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Oppenheimer economist addresses advisors

The overriding principle of investment consistency relates to television and the Internet: There’s such a barrage of 24-hour information these days that people attempt to respond to the frenetic news cycle, according to Jerry Webman, Ph.D. Webman, chief economist with OppenheimerFunds, wrote Money Shift: How to Prosper from What You Can’t Control, and frequently discusses… Continue Reading Oppenheimer economist addresses advisors

Pikes Peak Community College will offer free tax-preparation assistance to low-to-moderate-income families this tax season, the school said in a news release. PPCC partnered with Denver-based Piton Foundation to offer the free services through the Tax Help Colorado Program. Internal Revenue Service-certified PPCC students will prepare and e-file tax returns for households earning less than $52,000… Continue Reading PPCC to offer free tax preparation for lower-income locals

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Ent posts $12.5 million dividend to members

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Ent posts $12.5 million dividend to members

Ent Federal Credit Union announced this week a $12.5 million special dividend distribution to its members. More than 240,000 members in good standing will receive a minimum of $25, with an additional dividend amount based on the amount of interest they paid on loans and dividends they earned on deposits last year. The average dividend… Continue Reading Ent posts $12.5 million dividend to members

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Debt higher in Colorado than national average

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Debt higher in Colorado than national average

Average consumer debt in Colorado, excluding first mortgages, declined for the third consecutive quarter to $18,816, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s latest Consumer Credit Reports. In Colorado Springs, 5.2 percent of mortgages are past due, or 30 days or more delinquent, including those in foreclosure, according to the Fed. Also, 2.5… Continue Reading Debt higher in Colorado than national average

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U.S. Bank named top military-friendly employer

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G.I. Jobs Magazine named U.S. Bank one of the nation’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® for the fourth consecutive year. The 2015 Military Friendly Employers® represent those companies with the strongest military recruiting programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. The ranking is featured in the December issue… Continue Reading U.S. Bank named top military-friendly employer

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Twenty-four local groups receive Wells Fargo grants

Pikes Peak Region recipients of grants from the 21st annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund were announced recently by Ryan Stephens, Wells Fargo’s area president for Southern Colorado. Twenty-four locally based nonprofits received donations totaling $28,500. “El Paso County is a great place to live, work, play and do business in large part due to… Continue Reading Twenty-four local groups receive Wells Fargo grants

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SBA loans at record level

Small business lending activity under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loan guaranty program set another national record in the last fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. During that year, the agency approved 52,044 7(a) loans for $19.2 billion, an increase of 12 percent in the number of loans and 7.4 percent in dollar amount… Continue Reading SBA loans at record level

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Ent hosts holiday food drive

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Ent hosts holiday food drive

Ent Federal Credit Union is currently hosting its annual food drive. The financial institution’s 17th annual holiday food drive is designed to help local families in need, according to a news release from the company. Donors may drop off non-perishable food items and monetary donations at any of Ent’s 27 regional service centers now through… Continue Reading Ent hosts holiday food drive

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ANB Bank opens new Academy location

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ANB Bank opens new Academy location

ANB Bank has announced that its new Academy Banking Center opened this morning in central Colorado Springs. The bank, located at Flintridge and Academy Boulevards, officially started serving customers at 9 a.m., prior to tomorrow’s grand opening event (Oct. 21), according to a news release. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting attended by dignitaries… Continue Reading ANB Bank opens new Academy location

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ANB merger completed

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ANB merger completed

ANB Bank completed its merger with Capital West Bank, first announced earlier this year. The $160 million Capital West Bank, headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, with banking centers in Cheyenne and Fort Collins will now be called ANB Bank. The purchase adds to ANB Bank’s presence in Wyoming and Colorado and will increase ANB Bank’s total assets… Continue Reading ANB merger completed

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