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More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

As charities in the Colorado Springs area tally their final donations for 2012, some say they’ll end the year slightly higher than 2011, despite the concerns of possible donor fatigue after the Waldo Canyon fire. But another factor has come into play for many of the region’s nonprofits as they head into 2013. They’re facing… Continue Reading More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

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On the Horizon – January 4, 2013

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Jan. 7 H&R Block Tax Talk H&R Block professionals will be on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. at the East Library to discuss tax filing procedures for property owners. For details go to ppld.org. Jan. 8 PVG Pitch Night Peak Venture Group will host its next Pitch Night at 5:30 p.m. at Epicentral Coworking,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 4, 2013

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Kudos! – January 4, 2013

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RMHS receives largest donation in 20-year history Rocky Mountain Human Services received a $2 million challenge grant from Colorado business leaders Dob Bennett and John Malone in support of the organization’s “Operation TBI Freedom” program. Through Jan. 31 individuals who make a tax-deductible contribution to Operation TBI Freedom will have their gift matched by both… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 4, 2013

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People on the Move – January 4, 2013

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Sean McCullough has been promoted to Perkins Motors, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM, Business Link commercial manager. McCullough has been with Perkins Motors for three years and has been in the automotive industry in Colorado Springs for 20 years. He is responsible for small business and fleet, truck and automotive needs, helping business with financing and… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 4, 2013

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When we think of peer cities with which we compare ourselves, Columbus, Ohio, doesn’t rank high on the list — in fact, it’s probably not on the list at all. And why should it be? It’s bigger, flatter, older, colder (in the winter), hotter (in the summer), more humid (always), and it’s in the Midwest.… Continue Reading Columbus’ success defines an opportunity lost here

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Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping 5850 Championship View – 473-3921 3639 Star Ranch Road – 203-3230 Owners: Mark and Jenny Vohsmann Years in Business: 3 A fitness program changed Mark Vohsman’s life. He had lived nearly his whole life in Des Moines, Iowa. He was married with four daughters and owned a construction company when he realized… Continue Reading Farrell’s getting in shape for a third location

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Retailers celebrate merry shopping season

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No one has official numbers yet, but Colorado Springs retailers from big to small say they believe they had their best holiday shopping season in years. “Our staff with over five years of history here at the mall believe this was the best traffic they had seen,” said Victoria Harley, general manager at Chapel Hills… Continue Reading Retailers celebrate merry shopping season

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From the beginning, John Cassiani’s term as president of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs was eventful. His year started amid intense negotiations with Colorado Springs Utilities to keep residential tap fees from climbing and to reduce commercial tap fees. That negotiation could have been the defining action of his presidency — if… Continue Reading Looking back: Fire shapes Cassiani’s HBA presidency

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Every New Year brings its own issues, and for Colorado Springs the areas of emphasis for 2013 were not hard to define — even in advance. Oil and gas drilling, upcoming changes to the health care industry, and the local effects of possible cuts to national defense industry stand out as the year’s starting points… Continue Reading 2013 agenda: Oil regulations, sequestration, health care

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People on the Move – December 28, 2012

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Jen Merrigan has joined Studio C3, a Colorado Springs-based creative video production and design company, as account services manager. In her role, she will continue the company’s growth focusing on strategic guidance and day-to-day client support. She has eight years of experience working for full-service agencies in Chicago and Milwaukee on regional, national and international… Continue Reading People on the Move – December 28, 2012

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