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Drake fight vs. business reality

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As you’ve likely read elsewhere in this issue, starting on the front page, the controversy surrounding Martin Drake Power Plant and Colorado Springs Utilities simply won’t go away. The challenges to Neumann Systems Group’s innovative coal-scrubbing technology — and the unlikely bedfellows created as a result — have become increasingly difficult to follow, much less… Continue Reading Drake fight vs. business reality

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NeuStream: Q-and-A on Drake coal scrubber

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For more than a year, local leaders have questioned Colorado Springs Utilities’ decision to install NeuStream, a locally invented, designed and produced coal scrubber that inventors say could revolutionize the clean-coal industry — and help aging power plants comply with regional and federal air-quality standards. Detractors have been both skeptical and vocal. It doesn’t work;… Continue Reading NeuStream: Q-and-A on Drake coal scrubber

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Tiahrt requests forum, questions motives

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The new CEO for Neumann Systems Group is calling out City Councilor Tim Leigh. Todd Tiahrt, who oversees the company founded by Dave Neumann, wants to meet in a public forum with Leigh to set the record straight. Leigh has been the most vocal opponent of NeuStream, a wet coal scrubber now being installed at… Continue Reading Tiahrt requests forum, questions motives

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Launch pad: Resources make Springs a better location to start a business

If a person has the idea, the nerve and the cash, Colorado Springs is not a bad place to start a small business. In fact, Colorado Springs earned an A+ in a recent survey of business owners who gave the city high marks for not having a lot of red tape. Experts who counsel small-business… Continue Reading Launch pad: Resources make Springs a better location to start a business

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Ray’s of Colorado puts guys in soap world

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Ray’s of Colorado puts guys in soap world

Ray’s of Colorado Owner: Chris Sniffen Business: Handcrafted soaps and wholesale essential oils Where: Calhan Employees: One Chris Sniffen is a man in a women’s world. “I still can’t believe sometimes that I make soap for a living,” he said. The farmers markets and craft shows where he sells his products in person are populated… Continue Reading Ray’s of Colorado puts guys in soap world

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Kudos! – March 8, 2013

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Studio C3 picks up three ADDY awards Studio C3, a video production and motion design company, took home three awards at the Colorado Springs 2012/2013 ADDY Awards ceremony. The creative studio took home two awards for “Not a Number,” a television spot for Western Kansas-based Valley State Bank. The concept for the spot set out… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 8, 2013

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People on the Move – March 8, 2013

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Jan Weiland has been promoted to executive vice president, investments at Cascade Investment Group. Her current practice is devoted to helping her high-net-worth clients achieve their financial goals using portfolio management techniques. She works with a team of professionals who provide expertise on tax and estate planning, and has been with Cascade since November 2000.… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 8, 2013

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On the Horizon – March 8, 2013

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March 8 Community Day at Piñon Canyon The 2nd Warhorse Brigade Combat Team will host a community day from 10 a.m. to noon at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. The goal is to foster relationships with Southern Colorado by giving guests an opportunity to understand the objectives of the 2nd BCT’s upcoming training in the canyon.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 8, 2013

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Forums provide insight on Council races

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Forums provide insight on Council races

Was there anything to learn by sitting through two City Council candidate forums? On Monday, more than 100 civic-minded voters braved icy streets to watch candidates strut their stuff in an environmental forum at Stargazers. Twenty-four hours later, a slightly different crowd gathered at the Mining Exchange Hotel for the Business Journal-KOAA forum. The formats… Continue Reading Forums provide insight on Council races

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At a recent City Committee presentation to City Council candidates, one of the presenters stressed the importance of being a lightly regulated, aggressively business-friendly city. Candidates were reminded that we compete with scores of cities better able to offer generous incentives to relocating companies, so we’d better make sure that city policies (including low electric… Continue Reading Broken record for business – when will we ever learn?

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