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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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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 NOW! Submit your 2005 tournament information, even though it may not… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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Clark sees technology making banking better

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* Name: Iris Clark * Organization: Key Bank * Position: Vice president, Business Banking * Hometown: Pueblo, CO * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Seven years * Education: Master’s degree in management, BA biology, chemistry * A few words about your company: Key Bank is rapidly becoming established as the business banking… Continue Reading Clark sees technology making banking better

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Bikers, city look for compromise

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“We wanna be free to ride our machines without being hassled by the Man.” – Peter Fonda in the 1966 film The Wild Angels Andy Anderson looks like a biker. Gray hair skims his shoulders, and well-worn jeans are his uniform at The Coffee Warehouse, which he has owned for 18 months. His frankness, his… Continue Reading Bikers, city look for compromise

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People on the Move

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Michelle Magnetti has joined PRACO Public Relations and Advertising Co. as an assistant account executive. She previously was marketing coordinator for Integrated Marketing Services in Arlington Heights, Ill. David Lord has received the National Association of Education Buyers Distinguished Service Award. He is director of auxiliary and business services at Colorado College. James Borgstede M.D.,… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Businesses stifled by taxes?

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When David Gold founded ProSavvy, an e-procurement company, he created a stock-option plan for employees and contractors who provided services to the company for little or no cost. Four years later, an auditor advised Gold to send 1099s to all his contractors who had exercised their stock options. Because of Internal Revenue Service regulations and… Continue Reading Businesses stifled by taxes?

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Jordaan active in legal, tech communities

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* Name: Hendrik Jordaan * Organization: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP (HRO) * Position: Partner * Hometown: Klerksdorp, South Africa * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Seven years * Education: Bachelor of Science (Southern Methodist University), Juris Doctor (Southern Methodist University) * A few words about your company: HRO is a Denver-based… Continue Reading Jordaan active in legal, tech communities

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Online education a plus for employers

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Gordon Stein was one of the first high-tech wizards to develop an online continuing education program for a business or professional organization. In 1998, he introduced Continuing Education Online Inc. (www.proceo.com), which began as an online infection-control education program targeted to health care professionals. Stein lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and developed the infection-control program when… Continue Reading Online education a plus for employers

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Apartment market drawing buyers again

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Despite a continued soft apartment market, the two largest apartment sales in the history of Colorado Springs were closed in June. The sale of Champions of Norwood Apartments closed June 2 for $36 million. The sale of Grand River Canyon Apartments closed on June 30 for $34 million. Ron Spraggins, president of Commonwealth, and his… Continue Reading Apartment market drawing buyers again

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