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National retailer expands to Springs

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National retailer expands to Springs

Conn’s HomePlus arrives in Colorado Springs, Friday, Nov. 28, making it the company’s sixth Colorado location since April and its second Colorado store outside the Denver area. The expansion will create about 30 area jobs. The new store at 345 North Academy Blvd. will host its grand opening on Black Friday. The first 100 people… Continue Reading National retailer expands to Springs

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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

Colorado Springs children needing after-hours urgent care services now have a new option with the opening of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s new Briargate Urgent Care center located at 4125 Briargate Parkway. The center offers urgent care services from 5 p.m.-midnight Monday through Friday, and noon-midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. “We identified an unmet need in our… Continue Reading Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

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Raso resigns from Business Alliance

Joe Raso resigned Tuesday as the president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the job he has held since moving here in May 2012. “On behalf of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Business Alliance, we ask for the continued support of our member investors and supporters as… Continue Reading Raso resigns from Business Alliance

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Lathen announces candidacy for mayor

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Lathen announces candidacy for mayor

El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen formally launched her mayoral campaign Monday evening at Qualtek Manufacturing on North Nevada. A crowd of about 150 supporters listened appreciatively as Lathen spoke, frequently interrupting her with applause. She was introduced by Qualtek owners Tom and Mary Fagnant, followed by Rep. Bob Gardner and former Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading Lathen announces candidacy for mayor

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Colorado Springs lodging numbers up from 2013

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Colorado Springs lodging numbers up from 2013

Colorado Springs’ lodging occupancy rate increased by 3.3 percent over 2013, year-to-date, according to the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association’s Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. The rate, which is just below 66 percent, is below the state average occupancy rate of 71 percent, however. The highest reported occupancy rate was Loveland at 81.1 percent. The lowest reported… Continue Reading Colorado Springs lodging numbers up from 2013

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Chamber hosts networking event

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The Business Chamber of Southern Colorado is hosting a networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Texas T-Bone, 5245 N. Academy Blvd. Titled “Elevating Small Business, to LIFT local economy, a news release from the chamber states, “This is a great time to come meet fellow members and enjoy the company of other business… Continue Reading Chamber hosts networking event

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Inasmuch Foundation grants to nonprofits

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Inasmuch Foundation grants to nonprofits

The Inasmuch Foundation distributed $303,500 in grants to 15 organizations in Colorado Springs. Inasmuch Foundation, founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982, supports education, health and human services and community enhancement initiatives that enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans. The foundation carries on its late founder’s interest in Colorado Springs by giving to nonprofits… Continue Reading Inasmuch Foundation grants to nonprofits

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Nor’wood buys Banning Lewis

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Colorado Springs-based Nor’wood Development Group announced Thursday it finalized its purchase of Banning Lewis Ranch, a transaction months in the making. Nor’wood had been under contract since June to purchase around 18,000 acres of the property from Texas-based Ultra Petroleum. Ultra, which paid $20 million for the property, sold Banning Lewis to Nor’wood for a reported $28… Continue Reading Nor’wood buys Banning Lewis

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Home given to injured Army vet

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Home given to injured Army vet

For the third time in 2014, U.S. Bank, in partnership with Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers, are set to donate a home to an injured U.S. Army veteran. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Sgt. Patrick McPherson and his family will be welcomed to their new, mortgage-free home at 5171 Fossil Butte Drive in Colorado Springs. McPherson was… Continue Reading Home given to injured Army vet

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Telecom Solutions grows, moves

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Telecom Solutions grows, moves

Telecom Solutions, Inc., a provider of technology based solutions for business based in Colorado Springs and Denver, relocated its offices to 4570 Hilton Parkway, Suite 106 off Garden of the Gods Road. Telecom President Ron Formanek said the new space was needed to accommodate the company’s ongoing growth. Telecom Solutions’ growth has come primarily from… Continue Reading Telecom Solutions grows, moves

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