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Health care leader receives accolade

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Martha Barton wore her heart on her sleeve when she accepted the “Business Leader of the Year” award at the Aug. 26 Accolades luncheon, sponsored by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Expressing shock and impassioned emotions, Barton acknowledged the other nominees and thanked all who have supported her efforts as the long-time president… Continue Reading Health care leader receives accolade

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Boe sees opportunities, growth on horizon

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* Name: Kathy Boe * Organization: Boecore Inc. * Position: President & CEO * Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 15 years * Education: BS Management, Pepperdine University, AA General Studies, Moorpark College * A few words about your company: Boecore was founded in 2000 and has approximately… Continue Reading Boe sees opportunities, growth on horizon

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The renewable energy debate

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Colorado voters in November will decide whether to embrace Amendment 37, a ballot initiative that requires top utility companies to get 10 percent of their energy from renewable energy sources such as wind farms and solar panels by 2015. In a state that uses renewable energy for less than 2 percent of its electricity needs-the… Continue Reading The renewable energy debate

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County will pave rural roads for a price

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Matt Dunston lives on a cul-de-sac in Bent Tree III, a subdivision near Monument, in unincorporated El Paso County. The 10 homes on Scarsbrook Court are valued at about $750,000 each, Dunston said. However, the gravel road at the end of all the driveways deterred from the property values, and the homeowners were tired of… Continue Reading County will pave rural roads for a price

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Antler Creek Golf Course opens

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At 8,165 yards, the 18-hole course is the second longest in the United States and the third longest in the world. The prairie dunes style course was designed by golf course architect Rick Phelps of Richard M. Phelps Ltd. and is owned by Meridian Ranch & Woodman Hills Developments. The facility is being managed by… Continue Reading Antler Creek Golf Course opens

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Insurance costs are the No. 1 nemesis for the majority of Colorado Springs small business owners who attended an Aug. 18 roundtable discussion, sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business. Health care insurance costs topped the lists of concerns, followed by workers compensation costs and practices, and soaring unemployment insurance costs. Local concerns mirrored… Continue Reading Top influential business advocate in the Springs

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Big government big threat to small businesses

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Colorado is driven by small businesses. To prove the state’s reliance on small businesses, Tim Jackson, the director of the Colorado chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business tossed out a few statistics at the NFIB-sponsored small-business forum held at Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Colorado Springs on Aug. 18. “Fifty-five percent – roughly… Continue Reading Big government big threat to small businesses

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Weighing in on health care costs issues

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Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates John Kerry and John Edwards, if elected, plan to cut health care premiums up to $1,000, reimburse businesses 75 percent of the costs of employee-related catastrophic illnesses or injuries, cut insurance administrative costs about 25 percent, reduce malpractice costs by preventing frivolous lawsuits, improve the health care delivery system and… Continue Reading Weighing in on health care costs issues

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Marketing message the same as always

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The brain has room to absorb only so much information, and the key to a business owner’s competitive edge in a market that is saturated with thousands of daily electronic and print-driven messages is making certain one’s name is conspicuously filed in the consumer’s head. Albeit simple, repetition and focus in advertising was Jim Doyle’s… Continue Reading Marketing message the same as always

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People on the Move

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Karen Ballek Ph.D. is the first public member at -larger to be selected to the Board of Directors of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is a senior consultant with Effectiveness Associates. Mike Snider has joined Peak Broadband as service manager. He has worked in telecommunications in Colorado Springs for the past four years.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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