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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s 1969 description of the five stages of grieving still resonates. Once again, we’ve seen our friends and neighbors stricken by sudden tragedy, and forced to negotiate all five stages in a few days. Imagine yourself in their place — could this be you? Denial. It can’t be happening again! Last year’s fire was… Continue Reading No easy solutions for using planes to fight fires

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One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

James Fennell is the man behind the groundbreaking design of the Ivywild School, a redeveloped elementary school at 1604 S. Cascade Ave. that houses several trendy new restaurants as well as the famed Bristol Brewing Company. Fennell, who owns the local architectural design company, Fennell Group, talked with the Business Journal this week about how his… Continue Reading One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

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Just like yesterday, I still remember my first drive into the Black Forest. It was in the fall of 1977, on a beautiful weekday afternoon. I was feeling a little homesick, though I never would’ve admitted it at 25, having moved here from my native state of Arkansas a few months earlier. So I decided… Continue Reading Black Forest: Trip into the past, and future

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In what might have been a preview of next week’s City Council public hearing regarding retail marijuana sales in Colorado Springs, City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler hosted her first District 5 town hall meeting at the Patty Jewett Golf Course clubhouse Tuesday evening. The meeting, billed as “A Conversation with Your Councilwoman,” drew a mostly middle-aged… Continue Reading Gaebler’s town hall elicits concerns about water, pot

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Small businesses come, go, stay downtown

Some businesses in downtown Colorado Springs have experienced extreme ups and downs lately. One business closed its doors, one is expanding, and yet another signed a one-year lease. “I think we’re always disappointed to see any business leave downtown,” said Laurel Prud’homme, director of communications for the Downtown Partnership, “especially one that provides folks another… Continue Reading Small businesses come, go, stay downtown

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People on the Move – June 21, 2013

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Banking & Finance Brad Hallock has joined McAlpin Foster Advisors. He has 15 years of financial services industry experience, spending the past three years with MetLife of the Rockies in Colorado Springs. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance. David Gardner has joined The Bank at Broadmoor as senior vice president. He brings more… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 21, 2013

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Kudos! – June 21, 2013

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Wells Fargo donates $100,000 to Black Forest recovery, plus ATM option In response to the Black Forest fire affecting so many in and around Colorado Springs, Wells Fargo will contribute $80,000 to support the American Red Cross and $20,000 to help replenish food supplies provided by Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado to… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 21, 2013

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On the Horizon – June 21, 2013

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June 21 Small Business Week — Tying It All Together Small Business Week concludes with a seminar on avoiding the slippery slope of TMI and taking action for success. The seminar is from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the University Center at UCCS, room 302. The seminar is $25 to attend and is $55 including… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 21, 2013

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Future is now: Springs bioscience sector growing stronger

For the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the 41 companies in the city’s bioscience sector represent both an economic boon and the chance to create a larger industry cluster that will bring high-paying jobs and high-tech expertise to the region. From companies that develop stem-cell assays for research laboratories to those that manufacture tiny devices… Continue Reading Future is now: Springs bioscience sector growing stronger

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Business tax picture muddled by reforms

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Health care reform kicks in for good in 2014, but this is the year that businesses have to keep meticulous records — because those records definitely will make a difference on next year’s tax returns. The paperwork for tax credits based on premiums paid by companies has been in the works for a couple of… Continue Reading Business tax picture muddled by reforms

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