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To readers of the Business Journal: As of the date on this issue, Friday, June 1, the city’s weekly business newspaper returns to local ownership. It looks the same, which is intentional, and in fact even the company’s name remains intact: Colorado Publishing Co. But the hope is that you’ll notice improvements in the weeks… Continue Reading New era for CSBJ

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It’s exciting to be back at CSBJ! I’ve missed writing about business during the past 18 months. In Colorado Springs, the biggest stories are at the nexus of politics, business and belief — religious or secular. Take the strange and scarcely believable saga of the Banning Lewis Ranch, which in 25 years has gone from… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Prepare for future pitches of progress and prosperity

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Cripple Creek casino operators hope rising revenues will make up for a tax increase the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission approved last week. The commission reversed a 5 percent tax decrease on the gaming industry that cost the commission’s previous members their seats. Casino operators had asked the commission in spring 2011 for a 10… Continue Reading Cripple Creek’s casinos grapple with tax increase

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Tanner Antcliff is surrounded by death.

As owner of Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaners, he shows up when the police, paramedics and firefighters leave. Continue Reading Crime-scene cleanup is a gruesome, risky endeavor

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What exactly are trackbacks?

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This week I spent about six hours manually cleaning up more than 57,000 spam trackback links on a website, so I thought I’d share what I’ve learned to save you from a similar fate. Have you heard of trackbacks? They were supposed to be a Search Engine Optimizer’s dream come true, but they’ve morphed into… Continue Reading What exactly are trackbacks?

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Cylinda Walker has joined Harris Group Realty as a broker associate. She has more than 10 years of property management and real estate sales experience. Bryan Spiess, Farmers Insurance agent in Colorado Springs, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers training facility in Agoura Hills, Calif. The university is national in… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 1, 2012

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Kudos! – June 1, 2012

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Memorial nurse wins Nightingale award Kathleen Flarity, a clinical nurse specialist who works in the emergency department at Memorial Hospital Central, is the winner of the 2012 Nightingale Leadership Luminary Award. Flarity, an Air Force colonel who has served in the military for 31 years, received the award from the Colorado Nurses Foundation for substantial… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 1, 2012

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On the Horizon – June 1, 2012

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June 2 BBB’s Letter Rip Day in Canon City The Better Business Bureau, Mobile Record Shredders, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado and KRLN radio host a free document shredding day from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Goodwill Retail Center, 910 Main Street, Canon City. The public is invited to bring as many as… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 1, 2012

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The push and pull of business mediation

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In the case of small business vs. disgruntled customer, the courts cannot rule on hurt feelings. Continue Reading The push and pull of business mediation

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Let’s start with some points on which we all agree: In so many ways, Colorado Springs is an enjoyable place to live. We want the city — its people, its business community and its government — to thrive, not suffer. We want to work together in cultivating and sustaining an environment that’s conducive to success,… Continue Reading Editorial: City can’t lose focus with Memorial

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