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Progressive Insurance is hiring 72 people in Colorado Springs for call center and sales jobs. A company official said Progressive was recruiting new hires here because it considers the local facility as one of its more permanent offices. “We’ve had great success in the Springs,” said Connie Dingeman, recruiting manager. “Our backup IT servers are […]
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About 40 Colorado Springs manufacturers have signed a letter asking the city to reduce, rebate or eliminate the sales-and-use tax for manufacturing equipment.
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Since the merger, 13 employees - nearly half the total combined staff - have resigned or were asked to leave their jobs.
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Twenty years after a group of women formed their own local chamber of commerce, the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce finally is growing up
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Resources and advice for small businesses are the focus of the Small Business Development Center’s annual Small Business Week, slated for June 8-12. The events kick off Monday night, with a seminar about local government services, while Tuesday’s event  covers advice about marketing on a small budget. Wednesday’s meeting covers state and federal resources. Thursday evening’s […]
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Every week, as regular readers know, the Business Journal submits a question to our audience by way of our website and daily email. We try to make the topics, and the wording, as neutral as possible to attract a legitimate weekly response. Such was the case for our latest simple query: What should be Colorado […]
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This summer was long and difficult for Colorado Springs and the state as a whole: There were droughts, fires, floods and budget cuts — and needs soared. “Two years in a row with major catastrophes in these areas, losing lots and lots of homes … it’s a lot to respond to,” said Larry Yonker, chief […]
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City leaders are looking to the historic City Auditorium to star in the revitalization of  downtown. But in order to play that role, City Aud, as it’s commonly called, needs major repairs, upgrades and some fresh ideas. The city issued a request for proposals Oct. 3, seeking a company to professionally manage and maintain the […]
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When Yemi Mobolade moved to Colorado Springs eight years ago, the narrative he’d hear about his new city wasn’t always positive. “I’ve been told that we were our own worst enemy when it came to storytelling,” he said. Fast-forward nearly a decade and those tales have substantially changed. Mobolade is heavily involved in crafting the […]
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Summit Economics is conducting a 2013 business climate survey for the Pikes Peak region. The survey, sponsored by Cheyenne Mountain Civic Solutions, will gather perspectives on the local business climate. The survey takes about 10 to 12 minutes for most respondents and Summit says it’s best to complete the survey in a single setting. To […]
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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance continues to flex its political muscle with further candidate endorsements and a strong “no” recommendation for the ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana possession in Colorado.   The alliance is endorsing the following slate of candidates:   • Mark Scheffel, State Senate District 4 • Owen Hill, State Senate District […]
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The news headlines might scream that this is the worst economic recovery ever, but one economist said it mirrors past recoveries, and in some areas is even better. “This recovery is falling in line with the last two recoveries,” said Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist. At this rate, he said, the economy […]
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