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Rebecca Tonn has been writing for the Colorado Springs Business Journal, covering banking, finance, small business, entrepreneurialism and other subjects, since October 2007. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and has lived in gorgeous Colorado since 1986. When she’s not calling financial advisers, entrepreneurs or bankers for quotes, she enjoys hiking Barr Trail and the Incline, mountain biking, yoga, reading, and hanging out with her children, family and friends.
Local BBB launches online review service

Astroturfing — writing fake online reviews for companies — has grown rampant these days, making consumers skeptical and legitimate business owners nervous. Much of that concern could be alleviated locally, however, as a new Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado online review process gains popularity. Nationally, the BBB launched an online complaint process, which shows… Continue Reading Local BBB launches online review service

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Bal Seal opens new manufacturing facility

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Bal Seal opens new manufacturing facility

Bal Seal Engineering Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its manufacturing facility, off Interquest Parkway, with much fanfare and excitement. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Steve Bach addressed the crowd of nearly 200 people, praising Bal Seal’s 155,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility and the growth of manufacturing in Colorado Springs. Bal Seal employs 81 people and has been… Continue Reading Bal Seal opens new manufacturing facility

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Speiser shares optimism from GE Johnson’s view

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Speiser shares optimism from GE Johnson’s view

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Peter Speiser planned to be a physical therapist and work in sports medicine — but as is often the case, life took him in a different direction. After competing on the wrestling team at St. Mary’s High School and playing some hockey and football on the side, he enrolled… Continue Reading Speiser shares optimism from GE Johnson’s view

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

Envision a future in which all incoming community college students study entrepreneurialism, learning to think creatively and bring a culture of innovation to the workforce. Pikes Peak Community College is working with three national organizations to make that a reality. Missouri-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute… Continue Reading PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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Colorado ranks 8th for LEED-certified buildings

The U.S. Green Building Council released the Top 10 States for LEED rankings on Tuesday. Colorado placed eighth in the nation. Regions around the country at the forefront of sustainable building design, construction and operation were recognized. LEED-certified spaces save money for businesses and taxpayers; use less water and energy; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute… Continue Reading Colorado ranks 8th for LEED-certified buildings

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Ervin works to improve access to services

David Ervin, CEO of The Resource Exchange since 2005, grew up in a small community north of Philadelphia and began playing soccer at an early age. Although he wanted to go into forestry as a kid, the requisite biology courses turned out not to be his strong suit. After taking a psychology class in high… Continue Reading Ervin works to improve access to services

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Colorado investors bullish on alternative energy

Investors in Colorado feel confident about achieving their long-term financial goals, according to the latest Morgan Stanley Wealth Management poll. High net worth investors (defined as at least $100,000 in investable assets) are also bullish about the Colorado, U.S. and global economies. Collectively, confidence has risen, as shown by 90 percent of Colorado investors anticipating… Continue Reading Colorado investors bullish on alternative energy

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BBB offers two data destruction events

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BBB offers two data destruction events

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will host two free data destruction events  to help ensure private information remains secure after used computer components are destroyed. The bureau teamed up with these local BBB-accredited businesses: Champion Windows, BlueStar Recyclers, KRDO News Channel 13 and American Furniture Warehouse. The events will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21… Continue Reading BBB offers two data destruction events

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Broadmoor swings top golf resort in North America

The Broadmoor has been named No. 1 golf resort in North America by Golf magazine. More than 8,000 readers voted on four criteria, including golf, lodging, food & drink, and service, landing the Broadmoor in top position. Last year, Links magazine named the Broadmoor one of 25 Best Golf Resorts in the World, and the… Continue Reading Broadmoor swings top golf resort in North America

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Olympic celebration Friday: Map, road closures

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Olympic celebration Friday: Map, road closures

The City of Colorado Springs, the Downtown Development Authority, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. will host the Olympic Downtown Celebration Friday on Tejon Street, to coincide with the 22nd Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Below are the road closures for the event and a map. Friday, Feb. 7 – Downtown… Continue Reading Olympic celebration Friday: Map, road closures

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