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The BBB still carries the torch for local businesses

Remember the old snake oil ads? The snake oil was the cure-all for everything. In those days, salespeople and business owners had carte blanche in creating their advertising tag lines and copy. False statements about products and the effects were commonplace. Champions of ethical advertising, like Samuel C. Dobbs, former president of Coca-Cola, bore the… Continue Reading The BBB still carries the torch for local businesses

Junior League charities opens The Second Cup

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A cupa joe ain’t a nickel anymore, in fact, it ain’t even a cupa joe. Thanks to Starbucks, coffee has evolved from a brackish, bitter affair once served in thick cups at curbside greasy spoons, to a specialized beverage that can incite people to converse, and can cost $4 or more. Thanks to the Junior… Continue Reading Junior League charities opens The Second Cup

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Public speaking requires more than just a toast

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Public speaking is, to many people, as dreadful as a root canal. But there are a special few that thrive in front of an audience. And there are others who like to test their limits through public speaking, which, they believe, raises their level of confidence and enhances their communication and presentation abilities. One organization… Continue Reading Public speaking requires more than just a toast

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Community Associations Institute (CAI) members include all types of association-governed communities, such as condominium and homeowner associations, cooperatives, and planned communities of all sizes; individual homeowners; community managers and management firms; builders and developers; accountants, attorneys, lenders, insurance providers, reserve specialists, and other providers of professional services; public officials; and product and service suppliers –… Continue Reading Community Associations Institute dedicated to fostering healthy, competent community assns.

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Ed Bircham received his first sales award nearly 40 years ago, as a young man selling carbon paper, typewriters and mimeograph machines. Today, his store at 3004 N. Nevada displays dozens of awards, and Bircham is proudly showing them to Akihiro Nasu, president of Kyocera Mita America. Kyocera Mita is Bircham’s flagship product, and the… Continue Reading Bircham’s Office Products hosts Japanese visitor

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Business Journal reporter Lance Gurwell gets around in Colorado Springs, and sometimes finds, sees or hears things that won’t work in a news story. Periodically, he will air them here. He also has an open ear, so give him a call at 634-3223, ext. 218 if you have an idea.Being a reporter and loving books… Continue Reading Commentary: Book lovers snatch up books; a proud father; and, a quick shower

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Local professional woman and volunteer, Barbara Winter, received the 2002 ATHENA Award at a luncheon sponsored by the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce at the 11th annual Women in Business Conference on April 18. Currently vice president of organizational resources for Ent Federal Credit Union, Winter was previously associated with Colorado Interstate Gas (CIG)… Continue Reading ATHENA award luncheon honors outstanding women

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Juan Mijares grew up in Barstow, a small desert community not far from Los Angeles. There was nothing to do there but stand in the dust created by cars as they blasted by on Route 66. But Juan found a way to entertain himself. He built a guitar, and then taught himself how to play… Continue Reading Love of instruments, music fuels artistry of violinmaker

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Colorado Springs is poised on the cusp of greatness, but lack of a single component blocks its ascension, believes Will Temby, president of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. But in recent years, the community has resisted efforts to build a civic, or convention center, proposed near downtown, west and south of the city’s center.… Continue Reading Chamber leads push for CO Springs Civic Center

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On March 6, EDS Corporation, with nearly 1000 employees in the Pikes Peak region and more than 21,500 nationwide, was awarded the prestigious Points of Light Foundation Award of Excellence. The award honors companies that have made a serious commitment to the community and have made employee volunteer efforts a central part of their operations,… Continue Reading IT firm's employees honored for volunteer efforts

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