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Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

MONUMENT — Chris Wright did his homework before launching his beer business, Pikes Peak Brewing Co., in 2011. With a background in engineering and the U.S. Army, Wright found that Colorado Springs had the fourth-highest concentration of craft beer drinkers in the country. Colorado Springs was listed behind only Denver, Portland and Seattle, he said.… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

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Serranos serves smiles and more

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Serranos serves smiles and more

MONUMENT — Carl Nolt made his way in the coffee business, starting at age 20 in Washington state at The Wet Whisker, which later grew into Seattle’s Best Coffee. “It’s been a great business. I love it,” said Nolt, now 53 and owner of Serranos Coffee Co. On any given day and at any time… Continue Reading Serranos serves smiles and more

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Sporting goods stores around the region report brisk sales of Denver Broncos merchandise leading into the Super Bowl. Sunday, the AFC champion Denver Broncos take on the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks in the most-watched sporting event of the year. Sales have “doubled, quadrupled the sales of previous years,” said Michael Reffalt, store manager of Sports… Continue Reading For sale: Peyton Manning jerseys and more Broncos stuff, in mass quantities

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Unemployment down, but the news not good

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Unemployment down, but the news not good

El Paso County’s December 2013 unemployment rate, released this week, continues to be higher than the state but has gone down significantly since a year earlier. Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reports show 7.2 percent of El Paso County adults were unemployed in December 2013, down from 8.7 percent in December 2012. That would… Continue Reading Unemployment down, but the news not good

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Dummermuth to leave YMCA

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Dummermuth to leave YMCA

Dan Dummermuth, president and CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, will depart his position to take the same position at the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in Nashville. His departure is effective March 3. The YMCA of Middle Tennessee is the seventh largest YMCA in the country, with 27 centers, more than 300… Continue Reading Dummermuth to leave YMCA

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Broncos items selling briskly

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Broncos items selling briskly

Sporting goods stores around the region report brisk sales of Denver Broncos merchandise leading into the Super Bowl. Sunday, the AFC champion Denver Broncos take on the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks in the most-watched sporting event of the year. Sales have “doubled, quadrupled the sales of previous years,” said Michael Reffalt, store manager of Sports… Continue Reading Broncos items selling briskly

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Wozniak to speak at Business Journal’s Celebrate Tech

Serial Entrepreneur, Inventor and Computer Programmer Steve Wozniak—best known as co-founder of Apple Inc.—will be keynote speaker at the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s Celebrate Technology Reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St. The Celebrate Technology reception was established to recognize companies in the… Continue Reading Wozniak to speak at Business Journal’s Celebrate Tech

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NavPoint sells building on Dublin Blvd. for $1.27M

NavPoint Real Estate Group has sold the building at 2805 Dublin Boulevard in Colorado Springs. The property was sold at a 7 percent capitalization rate in mid-January to Balbach Street Properties LLC for more than $1.27 million. That amounts to $144.20 per square foot of the 8,824-square-foot building. It was on the market 30 days.… Continue Reading NavPoint sells building on Dublin Blvd. for $1.27M

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Tejon feels downtown turnover

The new year is bringing new changes to the downtown business scene, particularly up and down the main artery of Tejon Street. A number of new businesses are taking root on Tejon, replacing some of the area’s recognizable mainstays. In other cases, businesses are closing and leaving behind vacancies. For example, the iconic Olive Branch… Continue Reading Tejon feels downtown turnover

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Warrior Games dates set for this fall

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Warrior Games dates set for this fall

The 2014 U.S. Paralympics Warrior Games will take place Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 using venues at the Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy. The competition for wounded, injured and ill service members and veterans was created in 2010 by the U.S. Olympic Committee, in partnership with the Department of Defense and… Continue Reading Warrior Games dates set for this fall

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