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Communications Services Co., a provider to the cable industry, is building offices in Palmer Lake, adding customers, and planning to grow significantly in the next five years. ComSerCo is a cable industry wholesale supplier of such equipment as converter boxes, remote controls, and computer systems that program the system to sort and send the cable… Continue Reading National cable supplier builds offices in Palmer Lake

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EDC president addresses city's economic outlook

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Rocky Scott, president of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp., addressed business and community leaders earlier this week on the state of the area’s economy. While economists agree growth has slowed considerably, they disagree on whether a boom/bust cycle can be totally avoided. Scott cited such growth issues as traffic congestion, cost of living… Continue Reading EDC president addresses city's economic outlook

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WestPac-Frontier merger: Who would benefit?

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Between stock analysts and the Teamsters Union, much has been written regarding a merger between Springs-based Western Pacific Airlines and Denver-based Frontier Airlines. But who will benefit from such a merger? <CENTER><TABLE BORDER CELLPADDING="2" Width=600> <TR> <TD> <P ALIGN=Center> <B><BIG>Western Pacific Airlines</BIG></B> </TD> <TD> <P ALIGN=Center> <B><BIG>Frontier Airlines</BIG></B> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> 1,111 employees </TD>… Continue Reading WestPac-Frontier merger: Who would benefit?

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Housing Listings Rise in January

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In a comparison between January 1996 and January 1997, listings of single family homes, townhomes, and condominiums are up by 121 for 1997, according to Realtor Services Corporation Real Estate Information Services. A total of 1,698 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums were listed in January 1997 compared to 1,577 in January 1996. However, only 543… Continue Reading Housing Listings Rise in January

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Mountain Board Sports moves

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The last year has been as wild for Mountain Board Sports as a ride down Gold Camp Road on one of the high performance, all-terrain boards the company designs and manufactures. For the third time since March of 1996, MBS has expanded into a larger facility. On Feb. 1, MBS went from 3,000 square feet… Continue Reading Mountain Board Sports moves

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Reservation Center to base in Springs

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Colorado Reservation Services will become the western call center for Visitor Services Inc., a St. Petersburg, Fla.-based destination services company. VSI has been in an acquisition mode for the past month, buying a company in Connecticut, where another call center is being set up; CRS in Colorado Springs, and negotiating a purchase in Vancouver. Officials… Continue Reading Reservation Center to base in Springs

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Earlier this week, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau began a program to enhance its ability to provide lodging reservation services to its members. Representatives from approximately 60 local lodgings received material to become part of a sophisticated reservations system the bureau will bring on line Feb. 21. The system will provide callers with… Continue Reading Lodging industry gains access to national reservation system

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PPCC develops insurance institute

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Pikes Peak Community College is in the process of creating an insurance institute, modeled after the industry-accepted IC Fab Institute. The insurance institute is designed to appeal to a broader base of students, according to Ron Spicer, insurance program coordinator for the Division of Business Education. Most people don’t get out of high school and… Continue Reading PPCC develops insurance institute

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CTA considers Year 2000 conversion center

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<H3><I>Expansion could add 25 to 50 jobs to Springs workforce</I></SUBHEAD><B>By KAREN SUCHARSKI</B> <FONT SIZE=-1><I>Staff Reporter</I></FONT> CTA Inc. is considering locating a conversion center in Colorado Springs to support its Year 2000 Conversion work that could add 25 to 50 engineers to its local workforce. The company currently has an office at 7150 Campus Dr. from… Continue Reading CTA considers Year 2000 conversion center

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NYSE to drop Westmoreland stock

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Westmoreland Coal Company officially lost its standing on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week. Coal Company officials said they will consider other markets on which to trade. “We had hoped the exchange would have delayed their decision until the reorganization plan was filed,” said Diane Jones, a spokeswoman for Westmoreland. “We were disappointed… Continue Reading NYSE to drop Westmoreland stock

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