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New branch, loans add up to big year for ANB

ANB Bank Regional President Lonnie Parsons knows exactly which direction his bank is heading — up. Parsons took over the Denver-based bank’s Colorado Springs operations last August, a time when ANB, the Pikes Peak Region’s fifth largest bank with about $400 million in assets, was facing lending challenges and had just endured an exodus of… Continue Reading New branch, loans add up to big year for ANB

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One on One: Turk leads Stratton Home into centennial

Winfield Scott Stratton, a gold miner who struck it rich in 1891, is recognized as one of the most benevolent men in Colorado Springs’ history, and Mark Turk is leading the effort to continue fulfilling Stratton’s charitable vision. Turk is the executive director of the Myron Stratton Home, a palatial estate located at the southeast… Continue Reading One on One: Turk leads Stratton Home into centennial

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Effects of interest rate increase all a matter of perspective

When the Federal Reserve signaled last month that interest rates would increase, it dropped a bomb on the housing and mortgage market that’s sending shockwaves through the industry. While Colorado Springs analysts and industry insiders are divided about both the long- and short-term effects of the rate increase, all agree that it will cause fluctuation… Continue Reading Effects of interest rate increase all a matter of perspective

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CNBC has published a blog written by Denver entrepreneur Brent Handler, who founded his vacation destination club, Inspirato, in 2010. Handler tells the national audience that Colorado is like Silicon Valley and calls the state one of the most fruitful places in the nation for innovation and startups. He notes that 122 new Colorado startups… Continue Reading CNBC blog: Colorado, entrepreneurs and downtown stadiums

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One on One: Preston steps up to take KCME baton

Last month George Preston became general manager of local classical music station KCME 88.7 FM, and he believes his new mission is not only to grow a listening audience but also to bring the community together through Mozart and Beethoven. Preston replaces Jeanna Wearing, who left the general manager post after 18 years but will… Continue Reading One on One: Preston steps up to take KCME baton

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One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

James Fennell is the man behind the groundbreaking design of the Ivywild School, a redeveloped elementary school at 1604 S. Cascade Ave. that houses several trendy new restaurants as well as the famed Bristol Brewing Company. Fennell, who owns the local architectural design company, Fennell Group, talked with the Business Journal this week about how his… Continue Reading One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

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Any U.S. Bank customer who wants to make a donation to the American Red Cross can use any of the bank’s  124 ATMs in Colorado. “In response to the wildfires in our state, U.S. Bank will continue to accept donations from its customers for Red Cross disaster relief at 124 of its ATMs in Colorado… Continue Reading Red Cross donations accepted at US Bank’s ATMs

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Gazette likely to move downtown

It appears that The Gazette, the Colorado Springs area’s only daily newspaper, plans to move its operation downtown, into the first floor of the former Chase Bank building at 6 S. Tejon St., later this year. Continue Reading Gazette likely to move downtown

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Downtown’s Bruegger’s Bagels closes

Brueggers Bagels, which had been operating at 132 N. Tejon St., has closed its doors. A sign posted on the door announced the store closing, effective June 15. The bagel bakery had been open since the spring of 2006. The franchise owner, Phil Batchelor, is the one who decided to close the bakery, said Brueggar’s… Continue Reading Downtown’s Bruegger’s Bagels closes

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One on One: BBB’s Noleen behind stronger Small Business Week

This year, National Small Business Week has taken a giant leap forward in El Paso County — and Marjorie Noleen is one of the people behind the push. Noleen, who is marketing director for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, teamed up with other small business proponents to present a widely varied schedule of… Continue Reading One on One: BBB’s Noleen behind stronger Small Business Week

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