High-tech products dominate Colorado’s export business. Foreign sales of semiconductors – Colorado’s No. 1 export product – experienced a 59 percent increase from 2002 to 2003, from $654 million to $1.03 billion. The total amount of Colorado exports was $6.1 billion in 2003, an increase of 10.6 percent from 2002, according to the Colorado Office […]
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Barbara Ennis has joined Rusinak Real Estate as a broker associate. She will be specializing in residential sales and relocation from the 7150 N. Academy Blvd. office. Steve Ingham has joined Academy Bank as executive vice president and market area manager. He will be responsible for the development and management of the bank’s commercial lending […]
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A water war is brewing in El Paso County’s eastern plains, and the business owners in the middle agree on one thing: The battle could last a long time. Declining water levels in the Upper Black Squirrel Basin, an alluvial aquifer that sits atop the Denver Basin, indicate that ground water depletion is exceeding the […]
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The adage, “if you wait long enough, something great will happen,” applies to Dean Gorell, owner of JD Steward Mechanical Inc. Gorell weathered a few changes at JD Steward and waited out a few years of corporate control before becoming, in May 2001, the sole owner of the Colorado Springs long-standing heating, air-conditioning, plumbing and […]
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The Wal-Marts, the Home Depots and the Barnes and Nobles have one advantage over the small retailer in addition to discounts, plentiful parking and extended hours. Location. Commuters welcome the ease of stopping at the nearest shopping center to pick up a box of laundry detergent or the latest bestseller. Small retailers, nestled in urban […]
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Chief executive officers are upbeat about the economy and many plan to expand their payrolls and investment spending this year, according to The Executive Committee International’s first quarter Confidence Index which was released this month. The survey asked nearly 1,100 middle-market chief executives about economic trends and issues. Despite The Confidence Index slipping by 1.5 […]
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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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Benjamin D. Henderson has joined BKD LLP as a staff accountant. He will focus on audit and general business consulting. Edward M. Priem II is working at BKD LLP as a staff intern. He will serve clients in audit, general business consulting and tax consulting. Brent Tuck CPA has joined BKD LLP. He has more […]
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When the new managing editor of The Colorado Spring Business Journal told his oldest sister he wanted to major in political science in college, she tossed the employment ads at him and said, “Where do you see the jobs in political science?” Observing her younger brother as a news junkie and an able writer, she […]
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Although Colorado Springs isn’t home to the headquarters of an overabundance of well-known national companies, there are businesses that have a worldwide presence. In addition to Intel, Compaq, Agilent Technologies, Optika, Walter Drake, Focus on the Family, USURF and Front Range Solutions, other local companies have grown beyond the reaches of El Paso County and […]
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Laura A. Neumann has been named vice president and general manager of Cheyenne Mountain Resort. She has been with Benchmarch Hospitality, which manages the resort since 1987. Corey Reed has joined JAN-PRO as a sales account executive. He most recently was worked in operations for a commercial cleaning company in Denver. Judy Vander Broek has […]
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The Urban League of Pikes Peak has taken a step into cyberspace as part of a commitment to fulfill the group’s diversity initiative and provide job seekers with another tool as they search for work. The league’s mission is “to promote equality by securing equal opportunities for African-Americans, other minorities and the disadvantaged through education, […]
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