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Suits and ties, dresses and blouses, and wingtips and heels were replaced with flashy shirts, grass skirts and casual coolness as the stereotypical-banker image was shattered for one day last week when First Community Bank celebrated “Not Your Typical Day.” The bank, a division of First State Bank of New Mexico, was showing off its… Continue Reading First Community Bank celebrates in atypical style

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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has modified its complaint handling procedures to comply with those of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. The changes are designed to make the complaint reporting system more concise and consistent. Carol Odell, executive director and chief executive officer of the Better Business of Southern Colorado, said complaints… Continue Reading BBB changes complaint system to benefit patrons

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Colorado’s switch from no-fault automobile insurance to a tort system last summer has some holistic health care practitioners running for the hills – or out of the hills. Some chiropractors have left Colorado, and some acupuncturists, personal trainers and massage therapists are surviving on cash-only customers. Under the former no-fault system’s personal injury protection, auto-accident… Continue Reading Holistic practitioners losing ground with tort system

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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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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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Seab sees future in cable operators, ILECs

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* Name: Scott Seab * Organization: Adelphia Communications Corp. * Position: Director of Law & Public Policy – Western Region * Hometown: Monroe, La. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Nine years, though have visited periodically since I was 9 or 10 years old. * Education: B.A.-Pre-Law, University of Louisiana at Monroe… Continue Reading Seab sees future in cable operators, ILECs

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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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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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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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