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The Second Annual Humor is Healing event, a night of comic relief to benefit Pikes Peak Mental Health, met with great success. Ticket sales, table sponsorship and a silent auction contributed to the effort to raise money for the organization. There were 25 corporate sponsors. Wells Fargo was the premier backer. All the profits will… Continue Reading Second annual Humor is Healing nets around $75,000

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McIlewee's focus is helping kids in trouble

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* Name: John P. McIlwee * Organization: Urban Peak Colorado Springs * Position: Executive director * Hometown: Gunnison, Colo. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 12 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration – Western State College * A few words about your company: Urban Peak Colorado Springs provides services to… Continue Reading McIlewee's focus is helping kids in trouble

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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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Alex Tooke could sell ice to Eskimos. In his rather short but lucrative career, Tooke has sold rocks, tomato plants, lettuce leaves, lawn-mowing services and handmade pens to anyone with whom he comes into contact. Anything and everything is for sale in the eyes of this budding entrepreneur. Tooke launched his first business – polishing… Continue Reading Move over Donald Trump – local entrepreneur poised for takeover

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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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