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Just two weeks ago the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado alerted the media to a Hawaiian vacation scam that all began with a newspaper advertisement. Now it appears that more and more consumers have fallen victim to this scam and collectively have lost more than $62,000 to the scam artists. The company, Vacation Properties… Continue Reading Consumer Report: Hawaiian vacation scam continues to claim local victims

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Edmonson works to strengthen local culture

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* Name: Susan Edmondson * Organization: Bee Vradenburg Foundation * Position: Executive director * Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 13 years. * Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Master’s degree in public administration, UCCS. * A few words about your company: The Bee Vradenburg… Continue Reading Edmonson works to strengthen local culture

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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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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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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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The art of the 'look'

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Attracting customers and clients is no easy task. What do they want? What do they need? What sparks their interest? Finding out takes some trial and error, some dedicated research and accepting suggestions for improvement and change. Downtown Partnership Inc. sponsored three “dressed for success” workshops for downtown businesses, one in September and two in… Continue Reading The art of the 'look'

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Business Symposium focuses on networking

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The information age is forever changing the climate of the business community. Keeping up with the issues and the trends is daunting to busy managers and business owners. Rocky Scott, the president and chief executive officer of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp., said the business atmosphere is a “complex world with more information… Continue Reading Business Symposium focuses on networking

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