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Kudos! – March 27, 2015

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Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellows names Colorado rep The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced Elizabeth Huddleston of Colorado Springs has been selected for the 2015 class of military and veteran caregivers chosen for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellows program. The Foundation’s Fellowship is a national program comprised of military and veteran caregivers who serve as advocates and… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 27, 2015

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People on the Move – March 27, 2015

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Stockman Kast Ryan + Co.  announced a recent promotion and the addition of three new hires to its tax department: Michael A. O. Webster has been promoted to senior tax consultant after joining Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. in 2013. His specialties include serving not-for-profits, corporations and partnerships. Michael received his bachelor of science in… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 27, 2015

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Navy retiree brings franchise, fitness home

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Navy retiree brings franchise, fitness home

John Suazo says The Exercise Coach “won’t turn Baby Boomers into bodybuilders.” And that’s OK. “There are a lot of [fitness] franchises out there, but they all seem to have the same flavor,” Suazo said, explaining the trend lately has been hardcore fitness regimens such as CrossFit, where avid athletes indirectly (and sometimes directly) compete… Continue Reading Navy retiree brings franchise, fitness home

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Davis returns to run health foundation

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Davis returns to run health foundation

Colorado Springs native Cari Davis has a passion for helping people in need — in particular, historically marginalized populations. Most recently, the 48-year-old taught management to health care professionals in Ethiopia and worked with leadership teams in Rwanda. Davis, who earned MBA and MPH degrees from Yale University, returned home earlier this month to become… Continue Reading Davis returns to run health foundation

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Draper takes over at RBA

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The initial task for the new president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance will be to rebuild bruised relationships with the business community. Dirk Draper will begin his new job May 1, and he anticipates spending the first three months talking with business owners and “doing a lot of listening” to their… Continue Reading Draper takes over at RBA

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Museums, arenas shine if done right

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For a good chunk of February, a driving vacation took me back to my roots, visiting Arkansas and coming back through Texas, seeing family and friends at various stops. But though this trip wasn’t about work, I couldn’t avoid noticing some tourist attractions along the way, especially how they might relate to what’s going on… Continue Reading Museums, arenas shine if done right

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Cliff House still a Manitou anchor

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Cliff House still a Manitou anchor

If you ask Paul York, a butterfly effect that led to Manitou Springs’ resurgence in the late 1990s began largely thanks to an errant cigarette in 1982. The general manager of the 142-year-old building now known as the Cliff House at Pikes Peak, York said a man then hired by the city of Manitou as… Continue Reading Cliff House still a Manitou anchor

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By Chuck Wielgus Volunteerism is as American as apple pie. The notion is born out of need, and the idea that people in a community can come together to overcome that need. Within our swimming community, I often refer to coaches as the essential segment of our club system, but the system requires events, and… Continue Reading Volunteers have huge value in our youth sports

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How should America’s banks be tested?

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What do tests really test? This may seem a silly philosophical question, but educators and government agencies are keen to figure this out. My concern here isn’t with education, but banking. Usually the banks do the testing: Are you credit-worthy? What’s your score? Anyone who ever took out a car loan, house mortgage or business… Continue Reading How should America’s banks be tested?

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Don’t forget the ballot issues

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Most registered voters in Colorado Springs should have received their ballots for the 2015 municipal election, giving you ample time — until Tuesday, April 7 — to make the choices and mail or submit completed ballots. As in the past, the Business Journal isn’t endorsing candidates in contested races, which for this election include the… Continue Reading Don’t forget the ballot issues

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