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Summit Economics is conducting a 2013 business climate survey for the Pikes Peak region. The survey, sponsored by Cheyenne Mountain Civic Solutions, will gather perspectives on the local business climate. The survey takes about 10 to 12 minutes for most respondents and Summit says it’s best to complete the survey in a single setting. To… Continue Reading Summit Economics asking for business climate input

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Henry named head of Colorado PTAC

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Gary Henry will be the new executive director for the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Henry, who worked as vice president of operations at McNew & Associates before accepting the PTAC job, was also on the board of directors for the PTAC for more than three years. The PTAC is a state and federal government… Continue Reading Henry named head of Colorado PTAC

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There were fewer workplace deaths in 2012 than there were the previous year, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Last year, there were 80 deaths from workplace injuries, which was 12 fewer than in 2011. Transportation-related deaths were the leading cause of workplace fatalities, with 32 deaths, including… Continue Reading Workplace deaths drop in 2012, according to state report

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Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

It’s the scenario no boss wants to deal with: A manager at the annual office holiday party has a little too much to drink. He hits on every woman in the room — and even grabs a client invited to the party and kisses her. In the cold light of the morning after, bosses are… Continue Reading Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

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AFA Gateway could enhance access for tourists

Editor’s note: The Business Journal’s three-part series on the Regional Tourism Act projects, financing and similar attractions around the nation, concludes next week with the downtown multi-use stadium and UCCS health and wellness center. For years, the Air Force Academy ranked among the major tourist attractions for Colorado Springs — with claims that more than… Continue Reading AFA Gateway could enhance access for tourists

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The city of Colorado Springs has started addressing deteriorating, outdated or over-used storm drainage areas in the city limits – after a series of rainstorms in July and August caused widespread flooding in the city limits.   The money was appropriated for the projects this spring, and some of the work will be finished in… Continue Reading City starts addressing stormwater problems

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Manitou Springs starts business recovery fund

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Manitou Springs is seeking to recover after recent floods from the Waldo Canyon burn scar left businesses and residents digging out from mud and dealing with water damage. The community has established the Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to support emergency relief, as well as short-term and long-term recovery… Continue Reading Manitou Springs starts business recovery fund

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Penrose seeks Level 1 trauma certification

It looks like the battle of the hospitals is on. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced plans Friday to seek Level 1 trauma certification for its emergency department – less than a month after competitor Memorial Hospital made the same pledge. Penrose’s main hospital on North Nevada Avenue would receive the designation, and is just a… Continue Reading Penrose seeks Level 1 trauma certification

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Springs housing prices on the rise

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Springs housing prices on the rise

The Colorado Springs housing market showed increases in home prices and August sales went up 23 percent compared with 2012. At $255,728, the price of the average sale of a single-family home went up 8 percent higher than last year, according to figures from Sylvia Jennings of Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors. “That’s the highest average… Continue Reading Springs housing prices on the rise

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A Denver-based software company is making a home in Colorado Springs. Aspenware Internet Solutions opened an office in Colorado Springs at 118 N. Tejon, Suite 200. The company builds custom software for businesses like Vail Resorts, Seagate and Hosting. It was founded in 2001 and made Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list in 2011 and 2012,… Continue Reading Software company opens Springs office

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