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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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Monday: Mission starts with stop at chamber

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It was a whirlwind Monday here in Washington, D.C. The defense team started its meetings at the Pentagon at 6:30 am. The business team was not far behind, starting at the U.S Chamber of Commerce at 8:30 a.m. Continue Reading Monday: Mission starts with stop at chamber

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Tuesday: Security, schedule equally tight

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On Tuesday, while we were meeting with the Department of Labor, a loud horn sounded and a message was broadcast over a loud speaker telling us to “shelter in place.”

It was only a drill but it really gives you the feel of how tight security is. We have had to go through metal detectors and show full identification before entering every federal building we have visited. Continue Reading Tuesday: Security, schedule equally tight

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Tuesday: International Team Update

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The international team visited four embassies on Tuesday in an effort to establish more overseas connections for Colorado Springs business and educational institutions. We began with a meeting with the ambassador of Jordan, who discussed the security situation in his country and also provided suggestions to one of our team members about their specific business needs in Jordan. Continue Reading Tuesday: International Team Update

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Tuesday: Reception, Wednesday: On the Hill

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Tuesday night the Colorado Springs delegation was treated to a reception at the Mexico Cultural Institute. Ambassador Gutierrez, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, addressed the group.

“We are friends, yes,” Gutierrez said, “friends with challenges, but we are friends.” Continue Reading Tuesday: Reception, Wednesday: On the Hill

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A recap of a busy week (8956)

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