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HBA/nonprofit collaborate for homeless teens

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In two months, homeless teenagers in Colorado Springs will have an opportunity to trade living on the streets and in makeshift shelters for a warm bed, a hot shower and regular meals in a real dining room. THE (transitional housing experience) Place is scheduled to open to homeless youth ages 15 to 21 on November… Continue Reading HBA/nonprofit collaborate for homeless teens

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Hands off: State cash funds should be off limits

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If the state treasurer gets his way, legislators will have to find a way to balance the state budget that doesn’t include transferring money from cash and trust funds. The money in cash and trust funds will be off limits to raids by state lawmakers in future years if a new constitutional measure developed by… Continue Reading Hands off: State cash funds should be off limits

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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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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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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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Rural broadband service aided by federal spending

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In 1999, Gov. Bill Owens signed House Bill 1102, the Beanpole Bill, legislation that designated about $4.8 million for the purchase of rural telecommunications systems. In 2000, the state awarded U.S. West (now Qwest) a $37-million, 10-year contract to build a digital voice, video and data network, referred to as the multi-use network technology (MNT),… Continue Reading Rural broadband service aided by federal spending

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Brokerage firm invests in UCCS students

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When Mark Sikorski, a vice-president of the brokerage firm D.A. Davidson & Co., discovered his college-age daughter Michelle wanted to follow in his footsteps as a financial advisor, he approached the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs about a program his firm has been sponsoring in other universities for 19 years. Would his daughter’s school… Continue Reading Brokerage firm invests in UCCS students

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In celebration of the August “dog days of summer,” a national independent watchdog group, Charity Navigator, awarded the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region with a four-star rating for its fiscal management. The rating is the highest honor that the largest U.S. charity evaluator presents to nonprofit organizations. Each year, since its inception in… Continue Reading Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region gets four stars

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On Monday, August 30th the Classic Homes Golf tournament to benefit Silver Key Senior Services was held at the Country Club of Colorado. A field of 128 golfers played 18 holes under partly cloudy skies. The event raised in excess of $30,000. Randy Gradishar, a former linebacker with the Denver Broncos, played in the tournament… Continue Reading Golf tournament raises more than $30,000 for Silver Key

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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 by email which will be forwarded to the Colorado Springs Business Journal for weekly publication LIST YOUR 2005 DATE OR TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT DATE NOW! Submit your 2005 tournament information,… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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