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Kudos! – April 12, 2013

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Colorado Commercial Roofing recognized for quality work Colorado Commercial Roofing was inducted into the Century Club by Duro-Last Roofing for its outstanding achievement in quality workmanship, customer satisfaction and 2012 sales in excess of $100,000. “On behalf of the Duro-Last board of directors, I would like to congratulate Mark Barnes, Sr. and Colorado Commercial Roofing,… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 12, 2013

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Swimming business poised for breakout year

Pikes Peak Athletics Owners: Anna and George Heidinger Employees: 6 full-time coaches, 9 part-time swim instructors Website: pikespeakathletics.com Anna Heidinger cannot recall the exact moment she fell in love with swimming, but it has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. She took her first swim lesson when she… Continue Reading Swimming business poised for breakout year

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Council elections have come and gone with results that baffled even the least savvy prognosticator (that would be me). I called two of six, doing a little better than the Housing and Building Association (1-5), but a little worse than the Independent and the Gazette (3-6). Yet my record’s a lot worse than theirs, since… Continue Reading Thoughts about what to expect from new City Council

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Mural art of yesteryear long lost from city

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Mural art of yesteryear long lost from city

In 1935, the Gazette proudly noted that Colorado Springs artist Frank Mechau had been commissioned to paint two murals for the downtown post office. Two years later they were installed, and there they remained until removed, probably in 1962 when the building was remodeled. No contemporary newspaper accounts document the removal of the murals. It… Continue Reading Mural art of yesteryear long lost from city

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The space industry’s largest global event takes place next week in Colorado Springs — without NASA, the U.S. space agency. Thanks to budget cuts by the federal government, no one from NASA will be exhibiting, presenting or attending the 29th annual Space Symposium. “This has been our most challenging year,” said Space Foundation spokeswoman Janet… Continue Reading Travel ban sidelines NASA, but Symposium still attracts 9,000

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Arts and culture organizations can fuel significant economic growth in cities and benefit all citizens, whether they attend a single play, exhibit or concert in their lifetime or not. While this is not the message those of us working in this sector want to put out there — we do, after all, want as many… Continue Reading Let’s make a stronger commitment to arts and culture

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Ignite event celebrates ‘healthy chaos’

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The local entrepreneurial community has achieved what I believe is a “healthy chaos” of activities, networking events and startups. Over the past year we’ve seen a lot of new initiatives that piggyback on best practices of other leading entrepreneurial communities. In February the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization (EPIIC) and Peak Venture Group… Continue Reading Ignite event celebrates ‘healthy chaos’

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On the rise: Homebuilders and developers see major spike in sales activity

The numbers tell the story of a sudden boom in business for area homebuilders and developers. And most are optimistic the growth will continue. There were 680 new single-family building permits issued in the first quarter of 2013 in El Paso County, almost 40 percent more than in the first quarter of 2012 and the… Continue Reading On the rise: Homebuilders and developers see major spike in sales activity

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Kudos! – April 5, 2013

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FirstBank donated $4.6 million to Colorado nonprofits in 2012 FirstBank Holding Company, the Lakewood-based holding company for the locally owned banking organization, contributed more than $4.6 million to more than 1,000 nonprofits across the state. FirstBank has donated more than $40 million to area nonprofits since 2000, making it among the five most charitable corporations in… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 5, 2013

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People on the Move – April 5, 2013

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Carrie Pendergast joined Tri-Lakes Cares as development manager. Pendergast has a degree in psychology from Wake Forest University. She moved to Monument in 2009 from Chicago where she worked with Utopic LLC as a public relations specialist. She previously worked at Ecumenical Social Ministries as development director. First Commercial Bank named Bill Casey senior vice… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 5, 2013

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