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Last week it was time for a haircut, so I made an appointment with my friend Tiffany, who has a salon in her south-side home. Tiffany’s a competent woman in her 40s who has been cutting hair for 20 years. Making ends meet was tough when she had young children, so she worked construction, bartended… Continue Reading Yes, we have our own gray economy in Colorado Springs

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A health care pilot project could make Colorado Springs a magnet for businesses seeking to lower health care costs. The project seeks to bundle payments for chronic illness in an effort to lower costs for companies that self-insure employees. Self-insured employers pay for the bulk of employees’ health care costs themselves, and then use a… Continue Reading Local pilot project could be economic driver

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Big facilities, funding rule in Omaha

More than 40 men and women from Colorado Springs had just returned from spending much of last week in Omaha, Neb., on the annual Regional Leaders Trip. They came back energized by all they had seen and heard, thinking of fresh ways to apply the lessons from the trip, coordinated by the Colorado Springs Regional… Continue Reading Big facilities, funding rule in Omaha

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Local tourism officials say the Pikes Peak region is poised for a stellar season, and that wounds to the area’s image caused by last year’s Waldo Canyon fire are nearly healed. Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Doug Price spoke about the state of the local tourism industry during the CVB’s annual business luncheon… Continue Reading CVB lunch highlights progress, path ahead

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Report: Springs apartment market healthy

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The current Colorado Springs apartment market is healthy — maybe the healthiest it has ever been. That’s the conclusion by area experts after reviewing the most recent vacancy and rent survey results from the Colorado Division of Housing. Vacancy, at 5.6 percent, is the lowest locally in more than a decade. But it’s not so… Continue Reading Report: Springs apartment market healthy

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Space Foundation making staff changes

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The Space Foundation announced a number of staff and organizational changes today. Janet Stevens, the foundation’s vice president of marketing and communications since 2009 will leave her job May 10, and Kevin Cook, director of space awareness programs will replace her. Foundation President Charles P. “Chuck” Zimkas, Jr. will retire July 1, and Vice President… Continue Reading Space Foundation making staff changes

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Colorado Springs Business Journal reporters won six awards at the annual journalism contest, sponsored by the Colorado Press Women, a statewide organization that started in 1941 and is part of a national association, the National Federation of Press Women. Business Journal reporter Amanda Miller won a first place award for her series about the business… Continue Reading CSBJ reporters win state awards

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Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery in Manitou Springs will begin selling bakery items in the two local Whole Foods stores starting this weekend. The announcement marks a big growth spurt for the little Manitou creperie that has been steadily expanding since it opened three years ago. On top of a presence in Whole Foods, Co-Owner Michelle… Continue Reading Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

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Yukman honored with 2013 Athena award

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Yukman honored with 2013 Athena award

Sandi Yukman, who is wildland fire team chief coordinator for Colorado Springs Utilities, was named the 2013 Athena award winner today during the annual award luncheon at The Broadmoor. The award, given by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, seeks to honor an outstanding community and business leader who encourages women to achieve their full leadership… Continue Reading Yukman honored with 2013 Athena award

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Colorado Springs gets A+ for business-friendliness

Colorado business owners believe the state is the most business friendly, according to a survey by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. And Colorado Springs received an A+ grade for its efforts to create a business friendly environment, according to local small business owners. That’s an improvement from last year, when Thumbtack.com reported the… Continue Reading Colorado Springs gets A+ for business-friendliness

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