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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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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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The best way to judge an institution of higher learning might be to ask the students who attend. And if you ask the cadets at the Air Force Academy, their educational experience is on of the best in the nation. The Air Force Academy is ranked 18th in Overall Academic Experience, according to the Princeton… Continue Reading AFA ranks 18th of 357 colleges by the Princeton Review

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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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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will transfer administrative responsibilities for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), effective October 1. Activities affected by this transfer include allocating and maintaining EQIP funds, determining producer eligibility, recording and maintaining the electronic contract database, processing and… Continue Reading USDA transfers environmental program responsibitiies

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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 NOW! Submit your 2005 tournament information, even… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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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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Interstate checking moving into digital age

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Federal requirements have kept the banking industry in the Stone Age when it comes to high technology, particularly in the area of interstate check transactions. However, a change is a stone’s throw away as Check 21 – the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act – takes effect in the United States on Oct. 28.… Continue Reading Interstate checking moving into digital age

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The Chamber Nonprofit Partnership has seceded from its big brother, the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, changed its name to Pikes Peak Nonprofit Partnership and relocated to the Pikes Peak United Way building at 518 N. Nevada Ave. The 15-year partnership with the Springs chamber ends on a high note, as relayed by chamber… Continue Reading Nonprofit partnership splits from Springs chamber

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Sanchez on leading edge of technology

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* Name: Gene Sanchez * Organization: Zehcnas Inc. * Position: President and CEO * Hometown: One foot in Chama, CO. (San Luis Valley), One foot in Colorado Springs, CO. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 30-plus Years * Education: Associate’s degree from El Paso Community College, 11 years active and reserve duty… Continue Reading Sanchez on leading edge of technology

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