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Traditional crime has drifted to the Internet, and business owners who in the past worried about robberies, employee theft and plagiarism can now add commercial criminal intrusion acts to their portfolio of entrepreneurial anxieties. Disgruntled or overly ambitious employees who hack a company’s network to steal client lists can affect the bottom line. What would… Continue Reading Cyber crime: from the filing cabinet to the hard drive

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Misleading job posting lures local job seekers

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They may think they’re applying for a federal job with the postal service when in reality they’re just signing up for a very expensive study course. A recent job advertisement currently running in a Southern Colorado employment bulletin is misleading job seekers who think they’re applying for a postal employee position. When the job seekers… Continue Reading Misleading job posting lures local job seekers

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Heart disease not a problem for men only

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The American Heart Association says that almost one-half million American women die each year – one death per minute – from cardiovascular disease, making it the No. 1 killer of American women. Since 1984, more women than men have died of some form of cardiovascular disease, and 64 percent of women who die from coronary… Continue Reading Heart disease not a problem for men only

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Investment banking for middle market companies

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* Name: John L. Graaff * Organization: Core Capital Group (CCG) * Position: Founder & CEO * Hometown: Des Moines * Lived in Colorado Springs: 24 years * Education: BSEE – University of Minnesota, Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) – International Business Brokers Association and private pilot. * A few words about your company: CCG was… Continue Reading Investment banking for middle market companies

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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has issued an alert to warn Colorado businesses that the telemarketers posing as employees of the State of Colorado Better Business Bureau are “working” our area. The callers attempt to solicit information that is not normally required in order to conduct business with or be a member of… Continue Reading Telemarketers pose as State of Colorado BBB employees

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Attention Golf Committee Tournament Chairmen and Coordinators: to list your tournament access http://www.SeniorFriendlyGolf.com, complete the list request at the bottom of the tournament list, and submit online. The Colorado Springs Business Journal will publish the listings weekly. LIST YOUR 2005 DATE OR TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT DATE NOW! Submit your 2005 tournament information, even though it may… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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People on the Move

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Diane Wengler attended the Republican National Convention in New York. She has been working for the past year with the Republican National Committee’s major donor program and was deputy chairwoman of the RNC’s 2004 Presidential Gala in Washington, D.C. Shane Netherton has joined the Colorado Springs office of BKD LLP as a staff auditor. He… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Task force aims to revive manufacturing

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In the past four years, Colorado Springs has lost more than 5,000 manufacturing jobs, which doesn’t include the 4,000 jobs lost in the high-tech industry. Colorado has lost about 50,000 manufacturing jobs during the same period. Since 1999, 2.7 million additional manufacturing jobs have been lost in the United States. The average salary in the… Continue Reading Task force aims to revive manufacturing

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Bultema sees XAware positioned for growth

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* Name: Patrick Bultema * Organization: XAware Inc. * Position: CEO * Hometown: Chico, Calif. * How long in the Springs Area: 13 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico; master’s degree from Princeton * A few words about your company: XAware is in a great position. We’ve effectively managed the venture… Continue Reading Bultema sees XAware positioned for growth

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In 1998, Minneapolis-based Dolan Media Company purchased the Colorado Springs Business Journal from Charles Sheldon and Roger Powell; in 2002, the company purchased The Daily Transcript from Gowdy Printcraft Inc. This week, Dolan Media President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan announced that the company has acquired the rights to publish a string of newspapers… Continue Reading Dolan Media acquires the rights to publish four military newspapers

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