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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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People on the Move

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Kathryn Wohlschlaeger has joined The Broadmoor as public relations manager. She is a graduate of St. Louis University and served an internship at the resort last summer. Jose Aponte, executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District, received the 2004 Trejo Librarian of the Year Award from REFORMA, who promotes information services to Latinos and… Continue Reading People on the Move

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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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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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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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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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The U.S. Treasury Department has announced it will stop issuing Series HH savings bonds this summer as part of its plan to eventually move to a paperless, electronic account system encompassing all of Treasury’s retail securities. After the close of business on August 31, owners of Series EE and E bonds will no longer be… Continue Reading Series HH savings bond will be discontinued in August

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