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CNBC has published a blog written by Denver entrepreneur Brent Handler, who founded his vacation destination club, Inspirato, in 2010. Handler tells the national audience that Colorado is like Silicon Valley and calls the state one of the most fruitful places in the nation for innovation and startups. He notes that 122 new Colorado startups… Continue Reading CNBC blog: Colorado, entrepreneurs and downtown stadiums

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AspenPointe is seeking nominations for its annual “Heroes of Mental Health” award, presented during a luncheon Oct. 15 at The Broadmoor hotel’s International Center. The luncheon recognizes someone in our community who champions wellness and spearheads efforts to curb stigma and promote treatments for mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness or joblessness. Nominees should be residents… Continue Reading AspenPointe seeks ‘Hero of Mental Health’

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The Southern Delivery System has had its day in court – and it was successful. The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a Pueblo County judge’s ruling against a state water quality certification for the SDS project, which will bring water from the Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, the biggest water project in decades for Colorado… Continue Reading Appeals court overturns SDS water-quality ruling

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The Peak Venture Group is returning to its core mission, reaching out to the community and providing resources to local entrepreneurs. Peak Venture was started a business resource organization, providing assistance and aid for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the area. With the departure of Loren Lancaster, one of its long-time members and organizers, the group… Continue Reading New PVG board chairman promises ‘return to core mission’

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IKEA Centennial donated nearly $60,000 of products in comfort kits for families forced out of their homes during the Black Forest fire in June. In all, 800 kits were created, 500 for adults and 300 for children. “There really wasn’t a question of if we’d do something to help our neighbors, it was a question… Continue Reading Colorado’s IKEA donates to Black Forest fire families

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In a recent email, Broadmoor CEO Steve Bartolin commented on a blog which suggested that a revived downtown would benefit mightily from a convention center. Bartolin sponsored a successful initiative some years ago that forbids the city from funding plans for such a facility. He still thinks it’s a bad idea, and makes a compelling… Continue Reading Steve Bartolin, convention centers and railroads

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AFA reports $898 million economic impact

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AFA reports $898 million economic impact

  Budget cuts have taken their toll on the Air Force Academy and its overall economic impact to the community. Last year at this time, the Academy trumpeted its largest economic impact – $999 million, very close to $1 billion. This year, the AFA reports an economic impact of $898.8 million, still an impressive number.… Continue Reading AFA reports $898 million economic impact

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Bach announces new airport task force

Speaking from a makeshift media facility on the second level of the Colorado Springs Airport terminal, Mayor Steve Bach announced the creation Tuesday morning of the Airport Air Service Task Force. Given that the city and its enterprises already benefit from the advice of scores of such citizen advisory panels, such an announcement wouldn’t ordinarily… Continue Reading Bach announces new airport task force

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Breakfast with the Journal Date-place: Tuesday, July 30, Embassy Suites Time: 7 a.m. registration, 7:30 program Cost: $23 for subscribers, $33 for nonsubscribers Register: CSBJ.com/events Almost one-third of small businesses in the United States have been attacked through their computers, emails and cloud networks, losing millions each year to cyber criminals. Even worse, nearly three-quarters… Continue Reading Hot topic: Cyber security, protecting networks

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Austin, Portland, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Charlotte — now those are some wholesome, prosperous, family-friendly cities. During the past several years, Colorado Springs community leaders have visited all five. The goal: to learn, imitate and replicate. We want a new template, synergistic and outside the box, one that is sustainable, community-based, action-oriented, job-creating, attractive to young… Continue Reading Different kind of urban renewal – in Las Vegas

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