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Report: Retail sales up in February

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Report: Retail sales up in February

Retail sales across the country increased both month-to-month and year-over-year in February, despite nationwide winter storms, the  National Retail Federation announced Thursday. The sales, which exclude purchases made at automobile dealers, gas stations and restaurants, increased .2 percent from January and 2.3 percent from the same time last year, according to a Federation news release.… Continue Reading Report: Retail sales up in February

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Condo, commercial property sold

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Condo, commercial property sold

The Quantum Commercial Group Inc. announced two sales in El Paso County recently. In one, the former SCI Sanmina at 701 and 702 Brandley Drive in Fountain, a 360,000-square-foot property, sold for $4.3 million. Listing agents were Randy Dowis and Paul Engle and the listing firm was NAI Highland and Cassidy Turley. The cooperating broker… Continue Reading Condo, commercial property sold

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Daymond John to attend event in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs business owners are invited to attend an event featuring Daymond John, millionaire investor featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. John will help entrepreneurs help their existing businesses. “You didn’t start a business to create a job for yourself,” said a news release sent for the event. “You started it to create weatlh and we… Continue Reading Daymond John to attend event in Colorado Springs

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Zuckerberg sister to speak at UCCS

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Former Facebook executive, author and Broadway singer Randi Zuckerberg will speak at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Gallogly Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social media company’s former director of market development, will deliver a discussion of social media,… Continue Reading Zuckerberg sister to speak at UCCS

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Manitou administrator Benson to retire

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Manitou administrator Benson to retire

Manitou City Administrator Jack Benson will retire this year, but not as soon as he originally anticipated. “Jack decided … he’s going to stay another two months,” said Manitou Mayor Marc Snyder. In February, Benson submitted a letter of resignation, effective March 31. “I had been on him for weeks, to see if he could… Continue Reading Manitou administrator Benson to retire

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The Cyber Resilience Institute has announced the launch on April 9 of its Cyber Exchange Meetups in Colorado Springs, events aimed at promoting excellence in the business of technology. “Cyber Exchange Meetups is a community cyber mobilizing event that brings programs and activities together for innovation, business development, networking, talent connection, start-up presentations, cyber risk… Continue Reading Institute to host first ‘Cyber Resilience’ event in Springs

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Springs lags in Recession recovery

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Springs lags in Recession recovery

Colorado has more jobs than ever, but recovery from the Great Recession continues to elude some areas of the state, including Colorado Springs. Those are some of the findings included in a report from Colorado State University’s Regional Economics Institute (REI). The report said the economy in the northern Front Range has seen the most… Continue Reading Springs lags in Recession recovery

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Craftwood Inn suddenly closes doors

The Craftwood Inn, a longtime staple of the Manitou Springs community, closed suddenly Sunday after more than 70 years in business. Owner Dave Symonds, who purchased the eatery at 404 El Paso Blvd. in 2003, was noticeably distraught Tuesday after shutting the Craftwood’s doors for what might be the last time. “It’s a real shame,”… Continue Reading Craftwood Inn suddenly closes doors

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Kaiser grants $400,000 to Colorado Springs schools

Kaiser Permanante granted $400,000 to four Colorado Springs school districts as part of the health care provider’s Thriving Schools Initiative. The grants were awarded to Academy School District 20, Colorado Springs School District 11, Falcon School District 49 and Harrison School District 2. Launched nationally by Kaiser Permanente in February 2013, Thriving Schools engages schools… Continue Reading Kaiser grants $400,000 to Colorado Springs schools

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Colorado Springs School to host ‘Great Iron Pour’

The Colorado Springs School has announced it will be the only high school in the country to host an iron pour as a “pinnacle experience” for students in a metalworking Experience Centered Seminar. The Great Iron Pour will start with the lighting of furnaces and ignition of flame throwers at 10 a.m. Thursday, according to… Continue Reading Colorado Springs School to host ‘Great Iron Pour’

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