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Local chamber plans trip to Washington D.C.

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Pork. Airports, highway projects, and other expensive projects lawmakers arrange for their constituency in exchange for votes, campaign dollars, and more. It’s what one might expect on the menu when a group of 50 business leaders takes a pay-your-own-way trip to Capitol Hill. But not so, said Bob Balink, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce’s… Continue Reading Local chamber plans trip to Washington D.C.

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The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center was founded in the 1950s. Today, through the hard work and efforts of their three full-time staffers and nine active volunteers, the Chamber strives to promote a thriving community and a strong climate for business. The primary focus for the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading Manitou Chamber combining efforts with local businesses

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Forensic sciences assn. holds annual conference

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It’s one of those organizations that you’ve probably heard of, but didn’t realize was headquartered in Colorado Springs. Like The Money Museum or the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is tucked away on a familiar Colorado Springs street, operating quietly and efficiently as the headquarters for an international… Continue Reading Forensic sciences assn. holds annual conference

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The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation (EDC) presented its 2001 Leadership Awards to a receptive audience of business and civic leaders at a special luncheon held on Monday, Jan. 28. Jerry Heimlicher, EDC Chairman of the Board and CEO of Ford Fairline Credit Corporation served as the event’s emcee and noted the importance of… Continue Reading Econ. Development Corp. presents Leadership Awards

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The repercussions of last week’s tragedy in New York City and Washington, D.C. are likely to be felt for a long time. People perished, families were shattered, buildings were forever destroyed and a breach in security on American soil was evident. Some businesses will have a difficult time rebuilding while others were lost in the… Continue Reading Technology systems increase efficiency and security of business and government

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CO Springs hosts two benefit golf tournaments

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The Pikes Peak Center on Deafness, a 501 (C) 3 organization in the Springs’ area since 1979, will hold its third annual golf tournament September 24 at Woodmoor Pines Country Club. The shotgun scramble begins at 9 a.m. with an awards luncheon to be held at 1 p.m. Money raised from hole sponsorship has not… Continue Reading CO Springs hosts two benefit golf tournaments

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The Colorado Springs business community reacted to Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC, with shock, disbelief and an overwhelming sense of loss. Many businesses, schools and federal buildings closed early, and the downtown area around Acacia Park seemed like a ghost town as friends and strangers huddled in front of televisions watching… Continue Reading Colorado Springs residents react to the tragedy in New York and Washington

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From the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new location at 515 S. Cascade Avenue, Terry Sullivan met with local media earlier this week. He addressed the summer’s tourism statistics for the Pikes Peak region and distributed the results of the organization’s 2000 Conversion Study, conducted by area attractions and accommodations. According to Sullivan, of… Continue Reading Colorado Springs tourism for 2001 experiences mild downturn

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Point-of-sale management merchant Insurance Technologies recently entered into an agreement with Centrelink Insurance and Financial Services to provide marketing services to Centrelink’s 40,000 agents via IT’s ForeSight software package and support services. Most insurance brokers typically work with a limited number of insurance carriers when getting insurance quotes. The problem isn’t the number of carriers… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Technology Briefs: September 14, 2001

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The numbers aren’t in yet, but one local non-profit organization’s recent fundraiser has the company employees looking forward to continued success next year. SET — which stands for Service, Empowerment and Transformation — decided its first fundraiser would be a community bike ride on August 25. With a starting point at the office at 2316… Continue Reading Colo. Springs non-profit schedules fundraiser to benefit low income families

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