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Social enterprise is an exciting new sector of the economy that provides solutions to some of our community’s largest issues, such as unemployment and lack of education and access to healthcare. By merging social mission with competitive business strategies — mixing mission with margin — these businesses are achieving social change. Called the “fourth sector”… Continue Reading Social enterprise doubles the power of employment

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Auto industry has positive news

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Our guess is, almost everyone has become tired of hearing the same concerns about whether Colorado Springs and El Paso County, not to mention the state as a whole, are adding enough jobs to make the economy stronger. Sure, jobs are important. Nobody’s questioning that. But we know people in the community who would like… Continue Reading Auto industry has positive news

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UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is embarking on a new venture that could be the start of an entrepreneurial renaissance like no other in the region. UCCS has joined private citizens to create a nonprofit organization, the UCCS Development Corp., to launch startup firms, participate in public-private business ventures and attract investors. The newly… Continue Reading UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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Silent boom: Baby Boomers and Silent Generation selling same types of homes, but for different reasons

As aging members of the Silent Generation struggle to pack up their memories and move into smaller houses and assisted-living centers, Baby Boomers are still buying real estate. “There’s no easy way to define what a senior is,” said Adrian Reed, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Properties. “I certainly can’t say. I think AARP… Continue Reading Silent boom: Baby Boomers and Silent Generation selling same types of homes, but for different reasons

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On the Horizon – February 8, 2013

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Feb. 8 CC economics and business series Bill Craighead, assistant professor of economics at Wesleyan University, will present “Monetary Shocks and Real Exchange Rates: Evidence From Two Centuries” at 2:30 p.m. in Palmer Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Colorado College Economics and Business Department 2012-13… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 8, 2013

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People on the Move – February 8, 2013

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Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care named Tiffany Buranosky vice president of quality, compliance and education, and Dan Schroeder vice president of innovation and business development. Buranosky has been outpatient RN, director of PPHPC’s inpatient unit and vice president of clinical services. Prior to joining PPHPC, she had 13 years of experience in long-term care… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 8, 2013

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Bond lawsuit driven by market, loss of proceeds

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Stakes are high for both sides involved in a lawsuit about the municipal bonds paid off early after Memorial Hospital was leased last year to the University of Colorado Health. And neither side — the nine investors with about $47 million invested in the bonds nor the city of Colorado Springs — is backing down.… Continue Reading Bond lawsuit driven by market, loss of proceeds

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Wilhelm Monuments stand the test of time

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Wilhelm Monuments stand the test of time

Wilhelm Monument Co. http://www.wilhelmmonuments.com/ Employees: six full-time, four part-time 806 S. Hancock Ave. 719-633-8681 A granite memorial to the people who lost their lives during the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, stands on the grounds of the Air Force Academy. It’s striking both for its simplicity and its elegance — the two granite towers… Continue Reading Wilhelm Monuments stand the test of time

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Cemetery world isn’t as peaceful these days

“How are things over at the city of the dead?” a reporter recently asked Will DeBoer, who manages Colorado Springs’ city cemetery enterprise. “Quiet and peaceful,” replied DeBoer, giving a good-natured response to a quip that he’s heard hundreds of times. In fact, things are not entirely peaceful at the cemeteries. Like any business, the… Continue Reading Cemetery world isn’t as peaceful these days

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Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

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Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

The Pikes Peak region’s most talked-about attraction — the Manitou Incline — finally is coming out from behind the curtain and taking center stage in marketing campaigns aimed at attracting outdoor enthusiasts. Years of planning and legal questions about the Incline, its ownership and its use came to a close in January when President Obama… Continue Reading Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

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