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Colorado Springs lodging numbers up from 2013

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Colorado Springs lodging numbers up from 2013

Colorado Springs’ lodging occupancy rate increased by 3.3 percent over 2013, year-to-date, according to the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association’s Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. The rate, which is just below 66 percent, is below the state average occupancy rate of 71 percent, however. The highest reported occupancy rate was Loveland at 81.1 percent. The lowest reported… Continue Reading Colorado Springs lodging numbers up from 2013

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Chamber hosts networking event

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The Business Chamber of Southern Colorado is hosting a networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Texas T-Bone, 5245 N. Academy Blvd. Titled “Elevating Small Business, to LIFT local economy, a news release from the chamber states, “This is a great time to come meet fellow members and enjoy the company of other business… Continue Reading Chamber hosts networking event

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Brazos brings woman’s touch to construction

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Brazos brings woman’s touch to construction

Leacia Brilliant hails from Sugarland, Texas, just outside the Houston area, and when she started her Colorado Springs commercial construction company with her father, Wayne Burke, she wanted to make sure she didn’t forget her roots. “We’re Brazos Builders, and that refers to the Brazos River in Texas,” Brilliant said of her company’s name. Brilliant,… Continue Reading Brazos brings woman’s touch to construction

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Region offers robust resources for businesswomen

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Region offers robust resources for businesswomen

Whether you’re a woman looking to return to the workforce, enter the workforce for the first time or start a business from scratch, the Pikes Peak region is brimming with success stories and support. “We’ve definitely seen a steady flow,” said Melissa Marts, executive director of the Women’s Resource Agency. “We serve 1,200 women and… Continue Reading Region offers robust resources for businesswomen

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Centura Health, DaVita form joint venture

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Englewood-based Centura Health and Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners announced a joint venture Nov. 6 that “will offer a differentiated health care delivery model that will help optimize health care value and lower costs for consumers in Colorado and Kansas,” according to a news release. “The two partners will combine their expertise to provide enhanced resources… Continue Reading Centura Health, DaVita form joint venture

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Transportation Improvement Program amendment increases Cimarron interchange budget

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has approved an amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program, adding $20 million additional Regional Priority Project funds to the Interstate 25/Cimarron Interchange project budget. “These additional RPP funds were necessary to bridge the budget shortfall based on the current construction industry bidding environment affecting transportation projects across the… Continue Reading Transportation Improvement Program amendment increases Cimarron interchange budget

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Connect for Health Colorado starts pre-enrollment preview
 

Connect for Health Colorado has launched an updated enrollment site for individuals and families shopping for private health insurance in the upcoming open enrollment, which begins Saturday. The early opening provides a pre-enrollment preview for Coloradans obtaining coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, the state health insurance marketplace. More than 148,000 individuals have been covered… Continue Reading Connect for Health Colorado starts pre-enrollment preview
 

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Red Leg Brewing hosts Cheers and Charities

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Red Leg Brewing hosts Cheers and Charities

Red Leg Brewing Company is recognizing Veterans Day by hosting a Cheers and Charities event from 5-8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 11 to provide a comprehensive venue for veterans to interact with local resource agencies. The event complements the brewery’s mission to provide craft beer to honor the military community and make an impact in the… Continue Reading Red Leg Brewing hosts Cheers and Charities

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CSU earns $542,000 in alternative fuel grants

The Colorado Energy Office awarded Colorado Springs Utilities with a $500,000 grant for the construction of its second compressed natural gas fueling station at its John Pinkerton Service Center. The first station, located next to Springs Utilities’ East Service Center at 706 Tia Juana St., recently reopened. Utilities also received a second grant valued at… Continue Reading CSU earns $542,000 in alternative fuel grants

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Military equipment finds new life locally

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Military equipment finds new life locally

According to Lt. Catherine Buckley, public information officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department, it’s the ultimate recycling program. “We’re taking stuff we can actually use,” Buckley said of the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program, which makes available free surplus or unused equipment to state and local governments, including the Colorado Springs Police Department, the… Continue Reading Military equipment finds new life locally

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