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Anticipation for Ivywild lures early crowds

Ivywild School, the 100-year-old former schoolhouse that has been redeveloped into restaurants and a brewery, was busy with customers before it was fully open. The Meat Locker, offering various smoked sausages and bacon, made an unannounced opening at noon on June 5 in Ivywild’s south wing, and within an hour, dozens of people were filling… Continue Reading Anticipation for Ivywild lures early crowds

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People on the Move – June 14, 2013

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Nonprofits Regina DiPadova has joined Cheyenne Village as community services manager. She will be expanding and designing programs for adult individuals in the Pikes Peak Region with developmental disabilities who live on their own or with family. She received her undergraduate degree in recreation therapy from the University of Southern Colorado and graduate degree in… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 14, 2013

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Digital Edition – June 14, 2013

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For the second time in its history, the Pikes Peak Range Riders have canceled their annual ride into the mountains surrounding Colorado Springs. The Black Forest fire – and the extent of its damage – are the reasons behind the cancellation, just as the 2002 ride was cancelled because of the Hayman fire. “We believe… Continue Reading Range Riders cancel ride, but street breakfast will continue

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One on One: BBB’s Noleen behind stronger Small Business Week

This year, National Small Business Week has taken a giant leap forward in El Paso County — and Marjorie Noleen is one of the people behind the push. Noleen, who is marketing director for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, teamed up with other small business proponents to present a widely varied schedule of… Continue Reading One on One: BBB’s Noleen behind stronger Small Business Week

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Editorial: Region’s worst dream returns

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For anyone who cares about Colorado’s tourism industry, the terse headline Wednesday morning on CNN.com — followed by many millions of people online — sent the one message everyone had hoped to avoid this summer. “You don’t want to be here: Colorado burns” And as if that weren’t enough, this second headline followed: “Fire threatens… Continue Reading Editorial: Region’s worst dream returns

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In our previous article, we encouraged entrepreneurs to “begin with the end in mind” when they start their business. Your plan needs to be focused on the kind of business you plan to create over time. Then you will pay attention to the road signs along the way to ensure you get there. We call… Continue Reading Use value drivers to build your valuable business

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Want government contracts? You need PR

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There is a significant value of investing in public relations strategies, programs and tools when seeking government contract work. It isn’t just about churning out proposals; filling out forms. Government contracting is a complicated process, and successful business development is key to creating the relationships that will open doors to winning contracts. Between 1950 and… Continue Reading Want government contracts? You need PR

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More isn’t always better: Job picture brightens, but still complicated by underemployment

All the experts agree: Jobs are returning to Colorado Springs. They also agree that it’s going to be a long, slow slog back to the days of peak levels of employment. El Paso County has added about 4,200 jobs in the past year — that’s pretty good news, says Tom Zwirlein, professor of finance at… Continue Reading More isn’t always better: Job picture brightens, but still complicated by underemployment

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On the Horizon – June 14, 2013

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June 14 BBB Foundation Golf Tournament The Better Business Bureau’s foundation will host its annual fundraiser at the Eisenhower Golf Club at the Air Force Academy. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8. Foursomes are $650 and singles are $175. Register at tinyurl.com/golf-614 or contact Kelly Utermoehlen at kellyu@bbbsc.org. June 15 Downtown… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 14, 2013

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