Fundamental weaknesses in Europe were highlighted by record-high unemployment and a decline in manufacturing, said the New York Times. Unemployment in the euro zone rose in May to 11.1 percent from 11.0 percent in April, according to European government officials. Another report showed euro zone manufacturing falling in June for an eleventh straight month.
U.S. stock futures rose, indicating a rebound in the four-month low of the Standard and Poors 500, said Bloomberg. China signaled it would support the economy and German and French officials prepared to meet before a summit. More than $1 trillion was erased from U.S. market value this month amid concern about Europe’s debt crisis. […]
On Oct. 8, the largest dental group in Colorado is celebrating the opening of its newest location in Colorado – No. 40 – at 6078 Stetson Hills Blvd., near Powers Boulevard. Additionally, the company has brought on its 100th partner at the 3,000 square-foot Stetson Hills office – Dr. Doug Olson. Each of Comfort Dental’s […]
Lawrence Leighton Smith and Thomas Wilson, the music director and associate conductor, respectively, for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, are being honored by ABE for their “Ongoing Support for Arts Education.” As the citation says: “Knowledgeable, appreciative audiences, as well as instrumentalists and conductors, are being fostered by Messrs. Smith and Wilson’s commitment to the Philharmonic’s ‘Conductor in the Classroom’ and ‘Young People’s Concerts’ programs, the former bringing personal and musical exposure to working musician/conductors into the classroom, the latter bringing live professional symphonic performances to 7,000 children each year.
With no obvious candidates, the Disney Corp. is still looking for a chairman of its movie division, said the New York Times. The corporation is split on what attributes its seeking: someone with a strong movie brand or someone who is a brand manager? The search is new, since Richard Ross resigned under pressure last […]
What could 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart really do to promote a small business? Dave Fernholz is hoping the answer is: a lot. Fernholz owns In-Sight Optical at 12 E. Pikes Peak Ave, and by summertime, the outdoor 20 foot by 70 foot, stucco wall of his building will be spackled with a giant red, white and black mural, featuring a bust of Mozart. Why Mozart?
<strong>Sue Foerster </strong>has been named the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Colorado. She is chairwoman of the board for Peak Vista Community Health Centers, and has volunteered service to United Way, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Newborn Hope and Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs. <strong>Dean Boosalis </strong>has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Arc Thrift Stores. He is a partner with BKD LLP, and has volunteered service to Arc Thrift Stores for 14 years.
Whatever else the Occupy Wall Street movement might accomplish, the phrase “We are the 99 percent” has gained a spot in the political and cultural lexicon. Within days of the Occupy Wall Street movement, politicians were already using the phrase, the New York Times reports. Income calculators, Google searches and music playlists soon reflected the […]
Colorado Recycles, the statewide recycling education organization, has announced the recipients of its annual Recycler of the Year awards. The awards recognize innovation and community involvement in promoting recycling. Each year Colorado Recycles accepts nominations from the community for businesses, schools and private citizens who have shown extraordinary efforts in voluntary recycling. Awards will be […]
<strong>Yvonne Gardner </strong>has been promoted to marketing manager at G.E. Johnson Construction Co. She has been with the company for more than four years.<br><strong>Heather Hayes </strong>has joined United Title Co. as a business development representative. She previously was a sales representative for Land America/Commonwealth Title.
Erin Crutcher of Prudential Professional Realtors has been selected to exclusively represent Colorado Springs and Woodland Park on HouseHunterHQ.com. Robert Lenihan has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate banking at Vectra Bank Colorado. He joined Vectra Bank in 2001 after nine years with U.S. Bank. David Marshall has been promoted to vice president […]
by Laura Dodd, ©2011 Citadel Press, $14.95/272 pages You suppose you should be happy. At a time when unemployment flirts with double digits, you have a job — though it’s not the job you wanted, dreamed about having or even expected. It’s just a job. It pays the bills, and that’s about it. You often […]