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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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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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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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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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Area artists put on a show

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Scrap the typical weekend plans and discover the art of the Pikes Peak region. On November 13 and 14, art lovers in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs will have an opportunity to view and purchase works from 17 local artists. The second annual Open Studio Artists’ Tour and Sale will kick off at 10 a.m.… Continue Reading Area artists put on a show

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For centuries, jewelry has symbolized a certain degree of prestige, luxury and ceremonialism. Egyptian pharaohs were entombed with gold trinkets. Debutantes were, and are, given strands of pearls as part of their rite of passage. Couples exchange rings along with wedding vows at the altar. Men who find themselves in the doghouse present gifts of… Continue Reading Jewelry shopping remains a search for prestige, luxury

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Disasters depleting Red Cross funds

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There were 427,746 people – almost the population of El Paso County – housed in 1,748 shelters when hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne slammed onto the shores of Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other U.S. mainland states. More than 10 million meals were served in those areas, where hammering winds and… Continue Reading Disasters depleting Red Cross funds

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Students vie for business plan competition awards

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All businesses begin as dreams. All successful businesses also grow from sound business plans and cooperation. Students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will soon have a chance to present business plans, learn the meaning of teamwork and compete for cash prizes. The Petritz Foundation and the university’s College of Business will sponsor… Continue Reading Students vie for business plan competition awards

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