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Marla Williams got a surprise last week. The Women’s Foundation of Colorado president was pitching her mission to an informal gathering that would seem to be a great target audience. More than 20 hard working Colorado Springs women with entrepreneurial spirit and, one assumes, checks ready and waiting to be signed over to the right… Continue Reading Women’s Foundation of CO offers a more creative approach to philanthropy

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Many professional athletes of yesteryear had a difficult time securing employment after retiring from their sport. Not only that, but retirement came at an early age – usually when athletes were in their early to mid-20s. While some planned ahead financially, others were forced out of their field earlier than expected by injuries. Most didn’t… Continue Reading Briefs: New program assists retiring athletes+

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is expanding its duties, thanks to a grant from the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The Supported Employment and Transition grant will allow PPWC to hire two full-time employees and one part-time employee who will be responsible for assisting severely disabled people to seek and retain employment by providing career… Continue Reading State grant will help disabled retain employment

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Domestic violence programs important in workplace

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Most businesses would jump at the chance to both curb costs and improve the lives of their employees. Domestic violence awareness training is one of those programs for managers and other staff that can save money. And lives. A study by the American Bar Association’s commission on domestic violence found that family violence costs American… Continue Reading Domestic violence programs important in workplace

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Some of us remember the old cardboard kaleidoscopes that entertained our visual senses as we hand-twisted a lens to watch geometric, brightly colored shapes come alive. Well, those cardboard models still exist, but a new collection of individually crafted kaleidoscopes are on the market now and available en masse at The Human Touch Gallery in… Continue Reading Manitou Springs entrepreneur specializes in kaleidoscopes

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Virtual reality used to be a concept that kids and teenagers experienced through goggles or futuristic helmets. Now, that perception has changed with the introduction of a local full-swing virtual reality golf simulator. Pappy’s Golf Club, located in the Millennium Health and Fitness club at 4390 Arrows West Drive, caters to golfers over the age… Continue Reading Colorado Springs’ virtual golf course plays like indoor country club

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