-old Denver-based US West in 2000. That incumbency has meant that Qwest adheres to a different set of regulations than its competitors, said Michael Dunne, a Qwest spokesman. For example, Dunne said that if Qwest wants to introduce a new product, the company has… Continue Reading Qwest proposes deregulation (7729)

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