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Black Chamber hosting Pulitzer nominee

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Growing up in the legally segregated Mississippi Delta, Clifton Taulbert was inspired by “change agents” who helped shape him into who he is today. The Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting the author and entrepreneur, who will speak about “unlocking the entrepreneurial code,” at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Friday, Sept. 26. Talbert,… Continue Reading Black Chamber hosting Pulitzer nominee

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On the Horizon – September 19, 2014

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Sept. 19 Go Red The American Heart Association will host its annual Go Red for Women Education Day and Luncheon at the Antler’s. Health screenings, 8 a.m.; education sessions and silent auction, 9 a.m.; luncheon noon-2 p.m. Cost is $125 per ticket. Register by calling 635-7688. Nominations due Nominations due for CSBJ’s Women of Influence,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 19, 2014

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Kudos! – September 19, 2014

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Barnes to help STEM education Assistant Professor Rebecca Barnes, who teaches for Colorado College’s environmental program, is one of six principal investigators on a $1.7 million grant which seeks to help women in the earth sciences. NYT features Janska The New York Times featured Janska Clothing that Comforts in a lengthy blog post last week.… Continue Reading Kudos! – September 19, 2014

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People on the Move – September 19, 2014

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Lisa Coffy, owner of Furnace World, has been named managing director of the Colorado Springs Chapter of eWomenNetwork. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. Christina Merry, CSP, joined ADD STAFF as a staffing manager. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources management and is currently pursuing a master’s degree. Karen King… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 19, 2014

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Ten years of Momentum and going strong

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Ten years of Momentum and going strong

Laura Muir Mellini, owner-founder of Momentum Advertising & Public Relations, says she owes the rebirth of her career to the meaningful local relationships she’s built over the years. And while her trajectory has taken her over some bumps, her advice is particularly upbeat: “Stay out there and be involved. There are so many projects, initiatives… Continue Reading Ten years of Momentum and going strong

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Recently, the Business Journal obtained a grant for an unusual purpose — to bring together everyone this newspaper has recognized through the years as our Rising Stars, formerly known as “40 Under 40” honorees. Along with the invitation to a reception that took place Thursday night, we asked everyone to address one question: “If you… Continue Reading How young leaders would spend $1 million

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Summit House moves forward

In 1999, then-Congressman Joel Hefley secured a budget earmark for $1 million, funds that could only be used for planning and design work on a proposed new Pikes Peak Summit House, designated as a priority in the 1998 Pikes Peak Master Plan. Fifteen years later, those funds remain untouched. But the project finally could be… Continue Reading Summit House moves forward

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Midterm elections have a deservedly bad name. Absent the draw of a presidential contest, they often feature mediocre candidates, quirky ballot issues and public apathy. It’s hard to get excited, especially when your mailbox, your inbox, your TV and your social media sites are fatally infected with campaign trash. It makes you long for the… Continue Reading This off-year election still has much meaning

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CSBJ to honor firms’ fitness focus

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal will recognize the city’s healthiest CEO, as well as businesses that encourage a healthy workforce, at a downtown gathering Sept. 25 at the Gold Room. The 6035 Lifestyle-Healthiest Employer Health Expo will start at 10 a.m. and be followed by the awards luncheon at noon. Last month, CSBJ asked for… Continue Reading CSBJ to honor firms’ fitness focus

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Stormwater proposal deserves ‘yes’ vote

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Last week, an extraordinary thing happened in El Paso County! Citizens, working alongside their locally elected officials, local government staff members, business leaders, military representatives, nonprofit representatives and more, all brought to fruition a collaborative proposal to tackle our region’s long-standing, complex flooding and stormwater management problem. This is no small accomplishment. Stormwater management is… Continue Reading Stormwater proposal deserves ‘yes’ vote

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