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A staff report Qwest Communications International Inc. is launching an initiative to help customers identify possible telephone and Internet theft and fraud with the introduction of its “Customer Protection Information” Web site. Consumers lose billions of dollars each year because of telephone and Internet fraud, according to industry experts – and that number is continuing… Continue Reading Qwest helps protect customers from telephone/internet fraud

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People on the Move

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C. John Davila has joined the LeBaron Hotel as executive chef. He previously worked as executive chef at the Eugene Hilton in Oregon and at Jimmy Lakeside Bakery and Café in Honolulu. G. Eric Hill has joined the LeBaron Hotel as sous chef. He previously worked as executive chef at Woodmoor Country Club and was… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Members of the business community, like most Pikes Peak region residents, have their wish lists. Retailers, medical administrators, developers and commuters want an east/west thoroughfare that provides direct cross-town access to goods, services and employment centers. Downtown business owners and managers are holding out for a convention center and a solution to homelessness, two things… Continue Reading Pro business culture leads to assessment of groups' focuses

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A staff report The City of Colorado Springs Transit Services Division will host a third public meeting for the Rapid Transit Feasibility Study from 6 to 8 p.m. April 22 at the City Administration Building. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public input about possible systems of three to four rapid transit corridors… Continue Reading Public input aids selection of rapid transit corridors

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Hannigan's focus is advancing philanthropy

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* Name: Michael Hannigan * Organization: Pikes Peak Community Foundation * Position: Executive director * Hometown: Denver * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Off and on since 1971 * Education: Bachelor’s degree in geology from Colorado College; master’s degree in Education from the University of Colorado * A few words about your… Continue Reading Hannigan's focus is advancing philanthropy

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People on the Move

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Martha M. Barton, president and CEO of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, has been elected president of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Hospice Organization. Larry Scott has joined Prudential Professional Realtors as an agent. Before becoming a real estate agent, Scott owned a manufacturer’s rep firm in California. Mary Lee Lobato has… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Easter is just around the corner, and consumers are ready to spend more than last year, according to a March survey from the National Retail Federation and sales at local stores. Candy, gift and apparel store owners in Colorado Springs said they are seeing the increase, in large part, because of the return of Fort… Continue Reading Easter spending on the rise nationally, locally

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Downtown merchants and business owners are excited that the Antlers Adam’s Mark is undergoing renovation. Stores, restaurants and event venues foresee an increased business as a result of the changes, which should be completed by the end of the year. The owners of the hotel, Pyramid Hotel Group and the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund,… Continue Reading Merchants look forward to Antlers hotel renovation

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Business survival of the fittest

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The small-business owner is usually the first to settle in a sparsely populated area – some services are needed no matter how transitional the setting. As more people flock to the area, more businesses follow, including the corporate types. In the beginning – an independent pizza joint; later – a Pizza Hut. Thirty years ago,… Continue Reading Business survival of the fittest

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A staff report The Web Marketing Association is accepting entries for its 8th annual WebAward Competition (www.webaward.org), the Internet’s premier award competition that judges website development against an ever increasing Internet standard of excellence and against peer sites within an industry. The WebAward Competition recognizes the individual and team achievement of Web professionals who create… Continue Reading Web Marketing Association prepares for award competition

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