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Ben Johnson guides people through the memories of their hallways and dresser drawers. He walks with them through their imaginations to the bathroom and through the closets and basements of the homes they’ve lost to fire. “Usually, it’s not something people want to do right away,” said Johnson, a general insurance adjuster for Farmers Insurance.… Continue Reading Insurance claims require recollection of belongings

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With news this week that the Waldo Canyon fire is the most expensive wildfire for insurance companies in Colorado’s history, rumors started to fly about increasing premiums and full coverage becoming harder to get. “I think there’s a concern that there will be an immediate impact to insurance premiums,” said Carol Walker, executive director of… Continue Reading Insurers say Waldo fire not enough to bump premiums

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Raso sends familiar EDC messages

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For nearly an hour over breakfast earlier this week, Joe Raso talked to 200 or so business leaders about the evolving local economic landscape from his perspective as the new president and CEO for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. Throughout the room, movers and shakers from the business community listened intently to Raso’s… Continue Reading Raso sends familiar EDC messages

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Simple questions about our water

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As the Waldo Canyon fire made abundantly clear, we need to think about water in the arid high desert in which we live. That prompted me to ask Gary Bostrom, Colorado Springs Utilities’ chief water services officer, how much water we use. Two weeks later, I received an answer from Mark Murphy, who works in… Continue Reading Simple questions about our water

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Toss out idea to repeal newspaper-theft law

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Sometimes when you see something that is wrong, you know you need to do something about it. Nine years ago, I was serving as the state representative in District 56, representing the people of Eagle, Lake and Summit counties in the Colorado House of Representatives. Someone was upset about something written in one of the… Continue Reading Toss out idea to repeal newspaper-theft law

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Hey website Functionality Junkies, I’m talking to you this time. You know who you are — if an image is on a Web page you want it animated. If we’re streaming content onto one page, you suddenly want it on 50 pages. If we create one category for content, you want 30 more. We love… Continue Reading Why more on your website isn’t always better

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On the Horizon – July 20, 2012

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July 24 Speed Networking The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC hosts speed networking from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Springs Orleans, 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Each person has two minutes to introduce themselves and tell their story; then the whistle blows and each person moves to the next. For details visit www.coloradospringschamber.org… Continue Reading On the Horizon – July 20, 2012

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Kudos! – July 20, 2012

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Warren Management Group celebrates 20 years in business Linda Warren started Warren & Associates in July 1992. When the company incorporated in 1997, the name was changed to The Warren Management Group Inc. The company received national designation as an “Accredited Association Management Company” in 2004 by Community Associations Institute of Falls Church, Va., becoming one… Continue Reading Kudos! – July 20, 2012

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People on the Move – July 20, 2012

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John Suits has been named system service line director, community outreach and public policy director with Centura Health. He was previously director of business development and government relations for Memorial Health System. Neal McCraw has joined Merrick & Company as a senior account executive for the nuclear services and technology team. McCraw will be responsible… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 20, 2012

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In the game of summer tourism, Colorado Springs got its butt kicked in the first half by the Waldo Canyon fire … Continue Reading It’s only halftime, but local tourism is determined to win

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