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People on the Move – June 7, 2013

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Real Estate Jen Gesick is the new publisher of Ready New Homes Magazine. This monthly magazine is distributed to area Realtors with information and incentives on new homes and communities in the Colorado Springs area. Gesick has owned and operated her advertising and public relations company, Jen Barry Productions, for more than 10 years. Nonprofit… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 7, 2013

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New AFA patent could save millions on fuel

Thomas Yechout loves airplanes. He loves to design them, to talk about the way they work, to improve their design. And that love of airplanes, combined with a passion for teaching, has led Yechout to his first patent — a new wingtip design that improves aircraft endurance and range while increasing fuel savings. In fact,… Continue Reading New AFA patent could save millions on fuel

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Ola: Downtown’s juiciest new business

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Ola: Downtown’s juiciest new business

Nissa Wecks felt so passionately about her good health and athletic performance, she left her job as a Manitou Springs High School teacher to start a new, nutrient-rich business in downtown Colorado Springs. Ola Juice Bar plans to infuse its customers’ veins with juices, smoothies and food packed with vitality and good nutrition. Located at… Continue Reading Ola: Downtown’s juiciest new business

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Stronger economy fuels hot car sales

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Stronger economy fuels hot car sales

If new car registrations were the only economic indicator of success in El Paso County, they would show we’re speeding out of the recession. The number of people purchasing new cars has increased substantially this year over last. El Paso County residents registered 8,180 new cars in the first four months of 2013, compared with… Continue Reading Stronger economy fuels hot car sales

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Stockmens Bank, started in crisis, thrives today

Stockmens Bank 601 N. Nevada Ave. Owner, founder and president: Rob Alexander Number of employees: 17 Website: www.thestockmensbank.com/ Rob Alexander opened Stockmens Bank in November 2008, just as Bear Stearns was failing, AIG was declared “too big to fail” and the nation’s monetary system was suffering. It was good timing — at least in Alexander’s opinion.… Continue Reading Stockmens Bank, started in crisis, thrives today

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Fact No. 1: At almost $20 million annually, Colorado’s historic preservation fund is by any measure the largest in the nation. Fueled by a voter-mandated 22 percent share of gaming taxes paid by casinos in Cripple Creek, Blackhawk and Central City, the fund has provided more than a billion dollars to preservation projects statewide since… Continue Reading Here’s how to help a lot of people preserve properties

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Barrett plans to revamp BBB’s role

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Barrett plans to revamp BBB’s role

Matt Barrett jumped into the Colorado Springs business scene about seven years ago when he took a job with the UCCS Small Business Development Center — and he’s been a major part of the business community ever since. He left SBDC early in 2011 to take a job as COO of Graham Advertising, but announced… Continue Reading Barrett plans to revamp BBB’s role

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Pinery empire climbs Bijou hill

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Pinery empire climbs Bijou hill

In a matter of months, the Pinery at the Hill has transformed from a blighted empty old building atop West Bijou Street into a behemoth two-story structure where couples soon will wed in front of a downtown Colorado Springs backdrop. The 24,000-square-foot, $13 million facility will specialize in full-service, all-inclusive weddings and events. Parties are… Continue Reading Pinery empire climbs Bijou hill

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Mortenson Construction, a Denver-based construction firm, and HDR Architecture, an international firm based in Nebraska, will design and build the new barracks for the 13th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Carson.   The cost of the project is $94.9 million, and is one of the few construction projects going on under sequestration, the move to… Continue Reading Army selects contractors for Fort Carson barracks

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Pentagon allays fears about local marijuana

Colorado Springs business leaders and retired generals have been waging a public-relations campaign, suggesting the military might cut back assets here if City Council doesn’t ban retail sales of marijuana, now permitted under Amendment 64. That’s news to the Pentagon. “I wouldn’t think so,” said Department of Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Tom Crosson. “Military personnel… Continue Reading Pentagon allays fears about local marijuana

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