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Average rent continues to rise in Springs

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Average apartment rent rose in the Colorado Springs metro for the 16th consecutive quarter (year over year) at the close of 2013, according to a report released Friday by the Colorado Division of Housing and the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado. The report indicated that the average rent for Springs residents rose $9 (or 1… Continue Reading Average rent continues to rise in Springs

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Peoples Bank awards employees in Springs

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Peoples Bank of Colorado recently recognized a dozen employees during its third annual Summit Awards event in Colorado Springs. More than 270 bankers and guests attended the social hour, dinner and awards celebration earlier this month, according to a news release Wednesday. “We’re proud of our commitment to world class customer service,” President and CEO… Continue Reading Peoples Bank awards employees in Springs

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Wildfire preparedness event Saturday

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The Coalition for the Upper South Platte will host an event next month to stimulate wildfire preparedness in the Pikes Peak region. The 2014 Wildfire Preparedness Kick-Off Event, aimed at creating “fire-adapted communities,” will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park, the Coalition said in a news release.… Continue Reading Wildfire preparedness event Saturday

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Colorado Tech Association event to host 80 ‘celebrities’

The Colorado Technology Association announced Monday that more than 80 “celebrities” will be in attendance at the group’s annual C-Level @ A Mile High event next month. The event, which will take place at Denver’s Sports Authority Field on March 6, will be an opportunity for more than “1,200 industry leaders [to] connect on a… Continue Reading Colorado Tech Association event to host 80 ‘celebrities’

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Springs lands among top cities for female entrepreneurs

In a recent report by financial planning firm NerdWallet, Colorado Springs was included among the top 20 cities for female entrepreneurs. Colorado Springs came in at number 18 — ahead of Albuquerque and just behind Baltimore — according to a NerdWallet news release. The report’s results were derived from U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor… Continue Reading Springs lands among top cities for female entrepreneurs

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SCORE partners with the SBA

Region VIII of the U.S. Small Business Administration partnered with SCORE Colorado this week to launch an initiative to attract volunteers and increase counseling and training across the state. SCORE–which has 150 members in the state with offices in Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo–partnered with the SBA’s Region VIII (which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South… Continue Reading SCORE partners with the SBA

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Agribusiness Association awards aid to five students

The Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association awarded five scholarships, amounting to nearly $7,000, to students along the Rockies. The association presented its awards–including one to a current UCCS student–during its annual Winter Conference and Trade Show in Denver, according to a news release. The three students who received $1,200 awards are studying agriculture or a related… Continue Reading Agribusiness Association awards aid to five students

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Fires of the future: AFA summit deals with projecting natural disasters in the area

When people think of futurism, they often envision abstract design or dystopian fiction. But at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the term represents something relative to reality for many Coloradans: the future of wildfires. The Academy’s Center for Innovation last week hosted the first conference of a series on natural disaster projection and preparedness. The… Continue Reading Fires of the future: AFA summit deals with projecting natural disasters in the area

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Everest lays off 105 employees from local center

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Everest lays off  105 employees  from local center

Everest University Online has laid off 105 employees at its Colorado Springs contact center, amid months of state and federal investigations into the business practices of the online school’s parent company, Corinthian Colleges Inc. Despite ongoing legal inquiries, the Santa Ana, Calif.-based corporation blames the downsizing on slowing enrollment across the industry, according to Kent… Continue Reading Everest lays off 105 employees from local center

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UCCS receives $50K grant to further geographic education

The UCCS Colorado Geographic Alliance received an inaugural collaborative planning grant of $50,000 from the National Geographic Education Foundation. The grant — one of three awarded to members of the Network of Alliances for Geographic Education — will help to further “creative, forward-thinking concepts and ideas in support of the teaching and learning of geography,”… Continue Reading UCCS receives $50K grant to further geographic education

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