Three union giants are launching an ad blitz aimed at urging Congress to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union are launching a joint, six-figure ad buy that will air in Colorado and four other states. The groups say the […]
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The commercial office real estate market seems to have leveled off after a busy 2007, which means an increase in rental rates. Steve Bach of Bach Real Estate Partners reports that metro office leasing and absorption are both down as of 2007 year end, compared to 2006. The real vacancy rate, in contrast, is closer […]
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U.S. Bancorp, the nation’s sixth largest financial institution and the state’s second largest bank, announced last week that it will acquire Vail Banks Inc., a move that will add 24 Colorado branch locations in 19 communities to its operations. Vail Banks is the parent company for WestStar Banks, small community banks that dot the resort and bedroom communities around some of Colorado’s most popular ski and destination resorts.
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When Colorado Springs native Jose Perez was growing up, he always felt he belonged in the bright lights of the big city: New York or Los Angeles. But the Harrison High School graduate learned something when he visited those metropolitan places — there’s no place like home. “I couldn’t wait to get back,” said the […]
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The last two years have been tumultuous for the U.S. space industry, but things are expected to calm down a bit in 2011 — even as Congress cuts programs and budgets. Some very large companies are preparing for more austere times by offering early retirement to senior staff members, said Brenden Curry, vice president of […]
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Six years ago, Kat Tudor and Don Goede found themselves in Rishikesh, a small Indian town in the foothills of the Himalayas. It’s a place of pilgrimage, where the Ganges River emerges from Himalayas. They had come there to bathe in India’s sacred river. The river at Rishikesh is clear and sparkling. Mountains surround the […]
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Scooter’s Coffeehouse opened a Colorado Springs location at 4296 N. Academy Blvd.   The coffee and yogurt chain has 90 stores in seven states and is headquartered in Omaha, Neb. It’s the chain’s first location in Colorado Springs. While some stores are drive-through only, the Springs location – which is open now – offers both […]
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A Florida-based apartment and investment company purchased its second apartment community in Colorado Springs.
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Eastman Kodak Co. has launched the Kodak Creative Network (creative.kodak.com), an online design and printing solution for the small office/home market. Kodak Creative Network provides the benefits of an experienced design firm and a high quality printing house and offers one-stop online shopping for the wide range of printed marketing materials essential for small business growth.
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When Caroline Bilodeau finished college several years ago in her native Montreal, she took a road trip to the United States — and never went back.
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For the first time in years, Memorial Health System took an in-depth look at its pricing structure — and has decided to propose some room-rate and other changes based on what the competition is doing. The hospital system’s 2011 budget proposal includes price reductions for radiology and other outpatient lab services so that they’re more […]
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Increased Internet shopping convenience means bringing the sales clerk to you — using technology, of course. “Click to chat,” uses instant messaging to enable the online customer to ask a sales clerk questions. Another service, “click to call back,” lets customers click an icon that prompts them for their telephone number so a company representative can call them.
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