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Mike Jorgensen is everywhere these days — playing jazz guitar at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, serving on the boards of three nonprofit groups, and heading up the board for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. He’s about to get even busier — Jorgensen’s just been named chairman of the board for the Colorado Springs Regional… Continue Reading Jorgensen leads Alliance in pursuing revised mission

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There were $198 million in apartment building sales in Colorado Springs in 2012. That’s the most since the start of the recession in 2007, according to market experts. “It was a lot more fun to be an apartment broker last year than it has been for a while,” said Stuart Sloat, an apartment broker who… Continue Reading Apartment sales market still strong across the city

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Tourism ready to battle for more state funds

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Even now, seven months later, talking about the effects that the Waldo Canyon fire had on the region’s tourism industry makes voices shake. “Devastating” is how most in the industry — from operators of bed-and-breakfast inns to local attractions, hotels and restaurants — describe that last week of June that dropped Pikes Peak regional tourism… Continue Reading Tourism ready to battle for more state funds

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Big liquor store with character opens downtown

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A new downtown liquor store boasts the charm of a mom-and-pop operation, but with the pricing that comes from bulk buying power. Downtown Fine Spirits and Wine opened Thursday in the 6,000-square-foot space at 103 S. Wahsatch St. Gregor Huesgen, the store’s owner, is a former investment banker who spent 30 years working the Asian… Continue Reading Big liquor store with character opens downtown

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Two Colorado Springs business owners have found a way to incorporate franchises into their existing businesses for growth. Business owners buying related franchises for cross-marketing opportunities and growth without having to expand into new markets is part of a bigger trend, said Nick Powills, CEO of Chicago-based No Limit Media Consulting. After years of covering… Continue Reading Business owners buy franchises for cross-marketing

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Back in 1923, Spencer Penrose bought a 16-acre camp in Pike National Forest, eight miles from his beloved Broadmoor, and built some cabins there to create an outdoor vacation experience. He planned to sell memberships, but instead had a great time entertaining his friends for summer getaways. He called his personal retreat Camp Vigil. In… Continue Reading Penrose’s getaway to be a Broadmoor destination

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Colorado Springs’ new health foundation might take years to get off the ground, but it could create a legacy of health and wellness programs unparalleled in the state. But it won’t be breaking new ground if it can follow in the footsteps of the state’s multi-billion-dollar health foundation. The Colorado Health Foundation was formed in… Continue Reading City’s Memorial foundation to develop missions, goals

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New CEO vows to change NeuStream perception

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The new CEO at Neumann Systems Group has a national profile and a conservative record from serving 16 years in Congress. And he plans to use his experience running a consulting firm to market Neumann’s coal-scrubber and other products. Todd Tiahrt was named CEO of the local company earlier this week, replacing founder Dave Neumann… Continue Reading New CEO vows to change NeuStream perception

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Don Goede distinctly remembers thinking he must be the youngest florist in Colorado Springs. Brown curly hair and a little more than a five-o’clock shadow, he was 20-something in the early 1970s and in love with the flower business. Standing inside his Skyway Creations flower shop this month, hair now solid white, he laughs thinking… Continue Reading In a field of flowers, few local shops left standing

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Who owns the mineral rights to land within the corporate boundaries of Colorado Springs? “We asked that question,” said City Councilor Brandy Williams, who co-chairs the council committee charged with creating regulations to govern oil and gas exploration and production in the city, “and we were told it would take too much research to answer.”… Continue Reading Who owns the rights under city land? Don’t assume

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