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People on the Move – October 19, 2012

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Megan Leatham, who has served as Pikes Peak International Hill Climb director of operations, has been named executive director of operations in charge of overseeing systems and operations for the 91st running of the event, scheduled for June 30, 2013. The 2006 Whitman College graduate also is head coach of the girls basketball team at… Continue Reading People on the Move – October 19, 2012

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Kudos! – October 19, 2012

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Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Southern Colorado a company ‘Top Gun’ Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Southern Colorado was the recipient of three annual awards given by Mr. Rooter Corporation during its 2012 international convention held in Texas in September. Owner Charlie Hall brought home the Excellence in Mentoring and Top Gun awards, the latter representing the… Continue Reading Kudos! – October 19, 2012

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On the Horizon – October 19, 2012

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Oct. 19 Veterans small business seminar The Small Business Development Center is hosting a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon at the SBDC, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, for veterans interested in starting their own business. The seminar, an overview geared specifically toward veterans, covers the necessary steps to successfully launch a business venture. Call 255-5839 for… Continue Reading On the Horizon – October 19, 2012

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Health benefits exchange helps small companies

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The Colorado Health Benefits Exchange will give small-business owners and their employees more flexibility and more insurance choices. So far, business groups say they like what they see from the group responsible for setting up the exchange. “The exchange is market-driven, and employers and employees will be able to choose which plan fits them best,”… Continue Reading Health benefits exchange helps small companies

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Colleges could make downtown better

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Amid the hoopla last week surrounding the Urban Land Institute’s downtown recommendations, most attention focused on residential development as well as a proposed arts and culture district. But one detail slipped by during those presentations without the followup it deserved. That was the mention by the ULI’s project leader, former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut, about… Continue Reading Colleges could make downtown better

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Hiring young people can affect a generation

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“The tyranny of low expectations” describes how young people in America often are failed by those who do not expect enough from them, and even worse, believe them incapable of meeting high standards. Pikes Peak Community College serves many students who arrive unprepared for the academic demands of college courses. We capably teach students the… Continue Reading Hiring young people can affect a generation

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Colorado Springs’ main economic development organization has a new name, new logo and new direction. Continue Reading Business Alliance blazes new trail, but not everyone follows

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Westside wine bar operators bring the dream home

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2 South Wine Bar Owners: Rod and Ami Quass Address: 2 S. 25th Street Hours: 11 a.m. – midnight, Thursday-Saturday and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday When Ami Quass walked into the old Victorian house at 2 S. 25th St. in Old Colorado City, she could see past the crusty old carpet, peeling laminate and… Continue Reading Westside wine bar operators bring the dream home

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It was the day after the first presidential debate and Marcy Morrison, former Manitou Springs mayor and state insurance commissioner, was watching the TV-talking heads dissect the evening. She had her own thoughts. “What specifically came up about women?” she asked. Neither presidential candidate was asked or talked about how public policies impact women. “I… Continue Reading Local matriarchs bring public policy to forefront

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There’s a substantial, financially strong industry that would happily move to Colorado Springs. If invited to come, it would employ thousands of workers and invest as much as $200 million in new facilities. Continue Reading Casinos — maybe a solution for Colorado Springs?

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