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When Caroline Bilodeau finished college several years ago in her native Montreal, she took a road trip to the United States — and never went back. Continue Reading Palmer Lake’s Speedtrap a ‘spur of the moment’ success

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Tim Beeson has been investing his retirement savings in real estate for almost two decades, and he has noticed he’s not alone anymore. Continue Reading Investors buying real estate with retirement money

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How to spot spammers stealing server space

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Yes, it’s still happening and it’s worse than ever — spammers break into your company’s Web server and set up little robots that generate thousands of pages of spam links without you ever knowing it. The consequences for businesses are huge; once the links are discovered on the Web and traced back to your company’s… Continue Reading How to spot spammers stealing server space

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People on the Move – August 31, 2012

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Jim Kolar has joined the staff of Furnace World of Colorado Springs in the operations department. He has more than 30 years experience as a sole proprietor conducting business as a custom building and electrical contractor. New Realtor Susan Lohrberg Humphreys has joined the residential sales team at Weichert, Realtors-Pikes Peak Group. She completed the… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 31, 2012

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Kudos! – August 31, 2012

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Frontier Airlines gives $54,440 to wildfire relief efforts Frontier Airlines presented a check this month for $54,440 to the Pikes Peak Red Cross to help people affected by the Colorado wildfires. During the month of July, Frontier Airlines donated 10 cents for every $1 spent on-board for food and beverage items to American Red Cross… Continue Reading Kudos! – August 31, 2012

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On the Horizon – August 31, 2012

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Sept. 5, 6, and 18 PPWC on the road To celebrate Workforce Development Month, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center is taking its two most popular workshops and its Ask a Career Consultant session on the road to its satellite offices. Ask a Career Consultant session will be held at each location on the same day.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 31, 2012

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When the Waldo Canyon fire raced down the ridgeline and into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, homes were destroyed no matter what building materials were used. Houses with stucco siding, houses with redwood decks, cedar fencing, uneven irrigation and too many trees too close to the house — all went up in flames. In many cases,… Continue Reading Fire code updates mean changes for Mountain Shadows

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by Frank Partnoy “Limited Time Offer!!!” That’s what your sales folks wanted your ad to say, but you’re not sure. First of all, yes, you want to light a fire under your customers, but that “offer” seems ineffective. People are getting wise to that kind of thing; they know better. On the other hand, there’s… Continue Reading Book Review: “Wait: The Art and Science of Delay”

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Shockley-Zalabak the UCCS change agent

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Pam Shockley-Zalabak wrote the book on strategic communication. In fact, she wrote eight books. Shockley-Zalabak is a small-town Oklahoma girl who studied organizational communication and then put her research into practice at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she has been chancellor for 10 years. In that time, UCCS has transformed from a… Continue Reading Shockley-Zalabak the UCCS change agent

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Every year when summer tourists come to visit the Pikes Peak region, they shop and stay in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park. So it’s easy to imagine what happens to businesses when they don’t come. The Waldo Canyon fire made national and international headlines when it forced the evacuation of Manitou Springs… Continue Reading Lost summer: Retailers counting losses after summer season dashed by fire

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