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Hurley takes over at Small Business Development Center

Marcella Hurley is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at UCCS. The Small Business Development Center is a partnership between the Small Business Administration and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. It offers educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Hurely will work for the state’s Small Business Administration… Continue Reading Hurley takes over at Small Business Development Center

On May 18, Colorado Springs made headlines after Kiplinger listed it as one of the “10 Great Cities for College Grads.” Kiplinger evaluated factors including rent, median income, income growth, the unemployment rate and the percentage of residents aged 20-24 to compile its list. On May 19, The Atlantic produced its list of “Top 25… Continue Reading Springs misses two young-professional ranking lists

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Larry Barrett is president of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aims to educate the community about international affairs. For anyone unfamiliar with the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, how did the organization start and what are some of its guiding principles? We’ve been around for 31 years now. It… Continue Reading Barrett seeks to make city residents global citizens

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Following two days of hearings at the Jefferson County Justice Center, the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue announced new rules will govern Medical Marijuana Centers. The bulk of testimony during the hearings came from patients concerned about privacy issues. Under the new guidelines, a Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division will collect… Continue Reading State readying to enforce new medical marijuana rules

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CarHop opens shop in Springs

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CarHop, the third largest “buy here, pay here” automotive dealer in the United States, opened its Colorado Springs location today. The business, which specializes in helping buyers with poor or no credit, has 43 stores in 11 states. The Colorado Springs store is located at 1401 South Nevada Ave.

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George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, will be the keynote speaker for the Colorado Springs Christian Schools Lion’s Heart Celebration in April. Bush will also be honored with the group’s annual Lion’s Heart Award. He is expected to speak about his time in office as well as his recently-released book, “Decision… Continue Reading President Bush to speak at Springs Christian Schools fundraiser

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Payday lender pays $125,000 in restitution

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced his office has reached an agreement with Payday Everyday of Colorado and that the payday lender has paid the state $125,000 in consumer restitution. The company had failed to comply with state-ordered corrective actions since 2009. Under the agreement, Payday Everyday of Colorado will not be able to reapply… Continue Reading Payday lender pays $125,000 in restitution

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Tom Daschbach is president and CEO of TD Support Services, a government contracting, medical staffing and security services company. He served in the Air Force for 27 years, and served as vice president of business and Industry development for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce for six years before starting his business. You started the… Continue Reading Daschbach’s military, civilian senses drive TD Support

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The Mountain States Business Conditions Index, which surveys supply managers, shows positive growth is likely over the next several months for Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. For the 15th straight month, leading economic indicators for the mountain region were positive, indicating economic growth is on tap for the first half of 2011. With a score of… Continue Reading Growth and potential inflation projected for Mountain States

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COPPeR appoints McGrath as executive director

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Christina McGrath has been appointed executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. McGrath, who has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 20 years, has taken classes at both the Bemis School of Art and The Colorado Springs School, and now sits on the board of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity.… Continue Reading COPPeR appoints McGrath as executive director

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