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Colorado legislators are working their way through a wide variety of bills that would affect businesses. Among the top issues they’re talking about are simplification of the state sales and use tax system, paid family and medical leave, retirement savings and regulations concerning the cannabis industry. The Business Journal asked several business advocacy organizations and […]
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MONUMENT — To be transported to a parallel universe in taste, try a truffle from 1492 Chocolates, a new company started by an executive pastry chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Eat it in small bites to elongate the delight. Operated by Courtney Lundin and her parents, 1492 Chocolates has been in business just weeks, […]
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One of the small cities south of Colorado Springs is experiencing an explosion in both population and businesses, thanks in part to the new Sam’s Club and Walmart, as well as a host of recent fast-food restaurants and small, independent businesses. The latest tax figures are proof of the city’s economic renaissance. Retail sales tax […]
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The passage of Colorado House Bill 1161 mandated that homebuilders be allowed an opportunity to rectify construction defects before a homeowner or commercial property owner could file a lawsuit. Proponents of the bill said state legislators initiated HB 1161because of rapidly rising liability insurance costs and increasing construction lawsuits. Gov. Bill Owens signed HB 1161 […]
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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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Colorado Springs takes a lot of heat: We’re too conservative, too old, too military. But there are other adjectives that describe the city and the wildly varied people who keep the wheels turning and the economy pumping. Words like successful, innovative, creative and yes, even fun. On a good day, Colorado Springs is sometimes very […]
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Young professionals in Colorado Springs interested in starting their own business shouldn’t be intimidated by the extensive, complex processes needed to get started. Although hard work and thorough measures are required for a business to take flight, there are many relevant resources and events in Colorado Springs to educate and guide entrepreneurs in achieving their […]
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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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American athletes and foreign athletes training in the U.S. should take note: Big Brother is watching. The role played by the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has impacted the clean sport movement since the agency’s inception in 2000. But its influence, while normally understated, has shone the light on some of the world’s most untouchable […]
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FOUNTAIN – Watching someone zip by at 120 miles an hour, it’s difficult to tell if they’re smiling or merely fighting the g-force facilitated by the banked walls at the Pikes Peak International Raceway. Bob Boileau, general manager of the PPIR, said smiles are part of the package for race fans, gear heads and adrenaline […]
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Even though the Denver Broncos are playing nearly a thousand miles from the Mile High City this weekend, businesses at altitude are still getting in on the action. More than a week before the big game, Jim Little, owner of Coaltrain Wine and Spirits, was hanging orange and blue lights outside his store. “I’m putting […]
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Foreclosure filings in Colorado’s largest counties increased 6.5 percent last month compared to February of last year, according to a report this week from the Department of Local Affairs’ Division of Housing. However, the counties with the largest decrease in filings during the period were El Paso and Larimer counties. Foreclosure sales at auction rose […]
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