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Construction and development are booming as the city continues to grow. 2004 was quite a year for all those folks in the real estate sector. Dozens of new businesses came to Colorado Springs in ’04, generating activity in the commercial arena as well as in consumer’s wallets. Brokers, buyers, sellers and residents have weathered a… Continue Reading Change and growth for real estate in 2004 (7874)

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Manufacturing community comes together in 2004

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During the past four years, Colorado Springs lost more than 5,000 manufacturing jobs, not inclusive of the 4,000 jobs lost in the high-tech industry. Colorado lost about 50,000 manufacturing jobs during the same period. Since 1999, 2.7 million additional manufacturing jobs have been lost in the United States. Displaced American workers are paying a price… Continue Reading Manufacturing community comes together in 2004

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Banking and technology allowed to mingle

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As time ticks by, calendar pages flip and “business as usual” takes on a different meaning, things will inevitably change. In 2004, Colorado Springs saw a few transformations in the banking sector. The Check 21 program struck fear in the hearts of those folks who habitually write “hot” checks. And as the population of Colorado… Continue Reading Banking and technology allowed to mingle

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In 2004, the retail world in Colorado Springs experienced both highs and lows, from a sales spike brought on by the return of several thousand troops from Iraq to the closing of a downtown institution. Downtown will feel loss of bookseller When the Chinook Bookshop closed June 15, downtown Colorado Springs lost one of its… Continue Reading Retail faces challenges and sees opportunity in 2004

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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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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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* 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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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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