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Roundabout Signs LLC, a Colorado Springs-based business that imports authentic foreign road signs to sell for decorative purposes, has been known to cause headaches for government officials unsure how to categorize its product. “On one hand it qualifies as aluminum, but it’s not just raw aluminum, and it didn’t really qualify as artwork,” co-owner Ben […]
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Lauren Ferguson checks all the boxes of a quality employee. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, she loves helping people and is never above learning new things. However, Ferguson’s various developmental disabilities mean finding stability in the workplace is often a struggle for the 19-year-old Colorado Springs resident. As a child, she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity […]
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Visit Colorado Springs President and CEO Doug Price and several other Colorado Springs folks were sitting in the Nashville airport waiting for a flight home in June 2015. Price and the delegation, including newly elected Mayor John Suthers’ wife, Janet, had traveled to Nashville on a chamber of commerce benchmarking trip. “We got to spend […]
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We are in the business of building successful futures. If you have any connection to the UCCS College of Business, you may recognize this statement as the vision of the college, but did you know that the college is dedicated to building successful futures for all stakeholders — not just students? The UCCS College of […]
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LaShae Woodard has worked at Ent Credit Union for nearly three decades. The Air Force brat lived in the Springs before her family moved to Guam. Woodard then returned to the Front Range when she was in the ninth grade. “My parents decided during our first assignment here that this is where they wanted to […]
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When it comes to owning a medical practice, managing finances can be a little tricky. “In health care — unlike, let’s say, retail where you’re paid at the point of purchase — you’re not paid for maybe a month or more after you provide the services or the treatment,” said Erin Gibbs of American Vein […]
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When Courtney Caldwell switched from graphic design to bartending, she had no experience in service — but she fell in love with the work. And when she founded Pour Provisions six months ago, she found a way to bring her two worlds together. Caldwell describes her quirky T-shirts, pins, patches and coins for bartenders, baristas […]
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In 1991, young electronics engineers Mike Juran and Tom Walton were working on test and measurement instrumentation at Hewlett-Packard in Colorado Springs. “They had a screen on them and a lot of buttons and knobs, and over time they got to be really hard to use, even for engineers,” Juran said. “Tom and I and […]
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Before choosing a restaurant or retailer, it’s estimated that about 89 percent of consumers first read reviews of local businesses. That number jumps to 95 percent for people ages 18-34, according to last year’s Local Consumer Review Survey by Bright Local, an integrated SEO and local citation platform company. “Reviews are the new word of […]
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Breaking into your own house is unnerving. Why wasn’t that window locked? Why didn’t the alarm trip? Why didn’t the neighbors blink? It’s too easy. For the same reasons, cybersecurity experts say, breaking into your own place is important in the cyber world. And that’s what white hat hackers are for. White hat hacking (or […]
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Colorado Springs voters sent an emphatic message to Mayor John Suthers and city council Tuesday evening: You’re doing fine, just keep up the good work! Suthers won overwhelmingly with 73.6 percent of the vote. Unlike 2016, when former Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace forced a runoff vote, none of his three opponents got more than 11.3 […]
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We don’t fall for spear phishing because we’re idiots — it’s because we relax behind our email, and because we’re decent people. But, experts say, to stop clicking our way into hackers’ traps we’ll have to start thinking more like criminals. The Solarwinds Cyberthreat Guide, released last week, identified phishing and spear phishing among the […]
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