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Reporter for the Colorado Springs Business Journal covering real estate, construction and other topics related to small business.

Last week’s Economic Development Corporation luncheon raised hopes that Colorado Springs can attract new commercial aerospace industry as well as the expansion of existing local offices involved with Space Command and NORAD. Four panelists, including: Glenn Bruels, Sr. Vice President, Booz, Allen, Hamilton; General Howell Estes, Howell Estes & Associates; Larry Hungerford, Director, Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Aerospace industrialists believe space industry could benefit Colorado Springs

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How many 50-year old family-owned businesses are there in Colorado Springs? And of those, how many are recession-proof and have expanded into Denver? This list is a short one, and Michelle Chocolatiers & Ice Cream, Inc. may be the only company on it. Known to most locals simply as Michelle’s, this downtown landmark with a… Continue Reading Colo. Springs chocolatier and ice cream maker expands due to internet exposure

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The Hoff and Leigh office/commercial team worked overtime to finalize a number of sales and leases last month. Sales included an 840 square foot building at 2120 A Academy Circle with Dick Liccardi of Hoff & Leigh representing the buyer, Wayne Patterson. Purchase price was $75,000 and the selling broker was Eric Steiner of Central… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Briefs: October 26, 2001

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Colorado Springs Utilities reorganizes

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Quietly, behind the scenes and without paid consultants, Colorado Springs Utilities recently reinvented itself. The organization’s old business model which included four separate departments, each with its own internal human resources, management, operations, construction and maintenance divisions, melded into a single, functional operating unit according to Dick Comerford, Chief Planning and Financial Officer. Resulting from… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Utilities reorganizes

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Academy Fence has been sold to Ron Singh of Colorado Springs for an undisclosed price. The sale was brokered by Ron Chernak, president of First Business Brokers last month. Bob Hartwig, owner for twelve years, will work with the company for two months to facilitate a smooth transition. “It’s really a coincidence and a positive… Continue Reading Academy Fence of Colorado Springs sells to local entrepreneur

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The Realtor community encompasses more than 2500 licensed agents according to the latest Pikes Peak Association of Realtors numbers — and approximately five-hundred member firms. Few can boast a history Pikes Peak Region that is more extensive than that of Prudential Professional Realtors and the Patterson family. Bud and KayDeen Patterson started the independent local… Continue Reading Independent Colo. Springs real estate company ranks among best in country

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From local multifamily expert, broker and former Pikes Peak Apartment Association president, Doug Carter, come the results of his latest quarterly apartment survey. Carter, who just closed on the sale on Pebble Creek Apartments last month, conducts his survey of complexes with ten units or more each year during the week of Sept. 15. He… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Briefs: October 12, 2001

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You’ve been there. It’s the weekend and you’ve brought work home to finish on your own computer. Suddenly you start getting ugly prompts: “System error” or “Memory dangerously low.” You don’t want to un-install programs like “Street Fighters” or “Final Fantasy,” and it’s going to be a hassle to unplug your hard drive and haul… Continue Reading New computer solutions franchise, Geeks on Call, opens in Colo. Springs

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In 1989, Bob Hartwig, then of Orange County, California, searched for a business to buy in Colorado. An advertisement placed in the Wall Street Journal by First Business Brokers, Ltd., of Colorado Springs, caught his eye, and several months later, Hartwig purchased Academy Fence Company through the brokerage company. Ron Chernak, owner and president of… Continue Reading First Business Brokers in Colo. Springs smoothes the way for buyers and sellers

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The travel industry may be experiencing a tough year, but Colorado Springs’ Broadmoor Hotel isn’t about to allow the events of September 11, 2001 to derail plans for major renovation to the Main Hotel this year. “We’ve been hit hard like everyone else in the hospitality industry,” says Steve Bartolin, Broadmoor president, “but after much… Continue Reading Colo. Springs' Broadmoor Hotel moves ahead on $30 million renovation project

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