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Positive signs abound in Woodland Park

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Positive signs abound in Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK — The City Above the Clouds is open for business. According to Brian Fleer, executive director of its Office of Economic and Downtown Development, the Teller County city of about 7,000 has weathered a “catastrophic” national economic downturn, and the rebound is palpable. “The good news is, we’ve come out of the recession.… Continue Reading Positive signs abound in Woodland Park

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Clinic shows how to pitch new business

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Clinic shows how to pitch new business

  When Steve Stowell retires later this year as an Army lieutenant colonel, he wants to build a beer enterprise in Colorado Springs. He wants to educate people about the finer aspects of brewing, pouring and tasting.  Stowell took advantage of the Small Business Technology Incubator’s Pitch Clinic on April 24. There, he learned what… Continue Reading Clinic shows how to pitch new business

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Options available for vets starting businesses

Two major events influenced veteran Fred Johnson: the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks.  He was living in Oklahoma City in 1995 when the federal building there was bombed in a domestic terrorist attack. Johnson moved to Texas, where on the day of the 9/11 attacks he was working as a travel assistant. These… Continue Reading Options available for vets starting businesses

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Sky Sox, CenturyLink promoting small businesses

CenturyLink, in partnership with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, is promoting the Small Business Spotlight, which provides exposure to 35 small businesses over the course of the minor league baseball season. The Spotlight is designed to help small businesses in the Colorado Springs area. In the current economic… Continue Reading Sky Sox, CenturyLink promoting small businesses

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Business Alliance lays out positive plans

So, you might be wondering, what has the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance done for us lately? From one statistic, which President and CEO Joe Raso smartly chose to lead off his RBA member investor briefing Tuesday, that answer might not be so positive. Raso informed the audience of business leaders that on Dec. 13,… Continue Reading Business Alliance lays out positive plans

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You can say one thing for City Council president Keith King: he can sure write a memo! At this week’s Council “Retreat” King presented a five-page action memo, laying out the course that he believes Council should follow as it turns its baleful eye upon the City for Champions proposal. For connoisseurs of this neglected… Continue Reading King unloads gargantuan plan for Council to evaluate C4C

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“It’s been a great week!” said Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Doug Price, reacting to City Council’s decision Wednesday morning to sustain Mayor Steve Bach’s veto of a proposed $1.3 million cut in the organization’s budget, following on the heels of the state Economic Development Commission’s support of the City for Champions proposal.… Continue Reading CVB, RBA win full funding amid Council’s overrides

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DENVER — With its single ally on the inside of the process changing sides from the dais to the audience, a contingent of civic and government leaders from Colorado Springs presented their case Wednesday for the City for Champions project to the state Economic Development Commission. EDC member Chuck Murphy, after confirming Tuesday that he… Continue Reading City takes its case to state EDC for project funding

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Chuck Murphy confirmed Tuesday what had been widely assumed: He won’t vote on the City for Champions proposal when it comes before the Colorado Economic Development Commission Dec. 4. Murphy will attend the commission’s meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning in Denver, and he planned to make the drive there Tuesday night ahead of the advancing… Continue Reading Update: State EDC meeting on; Murphy will recuse himself

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City body-slams EPS in response to Regional Tourism Act analysis

Attorneys representing clients in the courtroom are guided by a simple set of rules: If the facts are with you, pound the facts; If the law is with you, pound the law; If neither the facts nor the law support your client, pound the table! The city’s response to the third-party analysis of the administration’s… Continue Reading City body-slams EPS in response to Regional Tourism Act analysis

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