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Local reports indicate economic recovery

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Good news from the office of Freddie Mac’s chief economist, Frank Nothaft, indicates a solid gain toward economic recovery. Freddie Mac economists listed payroll employment up by 248,000 during May, which added to the creation of 947,000 jobs from March through May. Construction employment was up 37,000 in May, and manufacturing employment was up by… Continue Reading Local reports indicate economic recovery

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Teen Court offers young offenders options

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* Name: Patricia Ezell * Organization: Colorado Springs Teen Court, Inc. (a non-profit organization) * Position: Director * Hometown: Dallas, Texas * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1974 * Education: Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Texas. * A few words about your company: Teen Court is the sentencing… Continue Reading Teen Court offers young offenders options

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Out of the home, into the office

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When someone works from home, the biggest barrier to expanding a business often is finding a quiet, affordable office space. But moving a home-based business into an office isn’t for everyone. “For one thing, you want to have something close, so you’re not spending all your time commuting,” said Larry Stimpert, a business professor at… Continue Reading Out of the home, into the office

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In the same year that the 75-year-old Colorado Springs Symphony went dark, the inaugural year of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra was a financial success-in the black and even boasting a modest cash surplus. The Symphony, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2003, and then Chapter 7 bankruptcy a few months later, reemerged… Continue Reading Springs Philharmonic tunes up for a 2nd season

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Ever wonder how city government works? Think you have a pretty good idea, but would like to know more? Forty Colorado Springs residents will get the opportunity for total immersion into the workings of the city beginning September 8. Applications are being accepted for the City of Colorado Springs 2004 “Citizens Academy.” The eight-week program… Continue Reading Program helps residents grasp city government

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Event exceeds goal by $20,000

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More than 200 people on 19 teams got together earlier this month to participate in the 2nd Annual PeakCo Challenge. The two-day event raised $70,000 (including in-kind contributions) to support programs at the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region. The participants battled it out in events ranging from an obstacle course to… Continue Reading Event exceeds goal by $20,000

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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 July 30 8 a.m. Shotgun medal play, Rocky Mountain State Games Non-Profit Golf Tournament,… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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Some tails wagging and some tails dragging

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series that looks at the issue of animal control in Colorado Springs. In December, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region lost its contract with the city after more than 50 years of service. Englewood-based Colorado Humane Society won the animal control services contract in… Continue Reading Some tails wagging and some tails dragging

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People on the Move

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Renee Sickels has joined the commercial lending team at Academy Bank as assistant vice president loan administration manager. She has more than nine years of banking experience. Melanie Aguto has joined the commercial lending team at Academy Bank as assistant vice president mortgage loan officer. Katie Levi has joined the commercial lending team at Academy… Continue Reading People on the Move

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New technology for quick response

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The smaller the better; the quicker the better; the more integrated, the better; how much better can it get? Technology companies cannot afford to look the other way for even a brief moment because a competitor will steal the thunder with something new and better in an equally brief moment. Some companies are hard to… Continue Reading New technology for quick response

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