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D.C. venture worth the effort

Every year about this time, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance puts together a trip to Washington, D.C., for the area’s business and political leaders. Some of the visits have been more productive than others, depending on who was available at the nation’s capital to listen to local concerns. It’s safe to say that no… Continue Reading D.C. venture worth the effort

Creating regional partnerships could mean the difference between losing jobs and successful economic policy. Continue Reading Business Alliance moves forward with action plan from D.C. visit

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On the first full day of its annual Washington, D.C., trip the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance was invited back to the nation’s capital… Continue Reading Business Alliance invited to testify about lending access

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Editor’s Note: The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, formerly the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, is in Washington, D.C. this week – meeting with the Congressional delegation, the group’s lobbyist and learning more about ways to connect the business community. The CSBJ will provide daily updates of the group’s activities and what they’re learning… Continue Reading Business Alliance learns about fiscal cliff during D.C. trip

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Frontier lost bid for DC flight

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Frontier Airlines did not win its bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C.’s, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Department of Transportation awarded the limited slots into DCA to Alaska Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest and Virgin America. “We were disappointed when we heard the news, but given the intensity of the… Continue Reading Frontier lost bid for DC flight

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President Barack Obama urged Americans to call Congress about the lack of progress on raising the nation’s debt ceiling. Apparently, people took him up on it. Congressman Doug Lamborn’s office reports that his website is moving slowly, and that the House of Representatives switchboard is clogged with phone calls. According to an email from Lamborn’s… Continue Reading Slow web, jammed phones lead Lamborn to ask for direct calls

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About 70 business and community leaders left the Springs this morning for the nation’s capital for an annual trip designed to focus Washington’s attention on the Pikes Peak region. Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, this is the 12th annual trip to the D.C. area. The group will be in meetings with elected officials, government… Continue Reading Chamber in D.C.: Trip focuses on building relationships

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As hard economic times continue, and economic development becomes more important, it is time for the Springs to consider hiring a professional Washington, D.C., lobbyist. Community leaders have been making trips to Washington, D.C., for some time, but, where’s the financial gain for the city? Howard Marlowe, principal of D.C.-based Marlowe and Co., a lobbying… Continue Reading All I want for Christmas is a full-time D.C. lobbyist

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Next week promises to be a busy one

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Next week promises to be a busy one. I’ll be in Washington, D.C., from Feb. 26 through March 2 with the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Action Mission.

The group of about 70 people will be broken into five teams: business, defense, homeland security, international affairs and education. Continue Reading Next week promises to be a busy one

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Sunday: Legislative Action Mission begins

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<p>If your phones aren’t ringing as much as usual Monday morning, it could be that many Colorado Springs businesspeople are in windy, cold Washington, D.C. </p>
<p>The Olympic Games in Turino was a compilation of the best winter athletes. We may have the best Colorado Springs business athletes here in D.C.
After an uneventful flight, the delegation representing the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Action Mission landed in Washington and checked into the Hotel Washington, which is in the heart of D.C. and close to everything. </p> Continue Reading Sunday: Legislative Action Mission begins

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