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People on the Move – April 27, 2012

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Matt Colligan opened American Water Damage, a water damage restoration company. He has years of experience in the home improvement industry. Most recently he was division manager of Champion Windows of Colorado Springs, where he set national sales records and earned the BBB’s Excellence in Customer Service award three consecutive years. Traci Hearne has been… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 27, 2012

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Kudos! – April 27, 2012

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Colorado PTAC goes “beyond the goals” — earns national recognition Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, based in Colorado Springs, and the small business specialists from Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases, the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson Army Installation and the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, were awarded The Secretary of the Air Force… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 27, 2012

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On the Horizon – April 27, 2012

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April 28 Community Recycling Event El Paso County, Blue Star Recyclers and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are hosting a community recycling day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCCS parking lot No. 12, on N. Nevada Avenue, across from the University Village Shopping Center. Cost is $5 per passenger vehicle.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – April 27, 2012

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Editor’s note: This story is part of an occasional series about the business of aging. Baby boomers will change the look of Colorado Springs’ workforce during the next five years, and that will present a host of challenges for human resource professionals. Either the workforce will look grayer as boomers opt to stay in their… Continue Reading Human resource execs grappling with aging workforce

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Broadband Internet helping start-ups

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Taking the plunge into the waters of entrepreneurship can be invigorating, enriching and/or downright dangerous. If a startup succeeds, it means the owner is providing a good or service that others need or want, and supplying it at a profit. However, owning and operating a business is a risky, costly endeavor. Just consider that 31… Continue Reading Broadband Internet helping start-ups

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Our drug dilemma

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It’s easy to understand why former vice-president Dick Cheney claims that President Obama has been an “unmitigated disaster,” but it’s evident that even his progressive supporters are becoming disenchanted with him. In the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia regional presidents discussed the effects of drug traffic to the U.S. and the failed policies… Continue Reading Our drug dilemma

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Penrose gaining ground in hospital war

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While Memorial Health System is working to settle its governance issues, Penrose St. Francis Health Services is forging ahead with a strategy to grow its regional market share. Continue Reading Penrose gaining ground in hospital war

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Something is happening in Colorado with women-owned firms. They are opening at one-and-half times the rate as men-owned firms. Continue Reading Women conquering business challenges, facing new ones

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Millibo Art Theater is in an odd place for a theater — next door to Mike’s Garage and across the street from an auto parts dealer on Pecan Street on the west side of Colorado Springs And it’s a difficult business to be involved with. It’s riskier than operating a restaurant. Despite those challenges, the… Continue Reading Millibo Art Theater enjoying performance-based success

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Carol owned a thriving company. Her best friend was a bookkeeper and needed a job, so Carol hired her. The arrangement seemingly worked well for 15 years. The two friends remained as close as ever, with their families sharing children’s events and major holidays. Carol trusted her friend completely and gave her unrestricted access to… Continue Reading Take these steps to protect yourself from employee theft

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