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Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

When the concept of City for Champions was first unveiled, its promoters emphasized one thing above all in their initial fact sheet: jobs, jobs and more jobs. “(City for Champions will) provide economic job diversification rather than over-reliance on Department of Defense related jobs (and) help solve a high unemployment rate by creating more than… Continue Reading Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

City celebrates Arts Month with events

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

October is National Arts and Humanities Month. In recognition, several Colorado Springs organizations aim to bring together the local creative and business communities. “Arts and Humanities Month was created in 1993. This community has never really engaged that in any way,” according to Andy Vick, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak… Continue Reading City celebrates Arts Month with events

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Marketing involves multidimensional approach

People make purchasing decisions based on emotion and logic. Say you want to buy a car with specific features, including a five-speed manual transmission. That’s the logical side of the decision-making — finding a car with the specific features desired. Then say you find the car with the features and fall in love with the… Continue Reading Marketing involves multidimensional approach

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Selling the  Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

The Pikes Peak region has its own, built-in marketing strategy — America’s Mountain — but even the most relevant metros must strive to stay that way. “We capitalize on what our assets are,” said Ryan Cole, executive director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions. “Pikes Peak is one of the many great assets that we have.”… Continue Reading Selling the Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

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Black Chamber hosting Pulitzer nominee

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Growing up in the legally segregated Mississippi Delta, Clifton Taulbert was inspired by “change agents” who helped shape him into who he is today. The Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting the author and entrepreneur, who will speak about “unlocking the entrepreneurial code,” at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Friday, Sept. 26. Talbert,… Continue Reading Black Chamber hosting Pulitzer nominee

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Fine Arts Center Gala Sept. 13

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Fine Arts Center Gala Sept. 13

Camelot is about to begin, so reserve your seat at the Round Table. A Knight at the Fine Arts Center, a Gala for the Ages is a unique and exciting event that supports culture and commerce in Colorado Springs. The action will include swordplay, herald trumpet calls, jesters, a gourmet feast, fire eaters and more… Continue Reading Fine Arts Center Gala Sept. 13

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No reason for city making LART tougher to get

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The news that the Colorado Balloon Classic will leave Colorado Springs in 2015 for greener (or maybe less bureaucratic) pastures was dismaying, to say the least. A press release from the Classic’s organizers cited “politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART [city sponsorship] application” as driving the decision.… Continue Reading No reason for city making LART tougher to get

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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

After a 2013 hiatus, the state’s largest spectator event once again is making its way through Colorado Springs next week — but don’t blink. The fourth USA Pro Challenge is welcoming back some of the world’s fastest cyclists, with Stage 4 of the seven-stage event here on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 21. The stage will start… Continue Reading USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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Penman artist looks to relaunch his career

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Penman artist looks to relaunch his career

Life was good for Gary Blehm in the 1990s. He’d signed a contract that would allow his art to be sold in chain stores across the country. Jack Caprio, co-producer of comic strip mainstays B.C. and Wizard of Id, personally selected Blehm’s cartoon for syndication. The patriarch of the Sunday funnies, Peanuts creator Charles Schultz,… Continue Reading Penman artist looks to relaunch his career

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Look around you, not always in the most obvious places, and you’ll see some very positive signs of a developing trend in the Pikes Peak region. For starters, check the downtown alley going north and south between Cascade Avenue and Tejon Street. Already, one block of alleyway has been spruced up and resurfaced between Bijou… Continue Reading Area must reach out more to young adults

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