The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Concrete Institute selected the Interstate 25 noise barrier for an Award of Excellence in the “Unique Use of Concrete/Masonry” category. Wilson & Co. Engineers & Architects designed and built the barrier for the Colorado Department of Transportation along the 2.5-mile stretch of...
Doug Price, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, calls tourism the “invisible industry,” and based on his policy for sharing how the CVB spends public money, he intends to keep it that way. Despite the fact that taxpayers provide the CVB its money, Price has declined to release information about his own […]
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The third time was the charm, and $5.7 million has been added to the 2013 budget for economic development projects, said the Denver Business Journal. Gov. John Hickenlooper asked for the money, but it wasn’t added to the budget because Republicans were afraid it would come from the state’s education budget. Senate Democrats voted to […]
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Local magicians, dancers, singers, theatre producers and actors, led by Virginia Amend, president of Springs Community Theatre, are hoping for a slice of the pie when City Council decides who’s who among this fall’s recipients of SCIP (Springs Community Improvement Projects) monies. The Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center, a...
Lauren Bell's former husband hit the floor in an instant. Jawing one moment, almost dead the next. He survived the near fatal heart attack, only to discover his cholesterol was about 300. A cholesterol level of less than 200 is desirable. Lauren Bell prepared all the family's food – that meant...
Employees’ skeletons in the closet may be easier to spot these days, but some employers are choosing not to look. Employment experts note a sharp increase in businesses performing background checks on job applicants, but many employers say cost and time prompt them to forego the process on lower level employees. Background checks have more […]
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More than 100 leading travel experts will be in Colorado Springs this week to discuss the biggest trends in the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The U.S. Travel Association will hold its summer board of directors meeting at The Broadmoor  starting July 27. “We are focused on two things: one is getting folks up to […]
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Frequent Flyer Services 1930 Frequent Flyer Point Publications: InsideFlyer magazine, Milepoint online forum, Boarding Area blog site Members: 75 million members earning 650 billion frequent flyer miles per year Employees: 13 local, 25 total Randy Petersen started his multi-million-dollar Frequent Flyer Services business with $800, an idea and little else. He never borrowed a penny […]
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Fifteen chefs from the American Culinary Federation will prepare meals from around the globe in a fundraiser Saturday, April 12. A portion of the proceeds will later send chefs and culinary students to each of the 21 firehouses around Colorado Springs to feed firefighters of the Colorado Springs Fire Department....
The inventory comes to you. You determine the pricing and the items that match the seasons. Sounds easy right? Not necessarily. Other than the inventory, operating a thrift/consignment shop requires the same business decisions many retailers face. It takes research, yet there’s no doubt that it is an emerging trend.
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Colorado Springs’ once-popular martini and cigar bar, 15C, is making a comeback. The upscale bar, tucked in the alleyway between Bijou and Kiowa streets west of Tejon Street, plans to reopen its doors within weeks. When it does, it will mark the end of a three-year hiatus that began after the bar caught fire early […]
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Success doesn’t happen overnight. Making it big in the music business requires just as much persistence as talent. Like any business owner there may be down days, days without pay and moments when the question is asked, “Is it worth it?” For those who do “make it,” their efforts were definitely not in vain. The […]
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