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

MaxMed Rehab and Medical Supply is on the move, and there’s no slowdown in sight. The durable medical equipment (DME) provider first opened five years ago, and recently moved into a 16,500 square foot showroom with a 10,000 square foot service department near the East Library on Union Boulevard. Our growth and expansion has surprised… Continue Reading CO Springs medical equipment co. grows by specializing in rehabilitative services

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At a time when layoffs and downsizing headline the news, some individuals decide to start their own businesses. Case in point: Pet Pantry owners, Tim and Meda Bower. The couple moved to Colorado Springs from Michigan in the mid-90s. Both had left full-time employment to find new jobs in Colorado Springs. Meda, an R.N, quickly… Continue Reading CO Springs entrepreneurs purchase Nevada-based Pet Pantry franchise

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From the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new location at 515 S. Cascade Avenue, Terry Sullivan met with local media earlier this week. He addressed the summer’s tourism statistics for the Pikes Peak region and distributed the results of the organization’s 2000 Conversion Study, conducted by area attractions and accommodations. According to Sullivan, of… Continue Reading Colorado Springs tourism for 2001 experiences mild downturn

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What does it take to move a mountain? According to Mary and John Cukjati, owners of Cukjati Design and Advertising Agency, mountains are moved through strategic planning, change management (with emphasis on flexibility) and patience. The “mountain” in question was to bring a new business model to a successful ten-year old graphic design firm with… Continue Reading Colorado Springs advertising and marketing company creates a full-service program

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With months of public hearings and preliminary planning behind them, organizers of a 6-mile extension of Woodmen Road to Highway 24 in Falcon are moving ahead on plans to improve and extend the busy arterial. Woodmen Road currently carries heavy daily commuter traffic on a two-lane stretch between Powers Boulevard east to Highway 24. “We… Continue Reading Colorado Springs moves ahead with improvement to Woodmen Road

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Under the watchful eye of Jeff Cooper and his partners, Dick Petritz and Karl Walter, New Venture Resources is building its impressive portfolio and forging ahead with risk capital investment — undeterred by temporary technology industry contraction or setbacks. So what makes a venture capital angels like New Venture Resources take the risk? Here’s a… Continue Reading Colorado Springs venture management firm makes it mark

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Technology execs may be licking their wounds after recent economic downturns and funding battles – but not Michael Enos, CEO of H.I.S. Financial Services Corporation in Colorado Springs. Founder of a growing technology and database management company serving the electronic payment processing industry, Enos’ main concern is how to simultaneously meet the growing demands of… Continue Reading Colo. Springs-based H.I.S. Financial emerges on national radar

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Months of City Council discussion, Aviation Committee work, and public meetings will culminate this October as the Colorado Springs Airport submits its finalized Business Park development plan to City Planning for approval. The site includes more than 500 acres of rolling contours and open space just south of Drennan Road and east of Powers Boulevard.… Continue Reading Colo. Springs Airport submits final Business Park development plan for approval

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The last remaining and most scenic retail property along the Garden of the Gods corridor is slated for development in first quarter 2002. The Shops @ Arrows West according to Chris Barnett, broker and manager of Colorado Springs’ SullivanHayes commercial brokerage, will offer an array of retail shops and amenities not currently available to employees… Continue Reading Colo. Springs firm develops scenic retail property along Garden of the Gods corridor

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Worries about California’s recent energy crisis has prompted some businesses to partner with Colorado Springs Utilities to sidestep potential local problems. CSU has been working with area businesses and residences since earlier this year with its Springs Energy Saver Program. The utility company has targeted the energy management needs of nearly 250 of its largest… Continue Reading Colo. Springs Utilities program pushes conservation

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