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Women’s chamber director resigns

Women’s chamber director resigns

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Linda Mojer resigned from the organization recently. Mojer had been with the organization more than six years, most recently as executive director. The executive search process will begin Oct. 1; Lisa Yens has been named interim executive director. Most recently, Yens had been vice president of… Continue Reading Women’s chamber director resigns

State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

Proponents of the City for Champions proposal cheered Thursday afternoon when their vision was approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission. The Colorado Springs public relations department issued the following news release: “City for Champions reached an important milestone today when the final resolution was unanimously approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission.… Continue Reading State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

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Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

Entrepreneurship nonprofit UP Global will sponsor a Startup Weekend, where budding entrepreneurs are given 54 hours to progress from having business ideas to making presentations about the business. This particular weekend will begin Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and culminate Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. It will take place at Epicentral Coworking space… Continue Reading Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will host an investor pitch clinic Sept. 24 at 7:30 a.m. at Urban Steam for people wanting to start businesses. The one-hour session will teach the basics of an investor pitch presentation, the components of a compelling investor pitch deck and what financial information should be included. Tips will be… Continue Reading Incubator to host pitch clinic

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UCCS breaks ground on expansion of recreation center

Leaders from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs broke ground Friday on the newest construction for the growing campus. This construction will be a $16.3 million expansion of the campus recreation and wellness center. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak welcomed the large crowd and introduced them to the project – an additional 47,605 square feet to the… Continue Reading UCCS breaks ground on expansion of recreation center

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High-tech expected to be popular this season

Smart watches, headphones, books, candy and the Quadcopter all have at least one thing in common: They’re all on the popular item list for this coming holiday season. Consumer confidence is rising, so the holiday season might see a slight increase in sales, according to economists. High-tech holiday items The popular choice for tech-smart individuals… Continue Reading High-tech expected to be popular this season

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News split on economy and consumers’ views

Economic news released last week showed divergent signs about the national economy. On one hand, consumer confidence was increasing, but on the other hand, consumer spending was decreasing.  “I looked at that and scratched my head,” said economist Tucker Hart Adams of Summit Economics.  Consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six… Continue Reading News split on economy and consumers’ views

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Fine Arts Center Gala Sept. 13

Camelot is about to begin, so reserve your seat at the Round Table. A Knight at the Fine Arts Center, a Gala for the Ages is a unique and exciting event that supports culture and commerce in Colorado Springs. The action will include swordplay, herald trumpet calls, jesters, a gourmet feast, fire eaters and more… Continue Reading Fine Arts Center Gala Sept. 13

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Planners: Save now for retirement

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Planners: Save now for retirement

Saving for retirement is kind of like losing weight, says Colorado Springs financial planner Alan Roth. “There’s no easy answer” as to how much a person should have and when a person should start saving, Roth said. One unknown is future medical expenses — will they crack your nest egg? The more a person ages,… Continue Reading Planners: Save now for retirement

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Credit union or bank? Do the research

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Credit union or bank? Do the research

Being exempt from federal income tax enables credit unions to offer products at better prices to their members, say officials from both credit unions and banks. “We are not-for-profit,” said John Worthington, Security Service Federal Credit Union executive vice president and chief communications officer. “We have to make some money to establish capital, but we… Continue Reading Credit union or bank? Do the research

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