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Grace Keirnes is on her way to redefining the term lifestyle center. In November, she opened Sportz Skillz Golf and Tennis Center, a 7,500-square-foot training facility in a shopping center next door to Colorado Ski and Golf store at N. Academy and Montebello Square Drive in Colorado Springs. The proximity between the two businesses is… Continue Reading One-stop sports and health lifestyle center envisioned

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Bobby Cotten, president and CEO of EcoFoam/Insulutions in Colorado Springs, knows there is nothing sexy about insulation. For years Cotten and his business partner Tripper Gott have installed insulation in businesses and homes in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. And, for years they had one of the least exciting booths at trade shows. “You see… Continue Reading EcoFoam Insulutions shooting for market expansion

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Lyle Small is self-proclaimed nerd, an inventor who makes color-changing ink, but finding his inner CEO might be his greatest discovery. Small is a scientist with half dozen patents, including one for his color-changing ink that can be printed on a variety of surfaces. One of his most visible clients is Coors Brewing Company. Their… Continue Reading Changing-paint forces inventor to change his role

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At Zach Plagenza’s gym, pushing, shoving and hitting are absolutely encouraged. He opened X-Treme Challenge Gladiator Fusion Arena in Colorado Springs eight months ago and kids and adults have been smacking each other around ever since. X-Treme Challenge is a 6,500-square-foot gym inside Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., and features more… Continue Reading Get in touch with inner gladiator at X-Treme Challenge

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Stone Mantel brand and strategy firm has done work for the Smithsonian, wrote the signature motto for Anchorage, Alaska, and helped brand dozens of corporations and cities across the country. The firm’s principal and lead strategist, Dave Norton, has lectured at Harvard on the power of the brand and launched a popular seminar series on… Continue Reading Stone Mantel tapped to help give city a brand

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Cruiser Accessories, a Monument-based company that sells chrome license plate frames, has sued and been sued. It has dissolved partnerships, bought out former employees and was nearly sold a few years back. But, through the saga and the court battles, Cruiser has remained king of the license plate frame business, edging out the competition with… Continue Reading Cruiser defending its sales link to the auto industry

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Charles and Donna Schwers are selling fun. At their newly opened Splash — a downtown Colorado Springs studio that combines group painting lessons and a party atmosphere for $35 a pop — they’re selling opportunity for first dates, girls’ night out, birthday parties and even a little therapy. And people are buying. This painting and… Continue Reading Wine, beer, paint splashing around at downtown business

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Westside B&B owners making a neighborly move

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After 25 years of sharing their home with thousands of guests from around the world, Sallie and Welling Clark are about to move into a space of their own. But, the owners of the Holden House Bed and Breakfast Inn near the Old Colorado City district are not going far. In 2009, the couple bought… Continue Reading Westside B&B owners making a neighborly move

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After three long years, there is relief in Claude Comito’s voice. “People are calling,” said Comito, owner of Comito Building and Design, which specializes in million-dollar custom homes in exclusive Colorado Springs neighborhoods. “We have resurrected some deals that people put on hold a few years ago when the market started crashing,” he said. “We… Continue Reading Comito seeing a comeback for custom-homebuilding

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Wedding bells chime-in busy baking season

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Heidi Cottrill, pastry chef and owner of Chef Sugar’s Cakes and Confections, loves a challenge. She was in on the ground floor as executive pastry chef of a fine dining restaurant in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. She’s been the executive pastry chef at Mackenzie’s Chop House in Colorado Springs and The Cliff House… Continue Reading Wedding bells chime-in busy baking season

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