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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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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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1. Why is Treasury going to stop issuing Series HH Savings Bonds? Funds invested in Series HH bonds do not represent a significant portion of all the funds invested in savings bonds, but do result in a substantial administrative expense for handling exchanges. As it moves toward a paperless savings bond program, Treasury decided to… Continue Reading Q&A about the Series HH Savings Bond Program

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According to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), there is an increase in the number of scams that falsely promise high profits with low risks. Scams artists also target ethnic communities, using consumers’ native languages. The CFTC suggests that consumers carefully investigate any firm that offers to sell commodities or commodity futures or options… Continue Reading More consumers are investing in commodities online – Beware!

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June 11th marked the inaugural Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament at Kissing Camels Golf Club. Chaired by Colorado Springs residents Jay and Linda Belote and David Huffman, festivities began the evening before at a gala cocktail reception hosted by Red Noland at Red Noland Cadillac. Some 350 guests enjoyed a combined fashion and car show (fashions… Continue Reading Community gives record $50,000 for National Kidney Foundation

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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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McIlewee's focus is helping kids in trouble

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* Name: John P. McIlwee * Organization: Urban Peak Colorado Springs * Position: Executive director * Hometown: Gunnison, Colo. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 12 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration – Western State College * A few words about your company: Urban Peak Colorado Springs provides services to… Continue Reading McIlewee's focus is helping kids in trouble

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The Second Annual Humor is Healing event, a night of comic relief to benefit Pikes Peak Mental Health, met with great success. Ticket sales, table sponsorship and a silent auction contributed to the effort to raise money for the organization. There were 25 corporate sponsors. Wells Fargo was the premier backer. All the profits will… Continue Reading Second annual Humor is Healing nets around $75,000

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