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Colorado: resource friendly for exporters

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Foreign trade appears to be trending well for U.S. and Colorado companies. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, exports for July totaled $95 billion, a $2.8-billion or 3 percent increase from June. Exports increased year-to-date by 12.7 percent for a total $656 billion compared to 2003, during which more than $1 trillion was recorded… Continue Reading Colorado: resource friendly for exporters

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Ambulance service clash

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For the past 25 years, the city of Colorado Springs’ emergency transport services have been privatized through an agreement with the El Paso County Emergency Services Agency, a quasi-governmental collaboration of fire districts, the city and the county. In 1997, American Medical Response won the contract through a competitive request for proposal process. AMR is… Continue Reading Ambulance service clash

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People on the Move

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Jesse Moore has been appointed vice president in the commercial banking division of American National Bank. He previously was a commercial relationship manager in business banking. Joel Midkiff has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, Colorado’s state chamber. He is general manager of Sinton Dairy.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Gazette publisher ready to face challenges

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Robert Burdick has only been the publisher of The Gazette for a couple of weeks, but he likes what he’s seen so far, and he seems ready for whatever challenges running El Paso County’s only major daily newspaper might present. “I think any newspaper or any business should view itself as an entity that’s evolving,”… Continue Reading Gazette publisher ready to face challenges

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Ginnett in the business of developing leads

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* Name: Robert Ginnett * Organization: Center for Creative Leadership * Position: Senior Fellow * Hometown: Camp Springs, Md. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since March 1980. * Education: Too much. BA, Psychology, University of Maryland; MBA, University of Utah; MA, Organizational Behavior, Yale University; M.Phil. Organizational Behavior, Yale University; Ph.D.… Continue Reading Ginnett in the business of developing leads

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The Colorado Springs Police Department has won first place in the Center for Digital Government’s “Best of the Web” Government Achievement Award. The Center for Digital Government (CDG) is considered the premier organization on digital government from the federal to the local level. The department received first place in the Internal Applications category, which consists… Continue Reading Police Department receives 'Best of the Web' award

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AHA Go Red for Women Event

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The American Heart Association presented the second annual Go Red for Women education exposition and luncheon on Oct. 1. Attendance more than doubled this year; sponsorships grew from five to 25 and booth participation increased from 10 to 60. The AHA is spreading the word, and the community is getting it, that heart disease is… Continue Reading AHA Go Red for Women Event

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Golden-touch entrepreneur coming to town

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By all accounts (Web site accounts, that is), Guy Kawasaki is enterprising and entertaining, focused and all over the place, and technically minded and creative. His Web bio catalogs Kawasaki as an evangelist, an entrepreneur, an investment banker, a venture capitalist, an author and a speaker. Which should make for an interesting speech when the… Continue Reading Golden-touch entrepreneur coming to town

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* Name: Tex Stuart. Actually it’s Nelson Stuart III, but my Texas grandmother thought that was too pompous. * Organization: Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group * Position: General manager * Hometown: Glen Ridge, New Jersey * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 2 ½ years * Education: University of Minnesota: journalism with a… Continue Reading Military's economic impact greater than many think

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Junior Achievement to unveil artifact museum

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On Oct. 7, the Junior Achievement Worldwide headquarters in Colorado Springs will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Junior Achievement Pioneers Museum of Junior Achievement History. The El Pomar Foundation funded $50,000 of the $250,000 project, and the 102 local Junior Achievement employees raised the remaining $200,000 for the renovation… Continue Reading Junior Achievement to unveil artifact museum

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