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’Tis the season at Consignment Gallery

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’Tis the season at Consignment Gallery

The best time to shop for used furniture at The Consignment Gallery is Friday afternoon. That’s because movers have collected furniture for the week, co-owner Judy Deighton has cleaned it up, and it’s ready to help fill somebody’s home. “A lot of regulars come in on Friday and pull the cream off the top,” said… Continue Reading ’Tis the season at Consignment Gallery

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Building relationships keeps Ayers in banking

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Building relationships keeps Ayers in banking

Kelly Ayers, vice president of business development at Peoples Bank, moved to Colorado 20 years ago after growing up in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area of Florida. She enjoys hiking in Woodland Park, Palmer Lake and on Barr Trail, going to concerts and spending time with her family and children — two grown and one in… Continue Reading Building relationships keeps Ayers in banking

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Springs could test drones if FAA includes state among six locations

With Jeff Bezos’ announcement this week that online retailer Amazon.com is developing an unmanned-shipping service to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, it’s apparent that the world has entered a new era of aviation technology — a world in which Colorado has potential to play a key role. Earlier this year, a team of… Continue Reading Springs could test drones if FAA includes state among six locations

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SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

By almost any measure, the U.S. Small Business Administration just finished a record-setting year of helping businesses in Colorado. Statewide, the SBA approved $622.5 million in small business loans for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, an all-time record and an 11.5 percent increase over the last fiscal year. The SBA’s Colorado office approved… Continue Reading SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

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Penrose revels in cardio accolade

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Penrose revels in cardio accolade

Like many other comparable, ambitious hospitals, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services earns its fair share of national and state-level recognition. But some of those honors mean more, and that’s the case now as Penrose-St. Francis has been named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. “It’s a difficult award… Continue Reading Penrose revels in cardio accolade

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SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

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SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration approved more than $60.8 million in 7(a) small business loans to El Paso County businesses in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. Of those, Wells Fargo was the largest lender at $14.3 million to 32 businesses. Next was Central Bank & Trust, with 16 loans made to the tune of… Continue Reading SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

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Perfectly Matched finds right relationships

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Perfectly Matched finds right relationships

You’re 42, single and want to meet the man of your dreams. You want a long-term relationship that results in marriage. But because of your public profession, online dating isn’t for you. Or you have a strong personality that sends some women running. A good person to meet is Donna Shugrue of Perfectly Matched, a… Continue Reading Perfectly Matched finds right relationships

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Tighe brings passion to Community Action Agency

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Tighe brings passion to Community Action Agency

After growing up in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and living 15 years in Trumbull, Conn., John Tighe (pronounced “tie”) moved to Colorado Springs with his wife Shari in 1997. Being fond of golf and skiing and having traveled all over the world (London is one of his favorite spots), he knew Colorado would be the right… Continue Reading Tighe brings passion to Community Action Agency

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Let’s single out the top power brokers

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Let’s single out the top power brokers

Who are the city’s 10 principal power brokers near the end of 2013? Let’s begin by elimination. Position counts, but not as much as you might think. It doesn’t much matter who runs the local office of Wells Fargo or any other national company. Such folks rotate in and out, rarely leaving a lasting legacy.… Continue Reading Let’s single out the top power brokers

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Modern military needs new strategy

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Modern military needs new strategy

“The Vietnam War broke the Army,” wrote Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland in a recent issue of Army Magazine, “and there was growing concern that the American military would be quickly overwhelmed by the numerically superior forces of the Soviet Union in the event of a major conventional war.” This concern, Cleveland continued, led commanders to… Continue Reading Modern military needs new strategy

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