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Clothing for challenged kids wins at Startup Weekend

Clothing for challenged kids wins at Startup Weekend

Sherryl Johnson’s 6-year-old son often fidgets. He has a rare chromosome disorder that affects his sensory processing. It means he’s always looking for things to touch, and that can make him anxious and distracted. Johnson came up with an idea for a clothing line specifically for children with sensory processing disorder, autism or attention deficit… Continue Reading Clothing for challenged kids wins at Startup Weekend

Fire scars lead to mitigation work

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Fire scars lead to mitigation work

It might have seemed like strange correspondence coming from the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau: a brochure on flood preparedness. But the CVB joined with the city of Colorado Springs to get out the flood preparation message to businesses across the Pikes Peak region. No one wants a repeat of last summer, when businesses… Continue Reading Fire scars lead to mitigation work

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The Garden of the Gods campground has been transformed into an RV Resort. RVC Outdoor Destinations, which purchased the campground in 2012, has completed about $800,000 worth of upgrades to the property. Garden of the Gods RV Resort has 173 RV sites, including six  new executive pull-­thru sites, and 29 upgraded lodging units. In addition… Continue Reading Garden of Gods campground upgraded to RV resort

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City grounds airport marketing plan to make way for a different strategy

Colorado Springs officials are hoping a new marketing strategy will save the Colorado Springs Airport from its nosedive of declining passengers and airport activity. The airport, like so many regional airports across the country, is caught in a swirl of factors including consolidating airlines, a sluggish economy and rising fuel prices. Every year for the… Continue Reading City grounds airport marketing plan to make way for a different strategy

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Swimming business poised for breakout year

Pikes Peak Athletics Owners: Anna and George Heidinger Employees: 6 full-time coaches, 9 part-time swim instructors Website: pikespeakathletics.com Anna Heidinger cannot recall the exact moment she fell in love with swimming, but it has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. She took her first swim lesson when she… Continue Reading Swimming business poised for breakout year

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SBDC moving to Citizens Service Center

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The Small Business Development Center, which is housed at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will relocate to the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, alongside the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The SBDC plans to be in its new office by April26. It will be on the first floor of the center, 1675 Garden of… Continue Reading SBDC moving to Citizens Service Center

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Barrett named CEO of local BBB

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Barrett named CEO of local BBB

Matt Barrett has been named CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. He replaces Carol Odell, the Bureau’s current CEO of 14 years, who will retire May 3. Barrett was most recently the chief operating officer at Graham Advertising in Colorado Springs where he is credited with leading the organization through a transitional… Continue Reading Barrett named CEO of local BBB

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City-funded projects begin at OTC complex

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City-funded projects begin at OTC complex

After five years of drama and intrigue, the multi-million-dollar, tax-funded projects promised to the U.S. Olympic Committee’s training center are under way. Crews are working on two major projects at the Olympic Training Center campus — part of a $40 million city-funded incentive package inked in 2009 to keep the USOC from packing up its… Continue Reading City-funded projects begin at OTC complex

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Passing torch creates family business stress

David Perkins walked into his dad’s roomy office and sat in a chair facing his desk. They were both wearing black shirts with a Perkins Motor Co. logo. “We’ve got lots of colors, but somehow we always end up wearing the same one,” said company owner Tom Perkins. They both shrugged and smiled. Their relationship… Continue Reading Passing torch creates family business stress

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(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) A pocket brain monitoring device, a luxury accessories line and a fresh fish farm using aquaponics could be some of the next big ideas. They are the three top ideas that took home cash prizes Thursday at Colorado College’s “The Big Idea” contest, where students were vying for a… Continue Reading Three winners in CC’s ‘Big Idea’ entrepreneurial contest

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