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On the Horizon – June 15, 2012

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June 16 Government to Business Outreach Businesses have the opportunity to meet the Colorado Springs area DoD Small Business Specialists from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut Street, room 252. SBSs will provide briefings on their organization’s contracting needs and the other agencies will pass on information on their programs. The… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 15, 2012

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People on the Move – June 15, 2012

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Rich Lucas was promoted to program manager at Infinity Systems Engineering, which was recently awarded an $8.2 million contract with the U.S. Air Force and through the 4th Space Operations Squadron System Engineering Services contract. He will oversee the contract execution. The Infinity team will provide Milstar/Advanced Extremely High Frequency strategic communications support services, tactical… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 15, 2012

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Kudos! – June 15, 2012

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Girl Scouts win grant for local programs Girl Scouts of Colorado received $2,500 from USAA Foundation for support of programs in El Paso County. The grant will help Girl Scouts of Colorado deliver leadership programs to nearly 3,400 girls and 1,200 adult volunteers in El Paso County, many from military families. Funding from the USAA… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 15, 2012

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Later this month the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority will vote on a complex incentives package for a proposed data center in southeast Colorado Springs. If built, the project will include up to 10 buildings totaling 800,000 square feet. Aggregate private investment: nearly $1 billion. Projected power requirements: 100 megawatts. Political impact: The project depends… Continue Reading Keeping Drake could be essential to data center plans

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For the past week, we’ve listened as all sides have talked about what to do with the city’s windfall that would come from the negotiated 40-year lease of Memorial Health System to the University of Colorado Health. Almost everyone has fixated on the money — starting with that $74 million up-front payment from UCH, then… Continue Reading Editorial: Another major reason to like Memorial-UCH lease deal

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When the first news came out of California to start the week, everyone who cares about the stability and future of Colorado Springs had to feel encouraged. After months, actually years, of uncertainty and rumors, The Gazette would have new ownership, and the city’s longtime daily newspaper could move forward again in a positive way.… Continue Reading Editorial: Gazette’s status remains cause for concern

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Let’s talk about blue gold

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As the 2008 documentary “Blue Gold” suggests, there are bound to be world water wars in the next few decades, as the survival of our civilization will depend on water resources that are growing ever more scarce. Just as we are fighting over oil resources now, so will we declare war around the globe to… Continue Reading Let’s talk about blue gold

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Five most common hiring mistakes

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Hiring a new or replacement employee is one of the most difficult decisions we have to make as managers. It also happens to be one of the most strategic and costly decisions as well. There are many ways to improve your chances of hiring well, but the simplest is to avoid the most common hiring… Continue Reading Five most common hiring mistakes

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Gold Hill Mesa retail strategy panning out

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Gold Hill Mesa builders are making plans to add retail and restaurants to the mixed-use development under construction at 21st Street and U.S. Highway 24. Continue Reading Gold Hill Mesa retail strategy panning out

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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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