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Clinical trial business in growth phase

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Brigitte Klaib knew Colorado Springs was prime territory for a clinical drug trial facility because her job as a pharmaceutical consultant never required that she travel here. “I probably flew 300,000 miles a year all over the country and not once in 15 years did they ever send me to Colorado Springs,” Klaib said. Her… Continue Reading Clinical trial business in growth phase

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Wanted: Buyer for $22 million Renaissance Hotel

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A construction company that was the lone-bidder on a 300-room hotel on the far-north end of Colorado Springs now faces the difficult challenge of selling it in a depressed real estate market. The market for the hotel is limited, said Robert Benton, a Denver hotel real estate consultant. The only potential buyers are those with… Continue Reading Wanted: Buyer for $22 million Renaissance Hotel

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Take steps to improve account collection

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The work is done and your customer has been invoiced, so the sale is complete. Right? Wrong! Your sales aren’t complete until you’ve been paid. As many people have found over the last few years, receivables collection has become more difficult and this has caused a lot of problems for companies’ cash flow. Although it’s… Continue Reading Take steps to improve account collection

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Women helping women up corporate ladder

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Call them professional BFFs or mentors — they are among a new breed of women in the work force who are reaching back to pull up their sisters, share their secrets and propel the next group of business women to success. It’s a far cry from the 90s when women who shattered the glass ceiling… Continue Reading Women helping women up corporate ladder

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In the 1880s when William and Cara Bell entertained guests at their beloved Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs, their children scampered among the guests. Nearly 139 years later, they still do. Modern-day visitors to the manor, a restaurant known for award-winning fine dining, have reported seeing a red-haired girl, dressed in Victorian-era clothes, playing on… Continue Reading Haunted history scares up business for Briarhurst

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The throes of a recession might not seem like the most opportune time to expand a business, but Bob Penkhus had an inkling that adding Volkswagen to his dealership would be good for business. And he was right. Penkhus bought the Volkswagen franchise two years ago from Hueberger Subaru across the street from his Volvo… Continue Reading Volkswagen line fueling sales, revenue for Penkhus

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People on the Move – October 28, 2011

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The Colorado Springs Police Department named Barbara Miller senior public communications specialist. The position was reclassified from a sworn officer to a civilian. Miller has bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. She is retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando, Fla. with 28 years of… Continue Reading People on the Move – October 28, 2011

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On the Horizon – October 28, 2011

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Oct. 31 Government careers Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, Caryn A. Wagner, will speak at Colorado Technical University from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Wagner will discuss government service careers. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Tyler Graham at tgraham@coloradotech.edu or by call 590-6885. Nov.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – October 28, 2011

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Recently, Apple rolled out a big iPhone software upgrade that included an invitation to participate in iCloud, which I thought that was a pretty cool thing. Here it is, a special cloud just for all of my Apple devices, where photos move from my phone to my iPad automatically. So, of course, I said yes.… Continue Reading Product forecast: Cloudy with a chance of confusion

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Cain’s 9-9-9 not a such a simple deal

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Our current tax system is a messy, complicated, costly mess. It’s so convoluted and counterproductive that it could only result from decade upon decade of misguided work done by politicians. But now we have a person seeking the Republican presidential nod who, until this campaign, has not been a politician. Herman Cain has offered the… Continue Reading Cain’s 9-9-9 not a such a simple deal

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