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McGinnis Better Homes associates

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McGinnis/Better Homes and Gardens recently hired 40 residential real estate sales associates for its regional business. Cherie Fisher, McGinnis Better Homes and Gardens communications director, said a lot of new people choose McGinnis because of the marketing tools and training programs available. Over 50% of the company’s new residential sales associates are experienced, she said.… Continue Reading McGinnis Better Homes associates

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New luxury apartments going up

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Colorado Springs will be the home of a large, luxury apartment complex, Jefferson at Cheyenne Mountain. JPI, one of the nation’s largest apartment community developers, started construction on the 276-unit complex which is scheduled for completion in May 1998. The clubhouse and first apartment homes are scheduled to open in late 1997. Jefferson at Cheyenne… Continue Reading New luxury apartments going up

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Sun rises on merchandise

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Sunrise Travel “Feel[s] the Warmth” as competition in the travel industry heats up. Yellow Page listings for travel agencies in Colorado Springs rose 13% in 1997-98 over 1996-97. Sunrise responded by doubling its office space to 2,300 square feet at 3373 N. Academy Blvd., in the Carefree Shopping Center, and is offering expanded services to… Continue Reading Sun rises on merchandise

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Labor Ready makes room

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Labor Ready is expanding — literally. The 706 E. Fillmore location in Colorado Springs is knocking out a wall to take over the adjacent office. But on a larger scale, the Tacoma, Wash.-based labor provider has opened an office this month in Pueblo and expects to have about 300 branches operating by the end of… Continue Reading Labor Ready makes room

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The on-again-off-again jobs for the US West call center in Colorado Springs are tentatively on again. The company began offering a national long distance directory service earlier this week that, if permanent approval is granted by the Public Utilities Commission, will add 200 jobs to the call center this summer. Currently in a 90-day trial… Continue Reading US West to hire 200 workers for local center

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Ten years of wax on, wax off

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The Austin & Nevada Carwash is 10 years old this month. According to Chuck Cawiezell, owner and general partner, a decade of success is the result of concentrating on customer service, that is indicated by the carwash’s expansion to include a two-bay lubrication center and a three-bay detailing center. In fall of 1986, there were… Continue Reading Ten years of wax on, wax off

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Northpark property sold

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Mitch Christiansen recently purchased 2.11 acres at 4520 Northpark Dr. for $643,372 only to turn around and sell off two of the three parcels for $556,150. Mike Matkin, of Palmer McAllister, who represented the seller James W. Manning in the sale transaction said Christiansen held on to the property for about 30 seconds after he… Continue Reading Northpark property sold

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Family Dollar Store opens

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Family Dollar Stores celebrated the planned opening of its fourth outlet in Colorado Springs May 2. Grand opening for the new store at 1820 W. Uintah in the Uintah Gardens Shopping Center is scheduled for Wed. May 7. The national discount retailer supplies moderately priced, low-cost, basic merchandise for family and home needs. Its soft… Continue Reading Family Dollar Store opens

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Intelligent Network '97 workshop

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More than 250 telecommunications professionals and executives from 18 countries are arriving in Colorado Springs this weekend to attend the IEEE’s Intelligent Network Workshop — IN’97. The workshop, which runs from Sunday, May 4, to Wednesday, May 7, is being held at the Sheraton Hotel, Colorado Springs. The keynote speaker is Vinton G. Cerf, senior… Continue Reading Intelligent Network '97 workshop

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American Heart Association plight

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The office of the American Heart Association Pikes Peak Division is in distress. The organization needs a new home and does not have a location. The association’s landlords at 619 N. Nevada need the space for their personal use. American Heart Association Pikes Peak Division Director Theresa Dent said the organization is not desparate yet.… Continue Reading American Heart Association plight

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