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Data breach insurance matters more in today’s world

This year we have seen a huge increase in reported data breaches within corporate America. Large companies such as Target, Home Depot, P.F. Chang’s and Jimmy John’s have had their systems “hacked” and data stolen — causing millions of dollars of damage. While news channels focus on these attention-worthy sound bites, the real potential catastrophe… Continue Reading Data breach insurance matters more in today’s world

Our editorial staff at the Business Journal broke from the usual routine late last week to spend an afternoon on a field trip to a place that most of us usually see only from a distance off Interstate 25. The destination was Monument, where we took a tour led by the town’s mayor, Rafael Dominguez,… Continue Reading Plenty going on in Tri-Lakes

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Rosie’s Diner cornerstone to Tri-Lakes

MONUMENT — A.B. Tellez cut his teeth in the restaurant business at a family-owned amusement park in Juarez, Mexico. Tellez, who owns Rosie’s Diner in Monument, grew up in El Paso, Texas, and spent his summers across the border. “The first two years, all I did was chip ice for beer,” Tellez said. “My third… Continue Reading Rosie’s Diner cornerstone to Tri-Lakes

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Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

Known as “Raf” to his friends, Monument Mayor Rafael Dominguez, 49, believes it’s “easy to govern when you’re not a politician.” He moved to Monument eight years ago after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps. Shortly after, he joined the town’s planning commission. He’s been serving on the town board more than five years, and… Continue Reading Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

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Prosperity suits Monument’s name

The town of Monument is wearing its name well. Located at the base of Rampart Range in northern El Paso County, the once-small settlement known to most as a convenient pit stop along Interstate 25 is building itself up as a pillar of economic prosperity. The population of the 5-square-mile sliver of a town has… Continue Reading Prosperity suits Monument’s name

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Palmer Lake resurgence fills vacancies

Two years ago, the scenic stretch of State Highway 105 separating downtown Monument from downtown Palmer Lake was pocked with vacant storefronts, many remnants of foreclosures in an area largely forgotten. Today, once-vacant commercial buildings are filling with tenants. “I think the increased business is a sign that the economy is improving,” said Trish Flake,… Continue Reading Palmer Lake resurgence fills vacancies

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In an effort to remain competitive in today’s health care marketplace, Centura Health, including Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, has implemented the first stage of a cost-reduction strategy for some of its services. According to Danny Reeves, chief financial officer for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and South State Operating Group, the first stage includes “a multi-year… Continue Reading Centura sharpens strategy to help with costs

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Job-seekers find help in personality test

Paula Walker looks forward to switching careers. After a career in property management, sales and customer service, she’s ready for a change. “It’s so stressful,” Walker said of property management. “My doctor said I needed to do something different.” After being away from work to care for her health, she said, “it’s time to get… Continue Reading Job-seekers find help in personality test

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The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a $6.2 million grant to Colorado for the training of the state’s long-term unemployed in industries related to technology. The federal government’s plan to help less-fortunate Coloradans regain their footholds in the competitive job markets of advanced manufacturing and information technology was well-received news. “Colorado is a national… Continue Reading County skips grant to aid unemployed, for a reason

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Learn more about Darknet at CSBJ breakfast Oct. 30

Douglas DePeppe, a cyber law attorney with the Colorado Springs-based intellectual property law group Aspire IP, has a sobering statistic for any business owner. He says reports from reputable sources indicate 97-100 percent of all networks can be compromised at some level. “In absolute terms, there’s no way to secure a network,” DePeppe said. “But… Continue Reading Learn more about Darknet at CSBJ breakfast Oct. 30

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