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People on the Move – August 24, 2012

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Lonnie Parsons has been named regional president of the ANB Bank’s Southern Region Banking Centers. He will work from the Cascade Avenue branch and oversee operations of the six banking centers in Colorado Springs. Prior to joining ANB, Parsons served in leadership positions at several financial institutions, most recently Vectra Bank in Pueblo. He has… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 24, 2012

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Kudos! – August 24, 2012

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Forté Events wins “Best Wedding Budget Over $200,000” award Forté Events Inc., a Colorado Springs-based strategic event design and production firm, received International Special Events Society Esprit Award for “Best Wedding Budget Over $200,000” — an Alice in Wonderland-themed event that included a rabbit hole entryway, shrinking room, hedge maze, a 75-foot- long Mad-Hatter table,… Continue Reading Kudos! – August 24, 2012

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On the Horizon – August 24, 2012

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Aug 24 Entrepreneurs Course open house The Small Business Development Center hosts an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. at the center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, to answer questions about the NxLevel Leading Edge: Entrepreneurs Course, which begins in September and runs to December. The course covers planning and research, management/legal structure, marketing analysis and… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 24, 2012

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We could argue all day about what cultural, sports or other events bring the most valuable exposure for Colorado Springs to the outside world. Many would nominate the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with its global coverage to Japan and Europe. As that event grows exponentially in the years to come thanks to the fully… Continue Reading Springs’ best free ad to the world

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Irrational economic behavior

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If what you hear doesn’t make sense, you are not alone. We hear about JP Morgan Chase announcing $5 billion profit in its second quarter of 2012 despite its London trade losses of equal amount. Gas prices at the pump are rising despite the double-dip recession and the infamous laws of supply and demand. The… Continue Reading Irrational economic behavior

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Memorial lease benefits students, too

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In the continuing back-and-forth conversation over the future of Memorial Health System, there are a number of organizations that will undoubtedly be affected by the Colorado Springs voters’ final decision. These include our many nonprofit medical providers, our urgent-care facilities and Memorial itself. But what about those schools of medical education that are pumping new… Continue Reading Memorial lease benefits students, too

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Mining lives on outside Cripple Creek

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James Grafton, a prominent Colorado attorney, poet and historian once grouped the state’s settlements into four classes. Continue Reading Mining lives on outside Cripple Creek

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While Mayor Steve Bach won’t talk about his plans for job creation, local economists have ideas of their own. “I’m intrigued by some of the options,” Tom Binnings, partner at Summit Economics, said. “I think the EDC historically has targeted the right industries — the high-tech, high-paying jobs. But maybe there are some ‘sleepers’ we… Continue Reading How to get there: Local economists have ideas for stimulating job growth

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Mayor Steve Bach has set an ambitious goal for himself and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC — to create 18,000 new jobs during the next three years. Continue Reading Mayor Bach sets aggressive jobs goal, but is it possible?

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Revolution Dance Academy Employees: 18 Contact: 637-8033 or revolutiondanceacademy.net Open House: 11 a.m. Aug. 18, 7388 McClain Point One year ago, two Colorado Springs dance dads debuted their Revolution Dance Academy, a studio offering lessons in all genres of dance. Like a dance ensemble, the business required movement, timing and skill. Building their business was both grueling… Continue Reading Two dance dads make ‘grand jete’ into dance business

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