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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Representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association and six of the state’s economic development entities marketed Colorado as a desirable medical device manufacturing hub during the 24th annual Medical Device & Manufacturing West Expo last month. More than 16,000 product development professionals attended the industry’s largest event.
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Local hospital pharmacy departments are working to keep a growing, nationwide issue of drug shortages from affecting patient care. “We spend an extraordinary amount of time problem-solving and coming up with ways to mitigate any drug shortages the hospital is experiencing,” said Christopher Martin, the pharmacy manager at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. “Any hospital that […]
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For more than three years, Transit Mix Concrete Company has sought to open a rock aggregate quarry on the Hitch Rack Ranch south of the city. The controversial project was passionately opposed by nearby residents and landowners while drawing support from Colorado Springs business interests as well as elected officials. The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation […]
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As president of the Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council and program manager for Onward to Opportunity, a veterans career transition nonprofit, Joe Aldaz has made it his mission to create employment and business opportunities for all in the region. A native of Raton, N.M., Aldaz found himself in Colorado Springs following an appointment to the […]
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Sharing internet between landlords and tenant businesses — or among companies in the same building — might seem thrifty, but cybersecurity experts warn it’s fraught with danger. Many companies that share internet are on one subnet together, said Rodney Gullatte Jr., founder of Firma IT Solutions & Services. Because the network isn’t segmented, they’re unprotected […]
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The Partnership for a Healthy Colorado has launched a Web site, www.healthypartnership.org, and a radio advertising campaign to highlight health care reform and attempt to engage people in the health care reform process. The push comes as the governor’s commission on health care reform is preparing to meet a January deadline to report to the legislature about proposals for reforming the state’s health care system.
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“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a quote often attributed to Peter Drucker.  It means that your best strategies will be destroyed by a bad culture. Good or bad, your company has a culture. Did you arrive at your culture intentionally, or did it just happen? For the team at Amnet, up until 2012, it […]
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Not following the rules often has consequences. Sometimes, in the case of construction, those consequences can be devastating. In addition to severe injury or death, failure to properly follow rules laid out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can lead to hefty fines that can put a company out of business. That’s where Occupational […]
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Shop.org’s CyberMonday.com Web site raised more than $300,000 for the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund was established furing January 2006 to provide financial support to students pursuing careers in e-commerce and commemorates the life of Ray Greenly, an online retail industry veteran who died during 2005.
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Although he expected a “sluggish and mild environment” during the beginning of the year, Keith Hembre, chief economist and chief investment strategist for FAF Advisors, said that the economy was instead moderate, with stable unemployment and robust corporate earnings. But that’s not all that happened in the economy, he told the audience at U.S. Bank’s economic update breakfast at The Antlers Hilton.
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Sixteen years ago, Chris Sondermann and her then-husband Gary launched Terra Verde, a new kind of downtown retailer catering to a young, upscale, fashionable and largely female clientele. The store, in a renovated Victorian building on Tejon Street, is open and airy, lit by natural light from half a dozen skylights. The venture was an immediate success, and Terra Verde was soon recognized as one of downtown’s most successful retailers.
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