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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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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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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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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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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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People on the Move

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David Cranfield, PLS, has joined Drexel, Barrell & Co.’s Colorado Springs office as survey manager. He has more than 26 years of experience in all aspects of land surveying, both conventional and GPS. Rick Knapp has joined Intelliden Corp. as managing director of government sales. He previously worked for Sygate Technologies Inc. as a sales… Continue Reading People on the Move

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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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