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As late as Tuesday afternoon, the optimism that typically surrounds us in Colorado Springs was holding up fine against those ominous flames and smoke looming in the mountains west of the city. We would get through this. The firefighting crews would win. There would be damage in the Pike National Forest, and tourism might endure… Continue Reading Editorial: Fire creates an immediate turning point in Colorado Springs’ history

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The University of Colorado Hospital is a success story — and Colorado Springs is hoping a lease agreement and partnership with UCH will make Memorial Health System into one, too. UCH’s list of successes is long. It’s a $900 million-a-year enterprise, employing 4,100 people, ranked among the top 5 percent of the nation’s hospitals for… Continue Reading UCH brings run of recent successes into MHS lease

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Unsuspecting mom births major business

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CJ’s BUTTer and CJ’s Unique Boutique Owners: CJ and Mark Miller 107 N. Tejon St. 344-9867 cjsuniqueboutique.com There are wildly ambitious entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs who have always known they would start their own business. CJ and Mark Miller are not those people. “Three years ago, CJ was a stay-at-home mom,” Mark said. She never… Continue Reading Unsuspecting mom births major business

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Re: Goodwill takes heat over wages

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I’m writing to present the perspective of local advocates for people with disabilities. I appreciate that your story included comment from Chris Danielsen of the National Federation of the Blind. For 73 years, the NFB has been the leading catalyst for change in the area of civil rights, rehabilitation and employment of people with disabilities.… Continue Reading Re: Goodwill takes heat over wages

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10 ideas that could change our city

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Cities are built by visionaries or they are born of economic necessity, the need for trade routes or sea ports. Our city has a history of great men, from General Palmer to Stratton and Penrose, who have labored to make our town a better place to live for future generations. We don’t need a gold… Continue Reading 10 ideas that could change our city

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During the past two years, the SBA has been working directly with the private and public sector lending community to prepare loan products that are more responsive to the needs of small business. In particular, we exchange ideas with banks, credit unions, certified development companies, chambers and various lender associations, resulting in products that simplify… Continue Reading Small Business Administration simplifies loan process

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Book Review: “You Are What You Wear”

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by Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner It’s an old joke, but so true: you haven’t got a thing to wear. Yes, your closet’s crammed. You could wear a different outfit for six months with no repeats. You could skip doing laundry for weeks and you’d be OK, but when you got dressed this morning, everything was all… Continue Reading Book Review: “You Are What You Wear”

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On the Horizon – June 29, 2012

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July 6 Business Tax Symposium The Colorado Department of Revenue and several home-rule municipalities offer an all-day Business Tax Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Denver. The seminar is for businesses located in and outside Colorado, tax preparers who prepare sales/use tax returns for Colorado businesses, tax-exempt organizations and anyone else interested in… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 29, 2012

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Kudos! – June 29, 2012

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Sherman & Howard attorneys and practices among best in Colorado Fourteen Sherman & Howard lawyers and six Sherman & Howard practice areas stand out among Colorado lawyers and law firms in the 2012 release of Chambers USA — America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The rankings followed a rigorous and independent law firm research and evaluation… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 29, 2012

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People on the Move – June 29, 2012

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Leann Hemenway has been named vice president and branch manager of the Colorado Springs Banking Center for First Commercial Bank, at 115 N. Tejon Street. She has more than 15 years of banking experience and has lived in the El Paso County area for 16 years. Her focus for the Southern Colorado market will be… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 29, 2012

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