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Upcoming workshop: How to obtain government contracts

Thursday morning, several governmental agencies will unite to teach business owners how to obtain government contracts in the Rocky Mountain region. The effort will be moderated by the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, or PTAC. The discussion takes place from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The… Continue Reading Upcoming workshop: How to obtain government contracts

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CenturyLink offers faster service to businesses here

CenturyLink Tuesday announced the availability of symmetrical fiber-based Internet and data connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second for a significant percentage of Colorado Springs businesses as part of a fiber network expansion. Colorado Springs is one of 16 cities nationwide which is receiving this upgrade. By extending fiber to the premise connections deeper… Continue Reading CenturyLink offers faster service to businesses here

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Spectranetics looks to the military

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Spectranetics looks to the military

Military officers possess self-discipline, a relentless demeanor and believe failure’s not an option. Because of that, a Colorado Springs firm has targeted and hired former officers for its sales force. Spectranetics, which sells single-use medical devices to physicians worldwide, recently hired four young veterans to work in sales. “We have identified these junior military officers… Continue Reading Spectranetics looks to the military

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Hefner works her way up Cliff Dwellings’ ladder

Michele Hefner has spent half her life working at the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings. Now the general manager, Hefner, 39, ruminated recently with the Business Journal about her 20 years working at the popular tourist attraction west of Colorado Springs. How did you arrive at becoming manager of the attraction? Going to college, I got… Continue Reading Hefner works her way up Cliff Dwellings’ ladder

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United Way collects more this year

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Contributions to Pikes Peak United Way increased slightly in the fiscal year that ended June 30, said President and CEO Jason Wood. Last year, the nonprofit collected around $5.5 million, he said. This year there is an additional $200,000 in the contribution baskets. “We saw a better level of giving, from corporations to individuals,” Wood… Continue Reading United Way collects more this year

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Today, resale is the new retail

In Colorado Springs, a person can purchase virtually any item, new or used. Standard new and used items — cars and homes — are for sale throughout town. Then there are other things, items like tires you wouldn’t normally see sold used. Even on Craigslist. Several cunning business owners in Colorado Springs have made “resale… Continue Reading Today, resale is the new retail

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St. Francis receives Level III trauma designation

St. Francis Medical Center has been designated a Level III trauma center by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The designation is effective Aug. 1. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. “Designation as a Level III trauma center allows SFMC to provide additional resources and… Continue Reading St. Francis receives Level III trauma designation

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Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

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Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit denied the governor’s request to rehear his claim that the plaintiffs’ constitutional challenge to TABOR should be dismissed on procedural grounds. In March, a three judge panel of the 10th Circuit unanimously decided the case should proceed to trial. Tuesday’s ruling upheld that decision. As… Continue Reading Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

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Webinar targets investments

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Webinar targets investments

The Colorado Small Business Development Center is offering a webinar titled Colorado Emerging Ventures: Is your business ready for investment dollars? The free webinar will take place Wednesday from 7:30-9 a.m. The webinar will be presented from the Boulder SBDC office. Among others, the webinar will answer the question: What does it really mean to… Continue Reading Webinar targets investments

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Median home price rises in second quarter

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Median home price rises in second quarter

Most areas of Colorado experienced additional increases in housing prices during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter in 2013 and compared to the first quarter of 2014, according to Quarterly Market Statistical Reports released this week by the Colorado Association of Realtors. The median price for single-family homes and condominiums-townhouses combined… Continue Reading Median home price rises in second quarter

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