Colorado Springs-based Outwest Systems Inc. isn’t going to reach its crowdfunding goal of $100,000. “We’ve been learning some stuff about how to make crowdfunding work,” said Paul Weissler, the company’s president. “It seems what you kind of have to do is bring a crowd to your crowdfunding. You can’t just show up and say ‘Hi […]
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A lending opportunity is available to residents and businesses operating in Southeast Colorado Springs with the goal of helping prevent crime. “This is one of the most exciting and innovative approaches to criminal justice reform in the nation,” said Rep. Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs. “The Transforming Safety project is an elegant meeting of economic development […]
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It’s that time of year again. When the front aisles at local big-box department stores switch from carrying beach towels and sunscreen to rows of composition books, pens and, of course, glue sticks. “We are expecting a pretty strong back-to-school shopping season this year,” said Katherine Cullen, the director of industry and consumer insights at […]
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Sarah Kersey is one of about 260 people who have found work through the Catholic Charities of Central Colorado jobs program, officially known as the Life Skills & Career Development Center, since its inception two years ago. About 10 local businesses and nonprofits partner with the program, which works to find jobs for people the […]
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Here’s some big news at Pikes Peak Community College: The college newspaper has returned. The digital publication, ironically called The Paper, refreshes every Wednesday at ppccpaper.org with a lively mix of news, reviews and feature articles. Stories have ranged from the perils of student sleep deprivation to an instructor’s enormous shoe collection. The Paper’s predecessor, […]
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The average sick day costs a company $348 per employee in lost productivity, and absenteeism amounted to a total of $20.1 billion in lost productivity last year, according to Gallup. The cost of losing an employee is 150 percent of annual salary for mid-range positions and 400 percent of annual salary for higher paying positions, […]
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Within the next few months, the state Mined Land Reclamation Board is expected to consider Transit Mix Concrete’s application for a quarry permit on a portion of the 1,200-acre historic Hitch Rack Ranch just south of Colorado Springs on Highway 115. This is the second quarry permit application that the company, a subsidiary of Chicago-based […]
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The days of Baby Boomers being the largest demographic in the U.S. are coming to an end, as the Millennial population is projected to surpass the older generation in the next year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The shift likely will trigger changes in several industries, including health care, because of vast generational differences. […]
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Members of the Concilio Hispano de Empresas de Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council) get together each month for a networking and educational luncheon. This month’s meeting on Sept. 18 at the Hotel Eleganté has a special purpose: to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. It will be […]
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At 7 a.m. on a bright, sunshiny Monday, more than 100 civic leaders boarded Gray Line buses and headed for the summit of Pikes Peak to witness the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex. It was a slow trip, as the buses labored up almost 8,000 feet of altitude gain, carefully negotiating […]
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Brian Durheimer got to know some of the staff, athletes and committee members from the Olympic Training Center when his Inertia Coffee Co. had a drive-thru location on Union Boulevard not far from the OTC. The business has moved to 406 S. Eighth St., a location with room for a café and the equipment for […]
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Dawn Lissy has always shot for the moon. Growing up, the president and founder of the Empirical family of companies wanted to be an astronaut. “That dream came to a quick finality when I didn’t get into aerospace engineering,” she said. “I went into engineering mechanics instead.” Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Lissy earned […]
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