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Three years ago, Sara Kelly — a then-new divorcée with a “gypsy soul” — packed all her worldly possessions into her car and set off for Richmond, Va., the first stop on a journey that has taken her through six states. “I’ve been up the East Coast,” Kelly said. “Last summer I was in Cape […]
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As the state’s top lawyer, Attorney General Phil Weiser, 51, runs the state’s largest law firm, with more than 270 attorneys. He is both Colorado’s chief legal adviser and top law enforcement official. His office prosecutes violations of state law, represents Colorado in legal disputes and issues advice to agencies and the General Assembly. His […]
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Owners who are thinking of selling their businesses have picked a great time to do it. “This is probably the best market that I have ever seen,” said Ron Chernak, president of FBB Group Ltd., whose firm has been selling businesses in Colorado Springs for 37 years. Thanks to the strong economy, businesses are enjoying […]
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Editor’s Note: This is an extended version of the story that appeared in the Aug. 30 print edition of the Business Journal. For most students, heading off to college marks their first bold voyage into the unknown. For Lily Weissgold, though, coming to Colorado College meant reining in her travels.  “I spent the last two […]
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With the cost of a college education climbing and the student loan debt crisis showing no signs of abating, many families and students planning for a four-year degree are grappling with the price tag. Between tuition, housing, books, supplies, food and living expenses, a year of college can add up to as much as $50,000 […]
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A key ingredient for nonprofit success is solid board governance. This means balancing intellect, reputation, resource and access — and it also means exercising fiduciary duties. Board directors have three primary fiduciary responsibilities: duty of care, duty of loyalty and duty of impartiality. It’s critical for board directors to fully understand the complexities of all aspects […]
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When the Business Journal published its first issue in 1989, the workforce was composed in generational terms primarily of Baby Boomers and members of the Silent Generation. They were rule followers and workaholics who had been controlling things for years. Then along came Generation X, skeptical about authority and looking for more balance in their […]
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April 1, 1989. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had closed the previous week down 2.26 percent at 2243.04. The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage rose slightly to 11 percent. At the beginning of the year, there were 4,512 single-family homes listed for sale by Realtors and another 728 units by HUD. Average […]
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In 2007, Holly Trinidad traded the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles for her hometown of Colorado Springs, fully expecting to return to a city that was — at least décor-wise — suspended in the past. “We were moving from a really cool part of Los Angeles, so it was like, ‘Oh, we’ve moved to […]
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Was General William Jackson Palmer really a teetotaler, or did he like a drink or two? Check the whiskey bottles in his trash. People tend to think Palmer didn’t drink because he famously established Colorado Springs as a dry community, Matt Mayberry says, but his trash tells a different story. “There were wine bottles, whiskey […]
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No one’s touting Silicon Mountain anymore. And while “Cyber Mountain” might be more accurate today, it doesn’t have the same ring to it. The Silicon Mountain nickname had its moment in the Springs in the 1980s, as tech firms made manufacturing footprints across the city. They included Springs-headquartered companies like Simtek Corporation, an early leader […]
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Despite having called Colorado Springs home for just 3½ years, Daniel Sexton has been at the forefront of both preserving the city’s past and shaping its future. Sexton, a principal planner with the city of Colorado Springs, served as project manager for HistoricCOS, an update to the city’s original historic planning preservation plan created in […]
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