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Colorado’s unemployment rate lowest since 2008

The Colorado unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percent in May to 5.8 percent. The last time the unemployment rate was 5.8 percent or lower was November 2008 when the rate was 5.7 percent.
 The last time the Colorado unemployment rate was at 5.8 percent was in 2008, according to the Colorado Department of Government,… Continue Reading Colorado’s unemployment rate lowest since 2008

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Emmer to retire from Ent

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Emmer to retire from Ent

Ent Federal Credit Union announced Thursday morning CEO Charles Emmer will retire in October. He led the organization for the past 18 years. Emmer joined Ent as CEO in 1996. Under his leadership, Ent’s assets have grown from $1.04 billion to more than $4.0 billion, while membership increased from 151,710 to more than 236,000. Part… Continue Reading Emmer to retire from Ent

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

Seasonally adjusted, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the nation increased 0.4 percent in may after rising 0.3 percent in April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past 12 month, the all-items index increased 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment. The seasonally adjusted increase in the… Continue Reading Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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From breakfast, Range Riders take off into the sunrise

For years, when they were little boys, Mike Jorgensen and Cory Shultz would attend the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Breakfast in downtown Colorado Springs. They’d marvel wide-eyed at the cowboys riding horses there, while the boys sat on bales of hay and ate breakfast made by Fort Carson soldiers. The breakfast — this year… Continue Reading From breakfast, Range Riders take off into the sunrise

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Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

The feeling a shopper or diner has when entering Richard Skorman’s businesses depends on which business she enters. There’s Little Richard’s Toy Store, blasted by the bright colors of toys begging to be played with. There’s Poor Richard’s Books and Gifts, permeated with the sublime smell of books, new and used stories, lessons and tomes… Continue Reading Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

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Sturman runs company with California roots

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Sturman runs company with California roots

Sturman Industries began in Southern California and moved to Woodland Park in 1995. The company specializes in digital valves, some of which helped bring the Apollo 13 astronauts home. Carol Sturman was working in real estate when she met Eddie Sturman. They started the company in 1989 and married soon after. She now serves as… Continue Reading Sturman runs company with California roots

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SBA announces winners

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SBA announces winners

The Colorado U.S. Small Business Administration office announced the 2014 small business winners. As previously announced, the Colorado Small Business Person of the Year is Jan Erickson, president of Janska LLC, in Colorado Springs. Other Colorado Springs entities won in different categories: • Wells Fargo National Bank, won the 7(a) large lender award, lenders with… Continue Reading SBA announces winners

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Colorado Crossing for sale

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Colorado Crossing for sale

There will be a sealed bid auction for the 190,000-square-foot Colorado Crossing, ordered by the bankruptcy court. The property at InterQuest and Voyager parkways is 134 acres of development land that has been partially built out to 60 percent to 85 percent. Some $50 million has been spent on the north Colorado Springs property. There… Continue Reading Colorado Crossing for sale

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Springs ranked top in friendliness for small business

Colorado Springs was rated the most friendly city in the country toward small businesses, by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. More than 12,000 entrepreneurs nationally participated in the survey. The Thumbtack.com small business friendliness survey was the largest survey of its kind and is the only one to obtain data from a national… Continue Reading Springs ranked top in friendliness for small business

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Dahlin tapped for top FAC post

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Dahlin tapped for top FAC post

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Board of Trustees announced today the hire of David A. Dahlin as the new president and CEO. After a comprehensive national search, Dahlin emerged as the stand-out candidate, possessing the skills, talents and qualifications to lead the organization into a successful future, according to a news release sent Tuesday… Continue Reading Dahlin tapped for top FAC post

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