Patience is a virtue is a philosophy that Mackenzie Tamayo has lived by since 2003, when she started her career in customer service and hospitality at Serranos Coffee Co. While at times she feared being stuck in one role forever, she knew that  meant she needed to work harder. “There were seasons where I didn’t […]
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Arts advocates locally and nationally frequently point to the economic, social and community benefits that come to cities where the arts thrive. Economic analyses, such as that recently commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), have quantified the impact of the arts. “We recognize that a lively arts community contributes significantly […]
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The past two weeks have seen a flurry of talk and head-scratching over what’s next for cryptocurrencies. The Bank of International Settlements — known as “the central bank for central banks” — has told central banks they’ll have to reckon with cryptocurrencies, and perhaps issue their own; Goldman Sachs is...
Debbie Balch wanted to expand her home-based marketing research and consulting business but finding the proper office building was a concern. That’s when a discussion with her accountant made the decision an easy one. Turns out the building Balch and her husband, Jeff, were looking at was part of the Enterprise Zone Program, an area […]
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Now fresh cookies are only a mouse click away. Colorado Springs residents can order cookies to their doorstep or work from Colorado Springs-based cookie delivery service, Sasquatch Cookies. Founded by four women who live in the Springs, the cookie delivery company offers eight varieties, including chocolate chip, gluten-free chocolate chip and the very-seasonal pumpkin, that […]
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When not working, Kevin Lisenbee can be found playing trivia at local pubs with his friends or traveling the world. But throughout the week, 28-year-old Lisenbee works as one of the veterinarians at Northwest Animal Hospital, 4575 Chestnut St. He handles about 15 appointments per day, performing exams, screenings, vaccinations and routine blood work. Three […]
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By Jeanne Davant The Westside Avenue Action Plan is going to be a dream come true for Westside businesses along the Manitou-Colorado Avenue corridor. The project envisions a smooth ribbon of pavement with two lanes of traffic, a center turn lane, bike lanes, sidewalks, buried utilities, new lighting and landscaping that will attract more visitors […]
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Seventeen-year-old Zach McVicker and his family moved to Colorado Springs last summer, and the Widefield High School junior asked his counselor if the school offered any construction-related courses. “He said there were still some openings in the MiLL program,” McVicker said. “I said, ‘Sign me up.’” McVicker was referring to the Manufacturing Industry Learning Labs National […]
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When Mago and Anne Lauritzen moved to Colorado Springs to start a capoeira school in 2003, their challenge wasn’t creating a new business. It was educating the public on what capoeira is: A combination of acrobatics, dance and martial arts movements performed to live Brazilian music. The school, called Brazilian Capoeira, has 60 students and […]
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One year after its launch, Air Force CyberWorx has moved into a new 10,000-square-foot studio, and successfully completed one design sprint and two student projects in its custom-built space. Until this summer, CyberWorx operated out of a temporary studio, director Col. Jeffrey Collins said. The team could handle one project at a time, and had […]
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In December, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center will unveil its new interior design, which will include a rebooted welcome center where job seekers can have their resumés reviewed and take job-skills assessments. It’s one of many changes made by Lisa Rice, the workforce center’s new executive director and CEO. She’s making changes even as she’s […]
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After going deaf from an undiagnosed allergic reaction to braces as a teenager, Patrick Rizzo quit wrestling, a sport he’d participated in since the second grade. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, he found another passion. Even though he eventually regained partial hearing, he still couldn’t wrestle because of equilibrium issues. So he started […]
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