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People on the Move – May 18, 2012

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Derek Hemmer has joined The First National Bank of Monument as assistant vice president/loan officer. He joins the bank from a financial institution in Colorado Springs where he served as assistant vice president/commercial loan officer for two years. Hemmer will work with mortgage loans, commercial loans and personal loans. Spire Investment Partners announced that Jeffrey… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 18, 2012

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Kudos! – May 18, 2012

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Doug Price, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, accepted a personal invitation from the Secretary of the Air Force to attend the 59th Annual National Security Forum at the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The purpose of NSF is to expose influential citizens to senior U.S. and… Continue Reading Kudos! – May 18, 2012

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On the Horizon – May 18, 2012

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May 18 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Tickets are on sale now for the Sports Hall of Fame annual banquet and induction ceremony, presented for the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. The banquet is Oct. 30 at the Colorado Springs World Arena. A sold-out crowd of 700 was on hand last year. Reservations for tables or… Continue Reading On the Horizon – May 18, 2012

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Why do we feel weird about video calling?

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I have to admit that I’m a late adopter of this technology. Skype and video calling software has been available to us for free for a few years now, but I’ve noticed the adoption rate really changing lately so I thought I’d bring it up. Maybe the addition of Face to Face on iPhone is… Continue Reading Why do we feel weird about video calling?

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If Al Capone were alive today, he wouldn’t need a gang of armed thugs, only a computer, an Internet connection and a couple of good hackers in order to sock away millions in stolen cash and credit cards. He would also get away with a few patents, copyrights and inventions. The international cyber mafia has… Continue Reading Cyber thieves targeting small, large businesses

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Oakwood Homes of Colorado was expected to complete its purchase of 2,200 acres in Banning Lewis Ranch this week and is eager to let the building begin. Continue Reading Oakwood ready for Banning Lewis home construction

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When talking about doing business in China, two words tend to come up time and time again: opportunities and threats. That was the case at a Hofstra University (Long Island, New York) conference on May 8 titled “US-China: Opportunities for New Business Partnerships.” Speakers included executives doing business in China, academics, economists, media members, and… Continue Reading Business opportunities and threats in China

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Is college worth it?

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About 1,300 students will be graduating from UCCS today, so it seems like an opportune time to once again question whether higher education is worth the money? Let’s take a look at some statistics. A National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education study showed 57 percent of the 2,142 Americans surveyed claimed that the… Continue Reading Is college worth it?

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Be a great board member

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Many enthusiastic volunteers accept positions as part of a non-profit board, committee, or community effort such as local chambers of commerce, philanthropic groups, or professional associations. The learning curve tends to be very high during the first year. They are thrilled that you stepped up, and you are excited to be involved. Now what? 1.… Continue Reading Be a great board member

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Expectations high for new Chamber/EDC CEO

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Joe Raso started his job Monday as the first CEO of the newly merged Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. — and he has his work cut out for him. Continue Reading Expectations high for new Chamber/EDC CEO

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