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Valero store on Centennial closes

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The Valero Corner Store and gas station at 4215 Centennial Blvd. (just south of Garden of the Gods Road), closed Jan. 1. “There is another store within a mile that serves that general area,” said company spokesman Hal Adams. The corporation reviews all stores annually to “review our assets,” he said. “We intend to sell… Continue Reading Valero store on Centennial closes

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SBA offers webinars to help with 8(a) program

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SBA offers webinars to help with 8(a) program

The U.S. Small Business Administration will present a free two-part webinar covering the SBA’s 8(a) business development program. The SBA’s 8(a) program was created to help small businesses considered to be socially and economically disadvantaged grow their business through counseling, training, workshops, management advice and technical guidance. The nine-year-old program also provides these businesses with… Continue Reading SBA offers webinars to help with 8(a) program

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CDOT seeks interested parties for interchange project

The Colorado Department of Transportation is seeking letters of interest from companies or teams interested in helping reconstruct the interchange at Interstate 25 and Cimarron Street. The state has decided to use a design-build approach. The project cost is $95 million with construction estimated between $65 million and $85 million. The City of Colorado Springs… Continue Reading CDOT seeks interested parties for interchange project

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The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council will open 2014 with a discussion about Iran, the nuclear issue and other Middle East diplomatic relationships. Speaking at the Jan. 13 event at the Broadmoor will be Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering and Dr. Jim Walsh. Pickering holds the rank of career ambassador, the highest in the United States… Continue Reading Iran, nukes to be topic of World Affairs Council event

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New business model for real estate arrives in Springs

Grant Wise and his partners are bringing a different way of selling real estate to Colorado Springs. Wise Custom Realty is actively seeking Realtors in this area by offering a new business model that, Wise said, will result in more money in Realtors’ pockets. The end result for the consumer is no different than from… Continue Reading New business model for real estate arrives in Springs

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Realtors reach agreement with U.S. Department of Justice

Jana DeWitt and Kenneth Westfall, licensed real estate agents operating in Colorado Springs, paid the United States $93,500 in civil penalties to settle allegations that they engaged in deceptive conduct, violating the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, DeWitt engaged in fraud in at least 17 bank-owned properties,… Continue Reading Realtors reach agreement with U.S. Department of Justice

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Citizen art gallery opens at City Hall

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Citizen art gallery opens at City Hall

Colorado Springs City Council dedicated two areas in City Hall this month to exhibit and celebrate citizen artwork. The first, located on the second floor, is a new gallery. The second, located on the third floor in Council Chambers, is a gallery dedicated for K-12 artwork. The first shows in City Hall through the month… Continue Reading Citizen art gallery opens at City Hall

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Outlook holds steady for small business

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The year 2014 will offer small business more of the same, according to two prominent leaders in the Colorado Springs business community. On a national scale, some regions will perform better economically than others; the El Paso County region is likely to remain stable, said Tom Neppl, incoming board chair of the Colorado Springs Regional… Continue Reading Outlook holds steady for small business

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Health care growth expected locally in ’14

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Leaders of the health care industry in Colorado Springs foresee great growth ahead, according to conversations with representatives of Penrose-St. Francis Hospital, Memorial Health Systems and Peak Vista Community Health Centers. Peak Vista Some of the growth was announced late in 2013, including the merger between Peak Vista and Plains Medical Center. This merger will… Continue Reading Health care growth expected locally in ’14

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Affordable’s aim – satisfy its customers

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Affordable’s aim – satisfy its customers

It’s another Monday morning at Affordable Plumbing and Heat — and the phones are ringing off the hook. “The heat is out at my house.” “My hot water heater is on the fritz.” “Why is my house so cold?” It’s a typical morning for owners Greg and Heidi Smith and their manager, Tom Mudd. “We… Continue Reading Affordable’s aim – satisfy its customers

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