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As we all know, nobody asked the public — and certainly not the media — for thoughts and ideas before Colorado Springs submitted its application for state Regional Tourism Act tax funding. Nobody wondered if even a little community brainstorming might produce better dreams for ambitious projects than the $218 million package being put forward… Continue Reading Mr. Anschutz, here’s a different proposition

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UCCS celebrates progress on Lane Center project

UCCS officials say that construction of the institution’s new health sciences facility is on schedule and on budget as they prepare to install the last piece of the building’s superstructure. The Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, which is the university’s first structure in the North Nevada Avenue urban renewal zone, is on budget at… Continue Reading UCCS celebrates progress on Lane Center project

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Early tourism: About the same as last year

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Early tourism: About the same as last year

Business owners in the lodging and tourist trades report varying degrees of success after the first month of summer tourism season in the Colorado Springs area. Occupancy at the 54-room Cliff House at Pikes Peak was “great” over the Fourth of July weekend, said General Manager Paul York. “We’re at 80 percent for the month… Continue Reading Early tourism: About the same as last year

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People on the Move – July 19, 2013

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Lisa Hammond, FMP, joined Griffis/Blessing’s commercial property services group as department operations coordinator and assistant portfolio manager. Ent Federal Credit Union promoted Candy Vandenberg to supervisor of Ent Business Banking. Vandenberg brings more than 35 years of financial services experience, most recently as a business banker for Ent Federal Credit Union. In last week’s issue,… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 19, 2013

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Kudos! – July 19, 2013

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Morgan Stanley helps Care and Share program Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado received a $50,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to fund its Send Hunger Packing Program, a child hunger initiative that helps to make sure children are fed when they are not in school. In total, Morgan Stanley has committed more than… Continue Reading Kudos! – July 19, 2013

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On the Horizon – July 19, 2013

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July 19 Free outdoor movie Bring the family downtown for a free movie, Brave, at 9 p.m. at the Palmer Center in front of the Antlers, sponsored by the Downtown Partnership. July 20 Native American Festival The Palmer Lake Historical Society and One Nation Walking Together are sponsoring a one-day Native American Festival from 10… Continue Reading On the Horizon – July 19, 2013

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Health exchanges move forward in state

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Colorado’s still in front of the pack when it comes to implementing its health insurance exchange, known as Connect for Health Colorado. It’s one of a handful of states nearing the finish line as it prepares for a marketing push to begin selling health insurance policies in October. “Colorado really is leading the rest of… Continue Reading Health exchanges move forward in state

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Effects of interest rate increase all a matter of perspective

When the Federal Reserve signaled last month that interest rates would increase, it dropped a bomb on the housing and mortgage market that’s sending shockwaves through the industry. While Colorado Springs analysts and industry insiders are divided about both the long- and short-term effects of the rate increase, all agree that it will cause fluctuation… Continue Reading Effects of interest rate increase all a matter of perspective

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As Colorado’s marijuana industry grows, cannabis advocates and policy experts have differing interpretations as to the response from the federal government. The Obama administration has been relatively passive in enforcing federal marijuana policy, but it’s unknown if that leniency will continue for the 18 states (and Washington, D.C.) that have legalized medical marijuana, as well… Continue Reading Will legalized marijuana hurt Colorado or not?

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Change sucks, but we have to deal with it

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On May 1, I began the most recent chapter in my life as CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, and with it brought about change to the organization. It isn’t a radical change. I really don’t have grand plans to tear down the legacy Carol Odell left after her 21 years with… Continue Reading Change sucks, but we have to deal with it

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