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For Mike McNeill, one conversation stands out from the year he decided to pivot toward a cybersecurity career. “I shifted gears about the year before I retired from the Air Force,” he recalled. “I was like, ‘You know, this cyber thing seems to be expanding. Instead of getting out of the military and going the […]
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You’d be amazed at how precisely companies can tailor their advertising based on your data. You’d be even more amazed at where — and how easily — they find it. “The one that people are most surprised by is location-based targeting,” said Timothy Zercher, president and CEO of Pueblo-based EasySocial, which manages online marketing and […]
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Newly elected legislators from El Paso County say the needs of businesses won’t be neglected in the coming session. Democrats captured 41 of the 65 Colorado House seats that were contested in the Nov. 6 general election, increasing their majority while wresting control of the Senate from Republicans and sweeping the top state offices. “There’s […]
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Everyone makes relationships during their lives, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. One that can be beneficial for women in the business world (as well as life in general) is having another woman as a mentor, said Rosenna Bakari, local psychologist and author. “I think it’s important for women to mentor each other because […]
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A new initiative among local school districts and employers aims to create a talent pipeline in Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Business & Education Alliance is a workforce development collaboration between 12 school districts in the Pikes Peak region and local businesses, said Bob Gemignani, the workplace learning manager for El Paso County School District […]
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When Maria Bay, a native of Peru, was asked what she wanted on her 15th birthday, a traditional quinceañera celebrating the transition from childhood to womanhood, or a trip to London to study English, Bay chose the latter — and the flame for travel was ignited. “I went with a group of 14, 15 kids […]
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Jewels Burdick started making natural skin care products after a health scare in her family several years ago. “My mother thought that she had Alzheimer’s because she was having a lot of memory trouble,” Burdick said. “It was very worrisome for our family and, sort of a long story short — she had an overexposure […]
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Don’t call it Dunkin’ Donuts anymore. The coffee and doughnut vendor is dropping Donuts from its name. Other recognizable brands, such as Weight Watchers (switching to WW), are doing the same thing — rebranding to get rid of excess words and promoting their new, slimmed-down monikers. The rebranding trend appears to be spreading to local […]
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Fields dreams big

Niki Fields was 25 when she and husband Travis launched FH Beerworks, and 30 when they opened their new Eastside expansion three weeks ago — and she’s not one to let obstacles win. When the couple fronted the Downtown Review Board for approval of their downtown brewery, then known as Fieldhouse Brewing, Niki was nine […]
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Colorado Springs Fire Marshal Brett Lacey has seen it happen, time and time again, after a business owner finds a location he or she likes and signs a lease or buys it. “Then they start doing the process,” Lacey said. “They have to go to [the Pikes Peak] Regional Building [Department] and the Fire Department, […]
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Ted Mossman is a Denver native who has spent the past decade working in Colorado Springs’ financial industry. He is currently a market leader at TBK Bank, having transitioned last month from Colorado Business Bank. Mossman, who has served in numerous positions in the banking industry, was market president for Vectra Bank, where he also […]
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Cyberattacks on businesses surged 55 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest Malwarebytes report, as cybercriminals ditched attacks on individuals in favor of more data-rich victims. Businesses saw an 88 percent increase in ransomware attacks alone, in what the Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Report called “a continuing trend of […]
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