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Workshops teach how to sell to the government

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Workshops teach how to sell to the government

Small business owners who want to do business with the government now have a series of workshops that will teach just that. The Pikes Peak Library District collaborated with Certify to Success and the Colorado PTAC to help small businesses get valuable information, which has not been as readily available in its entirety before in… Continue Reading Workshops teach how to sell to the government

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Mayor to honor city’s young leaders

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Mayor to honor city’s young leaders

The City of Colorado Springs has announced the nominees for its inaugural Mayor’s Young Leader Awards, five of whom will be honored during an event Wednesday. One person will be chosen in each of the five award categories — future industries, economic impact, creative industry, innovation in education and innovation in sports and wellness. Winners will… Continue Reading Mayor to honor city’s young leaders

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Broadmoor receives AAA 5-Diamond Award

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Broadmoor receives AAA 5-Diamond Award

The American Automobile Association has for the 39th consecutive year recognized The Broadmoor with a Five-Diamond Award for Excellence, becoming the only hotel to receive the designation every year since its inception. “We are both humbled and proud to receive the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award for a record 39 consecutive years,” Broadmoor Vice President/Managing Director… Continue Reading Broadmoor receives AAA 5-Diamond Award

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USAA pilots ridesharing insurance coverage

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USAA pilots ridesharing insurance coverage

USAA will pilot innovative auto insurance coverage in Colorado that will protect ridesharing drivers from the moment their ridesharing mobile apps are turned on until they are matched with a passenger. The pilot program, which will begin in February, extends a member’s existing auto policy coverages and deductibles, and costs about $6-$8 more per month,… Continue Reading USAA pilots ridesharing insurance coverage

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Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

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Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

Confident consumers stocked up on holiday gifts and other merchandise over the 2014 holiday season, helping boost overall holiday retail sales to their highest level since 2011, according to a news release issued by the National Retail Federation. Total holiday retail sales, which include November and December sales, increased 4 percent to $616 billion, which… Continue Reading Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

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Collins may face recall election

If she doesn’t resign from the Colorado Springs City Council by Jan. 21, Councilor Helen Collins will face a recall election April 7. Enough valid signatures were submitted to put the recall question on the April 7 municipal election, it was announced Wednesday. The City Clerk’s office determined the committee that initiated the recall effort… Continue Reading Collins may face recall election

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Oasis apartments sold for $40 million

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Oasis apartments sold for $40 million

Steadfast Apartment REIT bought the The Oasis, a 252-unit apartment community in Colorado Springs for $40 million. The transaction represents the REIT’s entry into Colorado. “We believe this property is well-positioned in a market experiencing mid-wage job growth that is much stronger than the U.S. average and has limited new apartment construction,” said Ella Shaw… Continue Reading Oasis apartments sold for $40 million

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Makepeace hosts series of roundtable talks

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Makepeace hosts series of roundtable talks

Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace will host a roundtable discussion Jan. 20 at The Loft at Sonterra Grill on Tejon Street. The event will be the first in a series of five for the former Colorado Springs Mayor, and is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. at 28B S. Tejon St. “The roundtables are being… Continue Reading Makepeace hosts series of roundtable talks

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Discover Goodwill expands retail operations to Monument

Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado will cut the ribbon Saturday, Jan. 24, to commemorate the opening of its newest retail center, located at 15821 Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument, east of the Wal-Mart Supercenter. The 9:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting will include addresses by Discover Goodwill President and CEO Karla Grazier, El Pomar Foundation Vice… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill expands retail operations to Monument

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Pride Center closes after 37 years, Pride Fest under new management

The nonprofit Colorado Springs Pride announced Monday morning it dissolved its Pride Center after 37 years of LGBT support. The organization’s board of directors decided last week to close the Pride Center at 401 S. Tejon St. due to “unretired debt from years past, as well as management issues,” according to a news release. “The decision… Continue Reading Pride Center closes after 37 years, Pride Fest under new management

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