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Manitou businesses hope for recovery funds

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The air in the Manitou Art Center was thick with frustration Monday evening as government officials walked small-business owners through the process of acquiring recovery funds in the aftermath of the city’s floods last summer. “We are going to ensure that every county gets some funding,” Kelly Manning, state director of the Small Business Development… Continue Reading Manitou businesses hope for recovery funds

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Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

The Classen family has always been active: running, water skiing, rock climbing and even competing in Ironman Triathlons. Settling along the Front Range in 2001 (after years of moving cross-country for work), Jackie and her husband Dan decided to share their knowledge of sports nutrition and healthy living with others by opening the first and… Continue Reading Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

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Banker takes leap of faith, retires

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Many longtime businessmen and -women struggle with how they might fill their days after the time comes to retire — but not Steve Self. Self, who stepped down April 4 after nine years as president of BBVA Compass Bank in Colorado Springs, sees retirement as an opportunity. “I can’t explain the timing,” said the 52-year-old… Continue Reading Banker takes leap of faith, retires

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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

The U.S. Air Force Academy will partner with UCCS and Colorado College on Saturday to host the 11th annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum. During the one-day research event, college students studying arts, humanities and sciences will present findings from their research over the past year, according to a news release. “Colorado College student Petra… Continue Reading AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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Fine Arts Center hires Hannan for new position

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announced Wednesday that Erin Hannan will serve as the organization’s first executive director of advancement and external affairs. The FAC Board of Trustees announced in a news release that Hannan will fill the newly created position beginning April 28. “Erin’s marketing expertise, coupled with her institutional knowledge of both… Continue Reading Fine Arts Center hires Hannan for new position

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UCCS to host 31st Colorado Mathematical Olympiad

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will host the 31st annual Colorado Mathematical Olympiad on April 25, said UCCS Spokesman Tom Hutton in a news release this week. During the Olympic-themed math essay competition, 400 students from sixth graders to high school seniors will compete for medals, scholarships and other prizes. “The CMO is a… Continue Reading UCCS to host 31st Colorado Mathematical Olympiad

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Epicentral to move, Parsons to leave

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Epicentral to move, Parsons to leave

Epicentral Coworking in downtown Colorado Springs is going through some changes, which its owners announced Monday in a blog post on the company’s website. The post announced that the business will soon move from its current location at 409 N. Tejon St. to 415 N. Tejon St., a property that was purchased by co-owner Lisa… Continue Reading Epicentral to move, Parsons to leave

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Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin this week announced it has been awarded more than $245 million in contract options to produce the next two iterations of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System. Lockheed, which has a significant Colorado Springs presence, stated in a news release Tuesday the company is now under contract to complete the… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

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Developers intent on improving state of downtown housing

It has been nearly two years since the Urban Land Institute called for the creation of 250 to 300 housing units in downtown Colorado Springs, and the city has yet to see such results. But a handful of local developers are pushing through economic and bureaucratic hurdles in attempts to reach that goal. The ULI… Continue Reading Developers intent on improving state of downtown housing

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Spice Island Grill reopens after tax trouble

Spice Island Grill, the downtown Colorado Springs Jamaican restaurant that recently closed citing tax issues, has reopened, said the owners in a news release Wednesday morning. “We are now officially open again thanks to the great support we received from all our friends, customers, family and those who contributed to the ‘Save the Spice’ Plumbfund… Continue Reading Spice Island Grill reopens after tax trouble

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