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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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* Name: Peggy Herbertson * Organization: Pikes Peak Workforce Center * Position: Director * Hometown: I was born in Louisville, Ky., but was raised in Richardson, Texas * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Actually I live in Elisabeth but have been employed in Colorado Springs for seven years. My primary focus is… Continue Reading Workforce center helps solve business problems

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On May 15th, more than 325 people joined Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado to celebrate 50 years of providing economic education programs in our community. The “Celebration of Education” Auction and Gala event was a tremendous success, with anticipated net revenue of $65,000 going to provide JA program materials for local students. Schmidt Construction Co.,… Continue Reading Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado Celebrates 50 years

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Ampco System Parking has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with Colorado Springs Airport. Ampco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABM Industries Inc., will provide parking management, shuttle services and valet parking for the 8,975-car parking facility at 7770 Drennan Road. “With our extensive expertise in airport parking management, we welcome the opportunity to serve… Continue Reading Airport parking contract has been awarded to Ampco

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The U.S. Treasury Department has announced it will stop issuing Series HH savings bonds this summer as part of its plan to eventually move to a paperless, electronic account system encompassing all of Treasury’s retail securities. After the close of business on August 31, owners of Series EE and E bonds will no longer be… Continue Reading Series HH savings bond will be discontinued in August

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1. Why is Treasury going to stop issuing Series HH Savings Bonds? Funds invested in Series HH bonds do not represent a significant portion of all the funds invested in savings bonds, but do result in a substantial administrative expense for handling exchanges. As it moves toward a paperless savings bond program, Treasury decided to… Continue Reading Q&A about the Series HH Savings Bond Program

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People on the Move

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Jim Rose has been appointed bank manager of the Tejon and Cascade branches of Peoples National Bank. Rose has more than 16 years of experience in bank operations, consumer and commercial lending. Michael P. “Mickey” Moore has been named president of Community Banks of Southern Colorado. He has more than 37 years of experience, working… Continue Reading People on the Move

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According to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), there is an increase in the number of scams that falsely promise high profits with low risks. Scams artists also target ethnic communities, using consumers’ native languages. The CFTC suggests that consumers carefully investigate any firm that offers to sell commodities or commodity futures or options… Continue Reading More consumers are investing in commodities online – Beware!

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June 11th marked the inaugural Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament at Kissing Camels Golf Club. Chaired by Colorado Springs residents Jay and Linda Belote and David Huffman, festivities began the evening before at a gala cocktail reception hosted by Red Noland at Red Noland Cadillac. Some 350 guests enjoyed a combined fashion and car show (fashions… Continue Reading Community gives record $50,000 for National Kidney Foundation

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