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Report: Business confidence grows into 2015

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Report: Business confidence grows into 2015

The confidence of business leaders in Colorado continues to grow into the new year, according to University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds Business Confidence Index. The university’s Leeds School of Business reported that business confidence appears at its strongest since the index was introduced 11 years ago, according to a news release sent by CU. The… Continue Reading Report: Business confidence grows into 2015

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Zoo to host electronics recycling drive

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Zoo to host electronics recycling drive

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will host Blue Star Recyclers’ electronics recycling drive on Saturday, Jan. 17. The recycling event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the zoo, according to a news release. “The public is welcome to drop off just about anything that plugs in,” the release said,… Continue Reading Zoo to host electronics recycling drive

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Seven Colorado nonprofits, including three in Colorado Springs, were awarded $53,000 in grant funds from the Larry H. Miller Charities this year. Nonprofits slated to receive funding from the grants include The Home Front Cares, TESSA and Catholic Charities, all based in the Springs, according to a Tuesday news release. “Larry H. Miller Dealerships is… Continue Reading Springs nonprofits receive portion of $53,000 grant

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Mobolade: Wild Goose expresses community

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Mobolade: Wild Goose expresses community

In just one year, Wild Goose Meeting House co-founder Yemi Mobolade has become an icon among the city’s young entrepreneurs. The downtown coffee shop/restaurant/wine bar/library he started with business partner Russ Ware in November 2013 has enjoyed wild success, which Mobolade attributes to the business’ strong ties to its community. The 35-year-old Nigeria native, a… Continue Reading Mobolade: Wild Goose expresses community

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TechWise wins Fort Carson support contract

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Colorado Springs-based defense contractor TechWise was awarded a contract to provide support base services at Fort Carson beginning next year. TechWise will begin as the prime contractor in the deal Jan. 1 and will “augment Garrison personnel over a three-year effort to support the mobilization, deployment, redeployment, and demobilization mission at Fort Carson,” said a news… Continue Reading TechWise wins Fort Carson support contract

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Holiday return fraud projected to increase this year

The National Retail Federation estimated that retailers will lose $10.9 billion to fraud this year, including $3.8 billion from holiday returns. That number is up from $3.4 billion in fraudulent holiday returns received last year, according to the Federation’s 2014 Fraud Return Study. The 60 retailers polled estimate that 5.5 percent of their total holiday… Continue Reading Holiday return fraud projected to increase this year

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Hisey paints positive picture; RBA sets process

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The 2014 State of the Region address, a joint presentation by El Paso County and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, provided an optimistic, yet generic, review of the past year’s local economy. The annual event Dec. 11 at the Antlers Hotel featured little new information aside from an optimistic keynote speech by El Paso… Continue Reading Hisey paints positive picture; RBA sets process

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Everest to close Springs service center

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Everest to close Springs service center

Everest University Online will close its Colorado Springs service center in February and terminate all 200 of its current employees. The school’s parent company, California-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., told staffers Wednesday the closure and layoffs will be effective Feb. 28. “Today we have difficult news to share with you. Given the significant reduction in our online student… Continue Reading Everest to close Springs service center

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Springs store offers 3D-printed figurines

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Springs store offers 3D-printed figurines

The 3D Printing Store in Colorado Springs now offers full-body 3D scans and 3D-printed “mini-me” figurines. The offerings, which are marketed as unique holiday gift ideas, are now available at the 3D Printing Store’s four Colorado locations, including its Colorado Springs store at 4250 Buckingham Dr., Suite 100. “This is a unique gift to give… Continue Reading Springs store offers 3D-printed figurines

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USOC names 2015 cycling team

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U.S. Paralympics announced Thursday its 2015 national cycling team lineup, which includes two riders from Colorado Springs. The division of the United States Olympic Committee announced it has composed its national A, B and developmental teams, which include seven reigning world champions, according to a news release. That list includes A-team rider Allison Jones and… Continue Reading USOC names 2015 cycling team

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