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Women fueling rise in business ownership

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Women are jumping from the frying pan into the fire in vast numbers. And a flaming number of women are opening their own businesses. According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, “the number of women-owned firms with employees has expanded by an estimated 28 percent between 1997 and 2004, which is three times the… Continue Reading Women fueling rise in business ownership

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Judy Cara met an American at the U.S. Embassy in London and eventually married him. In 1979, to her mother’s chagrin, Cara and her new husband moved to the United States. Her mother’s worst nightmare was America’s good fortune. Cara’s passion for mentoring girls in the area of high tech and an inexhaustible commitment to… Continue Reading Cara honored with 'Unique' woman of the year award

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Colorado Recycles, the statewide recycling education organization, has announced the recipients of its annual Recycler of the Year awards. The awards recognize innovation and community involvement in promoting recycling. Each year Colorado Recycles accepts nominations from the community for businesses, schools and private citizens who have shown extraordinary efforts in voluntary recycling. Awards will be… Continue Reading Colorado Recycles announces recycler of the year

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Free downtown shuttle to debut on July 6

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Tejon Street will never be the same. At about 10 a.m. on July 6 the free downtown shuttle will be up and running. “We’re gonna have a big celebration to kick it off,” said Beth Kosley, executive director of the Downtown Partnership. The inaugural ride will begin at Cache La Poudre and Tejon Street, with… Continue Reading Free downtown shuttle to debut on July 6

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You pay your bills on time and haven’t overextended yourself with revolving debt, so there’s really no need to worry about your credit score, right? Don’t be so sure. One in four credit reports contains errors serious enough to cause consumers to be denied credit, a loan, an apartment or home loan or even a… Continue Reading One in four credit reports contains serious errors

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Whitten wants to make lasting contribution

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* Name: John Whitten * Organization: Mountain View Bank * Position: President * Hometown: Colorado Springs * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: I’ve lived in the Springs off and on since 1964. Most recently since 1987 * Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska * A few words… Continue Reading Whitten wants to make lasting contribution

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There is business activity abuzz within in the walls of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp.; the economy is starting to turn around; jobs are opening up. Dr. Fred Crowley, associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, reassured attendees at a June 17 workshop, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Workforce Center,… Continue Reading PPWFC zoning in on youth and IT professionals

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Manufacturers eligible for federal grants

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Steve Cowles is looking forward to the future. The president of Peak Robotics, a Colorado Springs firm that manufactures robotics and other automation equipment, is expanding the company’s reach and broadening its appeal thanks in part to a federal grant. Although Peak Robotics for 15 years has worked primarily to provide automated machines to electronics… Continue Reading Manufacturers eligible for federal grants

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Utilization of consultants on the rise

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“I come from an environment where, if you see a snake, you kill it. At General Motors, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is hire a consultant on snakes.”- H. Ross Perot, former director of General Motors According to the Bureau of Labor, an estimated 8.5 million people – or 6.7… Continue Reading Utilization of consultants on the rise

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It may have been the only time the director of the Colorado State Water Conservation Board and the chief of staff for NORAD/USNORTHCOM would ever be in the same room. On June 18, the University of Denver’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management hosted the Colorado Springs Annual Real Estate Update… Continue Reading Civic leaders converge at real estate update

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