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Couple to open local Smashburger franchise

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A local couple has announced their plans to open Colorado Springs’ third Smashburger restaurant in Colorado Springs this September. The first two stores in the Springs are owned by the Smashburger corporation; this will be the first locally owned franchise. Lucas and Allyson Farnham, who opened a Black Bear Diner franchise in the Springs in… Continue Reading Couple to open local Smashburger franchise

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UCCS arts center plans emerging

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UCCS arts center plans emerging

Plans are taking shape for the $58 million UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center, with roughly a quarter of the funding already raised, design scheduled to be done in early 2014 and the project on track to begin construction in 2015, according to university officials. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said that nearly $15 million —… Continue Reading UCCS arts center plans emerging

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Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

Colorado is close to the heavens in more ways than one — not only in relative distance, but also from an economic perspective. As the state with the second-largest space economy, Colorado is either the primary or secondary home to more than 160 aerospace companies. And although many of those companies specialize in defense contracting,… Continue Reading Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

Dream Chaser Nevada-headquartered Sierra Nevada Corp. is developing the Dream Chaser Space System, a vehicle designed for commercial and cargo transportation to and from low-Earth orbit. The company, which has a location in Louisville (near Boulder), has won bids totaling more than $330 million as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew project to transport astronauts to… Continue Reading NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

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Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

Red Leg Brewing Co. Address: 4630 Forge Road Website: redlegbrewingco.com Phone: 598-3776 Motto: “Serving Those Who Serve” Employees: Three The thought of spending life sitting sedentary behind a desk terrified U.S. Army veteran Todd Baldwin. “I didn’t serve so I would have to sit in a cubicle for the rest of my life,” Baldwin said.… Continue Reading Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

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Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

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Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

In a time of shifting military operations, breaches in governmental secrecy and federal sequestration, one local defense contractor is working to bolster America’s bottom line. Intecon, a Colorado Springs-based information technology company that provides networks, cyber support and security as well as other related services for the military, has found its niche as a veteran-owned… Continue Reading Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

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Entertainment promotions company starts up in Springs

A newly incorporated entertainment company plans to specialize in boxing promotions in the Pikes Peak region. Recently established Sundown Entertainment LLC is currently working on presenting its first live boxing event and hopes it will take place in the Springs before the end of the year, according to an Aug. 12 news release. The Springs-based… Continue Reading Entertainment promotions company starts up in Springs

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Bass Pro opening Nov. 14; Copper Ridge in progress

The Copper Ridge at Northgate retail development is taking shape and attracting more investors as anchor store Bass Pro Shops finishes up construction, according to developer Gary Erickson. Bass Pro anticipates the opening of its 117,000-square-foot store on Nov. 14, and Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern is in the first phase of construction, Erickson said,… Continue Reading Bass Pro opening Nov. 14; Copper Ridge in progress

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Clothes Mentor moving into Woodmen Valley

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Two local business owners will open a women’s clothing resale store called Clothes Mentor in Colorado Springs’ Woodmen Valley Shopping Center. Steve and Porscha Shideler will be the first in the Springs to open a branch of the Minnesota-based chain that offers “business and casual, smart and stylish apparel, shoes, purses and accessories for as… Continue Reading Clothes Mentor moving into Woodmen Valley

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TechWise CEO places focus on Middle East

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TechWise CEO places  focus on Middle East

The leader of Springs-based defense contractor TechWise plans to move her family and a large portion of her executive staff overseas to focus on the global arm of her business. TechWise President and CEO Shawnee Huckstep said that she will be moving in late August to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with her husband, Chief… Continue Reading TechWise CEO places focus on Middle East

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