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Springs’ Firstsource call center to add jobs

Springs’ Firstsource call center to add jobs

Firstsource Solutions Ltd., a leading business process management company, announced this week its call center in Colorado Springs will hire more than 100 call center representatives to handle work for a new client in health care. “We are excited to keep the jobs in Colorado Springs and make a large number of hires in the region to support… Continue Reading Springs’ Firstsource call center to add jobs

Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Breakfast of Champions, will feature Venus Williams, tennis champion and a four-time Olympic gold medalist, as 2014’s keynote speaker. “Venus suffers from an autoimmune condition called Sjogren’s syndrome and is sensitive to the crucial need for people to have access to healthcare,” said BJ Scott,… Continue Reading Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

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Venetucci Pumpkin Patch coming downtown

The first Downtown Venetucci Pumpkin Patch will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Acacia Park. The pumpkin patch is sponsored by ANB Bank and Bryan Construction and will coincide with the regular Downtown Sunday Market. All pumpkins will cost $6, with all proceeds going to Venetucci Farm, and initiative of the… Continue Reading Venetucci Pumpkin Patch coming downtown

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Arapahoe Basin resort in Summit County announced today, Oct. 16, that it will open Friday for the first day of the 2014-15 season. This makes A-Basin the first skiing and snowboarding resort to open this year. The attraction’s Black Mountain Express lift will open at 9 a.m. and provide access to the intermediate High Noon Run,… Continue Reading A-Basin first Colorado ski resort to open

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After Hours at Springs Orleans Thursday

The Business Chamber of Southern Colorado will have its After Hours with the Chamber event Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Springs Orleans, 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Entrepreneur and author Barry Farah will speak. First-time guests are free, members will pay $10 and nonmembers pay $15. The chamber is also having its fall educational event,… Continue Reading After Hours at Springs Orleans Thursday

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One in six children in El Paso County lives in poverty, according to the U.S. Census, and Colorado has one of the fastest-growing poverty rates in the country. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson launched Project Head Start, and 100,000 children were enrolled throughout the U.S. In Colorado Springs, the late Sidney H. Berg directed the… Continue Reading CPCD breakfast to help poverty-stricken children

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Conflict resolution conference Thursday

The ninth Annual Colorado Conflict Resolution Conference at Colorado Technical University will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4435 N. Chestnut St. The conference is part of an international effort celebrating October as Conflict Resolution Month. The event, hosted by Phoenix Strategies, Inc., a Colorado provider of conflict resolution services and training,… Continue Reading Conflict resolution conference Thursday

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El Pomar donates $10 million to U.S. Olympic Museum

The El Pomar Foundation trustees announced this week the approval of a $10 million grant to the United States Olympic Museum. “The Olympic Museum draws on the strength of the Colorado Springs community,” read a news release provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee. “As the headquarters for the United States Olympic Committee and 22 National Governing Bodies… Continue Reading El Pomar donates $10 million to U.S. Olympic Museum

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Nominees sought for citizen of the year

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Nominees sought for citizen of the year

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is calling for nominations for the 2014 business citizen of the year. The Business Citizen of the Year Award will be presented Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Broadmoor International Center. Nominations must be received at the Business Alliance office at 102 S. Tejon St., Suite 430 by Friday, Oct.… Continue Reading Nominees sought for citizen of the year

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Labor Statistics releases wage data from May 2013

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data, workers in the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $21.83 in May 2013, similar to the nationwide average of $22.33. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that, after testing for statistical significance, wages locally were significantly higher than their respective national… Continue Reading Labor Statistics releases wage data from May 2013

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