By Helen Robinson When Team USA gymnasts Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas compete at the Rio Olympics, the resulting rush of interest will see gymnastic fitness center Flipshack break its record for enrollments. But Flipshack’s purpose is broader than setting kids on the track to Olympic glory. Owner Wayne Larsen is more interested in how he […]
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When Shane Williams opened his first MacSuperstore 16 years ago in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Google was a word only a few kids at Stanford knew; the soon-to-be-iconic iMac was born and Steve Jobs, who had been fired by Apple a decade before, was about to make his triumphant return. Apple’s resurgence meant the opening […]
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It only took surgery on my rotator cuff, putting me in a sling for a month, to discover just how uncivil we have become. The most typical response from people was to ignore my bulky black sling that led me into public places. Some had no awareness of the sling and would bump into my […]
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Jives Coffee Lounge Address: 16 Colbrunn Court Website: jivescoffeelounge.com Years in business: 3 Motto: “Coffee music life” Colorado Springs transplant Randy Fair believes his coffee shop has it all. The 45-year-old software developer — and father of 10 — has tasted drinks and eats from hundreds of mom-and-pop shops in states and countries around the […]
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The Squash Blossom gallery’s humble beginnings occupied 350 square feet of kiosk space at the Antlers Hotel in 1973. Owners John and Patti Cogswell moved operations to roomier digs the following decade after purchasing the building that now houses the gallery at 2531 W. Colorado Ave. The Cogswells also own a Squash Blossom in Vail, […]
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Go Code Colorado, the country’s first statewide civic app challenge, has been recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School as a “Bright Idea.” The Kennedy School recognized the Go Code, of which Colorado Springs was one of five competing cities, through its Innovations in American Government Awards program, according to a news release. “Go Code Colorado, at […]
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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced […]
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Colorado Springs residents started getting their holiday shopping on in November, pouring $10.2 million into city coffers with sales and use tax. The City is reporting that sales and use tax collections in December, which represent sales activity in November, are up 14.1 percent over the same month last year. So far, that is the […]
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At the start of every year, many of us tend to think of the next 12 months as a blank slate, full of opportunity and promise. We take stock of ourselves and resolve to improve in various ways. This is a good thing because there’s always room for improvement. If we want to improve our […]
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Photography may be an art, but it’s also a business — at least both are the case for Godec’s Photo Supply in downtown Colorado Springs. But, just as with art, businesses age and are passed along, sometimes falling into the hands of a third party who may approach it with new enthusiasm. “Once photos get […]
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It seems like Washington can’t agree on anything these days, except maybe one point: Small business. It seems everyone in Washington loves small business — or they pretend they do. If you watch the news or listen to the ads, you’ll hear candidates on both sides of the aisle vow to help small businesses grow […]
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As an executive, you have lots of work to do. In fact, you have so much to do that it sometimes feels like you are chained to your desk. Visits away from your desk are generally purposeful, brief, and mission-focused so that you can get back to the piles at hand. Your team members, on […]
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