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One busy day inside the beltway matters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The morning begins with a brisk walk down 14th Street, seeing hordes of workers on their trek, drive or ride to another day of making America’s federal government run. Off in the distance, the Capitol sits, surrounded by the office buildings that house literally thousands of legislative staffers, working for the lawmakers,… Continue Reading One busy day inside the beltway matters

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Infrastructure to top forum discussion

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Each year the Southern Colorado Economic Forum seeks to address pressing issues that affect the local economy ­— concerns such as the local jobless rate, real estate trends, the state of manufacturing or the local dependence on the military. So what’s on tap this year? Infrastructure. “It’s something that’s been on my mind lately, said… Continue Reading Infrastructure to top forum discussion

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Springs seed business is For The Birds

It’s a tasteful display of yard ornaments, figurines, bird baths, bird feeders and whimsy. It’s also a peaceful, serene garden with the calming sound of running water at every step. It’s a small business called This Place Is For The Birds. For The Birds is a retail store that primarily sells wild bird seed, but… Continue Reading Springs seed business is For The Birds

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Kudos! – September 20, 2013

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Electricians walk to fight blood cancers Berwick Electric Co. employees joined other teams of walkers earlier this week at the Pioneers Museum for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual Light the Night Walk. The group is walking to honor BEC Service Billing Coordinator Wendy Campbell’s father, who was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago. University… Continue Reading Kudos! – September 20, 2013

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

A few years ago, a woman was facing the news she would need a double amputation below her knees because the arteries in her legs were diseased and blocked. A snowstorm delayed the surgery, and the woman went on the Internet to explore options for her condition. She found Spectranetics and a few phone calls… Continue Reading Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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Most of the focus of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act has focused solely on the insurance provisions in the law — whether it’s legal to require people to have health insurance. But another regulation, found deep in the bill, is causing problems for a company in Colorado Springs. “The medical device tax is… Continue Reading Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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Health insurance marketplace opens Oct. 1

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After years of debate, controversy, delays and attempts to overturn the law, the Affordable Care Act is close to full implementation. Small businesses and individuals can start signing up for health care coverage using the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, on Oct. 1. That coverage will go into effect Jan. 1, and yet… Continue Reading Health insurance marketplace opens Oct. 1

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Solar gardens project draws competition

More than a month after Colorado Springs City Council voted in favor of a plan that would double the scope of the city’s community solar garden program, 10 contractors expressed interest in doing business in the local market. During a mandatory pre-proposal conference held by Colorado Springs Utilities last week, the 10 companies — half… Continue Reading Solar gardens project draws competition

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Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

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A former employee of local solar power development company SunShare recently filed a civil suit against the firm and its owner for allegedly failing to pay him $60,000, according to court documents. Nicholas Hellbusch, a certified public accountant who worked for SunShare shortly after owner David Amster-Olszewski founded the company in June 2011, claims in… Continue Reading Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

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Every year about this time, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance puts together a trip to Washington, D.C., for the area’s business and political leaders. Some of the visits have been more productive than others, depending on who was available at the nation’s capital to listen to local concerns. It’s safe to say that no… Continue Reading D.C. venture worth the effort

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