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

Members of the Woodmoor Pines Golf and Country Club near Monument consider the club to be their neighborhood’s crown jewel, a recreational gathering spot that’s near and dear to their hearts and their property values. So it’s no surprise that in 2008, when it faced financial straits for the second time in recent years, some… Continue Reading Ex-golf club manager accused of misspending funds

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Spring contractors pick up new, expanded jobs

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Five area companies have added new or expanded Department of Defense projects They include: Honeywell Technology Solutions in Colorado Springs was awarded a $26.1 million contract to procure a satellite tracking antenna for the satellite control network at New Boston Air Force Station. ITT Systems Corp.’s Colorado Springs operation added an $18.5 million award to… Continue Reading Spring contractors pick up new, expanded jobs

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CSU Foundation reports tech transfer success

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Colorado State University researchers have increased the number of newly developed inventions and technology transfer to Colorado businesses during the past five years by 150 percent. The results, published as part of a Colorado State University Research Foundation report, show that annual invention disclosures grew steadily from 42 in five years ago to 119 during… Continue Reading CSU Foundation reports tech transfer success

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Small business engine showing growth

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Fears of a double dip recession appear to be subsiding, at least according to the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index. The monthly index, which measures the overall volume of financing to small businesses, rose 15 percent in August from the prior year. That’s the fastest gain since March 2006, marking the highest level of… Continue Reading Small business engine showing growth

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Springs salaries expected to rise

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Colorado Springs employers appear to lead the Mountain Region when it comes to salary increases. According to the Mountain States Employers Council’s latest pay increase survey, Colorado Springs and Boulder/Longmont led were expected to see the biggest average pay increases in the three-state region, at 2.4 percent and 2.2 percent respectively for 2011. In survey… Continue Reading Springs salaries expected to rise

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Family Dollar sees continued growth

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Ultra-discount retailer Family Dollar closed fiscal 2010 with its 10th consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings growth, a trend the chain expects to continue seeing Company officials have announced it will accelerate new store growth and launch a renovation effort to revamp existing sites. During last week’s earnings webcast of the 6,800-plus unit discount chain, Chairman… Continue Reading Family Dollar sees continued growth

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One of the state’s fastest-growing real estate companies just opened an office in Colorado Springs. Continue Reading Fast-growing Echo Summit extends its reach to the Springs

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Attorneys representing Colorado Crossing developer Jannie Richardson have filed a Chapter 11 reorganization plan that calls for the sale of 17.5 acres of the 153-acre parcel to pay off debt. The filing comes after of an extension was granted by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court earlier this summer. The proposed plan, filed with the court last week, calls for… Continue Reading Colorado Crossing’s Richardson files reorganization plan

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Smith making sure Doss Aviation stays airborne

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As president of Doss Aviation, Ken Smith first got involved with the company in 2006 when a proposal he spearheaded as a consultant to Doss Aviation founder Frank Hunter resulted in the award of a $182 million, 10-year U.S. Air Force contract for flight screening services based in Pueblo. A year later, Hunter retired and Smith was named to head the company. Continue Reading Smith making sure Doss Aviation stays airborne

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More join millionaire status in 2010

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For those looking for another way to determine the health of the national economy, consider the number of U.S. millionaires per capita in 2010. Overall, after two years of declines, the number of millionaires in the U.S. grew by 8 percent in 2010, to about 5.6 million households or about 4.78 percent of total households.… Continue Reading More join millionaire status in 2010

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