Chris Sherrell has been appointed as president and chief operating officer of Sunflower Farmers Market. Sherrell has held a number of executive positions at Sunflower since joining the company in 2003. Deb Settle has been promoted to Farmers Insurance senior vice president of field operations for its central zone. The central zone includes Montana, Wyoming, […]
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Colorado Springs is feeling the impact of the mergers and acquisitions in the banking and finance industry. But, instead of causing a pinch, it’s being seen as an economic boon. Fleet Financial Group Inc. completed its $500 million acquisition of the credit card business of Advanta Corp., which means...
More than 42,000 Coloradans could lose their jobs if Congress can’t agree by early next year to reduce the federal deficit. Known as sequestration, the act will cut military and aerospace budgets by $500 billion unless a new plan is created. Read more at the Denver Post.
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Jan Cass will be the featured speaker at the next Golf Tournament Planning Seminar, which will be hosted by the Antler Creek Golf Course from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 26. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a degree in corporate communications. Cass is a relocation expert with Re/Max All […]
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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado invites the public to attend its annual event, A Night of Excellence. The event is designed to celebrate those in the community who have exceeded expectations and performed above and beyond the call of duty. The event takes place from 5-8:45 p.m. Oct....
Moody’s Investors Services has affirmed its A3 rating and a stable outlook for Colorado Springs Airport Revenue Bonds, according to Gisela Shanahan, assistant director of aviation-finance and administration at the airport. Moody’s report cites several positive indicators, including defense contractor presence, management’s active pursuit of low-cost air service and alternate revenue sources.
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Leon Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance refers to “the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.” Many Colorado Springs homeowners may experience such a state when their monthly Utilities bill arrives. One of them, Mike Graham, reacted by sending us […]
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Business Briefs Ent opens applications for 2019 YES Grant Ent Credit Union has opened the application process for its 2019 Youth Endowment Series grant program. Local nonprofits in the Denver, Pikes Peak and Pueblo areas may apply for the YES grant, which supports the efforts of organizations benefiting youths in the community. Interested nonprofits can […]
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The guidelines, or “executive limitations,” governing Colorado Springs Utilities’ introduction of value-added products and services were released and approved by City Council in June. But the guidelines do not include everything some local business owners had hoped for — or what Mark McCord, president of the Chamber of Commerce,...
Colorado Springs City Councilman Charles Wingate wonders if it is in the best interest of residents to be tied to a county commission that ignores its constituents and comes off as arrogant and wasteful.Wingate is talking about the El Paso County Commission's sidestepping voters who rejected a new jail...
While athletes competing in the State Games of America were thinking about breaking sports-related records, businesses near the World Arena were breaking records of their own. Jenny Bowen, assistant manager at Fazoli’s, said the 9-year-old restaurant had its best night following last week’s opening ceremonies. “We exceeded expectations,” she said. Papa John’s Pizza General Manager […]
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