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Jennings prepares for real estate transition

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Jennings prepares for real estate transition

Longtime Colorado Springs-area residents might remember Sylvia Jennings from her news-delivering days, when she and her husband Wayne worked as KKTV 11 News anchors. But now, many newcomers to the Springs who are looking for a home might know her in her Realtor role, as co-owner of Prudential Rocky Mountain at 216 N. Tejon St.… Continue Reading Jennings prepares for real estate transition

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Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

A couple of years ago, a few downtowners got together and started talking about renovating the alleys of the city’s core, making them more pedestrian-friendly with new pavement, paint and lighting, transforming them from stinky backstreet vagabond thoroughfares into bright, artistic retail and dining corridors. They made a plan, which began like a lot of… Continue Reading Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

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JA plans purchase of former Goodwill building on Westside

Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado is likely to purchase one of the former Goodwill Buildings on West Colorado Avenue. The financial-education organization is under contract to purchase the 26,000-square-foot building that includes 2310 and 2320 W. Colorado Ave. JA’s board of directors will meet Aug. 20 to vote on moving forward with the purchase, said… Continue Reading JA plans purchase of former Goodwill building on Westside

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The Colorado Springs Rising Professionals have decided to break away from the Regional Business Alliance and function as their own independent organization. “It feels like we’ve hit the ceiling with the Business Alliance,” said Rising Professionals Chairman Shawn Gullixson, 33, a branch manager at Vectra Bank. “We were aligned with the Business Alliance on some… Continue Reading Rising Professionals form separate group

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

Colorado Springs-based SunShare is expanding into Colorado and California. The solar-garden manufacturer said it expects the moves will grow the company 20-fold during the next year. It’s keeping its headquarters here, at least for now, but will open offices in Denver, as well as California. SunShare hit the scene in 2011 with a plan to… Continue Reading SunShare expands into Denver, California

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CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

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CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

In the latest indication that Central Bank & Trust continues to dominate the local Small Business Administration loan market, the bank has received the SBA’s statewide “Small Lender Award for 2013.” So far this year, CB&T has completed 16 SBA-backed loans in El Paso County, totaling $9.2 million, far more than any other locally based… Continue Reading CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

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Springs getting first new bank in four years

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Springs getting first new bank in four years

  Colorado Springs is about to get a new bank, led by a few familiar faces. Tim Stack, formerly of Wells Fargo in Colorado Springs, and Steve Ingham, most recently with Kirkpatrick Bank, are leading the effort to break Denver-based Colorado Business Bank into the Springs market. Stack is the bank’s local president, and Ingham… Continue Reading Springs getting first new bank in four years

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Goss: Mountain states continue economic growth

Business conditions and overall economic growth in the mountain states are continuing healthy growth – but at a slower rate than this time last year, a trend at least one economist believes will continue for the rest of the year. According to the monthly survey of mountains states by the Goss Institute for Economic Research,… Continue Reading Goss: Mountain states continue economic growth

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Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

Many Colorado residents have been affected this summer by wildfire and drought. The virtual job fair will take place Aug. 2 – 16, at www.connectingcolorado.com. “This online event is targeting people affected by this summer of natural disasters,”  Department of Labor Executive Director Ellen Golombek said in a statement.  “The Black Forest Fire and the Royal… Continue Reading Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

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One on One: Bettis at the helm of Academy Bank

Tony Bettis might be Academy Bank’s new Colorado Springs market senior vice president, but he’s not new to the market. He joined Academy Bank’s holding company, Dickinson Financial Corp., in 1994. He transferred to Colorado Springs in 2003 to work in the company’s national real estate lending group. Academy Bank ran afoul of federal regulators… Continue Reading One on One: Bettis at the helm of Academy Bank

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