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UCCS gets $70,000 grant from Northrop Grumman

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs announced an executive from aerospace firm Northrop Grumman will visit the Colorado Springs campus Wednesday to present the school a $70,000 grant. Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense division, will be presenting the research grant for faculty-led research to Chancellor… Continue Reading UCCS gets $70,000 grant from Northrop Grumman

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

There are few places in Colorado Springs where one can find a person 3D-printing an octopus, another chopping fruit with large machinery and yet another using a punch press to create metal fittings. But a consortium of local business owners and advocates made that a reality this week by hosting the inaugural Southern Colorado Manufacturing… Continue Reading Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Vectrus: Instant major player

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Vectrus: Instant major player

There’s a new defense contractor in town — one with history in Colorado Springs and potential to be the region’s most-profitable publicly traded company. Virginia-based defense contractor Exelis Inc. officially completed the spinoff of its Mission Systems government services division at midnight Friday, Sept. 26, creating Vectrus Inc. President and CEO Kenneth Hunzeker estimates that… Continue Reading Vectrus: Instant major player

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The Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo, a showcase including demonstrations of goods and services from throughout the region, is being hosted in Colorado Springs this week. The two-day educational series will run from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center at 3650 N. Nevada Ave. “SOCOM… Continue Reading Expo to demonstrate region’s manufacturing presence

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

“Beautiful should always be affordable.” That’s a phrase that flows frequently from the lips of Barracuda Bazaar owner Kim McKenna. Although they aren’t her words — the motto started with the company’s founder a few blocks down and nearly two decades ago — they keep her striving to meet the needs of those she calls… Continue Reading Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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Exelis completes spin-off of Vectrus company

Defense contractor Exelis Inc. officially completed a spin-off at midnight Friday of its mission systems division, creating a company it claims will be the most profitable publicly traded business in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs-based spin-off became Vectrus Inc. — a combination of the words “vector” and “trust” — at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and hit the… Continue Reading Exelis completes spin-off of Vectrus company

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Broadmoor names new sales, marketing VP

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Broadmoor names new sales, marketing VP

Executives at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs have announced the appointment of a new vice president of marketing and sales. Jack Damioli, the hotel’s vice president and managing director, said in a news release Friday that Jeff Johnson will oversee sales and marketing for The Broadmoor, as well as Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp,… Continue Reading Broadmoor names new sales, marketing VP

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A major Colorado Springs real estate development firm in partnership with a local nonprofit announced Friday plans to convert a portion of the former Gazette newspaper building into a year-round public market. Nor’wood Development Group and the Colorado Springs Public Market Project announced their plans for the eastside property at 30 S. Prospect St. Friday during a… Continue Reading Former Gazette building to house public market

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Selling the  Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

The Pikes Peak region has its own, built-in marketing strategy — America’s Mountain — but even the most relevant metros must strive to stay that way. “We capitalize on what our assets are,” said Ryan Cole, executive director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions. “Pikes Peak is one of the many great assets that we have.”… Continue Reading Selling the Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

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Former Marine’s book unveils Special Ops

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Former Marine’s book unveils Special Ops

After five deployments in the Middle East, former U.S. Marine Special Operations Staff Sgt. Michael Golembesky was left with stories all too common in a world ravaged by war. Always a creative person, he soon began work on what would become “Level Zero Heroes,” the first book in a series focusing on his work as… Continue Reading Former Marine’s book unveils Special Ops

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