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United Way cuts grants to agencies

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Even as the United Way of the Pikes Peak Region celebrates the end of its annual campaign Tuesday, some community groups have less to be happy about. Continue Reading United Way cuts grants to agencies

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At the beginning of the week, Bloomberg’s website featured two stories. One noted the continuing fall of Facebook shares since the company’s initial public offering, when the investing public snapped up 421 million shares of the 8-year-old firm at $38 a share. At that price, the company was valued at 107 times trailing earnings, a… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Facebook finding its place in history of investments

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Fredell Enterprises, Inc. 2929 Prospect St., Suite 105 Founded: 1984 Employees: 25-30 Website: coloradolandscapedesign.com Even though it’s the first thing people see when they look at a house, landscaping is often the last thing they budget for. “It’s like buying a Mercedes and deciding not to have them paint it,” said Paul Fredell, who runs landscaping… Continue Reading Fredell’s business grows with xeriscaping

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Colorado Springs hasn’t paid much attention to business signs in years, but that didn’t stop Larry Barrett from counting the potentially illegal signs in one small area south of downtown. Continue Reading City preparing to enforce stricter sign regulations

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Small jobs add revenue for local-based firm The calls to GE Johnson Construction Company are sometimes surprising. Can someone come over and patch a hole? Does the firm fix door hinges or paint walls? Fred Wolfe, GE Johnson construction executive, admits that such calls were a little strange at first for the Colorado Springs-based general… Continue Reading Fix-it jobs come in handy for GE Johnson Construction

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The Neumann Systems Group’s partnership with Colorado Springs Utilities has always raised eyebrows. People have questioned whether the NeuStream emissions-cleaning technology can possibly do what it has advertised to do, and they’ve wondered whether the public-private partnership is ethical. Others said CSU shouldn’t use public money to test unproven technology at Martin Drake Power Plant.… Continue Reading Neumann ponders options beyond Drake plant, coal

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People on the Move – June 8, 2012

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The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado named its 2012-2013 board officers: Michael Ellsberry, MKE Engineering, will serve as president; Greg Roush, Leonard Rice Engineers, will serve as vice president; and Peter Monroe, Monroe & Newell Engineers, will serve as secretary/treasurer. Board members are: Mel Dahlberg, Bohannan-Huston; Murray McBride, McBride Engineering; and Brian Robertson,… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 8, 2012

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Kudos! – June 8, 2012

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Chamber and EDC recognized for work on Spaceport The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC received “Chairs’ Choice Award for Outstanding Efforts in Economic Development.” This is in recognition for the organization’s efforts to advocate and develop the Colorado Spaceport. The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation hosted its eighth annual meeting and awards luncheon, celebrating… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 8, 2012

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On the Horizon – June 8, 2012

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June 9 Basic computer training The City of Colorado Springs, in partnership with Pikes Peak Community College and Pikes Peak Library District, offers free training from 8 to 10 a.m.at the East Side Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. The goal is to offer training on a periodic basis including basic computer and Internet skills and… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 8, 2012

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Colorado Springs Utilities engineer Steve Doty has been called the Galileo of energy management, and he has used that expertise to create a degree program at Pikes Peak Community College. The Energy Management Technology Program, leading to a two-year associate’s degree, trains students to take on the field work resulting from design and analysis needed… Continue Reading New PPCC program to develop conservation specialists

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