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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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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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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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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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Chamber and BBB form member partnership

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In most cities, chambers of commerce and better business bureaus are competing for members. Not so in Colorado Springs. The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado have unified to bring a joint membership package to the business community. The venture is a first-of-its-kind in the country, said… Continue Reading Chamber and BBB form member partnership

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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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Hawaiian vacation targets Colorado

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The sand, surf and dreams of a Hawaiian holiday are enticing as we get ready for winter, but watch out. A number of consumers have responded to ad running in the Gazette and Denver Post offering the vacation of a lifetime, at a great price. The company, Vacation Properties International which claims to be located… Continue Reading Hawaiian vacation targets Colorado

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Apartment sale a back-channel deal (7682)

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A 374-unit apartment complex located at 3802 Half Turn Road, just south of Austin Bluffs Drive and Academy Boulevard, sold in August for $9.5 million. The Westree Apartments had not been listed on the real estate market, but the owners did not have the funds to keep things going and maintain the complex, said Gary… Continue Reading Apartment sale a back-channel deal (7682)

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