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Letters to the Editor – July 19, 2013

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Why can’t we work together? The civic engagement trip to Omaha a few months ago, following those to Portland, Oklahoma City and Austin, brought forth an interesting comparison of statements: From former U.S. Sen. David Karnes, R-Neb., as quoted in the Business Journal: “Having business leadership and government leaders work together is the reason we… Continue Reading Letters to the Editor – July 19, 2013

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Still waiting for airport details

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When Mayor Steve Bach called together the media this week for his monthly news conference, he gave away the prime topic in advance. After all, the event took place at the Colorado Springs Airport. Our assumption was immediate. Bach would use the occasion to wrap up the story left unfinished three weeks earlier. Going into… Continue Reading Still waiting for airport details

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Doubletree World Arena, 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906 The space industry is continuing to grow in the state of Colorado and our city. It is important for the business community to understand Space Command and Army Space missions and to identify supporting… Continue Reading Event – Power Lunch: Space, the final frontier & Colorado’s future

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 This breakfast powered by Platinum Relations and Stockman Kast Ryan. Are you practicing safe Cyber Security? What you don’t know may take down your entire company. There are two types of businesses in existence today —… Continue Reading Event – July Breakfast with the Journal: Cyber Security

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Event – CSBJ Golf Bus

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The Ridge in Castle Rock, Bear Dance and 4 Mile Ranch  You have heard of a ski bus, well this is a golf bus. We do the driving to a great course, you have a great day networking and hitting the links. July bus will be going to The Ridge in Castle Rock. August bus… Continue Reading Event – CSBJ Golf Bus

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Griffis/Blessing Inc. will provide management services for the Boulder Street Medical Building, 1725 East Boulder St. in Colorado Springs. The 15,250-square-foot property is home to Pediatric Cardiology Associates, Pulmonary Associates and Memorial Pediatric Surgery. “We are thrilled with this selection to manage the Boulder Street Medical Building,” said Richard K. Davidson, senior vice president of… Continue Reading Griffis/Blessing to manage Boulder Street Medical Building

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Salazar to become commissioner of insurance

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Marguerite Salazar is the state’s new commissioner of insurance. She will start August 19, according to information from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office. “Marguerite Salazar’s deep roots in Colorado and small business acumen will serve her well in this new role,” Hickenlooper said. “She is a savvy executive, understands regulatory reform and already knows her way… Continue Reading Salazar to become commissioner of insurance

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Old Town thrives on simple priorities

Old Town Bike Shop Address: 426 S. Tejon St. Website: oldtownbikeshop.com Years in business: 37 Number of employees: 10 John Crandall doesn’t have a business model, just a philosophy: Treat others right, take care of the environment and sell quality products and services. When the 70-year-old enthusiast started Old Town Bike Shop 37 years ago… Continue Reading Old Town thrives on simple priorities

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Colorado Springs tied with Bridgeport, Conn., for the ninth small city to “make it rich in,” according to CreditDonkey.com. Springs listed ninth thanks to its percentage of high income people (8.9 percent), it’s gross domestic product growth (11. 5 percent) and the 197 patents filed by city residents. “The area’s economy centers on military institutions… Continue Reading Springs ranks in top 10 ‘make it rich’ list

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McCloskey Motors won the National Quality Dealer of the Year award by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association. The award was presented to Joe and Ann McCloskey at a ceremony in Las Vegas earlier this month. The McCloskeys again accepted the award at a ceremony Thursday at their North Academy dealership. “It’s a huge honor… Continue Reading McCloskey wins national award

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