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Year in review: Tourism

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Year in review: Tourism

Tourism endured another tough year with Mother Nature’s unkind antics. Recent weeks, though, have buoyed the industry with promises of a smoother future, as the City for Champions proposal received full funding from the Colorado Economic Development Commission on Dec. 16 and City Council restored the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau’s full $2.6 million… Continue Reading Year in review: Tourism

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Year in review: Marketing

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After realizing the economy had regained some stability, business owners remembered to return to marketing, finding creative ways to promote their services and products.   November 21 Clever marketing first defines core values Marketing needs to start internally, first, before one ever goes public with a message. And that impetus should come from the top.… Continue Reading Year in review: Marketing

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Year in review: Accounting

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In the accounting and tax sector, new repair regulations, safe harbor laws and Affordable Care Act compliance issues brought business owners scrambling to comply, keeping certified public accountants busy with research and aiding clients.   October 18 Repair regulations set to affect small business Burying your head in the sand won’t make the new federal… Continue Reading Year in review: Accounting

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Year in review: Banking and finance

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Year in review: Banking and finance

For banking and finance, local industry was characterized by intense competition, bank-hopping executives, relationship-building, Frank-Dodd Act compliance challenges and, finally, the return of lending.   January 10 National spotlight: Pikes Peak National Bank recognized Robin Roberts took a seat under some bright lights and the video cameras started rolling. Roberts, president of Pikes Peak National… Continue Reading Year in review: Banking and finance

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Year in review: Technology

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Technological advancement will continue as a benchmark, and interest in how it might pertain to a wide variety of social and industrial endeavors has sparked discussion and growth. November 1 Symposium addresses future of work, tech in aerospace industry Many representatives of Colorado’s robust aerospace industry agree that their beloved field and its future are… Continue Reading Year in review: Technology

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Year in review: Education

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Year in review: Education

Colleges and universities in this region have had a productive year: Some have started, continued or planned major construction projects, while reinforcing their reputations as community leaders and forward-thinking institutions. They’re not letting piecemeal state and federal funding stop them from continuing as great regional assets.   December 13 PPCC plans downtown expansion The next… Continue Reading Year in review: Education

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Year in review: Aerospace and defense

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Year in review: Aerospace and defense

This year has produced negatives and positives: While the region has potential to become something great by way of unmanned (drone) testing and continued growth in the field, it also faces fiscal barriers because of the federal budget issues and potential for a decrease in military presence.   January 31 Army movement could help or… Continue Reading Year in review: Aerospace and defense

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Year in review: Commercial real estate

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Year in review: Commercial real estate

Commercial real estate The past year has brought optimism. Vacancy rates are down across the board, supply and demand are beginning to turn the economic tide and the year has been marked by several newsworthy transactions. These pieces highlight some trends and shine light on the underpinnings of a few of Colorado Springs’ most lucrative… Continue Reading Year in review: Commercial real estate

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On the Horizon – December 27, 2013

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Dec. 31 Coffee chat Every last Tuesday of the month the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado holds a 9 a.m. coffee chat at the AASC office, 2790 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 227, to encourage property owners, managers and vendors to come and discuss the AASC’s goals, membership, education, and events. For more information, call 264-9195.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – December 27, 2013

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Kudos! – December 27, 2013

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Knapp honored John Knapp, Palmer Land Trust board member, was inducted into the Conservation Hall of Fame at the 2013 Colorado Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting. Knapp retired after 42 years working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rancher Ed Hiza was given the supervisor of the year award for his career in agriculture… Continue Reading Kudos! – December 27, 2013

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