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Springs Salsa firming up its bottom line

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Dorie and Mark Wexler danced into the Colorado Springs fitness scene five years ago with a saucy Latin-inspired dance workout called “Zumba.” They shook their hips in karate studios and high school gymnasiums — any place in southern Colorado, really, where a group could get their merengue on — and in 2006 they opened Springs… Continue Reading Springs Salsa firming up its bottom line

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Springs man making gelato dream a reality

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Jan Horsfall is in love with gelato, the Italian version of ice cream, and he’s betting that once his fellow Americans taste it they will love it, too. Gelato stores in the U.S. have popped up here and there over the years. But Horsfall and about 30 investors have decided it’s time make the frozen… Continue Reading Springs man making gelato dream a reality

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Finishes: Manufacturing a comeback

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The telephone is ringing more often these days at Finishes Ltd., a Colorado Springs metal-plating shop. That has meant revenue growth and hiring at the company, thanks to a return of manufacturing work including assignments from overseas. Finishes applies protective coatings on various metal parts such as keypads, gun triggers, microscopes or fly fish clips.… Continue Reading Finishes: Manufacturing a comeback

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Trio finds success in being great, not big

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Two days after Randy Culver, Mark McMillen and Sean Conway were fired from Real Time Logic — a company two of them founded — they started Amergint Technologies, a firm that specializes in space system equipment. They didn’t have a single customer, but eight people from their former company quit and joined their new company,… Continue Reading Trio finds success in being great, not big

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Boecore plans to add 50 to its staff

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Long before the ice sculpture melted at Boecore’s 10th anniversary party earlier this month, Kathy Boe was already thinking about the next 10 years. “One of the things I really look forward to is growing our corporate headquarters in Colorado Springs,” she said. “I want to grow a company that has jobs for our employees’… Continue Reading Boecore plans to add 50 to its staff

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Tracy Martin has fielded countless complaints about barking dogs and overgrown weeds. But as the owner of Diversified Property Management, a residential homeowner’s association management company, she tries to listen to each homeowner complaint as if it’s the first time she’s heard it. That patience has helped grow her business 30 percent a year for… Continue Reading Diversified’s secret to success? Loving thy neighbor

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Harloff Co. rolling into international markets

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When a medical supply company with Latin American customers stopped making its hospital carts three years ago, Colorado Springs’ Harloff Company rolled in to take the account. It was a move that opened doors to a new area of growth for the 60-year-old company, allowing it to break into an international market. “Frankly, our growth… Continue Reading Harloff Co. rolling into international markets

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Cooking up profits at GOG Gourmet

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Garden of the Gods Gourmet has created a vibe around food that has whisked it from the blended seasonings business five years ago to a multi-faceted enterprise bringing in more than $1 million a year. The company caters, run a small market, offers cooking classes, host dinners with its chef and throws monthly community meals… Continue Reading Cooking up profits at GOG Gourmet

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Jenco dialing-in profit with communications niche

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At the end of his first year selling office technology, Kent Carlson had plowed through his savings and had only sold one printer. He made $20 that year. Just as he was questioning the future of his little company, Jenco Technologies, he landed a contract with the Department of Energy. He now had reason to… Continue Reading Jenco dialing-in profit with communications niche

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Cast of stars growing at Conservatory

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For years, Linda Weise, founder and executive director of the Colorado Springs Conservatory, received dozens of unsolicited resumes from teachers and performers looking for work. The number of resumes far exceeded the number of jobs at the nonprofit preparatory school for the arts. In recent years, though, Weise has cut a number of deals to… Continue Reading Cast of stars growing at Conservatory

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