The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Chocolatey Almond Cereal manufactured by Kellogg’s is now being distributed nationally, according to Colorado Springs franchise owner Ron Baalman. Headquartered in Durango, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory announced the cereal expansion in December. Previous to the announcement, the cereal was sold only at Target in select markets. “We’re excited to share […]
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On Nov. 4, Colorado voters will weigh in on 18 proposed amendments to the Colorado constitution, 14 stemming from resident initiatives and four referred by the legislature. Of the questions on the statewide ballot, at least nine could have substantial implications for business. The most significant implication would, many business and political leaders say, occur with the passage of any or all of a group of four initiatives backed by national unions.
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Overall, the commercial market in Colorado Springs is “apprehensive,” and banks are being cautious about lending. “Obviously, the primary thing we continue to look at is cash flow — that customers can support a (commercial loan) payment — and what their debt is relative to cash flow,” said Dan Giovanini, senior vice president of business banking for American National Bank.
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If the future of health care lies in creating partnerships to cut costs and provide more efficient care, Memorial Health System and Pikes Peak Cardiology Group are ahead of the curve. PPCG is not only leasing space at Memorial Medical Office Building, but it is sharing the hospital’s catheter lab and other resources. “We needed a new home and we’ve talked with (Memorial CEO) Dick Eitel and decided we’d both be better off if we partnered in both real estate and clinical issues,” said Bill Mantia, CEO of the cardiology group. PPCG will occupy the floors above the health system’s new emergency department. The move will reduce “windshield time,” Mantia said — the time it takes cardiologists to drive to the emergency room from their practice.
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Brian Carroll has been named vice president, trust administrator in the investment management and trust division and the Cascade Banking Center of ANB Bank in Colorado Springs. Carroll has more than 20 years’ experience in investment management, research, administration, financial consulting and estate planning. Prior to joining ANB, he was director of client services and […]
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President Barack Obama wants to speed up tourist visas for shoppers from China and Brazil – and its a move many retailers are in favor of, reports Bloomberg. Doing so would produce an immediate boost in sales, analysts say. Obama signed an executive order earlier this month with orders that the Department of Homeland Security […]
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Gov. John Hickenlooper won’t open today’s special session with in person, instead he’ll send a letter expressing disappointment at the way lawmakers handled the end of the regular session, reports the Denver Post. The session was called after House leadership failed to debate a civil unions bill, and in the process, killed 30 other bills […]
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Mike Dyer has been named president and CEO of Best Copy Digital Document Solutions. He has been a consultant in the office automation and document imaging industry in Colorado Springs and Pueblo for 28 years. Katharine French has joined Stockman Kast Ryan and Co. as a senior audit consultant. She is a certified public accountant […]
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Special interests will be vying for the attention of delegates, congressmen, state legislators and local politicians next week at the Democratic National Convention. But how much of the noise will get heard by delegates? How much of it will affect the party platforms? Not much, according to experts. Some groups simply want attention from the media, while others are hoping for a long-term approach: a chance to influence legislation after the election.
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For baseball fans in Colorado Springs, the next several years may feel a lot like the bottom of the ninth — a collective clinging to rally caps and hope, but with a pervasive sense that the game might soon be coming to an untimely end. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have called the city home […]
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The world’s largest can manufacturer, Denver’s Ball Corp., is expanding to craft beers. Craft beers, normally sold in bottles, but are now exploring selling their beers in cans. The market has grown 15 percent this year, reports the Denver Post. Read more at the Denver Post.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning business travelers about hackers who target them via open wi-fi connections at hotels, said the Los Angeles Times. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center recently issued a warning to travelers using these systems to look out for bogus access points and pop-up windows used by hackers to steal […]
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