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A confident alliance promises to become a lucrative investment for local business leaders and their new partners in Guanajuato, Mexico. In celebration of the agreement between the International Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Colorado Springs and the Sistema Estatal de Financiamiento al Desarrollo (SEFIDE), business leaders met last week for a relaxing finale to… Continue Reading City partners with Mexico on business development

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* Name: Tom Osborne * Organization: Colorado Springs Sports Corporation * Position: President & CEO * Hometown: Billings, Mont. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 14 months * Education: Bachelor’s degree from Montana State University- Billings * A few words about your company: The Colorado Springs Sports Corp. is a non-profit corporation… Continue Reading Osborne continues sports success in Springs

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In a May 15 news release, Rep. Joel Hefley said, “Fort Carson and the other military bases in El Paso County are the cornerstones of our community’s identity, economic prosperity and growth.” Hefley, Sen. Wayne Allard and administrators from the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce have co-written a plan – the El Paso County… Continue Reading Air Force Academy pours millions into local economy

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RV industry embraces new cleaning system

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Thomas Edison. Bill Gates. Preston Hall. Edison and Gates are household names, and Hall is about to become one, especially in the homes of millions of recreational-vehicle enthusiasts. Hall has served in the Air Force, is a Colorado native and a Falcon resident. And, like his famous predecessors, he took an idea and followed it… Continue Reading RV industry embraces new cleaning system

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People on the Move

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Linda Christopherson has joined Prudential Professional Realtors as an agent. She is president and founder of CHRIS Consulting LLC and has taught business courses locally and internationally as an adjunct professor. Richard Newman, a CPA with Sanden, Seltzer & Anderson P.C., has earned an Accredited in Business Valuation designation from the American Institute of Certified… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Social ills addressed by partnerships

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Thirty percent of all female murder victims in the United States were killed by their boyfriends or husbands. In Colorado Springs, domestic violence homicides accounted for 44 percent of all murders in 2002, according to TESSA (formerly The Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence) statistics. The El Paso County Department of Human Services issued a… Continue Reading Social ills addressed by partnerships

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It’s commonplace to hear about or read the mocking, and sometimes scathing, letters people have angrily penned to corporate executives or newspaper editors when they’ve felt ripped off or received poor service. For the writers, the exercise is often therapeutic, and once in awhile, someone in a position of authority might even take the correspondence… Continue Reading Handyman Connections make a name for themselves locally

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New name, logo for community health center

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers, formerly known as Community Health Centers, will celebrate its new name and logo and the redesign and expansion of the center’s senior clinic with a ribbon cutting and special program May 26. Bert Hayes-Davis is the director of external relations for the center, and he said that the name change… Continue Reading New name, logo for community health center

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* Name: Frank O’Neill Barber * Organization: El Paso County Office of Economic Development & Public Finance * Position: Director * Hometown: Various Army bases; Charleston, S.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., Northfield, Mass. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 27 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst *… Continue Reading Barber enjoys challenge of wearing many hats

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If you put the proverbial check in the mail in Colorado, chances are that it will arrive at its intended destination on time. Postal offices in Colorado and Wyoming rank among the best in the nation for on-time mail service, according to national postal First Class Mail local on-time delivery scores. Post offices in both… Continue Reading Colorado among best in U.S. for mail service

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