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On the Horizon – November 14, 2014

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Nov. 14 Defense luncheon Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance defense industry luncheon, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Antlers Hilton, Vice Admiral James D. Syring is the keynote speaker, $40. To register, coloradospringsbusinessalliance.com and click on Events. 884-2929. Nov. 17 Job search From job loss to job search workshop, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, from 2-4 p.m., PPWFC,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 14, 2014

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Kudos! – November 14, 2014

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Senior partner KGA Studio Architects’ Senior Partner Jerry Gloss received the 2014 MAME Legends Award, recognizing his 28 years of service, leadership and contributions to the home building industry. Architects win awards RTA Architects recently won three architectural design awards from the American Institute of Architect in Silverthorne. The Ignacio Middle School received both the… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 14, 2014

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People on the Move – November 14, 2014

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Jamie Adams, community manager with the Warrant Management Group, received her Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) credentials. Belinda Nichols Zonno was recently named director of career services at Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs campus. Zonno has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of New Mexico. Cameron Donegan joined HVAC Solutions Inc. as a… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 14, 2014

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Blue Star’s people: motivated workforce

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Blue Star’s people: motivated workforce

By Rhonda Van Pelt Many of us recycle paper, cans and bottles, and feel proud of ourselves. Blue Star Recyclers is waaay ahead in the “something to be proud of” sweepstakes — this nonprofit recycles people. CEO Bill Morris likes to say he was one of the first to benefit from the program he co-founded… Continue Reading Blue Star’s people: motivated workforce

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City tries to bring back what it had

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City tries to bring back what it had

How does a city replace what it once threw carelessly away? From 1960 to 1980, downtown lost approximately 1,000 residential units. Many buildings that contained them have long since disappeared, as has the downtown culture that supported them. The long process of demolition and change was carefully recorded by local photographers Helen and James McCaffery.… Continue Reading City tries to bring back what it had

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Centura Health, DaVita form joint venture

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Englewood-based Centura Health and Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners announced a joint venture Nov. 6 that “will offer a differentiated health care delivery model that will help optimize health care value and lower costs for consumers in Colorado and Kansas,” according to a news release. “The two partners will combine their expertise to provide enhanced resources… Continue Reading Centura Health, DaVita form joint venture

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Academy cadets absorb a $1 million lesson

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Academy cadets absorb a $1 million lesson

Justin Fenchel and his business partners asked for only $200,000 for 10 percent of their company, BeatBox Beverage. They walked away an hour later with a $1 million pledge in exchange for 33 percent. It became the perfect transaction during a surreal experience on national television. Fenchel made his venture capital pitch on the popular… Continue Reading Academy cadets absorb a $1 million lesson

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University Village: prosperous property

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University Village: prosperous property

Five years have passed since part of a fledgling urban renewal project in north-central Colorado Springs began a journey to become a shopping and dining mecca. In those five years, University Village Colorado — an 80-acre property once peppered with derelict motels and blight — has become a major source of both employment and tax… Continue Reading University Village: prosperous property

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CSBJ honors Women of Influence

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CSBJ honors Women of Influence

They come from a variety of backgrounds, not to mention professional careers. Together, the 13 members of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s 2014 Women of Influence make a statement about the apparently endless supply of remarkable women across the area. The winners, selected by a committee of past honorees from a pool of more than… Continue Reading CSBJ honors Women of Influence

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As the midterm election results are digested, and we prepare for the onslaught of the 2016 elections, perhaps thinking about political economy is a more fruitful exercise than separating the two domains of our lives, the economy and politics. The idea that the economy has nothing to do with politics is untenable, even in the… Continue Reading Applying lessons in a political economy

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