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Local hotelier and restaurateur Perry Sanders told city council members during a two-hour work session on Monday that they need to apply “common sense” when deciding on a proposal he’s championing to put a sports stadium and indoor events center at what is now Antlers Park, which sits directly to the west of Sanders’ Antlers […]
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Giving back to the community is the right thing to do, but is it good for business? The answer for Mike Mazzola, founder of Mountain Equipment Recyclers and pioneering social entrepreneur, is a resounding yes. The store, which sells new and gently used outdoor equipment and clothing, began as a consignment shop that had a […]
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It’s time to stop watching bitcoin and start understanding blockchain. True, the bitcoin rollercoaster is riveting: The cryptocurrency rocketed from $800 per bitcoin in January 2017 to an all-time high of $19,783 Dec. 17, only to plummet to $13,800 on Dec. 22, losing one-third of its value in 24 hours. But blockchain, the technology bitcoin […]
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It all began with a simple move. Well, as simple as moving a 1,500-pound billiard table can be. But Billiard Brothers progressed from just a moving business to staining used pool tables, adding cordless LED lighting, touching up nicks and scratches and more. Billiard Brothers has been in business since August 2016 and since then […]
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Rachel Ribich, a 2011 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (and a Chicago native), has been making waves since arriving in Colorado Springs in 2015. The one-time interior design major is now marketing manager for Colorado Springs’ Nunn Construction, which also has a remote office in Cortez. Ribich, 28, spoke with the Business Journal […]
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Job growth should be part of the Colorado Springs business landscape in 2018, positive news that is tempered by a need for more workers. The area’s low unemployment rate — it was 3.3 percent in El Paso County in November, with the state rate at 2.9 percent — means there are more jobs than people looking […]
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Controversy surrounded Colorado’s minimum wage increase even before it passed in the November 2016 election, and that hasn’t changed more than a year later as local business owners remain divided on the subject. About 55 percent of Colorado voters were in favor of Amendment 70, which incrementally raises the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 in […]
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It’s almost all good news for Colorado Springs in the state economic outlook released last month. According to the 2018 Colorado Business Economic Outlook, the city is seeing a better standard of living thanks to increased productivity; El Paso County added more than 10,100 jobs in the past year; and the Springs is expected to […]
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Cristyn Kelly aims to keep busy. The local has found a way to balance her legal internship at The O’Neil Group Company, a Springs development firm, while raising her daughter with her husband and preparing to graduate this year with a law degree from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Before […]
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Go to any of the major construction projects in town, such as the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame or Children’s Hospital, and it won’t be hard to find construction equipment from one of Colorado Springs’ family-owned rental companies, Bill’s Equipment & Supply. Formerly known as Bill’s Tool Rental, the business was opened in […]
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Voters in the Pikes Peak region opened their wallets in 2017 by virtue of approving ballot measures to fund a stormwater fee and spiraling needs in Colorado Springs School District 11. Those Election Day decisions were out of the norm for a traditionally conservative electorate, but followed a 2015 tax approved to fix area roads. […]
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The most common theme in 2017 among major health care providers in Colorado Springs was preparing for a rapidly growing community by adding significantly more infrastructure. Hundreds of millions of dollars were budgeted this year to ready Children’s Hospital Colorado, UCHealth Memorial and Penrose-St. Francis for the delivery of care in the near and distant […]
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