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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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Airport to offer free parking in November, December

As an enticement for travelers, the Colorado Springs Airport announced this week it will provide free short-term and long-term parking for the holiday season, plus 50 percent off for valet parking. The free offer will continue two full months, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. In a release, airport officials said the benefit was offered… Continue Reading Airport to offer free parking in November, December

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B&Co. salon to host CASA fundraiser

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A new hair “lounge” on downtown’s south side is having a Grand Opening Celebration from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4. The event at B&Co. is free, but donations will be accepted throughout the evening to benefit CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. The event will include fantasy hair art models, a variety of product and service giveaways,… Continue Reading B&Co. salon to host CASA fundraiser

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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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