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* Name: Judy Cara * Organization: Intel Corp. * Position: Community relations manager * Hometown: Ashtead, Surrey, England * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1987 * Education: Sutton High School for Girls; Queens College in London. (Will graduate from Regis University in May with a degree in communication.) * A few… Continue Reading Cara forsees unimaginable changes in high-tech

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Colorado gas prices drop

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Colorado’s statewide average for regular, self-serve, unleaded gasoline took a reprieve from its three days of record breaking prices last week to drop 1.5 cents to $1.83.8 per gallon, according to AAA Colorado. The spiraling climb of the nation’s average for regular, self-serve, unleaded gasoline also took a slight reprieve, down 0.1 cents per gallon… Continue Reading Colorado gas prices drop

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Overall spending increases with tax decreases

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Luxury consumers cut back, albeit slightly, on their spending during the first quarter of 2004, according to a report from Unity Marketing, a consulting firm that specializes in the spending practices of wealthy consumers. The wealthy were spending less based on an index of 100 in January, which dropped to 97.8 in March. The report… Continue Reading Overall spending increases with tax decreases

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People on the Move

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Vicky Holt has joined Harris Group Realtors Inc. as a broker associate. She has worked in residential real estate in the Colorado Springs area for eight years and is a certified residential specialist. Dora Couch has joined Prudential Professional Realtors. She speaks Spanish fluently and has been working out of the Sinton office. Leona Johnson… Continue Reading People on the Move

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded Colorado more than $36.9 million from the State Homeland Security Grant Program for training, equipment, exercises and planning to help first responders better secure their communities. Colorado Springs City Manager Lorne C. Kramer said that the amount of money each region of the state will receive has… Continue Reading Homeland security awards state nearly $36 million

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The El Paso County Bar Association has several events planned as part of this year’s Law Week activities. The theme for Law Day, which was designated as May 1 in a proclamation signed by Mayor Lionel Rivera, is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, “To Win Equality by Law.”… Continue Reading Springs Law Day to celebrate Brown v. Board of Education

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Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs honored 13 business and four individuals at it Annual Dinner this month. The business award winners were: Wal-Mart, Corporate Supporter of the Year; El Paso County Department of Human Services, Community Partner of the Year; Safeway Stores Inc. and Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Open Door Award; Memorial Hospital, Extra… Continue Reading Goodwill honors 13 businesses at annual dinner

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Ace Hardware Corp. is expanding its existing 500,000-square-foot retail distribution center at 5520 Astrozon Blvd. by nearly 50 percent in response to growing sales and an increasing number stores in the western region. Construction is scheduled to be completed by December. The expansion of the center, which currently has 85 doors for shipping and receiving… Continue Reading Ace Hardware to expand local distribution center

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All of us would like to add new people to our lives – either to expand our circle of friends or to increase our customer base. But most people don’t know how to go about this very well. Here are some tips: * Go where the type of people you want to meet are. This… Continue Reading Networking for dummies, it's not rocket science

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Fostering pride creates success

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At the foundation of all truly successful organizations are talented, skilled employees who feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Employees who exude pride in their profession, organization and industry of choice create the only source of real differentiation for virtually every organization. It’s all about the people and the incredible feeling a… Continue Reading Fostering pride creates success

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