Sherry and Michael Turner opened their Postal Annex+ franchise in June. Michael Turner served as a U.S. Army Ranger and as a Special Operations soldier for 25 years. After he retired, he discovered a program that wanted to reward him for those years of service. A former command sergeant major – the highest rank available […]
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There is a move in Congress to “rein in” the Food and Drug Administration to lessen regulations for medical devices – getting them to market more quickly, reports the New York Times. Venture capitalists associated with the medical device industry are now lobbying Congress, and providing money for the fight. The push is alarming some […]
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City sales tax revenue numbers show the nation’s tanking auto sales are taking an economic toll close to home, but dealers are pinning hopes for higher sales on reports of rising consumer confidence. During 2005, city sales tax revenue from new and used car sales fell an average of 13.2 percent a month, and, so far, things aren’t looking good for 2006, either.
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Denver-based chain Smashburger will open its first chain south of the border, according to the Denver Business Journal. The company plans to open restaurants in Costa Rica this year, and in 18 other international locations, including the Caribbean. Read more at the Denver Business Journal.
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Bruce Johnson has joined The Remodeler as a sales and design consultant. He has more than 24 years of experience in the remodeling industry. Linda McDowell has joined Add Staff Inc. She has eight years of experience in the staffing industry. Cathleen Dougherty has joined Stockman Kast Ryan and Co. as a senior tax consultant. […]
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Ford Motor Co. said its second-quarter profits fell 57 percent on slower sales and widening losses in Europe, according to the New York Times. Ford earned $1 billion during the quarter, down from $2.4 billion for the same period a year earlier. The company’s North American businesses are performing well, but its European division posted […]
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Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs has reinvented the job-board wheel, hoping to make employment searches quicker for those transitioning from welfare to work — even if they have limited computer skills. “We wanted to offer our program participants a better service because we felt job boards were ineffective,” said Melissa Lyby, director of public relations. “We created it for people who may not know how to navigate the Internet and who may have little or no computer skills.”
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Kim Bayles, owner of downtown’s Kimball’s Twin Peak theater, remembers when 18 movie screens in Colorado Springs closed in a single day. “I was ready to close the Twin Peak at that point,” he said. “The opening of Tinseltown had hit us hard – but suddenly the tide turned, and we decided to stay.” Business […]
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Nearly $30 million flowed into the local economy last year because of sports and recreation events, and that number is expected to increase substantially this year because of two marquee events. The State Games of the West are expected to draw nearly 8,000 participants from 13 states, and will have a nearly $10 million economic impact, said Mike Moran, communications director for the Colorado Springs Sports Corp.
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When duty calls, some people are willing — and especially suited — to meet the challenge. Wynne Palermo of Wynne Realty Ltd., incoming 2009 board chairwoman of the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors, never expected to serve a second term after having held the position during 2000. But few are better-suited for the job.
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Young adults are moving back in with their parents in the highest numbers since 1950, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The so-called ‘boomerang kids’ are unable to find jobs in a weak economy, and move back in with their parents to save money. In 1980, some 11 percent of young adults lived in multigenerational […]
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Despite the efforts of local streetcar advocates to revive urban rail, Colorado Springs officials have historically regarded light streetcars and trolleys with benign indifference. But that hasn’t always been the case. The Colorado Springs streetcar enterprise, which operated between 1887 and 1932, was at its height the most extensive modern and comprehensive streetcar system of […]
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