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Consumers are most interested in knowing the good and bad about mortgage and escrow companies and complain the most about automobile dealers, cell phones and credit card companies, according to data compiled by Better Business Bureaus in the United States and Canada. The bureaus logged 56 million instances of service in 2003, the first year… Continue Reading BBB data reveals businesses with most inquires, complaints

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Colorado College has been awarded a $400,000 grant from Denver-based Boettcher Foundation to help fund the renovation of 100-year-old Palmer Hall. This grant will further a project that is reconfiguring learning and collaborative spaces in the college’s largest classroom building. Work on the building began in the fall and will continue throughout this year. The… Continue Reading Colorado College awarded $400k from the Boettcher Foundation

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During a public meeting last week, the City of Colorado Springs narrowed its list of potential rapid-transit corridors from 22 to nine, with six major connecting systems. And although construction could begin within four years if funding is received from the U.S. Department of Transportation, those involved with the project say rapid transit is a… Continue Reading City narrows options for rapid-transit system

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Colorado College has received a $4 million grant to help fund the Cornerstone Arts Building, a 74,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art performing arts building that honors and reaffirms the college’s commitment to the arts. “The new arts building has been a dream of the college community for several years and represents a key piece of our vision for… Continue Reading CC awarded $4 million from Inasmuch foundation

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Colorado Springs Law Day Luncheon

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The El Paso County Bar Association presented several awards during its annual Law Day Luncheon on May 3 at the Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel. This year’s theme was “To win Equality by Law” Brown v. Board of Education at 50. The Rev. Milton Proby of St. John’s Baptist Church received a Special Recognition Award. Students… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Law Day Luncheon

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Tourism businesses from around the state are offering “Hometown Discounts” to Colorado residents as a way to thank residents supporting the Colorado’s travel industry. The discounts will be offered during National Tourism Week, May 8-16. During that time, residents can visit any participating business and mention National Tourism Week to receive the discounts. Businesses from… Continue Reading Travel industry celebrated as part of Tourism Week

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An ancient science gets a fresh look

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Imagine choosing an employee or a spouse based on the size and shape of his or her nose or the distance between the person’s eyes. Judging people on the contour of their faces may not be the sole reason to make a decision about a relationship – personal or professional – but Naomi Tickle, author… Continue Reading An ancient science gets a fresh look

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People on the Move

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Edward A. Gleason has joined Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP as special counsel. During the past 25 years he has represented individuals, businesses, associations and local governments. Daniel K. Davies of AbleLink Technologies Inc. has received the 2004 Leadership Award from the technology and media division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Jeffrey J. Holm… Continue Reading People on the Move

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* Name: Laura Neumann * Organization: Benchmark Hospitality at Cheyenne Mountain Resort * Position: Vice president and general manager * Hometown: St. Louis, MO * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since March 7 * Education: My education is mostly hands-on experience working my way through the ranks. Although I have worked toward… Continue Reading Hard work, experinece pay off for Neumann

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For thousands of years, people across the world have observed Mother’s Day and its variations. Anna Jarvis is credited with starting the Mother’s Day tradition in the United States. Jarvis’ mother had wished for a global mothers’ day to honor and respect moms everywhere. After her mother died, Jarvis asked her minister to fulfill her… Continue Reading Mother's Day is big business for restaurants

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