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EDC gives out economic leadership awards

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The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. presented is 2003 Economic Development Leadership Awards during a breakfast Wednesday at The Antlers Adam’s Mark hotel. Leadership Awards were given for: Community Economic Impact, Community Enhancement, Economic Impact, Outstanding Community Service, and Volunteer of the Year. The 2003 Community Economic Impact Award was presented to Progressive, the… Continue Reading EDC gives out economic leadership awards

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Monument Marketplace attracts big box stores

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“If you build it, they will come,” Iowa farmer, Ray Kinsella was promised in the movie, “Field of Dreams.” Like Kinsella, Rick Blevins of Vision Development decided to build a 650,000-square-foot retail center in Jackson Creek. And already 85,000 customers from surrounding neighborhoods are preparing to line up at the door – three years sooner… Continue Reading Monument Marketplace attracts big box stores

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The right time to choose to die

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On April 13, 1999, a Michigan jury convicted retired pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian of second-degree murder in the death of Thomas Youk, who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kevorkian was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison, where he remains today, for actively assisting in Youk’s death. The debate regarding end-of-life choices has not… Continue Reading The right time to choose to die

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I-25 widening may uproot businesses

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is in the final stages of completing an environmental assessment of a proposal to widen Interstate 25. If approved, the improvements to the roadway could eventually cost $500 million. A forum was held last week to provide information about the proposal and to gather input from those who might be… Continue Reading I-25 widening may uproot businesses

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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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People on the Move

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Rob Bushway, president of Zoe Technologies, has received a Most Valuable Professional award from Microsoft. He is one of 15 people worldwide to receive the award for the Tablet PC platform. Melissa Dixon has been promoted to director of marketing and e-commerce at Ent Federal Credit Union. She has been with Ent for more than… Continue Reading People on the Move

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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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The Best in Springs Business

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You’ve seen them before, but never like this. The Colorado Springs Business Journal is polling readers to determine the “Best in Springs Business.” Now if you’re thinking “everybody does this” or “I’ve seen this before” you’re a little right and a little wrong. “Best of” polls are fairly standard in the publishing industry. And Colorado… Continue Reading The Best in Springs Business

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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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