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Cutting the line on 'phishing' e-mail scams

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If you receive an e-mail from someone or some company that you trust or have a relationship with asking for any type of personal information, think twice before automatically responding and hitting the send button. The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, Call for Action, the Federal Trade Commission and Visa USA have begun an… Continue Reading Cutting the line on 'phishing' e-mail scams

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On May 15th, more than 325 people joined Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado to celebrate 50 years of providing economic education programs in our community. The “Celebration of Education” Auction and Gala event was a tremendous success, with anticipated net revenue of $65,000 going to provide JA program materials for local students. Schmidt Construction Co.,… Continue Reading Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado Celebrates 50 years

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Ampco System Parking has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with Colorado Springs Airport. Ampco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABM Industries Inc., will provide parking management, shuttle services and valet parking for the 8,975-car parking facility at 7770 Drennan Road. “With our extensive expertise in airport parking management, we welcome the opportunity to serve… Continue Reading Airport parking contract has been awarded to Ampco

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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 e-mail or fax which will be forwarded to the Colorado Springs Business Journal for weekly publication June 25 8:00am Shotgun, Colorado Springs Housing Authority Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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SkyWest Airlines plans to open a maintenance base and provide crew housing in Colorado Springs by Aug. 1, taking over and expanding the operation being abandoned by Air Wisconsin. The new facility should be fully operational by December. SkyWest is based in St. George, Utah, and operates regional commuter flights for Delta Airlines and United… Continue Reading SkyWest decides to move hub to Colorado Springs

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* Name: Peggy Herbertson * Organization: Pikes Peak Workforce Center * Position: Director * Hometown: I was born in Louisville, Ky., but was raised in Richardson, Texas * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Actually I live in Elisabeth but have been employed in Colorado Springs for seven years. My primary focus is… Continue Reading Workforce center helps solve business problems

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People on the Move

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Jim Rose has been appointed bank manager of the Tejon and Cascade branches of Peoples National Bank. Rose has more than 16 years of experience in bank operations, consumer and commercial lending. Michael P. “Mickey” Moore has been named president of Community Banks of Southern Colorado. He has more than 37 years of experience, working… Continue Reading People on the Move

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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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