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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded Colorado more than $36.9 million from the State Homeland Security Grant Program for training, equipment, exercises and planning to help first responders better secure their communities. Colorado Springs City Manager Lorne C. Kramer said that the amount of money each region of the state will receive has… Continue Reading Homeland security awards state nearly $36 million

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The El Paso County Bar Association has several events planned as part of this year’s Law Week activities. The theme for Law Day, which was designated as May 1 in a proclamation signed by Mayor Lionel Rivera, is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, “To Win Equality by Law.”… Continue Reading Springs Law Day to celebrate Brown v. Board of Education

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Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs honored 13 business and four individuals at it Annual Dinner this month. The business award winners were: Wal-Mart, Corporate Supporter of the Year; El Paso County Department of Human Services, Community Partner of the Year; Safeway Stores Inc. and Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Open Door Award; Memorial Hospital, Extra… Continue Reading Goodwill honors 13 businesses at annual dinner

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Ace Hardware Corp. is expanding its existing 500,000-square-foot retail distribution center at 5520 Astrozon Blvd. by nearly 50 percent in response to growing sales and an increasing number stores in the western region. Construction is scheduled to be completed by December. The expansion of the center, which currently has 85 doors for shipping and receiving… Continue Reading Ace Hardware to expand local distribution center

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All of us would like to add new people to our lives – either to expand our circle of friends or to increase our customer base. But most people don’t know how to go about this very well. Here are some tips: * Go where the type of people you want to meet are. This… Continue Reading Networking for dummies, it's not rocket science

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People on the Move

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Vicky Holt has joined Harris Group Realtors Inc. as a broker associate. She has worked in residential real estate in the Colorado Springs area for eight years and is a certified residential specialist. Dora Couch has joined Prudential Professional Realtors. She speaks Spanish fluently and has been working out of the Sinton office. Leona Johnson… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Aponte ready for challenges and change

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* Name: Jose Aponte * Organization: Pikes Peak Library District * Position: Executive director * Hometown: New York, N.Y. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: A year and a half * Education: Bachelor’s degree in general studies from Bard College; master’s degree in library science from the University of Arizona * A… Continue Reading Aponte ready for challenges and change

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Fostering pride creates success

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At the foundation of all truly successful organizations are talented, skilled employees who feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Employees who exude pride in their profession, organization and industry of choice create the only source of real differentiation for virtually every organization. It’s all about the people and the incredible feeling a… Continue Reading Fostering pride creates success

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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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