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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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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 e-mail or fax which will be forwarded to the Colorado Springs Business Journal for weekly publication July 9 8 a.m. Shotgun, March of Dimes: Putting for Preemies Fort… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments – Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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People on the Move

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Jon Paukovich has been hired by Ent Federal Credit Union as director of mortgage lending. He has more than 15 years of mortgage and consumer lending experience and most recently worked for Wells Fargo Equity Direct. Paige Stevens has joined CityFirst Mortgage as a senior loan officer. She has 16 years of loan management experience.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Women fueling rise in business ownership

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Women are jumping from the frying pan into the fire in vast numbers. And a flaming number of women are opening their own businesses. According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, “the number of women-owned firms with employees has expanded by an estimated 28 percent between 1997 and 2004, which is three times the… Continue Reading Women fueling rise in business ownership

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People on the Move

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Kathryn Wohlschlaeger has joined The Broadmoor as public relations manager. She is a graduate of St. Louis University and served an internship at the resort last summer. Jose Aponte, executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District, received the 2004 Trejo Librarian of the Year Award from REFORMA, who promotes information services to Latinos and… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Manufacturers eligible for federal grants

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Steve Cowles is looking forward to the future. The president of Peak Robotics, a Colorado Springs firm that manufactures robotics and other automation equipment, is expanding the company’s reach and broadening its appeal thanks in part to a federal grant. Although Peak Robotics for 15 years has worked primarily to provide automated machines to electronics… Continue Reading Manufacturers eligible for federal grants

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Utilization of consultants on the rise

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“I come from an environment where, if you see a snake, you kill it. At General Motors, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is hire a consultant on snakes.”- H. Ross Perot, former director of General Motors According to the Bureau of Labor, an estimated 8.5 million people – or 6.7… Continue Reading Utilization of consultants on the rise

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It may have been the only time the director of the Colorado State Water Conservation Board and the chief of staff for NORAD/USNORTHCOM would ever be in the same room. On June 18, the University of Denver’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management hosted the Colorado Springs Annual Real Estate Update… Continue Reading Civic leaders converge at real estate update

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Cutting the line on 'phishing' e-mail scams

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If you receive an e-mail from someone or some company that you trust or have a relationship with asking for any type of personal information, think twice before automatically responding and hitting the send button. The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, Call for Action, the Federal Trade Commission and Visa USA have begun an… Continue Reading Cutting the line on 'phishing' e-mail scams

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