Innovation has long been a buzzword in business. But even before businesses are formed, local higher education institutions are finding new ways to make sure graduates have the skills the Colorado Springs business community needs — both to guarantee a properly trained workforce and to retain graduates in the local business community. “We’re all in […]
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Tony Karr, the new principal for Lewis-Palmer High School, is not a new face in School District 38. Karr was dean of students at Palmer Ridge High School from 2012-14, followed by three years there as assistant principal before taking the top job at Lewis-Palmer. This academic year, Karr, at 36 years old, is responsible […]
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  Lend Me Your Gear Number of Employees: 3 Contact: lendmeyourgear.com; lmyg@lendmeyourgear.com Now when your neighbor wants to borrow a lawnmower or your circular saw, you can point them to a website where they can rent the item for the day — and also list their own household goods and appliances to rent around the […]
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A new report issued by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk revealed 85 percent of 53 participating construction firms in Colorado find it difficult to hire hourly craft positions such as carpenters, concrete workers and electricians. It’s become a national issue — but is affecting local construction companies as well. The report said […]
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Terra Verde Established: 1992 Employees: Up to 30 Location: 208 N. Tejon St. Contact: terraverdestyle.com; 719-444-8621 Some statistics show as many as 80 percent of new businesses don’t live to see their first birthday. So it’s no small feat that Terra Verde celebrated a quarter-century of existence this week. Founded in 1992 by Chris Sondermann […]
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While working as a youth pastor at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, Stu Davis took the young members of his church overseas to work in impoverished communities. One long-running partnership was with a community in Swaziland, located in southern Africa, which is grappling with one of the highest HIV rates on earth. “We did […]
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The tourism industry in the Pikes Peak region enjoyed a record-setting year in 2016 — and this year might be even better.
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When Raj Nakka wanted to sell his Monument home, he contacted a Realtor. And when Monica Breckenridge with Pink Realty recommended a home stager, he was all for it. While he says he never would have thought of hiring someone to decorate his home to make it more attractive to buyers, he’s pleased with the […]
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When Chynna Frana attended the University of Iowa’s freshman orientation, one student shared how he changed his major five times and was coming out a doctor. Frana told her father, “Don’t worry. That won’t happen to me.” He asked whether she meant changing her major or becoming a doctor. “Both,” she said. Frana changed her […]
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Cindy Lucero-Archuleta’s first job was as a florist while she was still attending high school in New Mexico. She moved to Colorado Springs in the late 1980s with her husband at the time and helped open the floral department at the city’s first Walmart. She then went on to help manage floral departments at local […]
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Community Bank President Jason Doyle joined UMB Bank in 2011, the same year he moved to Colorado Springs. He was hired as vice president, business development officer but had no idea that UMB was grooming him for bigger things. The former golf pro was elevated to president weeks later and has thrived in the role […]
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Anna Parrish was drawn to Colorado even as a teen, despite never having visited. Born in Greenville, N.C., Parrish moved with her family to Virginia before venturing back to attend college at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. It was her love of the mountains that led her to earn her degree there, and the […]
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