Every evening, when Terra Verde Assistant Manager Carrie Baker leaves the Tejon Street store, she makes sure someone else walks with her. “There are homeless sleeping in the alley when we come to work and when we leave,” Baker said. “Every day on the corner of Bijou and Tejon and at Kiowa and Tejon, there […]
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It’s scarcely news that Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region are in the midst of an unprecedented real estate boom. “I have never witnessed a market like we are currently experiencing,” said veteran real estate broker Harry Salzman of Salzman Real Estate Services in an email earlier this week, “and the end just isn’t […]
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Business owners increasingly are realizing that they have the potential not just to make profit but to benefit their communities. From that concept, a new social impact economy is evolving. Social impact enterprises sell goods and services, but also have specific social objectives, to fulfill a primary mission or purpose. Maximizing profit is not their […]
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The Weather Rock didn’t miss a beat in more than a year of Colorado extremes — 100-plus summers, sub-freezing winters, rain, snow. “It worked great for a year, then it got hit by a car,” said Brandon Tripp, COO of XplotraX, which has the Weather Rock prototype and patent. “It was over by the airport […]
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Is Colorado Springs already in the midst of an architectural renaissance that will transform our dowdy little burg into a resplendent Western metropolis? That may be overstating it, but we seem to be on a bit of a roll. This weekend will feature the opening gala of UCCS’ Ent Center for the Arts, an imaginatively […]
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Imagine a car with no steering wheel and no pedals, like the one General Motors says it will mass-produce by next year. The automaker made the announcement Jan. 12, creating a big splash just prior to the annual Detroit Auto Show. That sort of fully autonomous vehicle would only be used for ride-hailing services in […]
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Job growth should be part of the Colorado Springs business landscape in 2018, positive news that is tempered by a need for more workers. The area’s low unemployment rate — it was 3.3 percent in El Paso County in November, with the state rate at 2.9 percent — means there are more jobs than people looking […]
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Nonprofits, including places of worship, were on the cusp last week of being able to endorse political candidates while maintaining their 501(c)3 nonprofit status. The Johnson Amendment, created in 1954 to prevent tax-exempt nonprofits from becoming involved in partisan politics, was facing repeal due to language in the House’s new GOP tax bill. The Senate, […]
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It was early summer of 2016 when UCCS approached Kirkpatrick Bank about partnering in its Workplace Wellness Program through its Center for Active Living, located in the university’s Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. The university and the bank had collaborated on past projects and Kirkpatrick’s Vice President of...
Tax professionals say helping small-business owners make the best decisions for their tax returns is harder than ever this year. That’s not because of changes to the tax code in 2017, but rather potential changes in 2018 if a new tax bill is approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump. New tax laws […]
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The town of Monument, the largest of three communities in the Tri-Lakes region (Palmer Lake and Woodmoor being the other two) adopted its 66-page comprehensive plan in February. The timing was fortuitous, as the guiding document — the first since 2003 — came just in time for the biggest year in development Terri Hayes can […]
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Once Thanksgiving is over, shoppers don’t have to wait until just before Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa for the shopping rush to begin. Each year, masses of families get together on Thanksgiving and then head to their favorite stores the same night to take advantage of steep discounts, even before Black Friday. But shopping for gifts […]
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