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Kudos! – September 14, 2012

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Qualls named 2012 Hero of Mental Health Sara Qualls, the Kraemer Family Professor of Aging at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will be named the 2012 Hero of Mental Health during an Oct. 2 fundraising luncheon for AspenPointe, a Colorado Springs provider of behavioral health services. Qualls, a member of the UCCS faculty… Continue Reading Kudos! – September 14, 2012

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On the Horizon – September 14, 2012

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Sept. 18 Government to Business Outreach Colorado PTAC will host government to business outreach from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St. Room 252. The event is an opportunity for businesses to meet the Colorado Springs area DOD small business specialists and other key government and business assistance agencies. SBSs… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 14, 2012

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Colorado College hockey is money. The program brings in millions in ticket sales and sponsorships, attracts thousands of loyal fans and elevates the college’s profile to a national stage. CC ranks eighth in college hockey revenue behind giants like Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, and fifth when it comes to fans — with as many… Continue Reading CC hockey: King of its market

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A group of young architects and planners believes a better downtown could start with one block. Continue Reading ‘Urban intervention’ tests downtown pedestrian space

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Colorado Springs politicians and business leaders are hoping to capitalize on the increasing global thirst for oil and gas, opening the way to many new local jobs. Continue Reading Drilling for jobs: Oil and gas industry will yield employment

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Panhandling ban might spur more thorny issues

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Many Colorado Springs City Councilors indicated last week they didn’t believe a proposed ordinance to stem panhandling downtown goes far enough, but free speech advocates question its constitutionality. Council will have a first reading Tuesday and conduct a hearing on the proposed amendment to its city-wide ordinance against aggressive panhandling. The change would outlaw begging… Continue Reading Panhandling ban might spur more thorny issues

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Thinking of applying for a position on one of the many volunteer-staffed boards and commissions that advise (and, in some cases, direct) state and local governments? Interested in using your particular expertise to make government function more effectively? Or maybe you’re unhappy with the actions of a particular board, and would like to be part… Continue Reading Want to serve on a public board? Pick your poison

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Update: The city and PERA have reached an agreement to remove UCH from the lawsuit, to drop both suits and to allow the city to refile its case in Denver District Court. Read more here. The Public Employees’ Retirement Association has filed a lawsuit of its own in an ongoing legal battle with the city… Continue Reading PERA suit claims city owes $220 million for Memorial

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Forté Events strategically planning its business

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From around Tami Forero’s kitchen table, Forté Events employees dream big. Continue Reading Forté Events strategically planning its business

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UCCS professor Tom Duening stood before a crowd of about 100 business leaders this week for the annual El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization report to the community. Duening, the El Pomar Endowed Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship, said he was surprised that so many people were interested in his work. He shouldn’t be.… Continue Reading UCCS, El Pomar set out on epic business adventures

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