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Marketing through props

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Pool sharks, egg cartons, monkeys, tigers. Got your attention? That is exactly what advertising executives and small-business owners should be striving for: getting a potential buyer’s immediate and undivided attention. “It’s marketing 101,” said Linda Snyder, owner of Monument-based Special Effects Design and Marketing. “People are inundated with ads, and the key to marketing success… Continue Reading Marketing through props

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Emergency services celebrated 25 years in Colorado Springs last month and commemorated James R. Woods, who in 1979 brought paramedics and the first ambulance service to El Paso County. A-1 Paramedics Inc. was founded and owned by Woods, until American Medical Response Inc. bought the company in 1993. Woods served as CEO of AMR Colorado… Continue Reading First response firm celebrates 25 years locally

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Hospital happenings

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As health care costs continue to rise, burdening many, local hospitals are embracing the issues and the community by providing top-notch services and extending services to areas outside the city limits. In May, Solucient, a national health care information consultant, named Penrose-St. Francis Health Services one of the nation’s 100 best hospital systems for the… Continue Reading Hospital happenings

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* Name: Julie Boswell * Organization: The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. * Position: Vice president development and communications * Hometown: Cheltenham, England * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 33 years * Education: Educated in England at Charlton Park Convent School and Christie College (business college). * A few words about… Continue Reading Boswell would like Springs to tout its image

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Fine Arts Center makes upgrades

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Let there be light. “This is the biggest thing to come to Colorado Springs in a long time,” said Daniel Vasey, director of public relations and marketing. The center’s newest acquisition is an enormous, sparkling glass chandelier by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. The chandelier will hang in the entrance lobby, surrounded by dozens of… Continue Reading Fine Arts Center makes upgrades

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Last week, Lorne Kramer was facing a dilemma: How to tell his wife that he was going to have lunch with a couple hundred women. The city manager said that when he told the missus about his speech at the quarterly Women’s Business Council Luncheon it elicited the following response. “Don’t forget, honey. Ginger Rogers… Continue Reading City manager addresses Women's Business Council

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People on the Move

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Jeffrey Ferguson, a professor of business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has received the 2003-04 Bank One Faculty Community Service Award. He has taught at the school for more than 25 years. Jose Aponte, executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District, has been elected to the Public Library Association’s Board of… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Colorado Springs nonprofit organizations have been hit hard lately, and a survey by the El Pomar Foundation casts light on how their lack of funding may affect residents. A combination of factors is battering the charitable institutions of El Paso County. As people demand more services, federal and state governments are budgeting less money. There… Continue Reading Nonprofits trying to keep their heads above water

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Finding a job worth seeking

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The job market remains tight, according to a news release from Lee Hecht Harrison, an international career development and consulting firm based in New Jersey. Lee Hecht Harrison said that 484,000 job seekers had stopped searching for work because they believed there were no jobs available. However, William A. Wells, a senior vice-president with Lee… Continue Reading Finding a job worth seeking

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Tens of thousands of dollars in technology donations from corporations are responsible for an influx of computer equipment at the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, and at Falcon School District 49. Hewlett-Packard donated upwards of $70,000 to the Urban League. The grant allowed the group to purchase four units and a server, as… Continue Reading Corporate donations help teach a younger generation

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