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By Faith Miller – Colorado Springs Independent As the person on city staff most directly responsible for affordable housing in Colorado Springs, Community Development Division Manager Steve Posey has a lot on his shoulders. But he’s largely optimistic about the city’s affordable housing prospects, despite a predicted shortage of almost 14,000 units for households making […]
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As a corporate accountant, Kathleen Fox enjoyed doing payroll but didn’t like the reports she had to run. “If you had a two-person payroll, you would probably get 10 pages of paper.” Fox said. “The place I was working for, we had different locations, and every location had about 50 employees. I got a stack […]
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Just as an anchor keeps a vessel confidently in place, large department stores have provided confidence to malls for decades. But in recent years, as online shopping and mixed-used developments — such as lifestyle centers — grow in popularity, anchor stores have begun closing their doors. Later this month, the Sears at Chapel Hills Mall […]
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By Faith Miller – Colorado Springs Independent Editor’s note: This is the second part in a three-part collaboration with the Business Journal’s sister publication, the Colorado Springs Independent, exploring in depth the region’s affordable housing challenges. It’s impossible to know how many people have been affected by the affordable housing shortage in Colorado Springs — […]
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A chance phone call saved a midmarket Front Range firm from sending about $100,000 to hackers posing as its own chief financial officer. The hackers had breached the CFO’s Office 360 account via malware, and lurked there for more than a month, gathering intelligence and sending emails. The money had already been sent when the […]
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On the blank, flat surface of a parking lot at the Peyton/Widefield Vocational Education Campus, more than 40 students from Widefield School District 3 are building a house. The students have been developing construction skills in a 12,000-square-foot indoor space at the MiLL National Training Center at 4450 Foreign Trade Zone Blvd. (MiLL stands for […]
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James Garofalo’s first exposure to counseling was helping fellow soldiers who were returning from a yearlong deployment in Iraq. “My unit had, just by pure randomness, selected me to attend a two-day, very brief, very introductory training course on working with guys who are coming back struggling with substance abuse and/or family issues,” he said. […]
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Owners and operators of industrial machinery: Don’t worry — Mark Swarny has you covered. Swarny, founder of Custom Linings and head of its corporate operations, was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City when he was first introduced to the world of industrial coatings. “I was doing some research using coatings for the […]
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Changes to the federal tax laws concerning charitable donations don’t seem to be having a big effect on contributions nationwide or in the Pikes Peak region. But that doesn’t mean some nonprofits aren’t feeling it. According to a report by the Association of Fundraising Professionals released Feb. 4, eight in 10 U.S. charities raised the […]
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Colorado Springs is the nation’s worst city for women working in tech, according to a new study by fintech firm SmartAsset. The Springs (No. 58) trails Denver (No. 15) and Aurora (No. 26) in the fifth annual “Best Cities for Women in Tech” report, which ranked cities based on Census Bureau data for gender pay […]
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Editor’s note: This is the first part in a three-part collaboration with the Business Journal’s sister publication, the Colorado Springs Independent, exploring in depth the region’s affordable housing challenges. What do a security guard, construction worker and school receptionist have in common? They can’t afford to buy a home in the Colorado Springs area, said […]
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A new form of tax incentive will be applied for the first time to bring a SCHEELS sporting goods store to northeast Colorado Springs. Fargo, N.D.-based SCHEELS All Sports has proposed building a 220,000-square-foot store in the InterQuest Marketplace commercial area northeast of Interstate 25 and Interquest Parkway. Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday approved […]
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