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The BBB presents ‘A Night of Excellence’

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The BBB presents ‘A Night of Excellence’

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado invites the public to attend its annual event, A Night of Excellence. The event is designed to celebrate those in the community who have exceeded expectations and performed above and beyond the call of duty. The event takes place from 5-8:45 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Hotel Elegante,… Continue Reading The BBB presents ‘A Night of Excellence’

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Former managing editor killed in accident

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Former managing editor killed in accident

Rob Larimer, former reporter and managing editor of the Colorado Springs Business Journal, died in a car accident in Old Colorado City Wednesday night. His wife Michelle Beckmann shared the news on her Facebook page Thursday morning, which was followed shortly by a posting on the Colorado Springs Gazette’s website. “My wonderful, kind, funnier-than-anyone husband,… Continue Reading Former managing editor killed in accident

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Annual dinner champions conservation

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Annual dinner champions conservation

Registration for Palmer Land Trust’s fifth annual Southern Colorado Conservation Awards (SCCA) is open. Register online at palmerlandtrust.org. The event features a farm-to-table dinner and a film highlighting the work of this year’s winners. The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. Each… Continue Reading Annual dinner champions conservation

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State, federal grants help extend reach of Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau

The Colorado State Office of Economic Development recently announced several grant recipients who will receive a total of $500,000 to advertise, promote and support tourism in Colorado counties affected by September 2013 flooding. The grants will be directed toward eight projects in five counties, including El Paso County, due to a submission from the Colorado… Continue Reading State, federal grants help extend reach of Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau

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Kohl’s, Memorial team to check car seat safety

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Kohl’s, Memorial team to check car seat safety

Memorial Hospital is providing free car seat safety checks from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Kohl’s at 2725 Janitell Road. Certified car seat safety technicians will perform checks on-site. Drive Smart’s Buckle Bear will help educate attendees on the importance of wearing seat belts, using correct car seats for a child’s age… Continue Reading Kohl’s, Memorial team to check car seat safety

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GDP takes a slight dip in Colorado Springs

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GDP takes a slight dip in Colorado Springs

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released the real gross domestic product in metropolitan areas in 2013. Collectively, real GDP for U.S. metropolitan areas increased 1.7 percent in 2013, after increasing 2.6 percent in 2012. The current-dollar GDP in Colorado Springs has taken a slight dip this past year, according to figures by the BEA.… Continue Reading GDP takes a slight dip in Colorado Springs

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Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Tri-Lakes Cares announced Thursday it has been honored with a 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” said Haley Chapin, executive director of Tri-Lakes Cares. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including Nonprofit of the Year through… Continue Reading Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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Incubator to host pitch clinic

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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will host an investor pitch clinic Sept. 24 at 7:30 a.m. at Urban Steam for people wanting to start businesses. The one-hour session will teach the basics of an investor pitch presentation, the components of a compelling investor pitch deck and what financial information should be included. Tips will be… Continue Reading Incubator to host pitch clinic

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UCCS breaks ground on expansion of recreation center

Leaders from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs broke ground Friday on the newest construction for the growing campus. This construction will be a $16.3 million expansion of the campus recreation and wellness center. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak welcomed the large crowd and introduced them to the project – an additional 47,605 square feet to the… Continue Reading UCCS breaks ground on expansion of recreation center

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board hosted the inaugural State of the Workforce event Friday, Sept. 5, at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Library 21c. Dana Barton, director of business relations and employment development for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, shared the center’s accomplishments for its recently-ended program year 2013. “The mission of the PPWFC… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board hosts inaugural State of the Workforce event

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