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With an annual revenue of $2.52 billion (a 22 percent increase over last year) and a net income of $133 million for fiscal year 2004, Harris Corp. is a technology giant. On Oct. 6, the Melbourne, Fla.-based corporation announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based Encoda Systems Holdings Inc., a global… Continue Reading Technology powerhouse acquires Colorado media solutions provider

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Celebrate Technology: Front Range Innovation

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LeftHand Networks creates, innovates storage solutions There are three reasons that CEO Bill Chambers tells people that his company is named LeftHand Networks Inc. Chambers is a southpaw. The office of LeftHand Networks sits in the shadow of Boulder Valley, which is kind of like the left hand of infamous Silicon Valley. But the true… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology: Front Range Innovation

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is trying to quell a perception that it is all about big business. It’s just not so, said Dave Csintyan, chief operating officer of the Springs chamber. “I think it’s been difficult to articulate to the small business owner exactly what we can do for them,” Csintyan said.… Continue Reading Web site offers resources for small business owners

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Newellink searches for new cancer therapies Curing cancer may seem like a lofty goal, but M. Karen Newell is not going to let that stop her. Newell, who earned her doctorate in microbiology and immunology from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, is working on patented technology that involves researching the unique… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology: Break-Through Patented Technology

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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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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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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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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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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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