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History: Area’s oldest businesses

History: Area’s oldest businesses

Businesses, like natural persons, are mortal. They’re born, struggle through youth, flourish for a while, and then pass quietly away. Few attain the biblical lifespan of three score and ten – in fact, most expire within a decade or two. Colorado City was founded in 1859, Colorado Springs in 1871, Manitou Springs in 1872. By… Continue Reading History: Area’s oldest businesses

Weeping teenagers suffering an acne breakout, women in their 50s looking to erase the lines of time, job-hunters going up against younger competitors. Continue Reading A thing of beauty: Business booming at Genesis Medspa

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60-year-old restaurant celebrates its niche

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OK, so Velveeta isn’t officially a part of the Atkins diet. The customers at a Conway’s Red Top family restaurant really don’t care. After all, it’s the lure of curly fries, the famous half or whole hamburger or cheeseburger combo, the thick shakes, homemade soups and other mainstays that bring people back year after year.… Continue Reading 60-year-old restaurant celebrates its niche

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Kim Bayles, owner of downtown’s Kimball’s Twin Peak theater, remembers when 18 movie screens in Colorado Springs closed in a single day. “I was ready to close the Twin Peak at that point,” he said. “The opening of Tinseltown had hit us hard – but suddenly the tide turned, and we decided to stay.” Business… Continue Reading Theater seeks friendlier business climate for film-goers

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You don’t forget a man like Ilia Petkov. One look at the enormous American flag on his office wall – or the company’s sign, inscribed with “Where Ideas Become Reality,” speaks volumes. Photos of Albert Einstein and quotations promoting human achievement and free enterprise fill his office walls. Founder and owner of IP Automation, the… Continue Reading Free enterprise and determination forge successful operation

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