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More troubling than weeks of afternoon thunderstorms are the effects from the flood of large motel chains on local businessmen in the tourism industry. Even if the state’s $9 million in expenditures on advertising would definitely improve this year’s tourist season, it probably won’t make a difference to Bill James or George James, who are… Continue Reading Tourist season affected by rain, hotel chains

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Some coworkers simply say thank you. Others get creative. The staff at Add Staff Inc. in Colorado Springs showed their appreciation for founder and President Cari Shaffer by doing the latter, designing a billboard in her honor. The billboard went up during the second week of June, and was on view for the city to… Continue Reading Add Staff staff says thanks to founder in a big way

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On July 31, Special Olympics of Colorado will hold its Southeast Summer Classic in Memorial Park. The Raytheon Co., a defense and aerospace systems supplier, is set to sponsor the event. “This sounds like a great thing for Raytheon to get behind and support,” said William Seffers of Raytheon. Seffers is the business development manager… Continue Reading Southeast Summer Classic set for Special Olympics

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On July 3, more than 2,000 people attended the second annual Falcon Festival, sponsored by the Falcon Professional Development League, a Falcon-based group of business owners and leaders. The number of visitors to the festival doubled from last year, and in Falcon almost everything has doubled or tripled in size, including the school district. Falcon… Continue Reading Falcon District 49 gearing up for sustained growth

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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 email which will be forwarded to the Colorado Springs Business Journal for weekly publication July 10 8 a.m. Shotgun, Brandon Johnson Golf Tournament, Pine Creek Golf Club, $125… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments – Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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Colorado Recycles, the statewide recycling education organization, has announced the recipients of its annual Recycler of the Year awards. The awards recognize innovation and community involvement in promoting recycling. Each year Colorado Recycles accepts nominations from the community for businesses, schools and private citizens who have shown extraordinary efforts in voluntary recycling. Awards will be… Continue Reading Colorado Recycles announces recycler of the year

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Judy Cara met an American at the U.S. Embassy in London and eventually married him. In 1979, to her mother’s chagrin, Cara and her new husband moved to the United States. Her mother’s worst nightmare was America’s good fortune. Cara’s passion for mentoring girls in the area of high tech and an inexhaustible commitment to… Continue Reading Cara honored with 'Unique' woman of the year award

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You pay your bills on time and haven’t overextended yourself with revolving debt, so there’s really no need to worry about your credit score, right? Don’t be so sure. One in four credit reports contains errors serious enough to cause consumers to be denied credit, a loan, an apartment or home loan or even a… Continue Reading One in four credit reports contains serious errors

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Free downtown shuttle to debut on July 6

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Tejon Street will never be the same. At about 10 a.m. on July 6 the free downtown shuttle will be up and running. “We’re gonna have a big celebration to kick it off,” said Beth Kosley, executive director of the Downtown Partnership. The inaugural ride will begin at Cache La Poudre and Tejon Street, with… Continue Reading Free downtown shuttle to debut on July 6

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There is business activity abuzz within in the walls of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp.; the economy is starting to turn around; jobs are opening up. Dr. Fred Crowley, associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, reassured attendees at a June 17 workshop, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Workforce Center,… Continue Reading PPWFC zoning in on youth and IT professionals

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