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The Colorado Springs Business Journal will continue to sponsor golf tournament planning seminars throughout the winter until spring play begins. Sessions will be held at area golf courses beginning Dec. 7 at Antler Creek, 9650 Antler Creek Drive, eight miles east of Powers off Woodman Road. The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will continue to… Continue Reading Golf tournament planning seminar slated for Antler Creek

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Did you see the monster pumpkins at Silver Key Senior Services’ Pumpkin-thon? Something you may not know is that the monster pumpkin growers originated this event in 1998 to raise money for Silver Key. Richard Plush was the coordinator of the event at that time. This year the three winners of the largest pumpkins were… Continue Reading Monster pumpkins help Silver Key Senior Services raise funds

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People on the Move

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Troy R. Olsen has been appointed a partner at Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP. He is an associate in the Colorado Springs office where his practice emphasizes defense litigation. Clay Blyth has joined Re/Max Properties Inc. as a broker associate in the Monument office. He is the former president and CEO of Colorado Recreation Corp.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Bartering becomes a modern day career

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They traded cows, skins, horses, tobacco, sugar, corn and probably jugs of whiskey in exchange for whatever goods they needed. From the Native Americans to the early settlers, bartering was the staple of the American economy before the invention of paper money in the 18th century. Although the dollar is the standard form of trade… Continue Reading Bartering becomes a modern day career

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Ashley slated to take helm next June

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When Susan Ashley arrived at Colorado College in 1970 she didn’t expect to stay very long. “I didn’t even unpack my books when I got here,” Ashley said. “I was brought here on a one-year appointment. I rapidly understood how much I like teaching.” Ashley, a professor who has taught history for more than 30… Continue Reading Ashley slated to take helm next June

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Csintyan sees the value in each membership

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* Name: Dave Csintyan * Organization: Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce * Position: Executive vice president * Hometown: Flint, Mich. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Five years total – two different stints * Education: BA, University of Michigan, Flint College; MA, Central Michigan University, Naval Command and Staff College and… Continue Reading Csintyan sees the value in each membership

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German company expands operations in the Springs

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While many U.S. manufacturers have taken production offshore, one local company has won a contract with a Germany-based company that has chosen Colorado Springs as the site of its American-based operations. Twelve years ago, Ulrich “Uli” Schoberer invented a power meter system that measures the speed, distance, power, heart rate and pedaling frequency of cyclists.… Continue Reading German company expands operations in the Springs

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Colorado SBA lending reaches record highs

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The number of small business loans made to Colorado business owners in fiscal year 2004 exceeded all previous records. Statewide, 1,872 loans were approved by the Small Business Administration’s network of more than 120 participating lenders. This marks a 27 percent increase over the number of loans approved in 2003. In El Paso County, 173… Continue Reading Colorado SBA lending reaches record highs

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Colorado among the top business friendly states

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Some would argue, but, according to the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public education organization based in Washington, D.C., Colorado is among the top-10 most business friendly states in the country. The Tax Foundation determines the most amiable-to-businesses states based on tax systems that maintain a “level playing field for all types of businesses and… Continue Reading Colorado among the top business friendly states

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Brent Kennedy and his wife always figured they would someday give up their careers as ballet dancers. Kennedy didn’t realize that, for him, it would end sooner rather than later. In February this year, Kennedy suffered a spinal infarction – a rare stroke-like episode. Within two hours of the episode, Kennedy was on a ventilator… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis takes new direction for trauma center

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