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Colorado Springs area attractions and tourist destinations have invested, or plan to invest, almost $134 million in improvements this year. The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau reached out to its members to find out what they had planned. The results provided an impressive list of local attractions planning to invest anywhere from tens of […]
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Around the turn of the 20th century, Colorado Springs was a national center of technological innovation where entrepreneurs, youthful tycoons and venture capitalists from New York City, London and other European capitals came together. It was a time of extraordinary intellectual and entrepreneurial ferment, especially for a remote little town with a population of less […]
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They rival Baby Boomers in numbers at 80 million strong. The lucky ones have received or are in the process of obtaining a college education, and have found or will find their place among the professional workforce. Some have learned hard lessons from the generations preceding them, view “debt” as one of the worst four-letter […]
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Three expansion and renovation projects totaling $44 million will be completed this summer at Penrose Hospital, including a new hybrid operating room, an orthopedics center and an expanded cancer center. “Part of our vision is to serve the community on a larger scale,” said Margaret Sabin, CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. “We felt the […]
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WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush signed legislation Monday that will increase loan authority for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s flagship 7(a) loan program by more than $3 billion. The 30 percent increase in small business loans for the current year will allow the SBA to lift a three-month-old cap of $750,000 on 7(a) loans […]
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Every year when summer tourists come to visit the Pikes Peak region, they shop and stay in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park. So it’s easy to imagine what happens to businesses when they don’t come. The Waldo Canyon fire made national and international headlines when it forced the evacuation of Manitou Springs […]
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It seemed that Alexandre Quiros had the world at his feet — a 3.8 grade-point-average, a scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology, an upcoming commission in the Air Force. But Quiros was found dead in his dorm room earlier this spring, and the coroner ruled it a suicide. The Air Force Academy was stunned, and […]
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Stories and photos by Bryan Grossman The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s state Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manufacturer’s Edge, completed its most recent industry survey in 2013. That survey found manufacturing to be a $20 billion annual industry in the state, employing some 150,000 people. And while flashier industries such as sports, fitness and cybersecurity […]
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Marketing needs to start internally, first, before one ever goes public with a message. And that impetus should come from the top. A CEO or owner needs to know why the company exists — before he or she can share a core message, which goes far beyond a mission statement saying that Company XYZ intends […]
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They are the nomads of retail. They ferry their tents and wares, set up fleeting cities and entice passersby with their samples and smiles before packing away their produce and crafts; their racks and cash. They move on to the next fair, the next parking lot or the next stretch of closed-off street. They are […]
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Convergent Design of Colorado Springs helped produce the movie “Captain Phillips” and continues working with Wheel of Fortune, National Geographic productions, NFL programs and far more. All from its 14,000-square-foot center off Garden of the Gods Road. Convergent Design manufactures high-tech recording devices for the film and television industries. “There’s one very important distinction” between […]
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Two years ago, the mortgage business nearly drowned in the torrent of the financial meltdown. The end seemed near. “We saw our (credit) conduits drying up,” said Barbara Pattee, president of Springs Mortgage Inc. “We had built up a niche of banks to do business with that went out of business.” It was 2008, and […]
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