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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

In Colorado Springs business circles, Tom Zwirlein needs no introduction. He is a UCCS finance professor as well as co-creator and director of the university’s annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which attracts around 600 business and community leaders each year. Billed as the regional economic “State of the Union,” the forum combines the analysis of… Continue Reading Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

Infrastructure to top forum discussion

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Each year the Southern Colorado Economic Forum seeks to address pressing issues that affect the local economy ­— concerns such as the local jobless rate, real estate trends, the state of manufacturing or the local dependence on the military. So what’s on tap this year? Infrastructure. “It’s something that’s been on my mind lately, said… Continue Reading Infrastructure to top forum discussion

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IRS offering break for Colorado flood victims

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IRS offering break for Colorado flood victims

The Internal Revenue Service will provide tax relief to individual and business taxpayers affected by, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Colorado. The IRS announced this week that some taxpayers in the counties of Adams, Boulder, El Paso, Larimer and Weld will receive tax relief, and other locations may be added in coming days following additional… Continue Reading IRS offering break for Colorado flood victims

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Time a factor in Goodwill sale, OCC future

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Time a factor in Goodwill sale, OCC future

When Kum & Go abandoned plans last week to build on the Goodwill parcel in Old Colorado City, it turned planning for the property into a redevelopment race. At least one developer plans to make an offer on the property next week, a second anonymous developer is piecing together a proposal and Goodwill now says… Continue Reading Time a factor in Goodwill sale, OCC future

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Roberts: Big believer in small biz

Pikes Peak National Bank has built a reputation for serving small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the bank’s president, Robin Roberts, wouldn’t have it any other way. She believes it’s not only a good business decision but also a good decision for the community, which is fitting for PPNB, a small but long-established community bank in… Continue Reading Roberts: Big believer in small biz

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Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

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Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

Colorado Springs attorney Sandy Kraemer’s work with estate planning helped open his eyes to the fact that generations can quickly become disconnected. Working to reconnect the generations quickly became his passion. The former University of Colorado regent first created Intergeneration Day and now has worked to establish Intergeneration Month, which will be recognized during September.… Continue Reading Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

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Roalstad embraces age-related issues

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Roalstad embraces age-related issues

Beth Roalstad knows the area faces big challenges as the number of senior citizens rapidly grows. As executive director for the Innovations in Aging Collaborative, she is tasked with educating the community, including local governments, on how the aging population can strain the local economy if policies are not changed. Roalstad has advocated passionately for… Continue Reading Roalstad embraces age-related issues

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Three years after fire, 15C almost ready to reopen

Colorado Springs’ once-popular martini and cigar bar, 15C, is making a comeback. The upscale bar, tucked in the alleyway between Bijou and Kiowa streets west of Tejon Street, plans to reopen its doors within weeks. When it does, it will mark the end of a three-year hiatus that began after the bar caught fire early… Continue Reading Three years after fire, 15C almost ready to reopen

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JA board approves Westside building purchase

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JA board approves Westside building purchase

The organization’s board voted 39-2 this week in favor of purchasing the buildings at 2310 and 2320 W. Colorado Ave. for about $600,000 from Discover Goodwill. JA of Southern Colorado is in its first phase of a capital campaign to raise $3.9 million to create its “Biztown” and “Finance Park,” a sprawling, interactive financial-education center… Continue Reading JA board approves Westside building purchase

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Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

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Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

As president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, Mark Rohlena is responsible for the organization that seeks to help the region’s poorest people. Based at the western edge of downtown at Platte and Cascade avenues, Rohlena leads the umbrella organization for several efforts to assist the unfortunate, though he says those people are… Continue Reading Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

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