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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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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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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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People on the Move

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Katherine Scott Sturdevant has been selected by the Colorado Education Association as its 2004 nominee for the National Education Association Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. John A Cantu has been named vice president of lending for Peoples National Bank, Colorado Springs. He has more than 30 years of banking experience. Keri Naeger has joined the… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Blakely sees trend toward specialization

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* Name: Kyle Blakely * Organization: Blakely + Company and Axio * Position: President * Hometown: Manhattan, Kan. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 13 years * Education: Kansas State University, bachelor’s degree in marketing * A few words about your company: Blakely + Company is a full-service marketing and public relations… Continue Reading Blakely sees trend toward specialization

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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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