Varnet earns CPFO designation The Pikes Peak Library District Finance Officer Michael Varnet earned the distinction of certified public finance officer through the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certification program. To maintain the designation, individuals must participate in 30 hours of continuing professional education each year. Pizzeria Rustica shines The Green Restaurant Association selected Pizzeria Rustica […]
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Oil and copper snapped three days of gains, while the yuan weakened after Chinese exports grew at a slower rate than expected. Bloomberg News is reporting that oil dropped 1.1 percent and copper dropped .9 percent. China reported the biggest trade drop in 22 years. Read more at Bloomberg.
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Colorado Springs economic development leaders know when to fold ’em. In the case of the Professional Bull Riders, it’s the when to hold ’em that becomes a little more problematic. The PBR – and the organization’s 80 jobs – has decided to head south, where economic leaders in Pueblo are building them a $7.7 million […]
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<strong>Gary Scheimer </strong>has obtained the Graduate Realtors Institution designation. He is a broker at Rusinak Real Estate. <strong>Brenda Reed </strong>has obtained the Accredited Buyers Representative designation. She is a broker at Rusinak Real Estate.
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The number of bankruptcies in the state dropped in 2011, according to the Denver Post. The drop ended a five-year increase in the number of business and consumer bankruptcies. According to the Denver Post, the number of bankruptcies dropped 7.7 percent from 2010 to 2011. Business filings fell 16.2 percent, and personal filings dropped 7.4 […]
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David Csintyan has been selected to participate in the Ford Foundation Fellowship for Regional Sustainable Development. He is CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. Chris Fullen has been named director of relocation and business development for The Platinum Group. She has 16 years of relocation experience, including 14 with the Prudential network. […]
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When billionaire Elon Musk introduced Tesla’s Powerwall home battery, most of the media greeted his announcement with the same bemused disbelief that had followed previous Musk deals. PayPal? It’ll never work — no one can compete with Visa and MasterCard! SpaceX? Putting stuff in orbit is serious stuff, boy! Leave it to the guv’mint! Tesla […]
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Nuance Communications launched a new product yesterday that will turn cars into personal assistants much like Siri, reports the Los Angeles Times. A car with Dragon Drive can send  hands-free text messages, read  emails aloud and  read  online news sources out loud. Read more at the Los Angeles Times. 
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Colorado Springs Technology Incubator President Gary Markle has experienced what he hopes many of the incubator’s newly hatched business startups eventually realize: growth and the need to move into a larger space. On July 7, the incubator moved to University Office Park at 1867 Austin Bluffs, occupying, along with six incubator protégés, 4,000 of the […]
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Colorado Springs City Council dedicated two areas in City Hall this month to exhibit and celebrate citizen artwork. The first, located on the second floor, is a new gallery. The second, located on the third floor in Council Chambers, is a gallery dedicated for K-12 artwork. The first shows in City Hall through the month […]
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Morgan Stanley Colorado employees contribute nearly $300,000 to charities Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Colorado Springs office donated more than $3,000 to the Waldo Canyon Fire Fighters Fund to support efforts of public and volunteer fire departments in El Paso and Teller counties. Statewide, Colorado employees contributed $289,123 last year. Last year, Morgan Stanley was recognized […]
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“Pictures tell a story. We’re teaching (the students) to be filmmakers. (We) do the acting instead of actors doing the acting. (The 3-D industry) is very specialized, it requires technical expertise and artistic prowess.”<br>Howard Cook, University of Colorado at Denver
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