Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, earns its moniker for what it typically does for retailer’s ledgers. It’s the date most store owners watch their year’s bottom line turn from red to black. So it only makes sense that a growing number of retailers would ask themselves, why not skip the slow-sales months altogether, open […]
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Colorado Springs: The Mecca of the radical Christian right. Colorado Springs: Politically and philosophically dominated by religious nonprofits. Colorado Springs: Economically driven by those same nonprofits. Like it or not, that’s they city’s national image. Whether it’s wholly or even partly accurate is another question. The economic impact of locally headquartered national religious nonprofits is, […]
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Thanks to projected traffic counts and great demographics, business owners believe indoor recreation is the latest cash cow for northern Colorado Springs. One indoor water park is under construction, while another is in the planning phases. The Springs’ first two-story indoor go-kart track is now under construction. A 32-lane shooting range opened recently, and bowling […]
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Denver’s hot real estate market is moving south, say Realtors from Douglas and El Paso counties. Denver-area buyers are increasingly researching homes farther south, thanks to high prices and a tighter real estate market there. And the longer drive to work doesn’t deter them. Buyers get more house for their money in northern El Paso […]
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There are few places in Colorado Springs where one can find a person 3D-printing an octopus, another chopping fruit with large machinery and yet another using a punch press to create metal fittings. But a consortium of local business owners and advocates made that a reality this week by hosting the inaugural Southern Colorado Manufacturing […]
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Summer’s colorful balloons have landed and festival tents have folded, marking the end of Colorado Springs’ peak tourist season. But many visitors think fall is the best time to come to the Pikes Peak region, and local tourism promotion organizations are stepping up their efforts to bring them here. “With kids back in school, there […]
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Not many business owners are aware of what an employee stock ownership plan can do for their corporation. For years, ESOPs have been used as a way to create incentive among employees, which has been shown to increase a company’s profitability. And ESOPs have garnered attention as an exit strategy — but they can be […]
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Transactions in northeastern El Paso County may occur at a slower pace than in Colorado Springs, but they’re catching up, say people familiar with real estate deals in Falcon. Many people who move to the Falcon area want the rural lifestyle, along with acreage for their boats, fifth wheels, ATVs, dogs, horses and other animals. […]
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There’s good news on the hospitality front: Group and convention business has been gaining traction this year, far exceeding expectations, and is expected to get even better next year. Last year at this time, the outlook was dismal. Instead, demand has increased sooner than most people predicted. The fourth quarter is looking strong or steady […]
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It’s been almost a year since the city established its first public recycling program in partnership with New Jersey-based for-profit company Greener Corners.
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The wilderness of the Rockies and the sands of Maui beckon. Things like sleeping in and spending time with loved ones are probably long overdue. Everyone deserves some time off. From coaches and caregivers to CEOs and investment bankers, the employed in the United States could use a break every now and then. Americans work […]
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Does the precipitous fall in gasoline prices mean that fuel-efficient cars are losing value, while the gas guzzlers that consumers once shunned are now in high demand? And if low prices persist for years to come, what will the consequences be? Sheila Gantzler, dealer sales and service manager at ADESA Auto Auction in Fountain, says […]
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