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Let’s do a little Freudian word association between company and product. 7-Eleven … auto insurance. McDonald’s … DVDs. Not what you would have said? You’re not alone. Yet the association is not as farfetched as you might think. 7-Eleven stores in four states have replaced standard ATMs with Vcoms, a kiosk that is roughly four… Continue Reading Kiosks introduce a myriad of purchasing options/services

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A confident alliance promises to become a lucrative investment for local business leaders and their new partners in Guanajuato, Mexico. In celebration of the agreement between the International Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Colorado Springs and the Sistema Estatal de Financiamiento al Desarrollo (SEFIDE), business leaders met last week for a relaxing finale to… Continue Reading City partners with Mexico on business development

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People on the Move

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Linda Christopherson has joined Prudential Professional Realtors as an agent. She is president and founder of CHRIS Consulting LLC and has taught business courses locally and internationally as an adjunct professor. Richard Newman, a CPA with Sanden, Seltzer & Anderson P.C., has earned an Accredited in Business Valuation designation from the American Institute of Certified… Continue Reading People on the Move

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* Name: Tom Osborne * Organization: Colorado Springs Sports Corporation * Position: President & CEO * Hometown: Billings, Mont. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 14 months * Education: Bachelor’s degree from Montana State University- Billings * A few words about your company: The Colorado Springs Sports Corp. is a non-profit corporation… Continue Reading Osborne continues sports success in Springs

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In a May 15 news release, Rep. Joel Hefley said, “Fort Carson and the other military bases in El Paso County are the cornerstones of our community’s identity, economic prosperity and growth.” Hefley, Sen. Wayne Allard and administrators from the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce have co-written a plan – the El Paso County… Continue Reading Air Force Academy pours millions into local economy

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RV industry embraces new cleaning system

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Thomas Edison. Bill Gates. Preston Hall. Edison and Gates are household names, and Hall is about to become one, especially in the homes of millions of recreational-vehicle enthusiasts. Hall has served in the Air Force, is a Colorado native and a Falcon resident. And, like his famous predecessors, he took an idea and followed it… Continue Reading RV industry embraces new cleaning system

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If you put the proverbial check in the mail in Colorado, chances are that it will arrive at its intended destination on time. Postal offices in Colorado and Wyoming rank among the best in the nation for on-time mail service, according to national postal First Class Mail local on-time delivery scores. Post offices in both… Continue Reading Colorado among best in U.S. for mail service

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People on the Move

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Kathleen Stout has joined First State Bankcorporation as executive vice president/sales manager of the mortgage lending division. She will be based in First Community Bank’s office on South Tejon. Josi Lemon has joined Cheyenne Mountain Realty as a real estate consultant. She has been in the real estate industry for the past 10 years. Dan… Continue Reading People on the Move

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* Name: Frank O’Neill Barber * Organization: El Paso County Office of Economic Development & Public Finance * Position: Director * Hometown: Various Army bases; Charleston, S.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., Northfield, Mass. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 27 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst *… Continue Reading Barber enjoys challenge of wearing many hats

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The employment outlook for Pueblo County has seen a sharp turnaround from a year ago. In its latest Job Vacancy Survey, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment estimated that 543 jobs were open for immediate hire in the region from March 2 through 9. During the same time period in 2003, 473 vacancies were… Continue Reading Latest Pueblo County job vacancy survey released

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