David Moss has seen shifts in consumer behavior during this most-recent economic downturn, but he said Chapel Hills Mall is still operating well. “Our Macy’s is doing very well,” he said. “The owner picked this store out of 811 to visit personally, because of their sales.” While the Kmart is closing, Moss said he has […]
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While local job growth is forecast to be slimmer this holiday season than it was last year, Colorado Springs retailers are still planning to bulk up for the last months of the year. Net job growth in Colorado Springs is expected to reach 3 percent in the fourth quarter of this year, down from 4 […]
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Pikes Peak Community College received $1 million from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation June 29, its largest single gift in 48 years of operation. The grant will be used to renovate PPCC’s Downtown Studio Campus and to create a portal into downtown Colorado Springs at 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Construction will begin this […]
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National reports of the demise of pre-employment marijuana drug screening may not hold true locally, drug testers say, citing an uptick in business. “I’ve actually had more business since legalization,” said Chuck Marting, owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing. “What’s happening now is you have employers who have employees that are coming to them and […]
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Entrepreneurs have the courage and ability to seek out, identify and capitalize on opportunities. At the same time, of course, entrepreneurship is not easy. It comes with assorted challenges, like staying focused on the customer, finding the right employees, keeping costs under control, innovating, gaining access to necessary credit and capital, and dealing with government. […]
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Anyone who’s ever visited Manitou Springs on a sunny weekend knows it can be an art form to find parking. This dilemma has been an ongoing topic of debate and discussion for years. Several years ago, a review by a consultant underscored the need for change. Now that time has arrived. Manitou’s Economic Development Committee […]
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His sudden resignation created a stir and now, more than two years later, former Memorial Health Systems board member Allan Roth is telling all. In doing so, he is primarily questioning the competence of the board. Roth, who used to write a finance column for the Colorado Springs Business Journal, resigned from the board after […]
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Careers in the travel industry have always seemed glamorous. Now a study — conducted by the U.S. Travel Association —  says they pay well, too. Workers who begin their careers in travel achieve higher wages, have greater access to educational opportunities and enjoy better career progression, according to a study of more than 30 years […]
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Lisa Ward has lived all over the country and changed her career path a time or two, but says she has found both a city and a job that she truly enjoys. After graduating college with a degree in graphic design, Ward worked in a veterinary clinic for a couple of years before going to […]
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While considering any type of insurance, weighing risks is a large part of determining which policies to pursue. For health insurance, one would consider overall health and age as risk factors. The healthier and younger one is, typically the less likely an expensive policy is needed. Prior to obtaining auto insurance, a consumer would consider […]
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Peak Startup hosted its Entrepreneur Evening on Tuesday night at Catalyst Campus, and business professionals and community leaders learned about the benefits of startup accelerators, a growing way to raise capital for new businesses in a short amount of time. Patrick Riley, CEO of the Global Accelerator Network, a worldwide network of accelerators in 70 […]
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In the rarefied world of fine art and antiques, there are museums, wealthy collectors, high-level dealers, auction houses and, at the bottom of the pecking order, “pickers.” The latter include folks who haunt garage sales and auctions looking for stuff to list on eBay as well as sophisticated connoisseurs who can recognize extraordinary pieces, and […]
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