Two businesses are opening this month under the Colorado Avenue bridge at 109 S. Sierra Madre St. Mary Beth Cipoletti is opening Auction House 109 in the the former location of  Ross Auction, which moved seven blocks down the street about a year ago. Auction House 109 will also include a high-end consignment shop, called  Little […]
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The Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow free parking at downtown and Old Colorado City meters on Saturdays in December. Council member Lisa Czeladtko said this will be the eighth year the city has allowed free meter parking to promote holiday shopping downtown and on the Westside. “There has been a lot […]
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Volkswagen has a new home in Colorado Springs. Veteran automobile dealer Bob Penkhus purchased the Volkswagen franchise from Heuberger Motors Inc. and began operations as a Volkswagen dealership Aug. 3. “Subaru offered Heuberger incentives to become an exclusive Subaru dealer,” Penkhus said. “They had the VW franchise for 53 years, so I’m taking over a […]
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The HoneyBaked Ham Co. is celebrating 50 years of business this year – and regardless of how you feel about ham, half a century of family-owned pork sales is worth noting. The business was started in1957 with $500 by Harry J. Hoenselaar, who developed a unique curing method that featured a sweet and crunchy glaze. […]
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A Colorado Springs company that has franchised throughout the United States announced its first international branch this week. Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, a bathtub, tile and countertop refinishing franchise, opened a franchise in London, Ontario, Canada. Chuck Pistor, Miracle Method President, awarded the franchise to Rick Frank, a former vice president of operations with G.N. […]
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When Caitlin Hoffman moved to Colorado Springs two years ago, she noticed something peculiar about the area. Although the city supported some 15 dance schools, dancers had very few options for finding dancewear. So the young entrepreneur did something few people her age (21) could even imagine. She secured a small business loan and opened […]
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Free joints! Cheap weed! Come on down! Marijuana advertising in Denver can be shockingly aggressive, with psychedelic billboards and sign wavers promoting potent weed and an affordable high. But in-your-face advertising messages in Colorado’s largest city look like they’re on their way out after the city council voted 13-0 to ban outdoor advertising for medical […]
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Pale pink is catching on in a big way. Pink ribbons were first given out in 1992 to raise awareness about breast cancer, a disease that the American Cancer Society estimates will kill 40,970 women in 2006. Now the number of companies and items supporting breast cancer awareness seems limitless, showing just how successful using “color as a brand symbol” can be.
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Created by Denver area musician and entrepreneur Wen Boley, StickySheets LLC has moved into Suite 101 at 5426 N. Academy Blvd. StickySheets are large adhesive sheets that make it easy to remove pet hair from large surfaces such as sofas and stairs. One reusable sheet measures almost 2 by 3 feet. It’s big enough to quickly clean an entire room.
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Private art collector and former Colorado automobile dealer John Marzolf has purchased The Hayden-Hays Gallery at The Broadmoor. Marzolf, who has owned the renowned Biltmore Galleries in Scottsdale, Ariz. since 2006, also plans to open a second art gallery at The Broadmoor, with the second gallery centered on a Western and wildlife theme. Marzolf purchased […]
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Retail shipping service owners have found that offering U.S. Postal Service products and services makes good business sense and pays dividends. Since its inception two years ago, more than 2,000 retail shipping service operators have surpassed $40 million in sales by participating in the Postal Service’s Approved Shipper program.
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Competition for online shoppers among the nation’s big-box retailers is affecting small businesses, even in Colorado Springs. Sears Holdings Corp. has followed Amazon.com and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in allowing third parties to sell items on their Web sites. That strategy is good news for niche retailers like Chef’s Catalog, based in Colorado Springs, which now […]
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