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While the investor with a contract to develop an $800 million airport business park has put its entire 1.1 million-square-foot portfolio of Colorado Springs office properties on the market, it’s retaining its interest in developing the airport project — for now. Corporate Office Properties Trust, a Maryland-based real estate investment trust that specializes in office… Continue Reading COPT sale raises questions for local commercial market

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On Tuesday afternoon, our quarrelsome and divided City Council took the stage once more. It’s been a short and strange trip, one which will end in April when as many as six current members may be replaced in the biennial city elections. That there will be changes is a certainty — and that the changes… Continue Reading Council: Diary of a day filled with angst, not actions

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Business Alliance hires lobbyists

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AS the 2013 General Assembly kicks off, Colorado Springs will have a stronger voice. The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance has set its legislative agenda and hired two lobbying firms. Joan Turner of J. Andrew Green & Associates and Virginia Love of Morrison, Love & Co. will represent the local business organization at the capitol… Continue Reading Business Alliance hires lobbyists

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Colorado 3rd on nation’s LEED list

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The U.S. Green Building Council ranked Colorado third among states with the most new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications in 2012. Each year, the USGBC ranks the top 10 states based on the square footage per resident that’s LEED certified in a year. Colorado had 62.1 million square feet of new LEED certified… Continue Reading Colorado 3rd on nation’s LEED list

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CVB promotes three, gives new duties to two

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The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau has promoted three employees, given a new title to one and celebrated another’s advancement. Amy Long, formerly vice president of marketing and membership, is now vice president of marketing and partnerships. The change is a reflection of the CVB’s new partnership model, which intends to give small business… Continue Reading CVB promotes three, gives new duties to two

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The Downtown Business Improvement District awarded Springs marketing firm Blakely + Company a contract capped at $125,000 to help the Downtown Partnership develop a comprehensive communications strategy. The agency will take its first steps toward crafting that plan this weekend when it plans to survey downtown stakeholders about redevelopment efforts. The agency will set up… Continue Reading Downtown BID hires Blakely + Company as communication consultant

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The city’s ethics commission has decided to narrow its investigation of City Councilor Tim Leigh to three allegations related to actions he took regarding Neumann Systems Group. The commission, at the same time, said it could not investigate several other allegations — including those that said Leigh had made negative public statements, had interacted with… Continue Reading Ethics Commission narrows scope of Leigh investigation

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Small businesses optimistic but not hiring

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Small business owners are optimistic about the coming year, but they are holding the line on employees and don’t expect to hire in this first quarter. Small business owners report growing more dissatisfied with government but, the New Year is bringing renewed optimism for their company’s success in 2013, according to a Manta survey of… Continue Reading Small businesses optimistic but not hiring

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Neumann Systems Group selects new CEO

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Neumann Systems Group has a new CEO, Todd Tiahrt, a former Kansas congressman who has close ties to the local company. Continue Reading Neumann Systems Group selects new CEO

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“There’s somethin’ happenin’ here/what it is ain’t exactly clear…” – Buffalo Springfield, 1967 I know, I know – you think we in the media just make things up. Or you think that we’re so obsessed with bad news we ignore the good news. And you probably think that our two distinguished U.S. senators, Mark Udall… Continue Reading Udall, Bennet working to designate buffalo as ‘national mammal’

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