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Vagrants incite business owners

Downtown’s vagrant presence has reached such proportions, business owners are digging into their own pockets to hire extra security. Also, an effort by a cadre of women business owners has led to police placing more emphasis on the problem. Downtown business owner and investor Kevin O’Neil says he’ll commit $20,000 to hire around-the-clock security to… Continue Reading Vagrants incite business owners

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The Colorado Springs Rising Professionals have decided to break away from the Regional Business Alliance and function as their own independent organization. “It feels like we’ve hit the ceiling with the Business Alliance,” said Rising Professionals Chairman Shawn Gullixson, 33, a branch manager at Vectra Bank. “We were aligned with the Business Alliance on some… Continue Reading Rising Professionals form separate group

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

Colorado Springs-based SunShare is expanding into Colorado and California. The solar-garden manufacturer said it expects the moves will grow the company 20-fold during the next year. It’s keeping its headquarters here, at least for now, but will open offices in Denver, as well as California. SunShare hit the scene in 2011 with a plan to… Continue Reading SunShare expands into Denver, California

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Anschutz speaks through corporate, nonprofit, global messages

You probably never have spoken to Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz — but chances are, he’s spoken to you. His Foundation for a Better Life sends inspirational messages that reach more than a billion people every year — billboards, television commercials and digital messages at stadiums, arenas and convention centers. His movies send a similar message.… Continue Reading Anschutz speaks through corporate, nonprofit, global messages

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Anschutz’s biggest creation taking shape in Wyoming

You can’t accuse Phil Anschutz of thinking small. Sometime next year, construction will start on two renewable energy megaprojects, with a total estimated cost of $9 billion. Anschutz-owned companies have been planning the projects since 2006. Estimated completion date: 2019. That’s typical of Anschutz deals. As a man with long experience in the oil and… Continue Reading Anschutz’s biggest creation taking shape in Wyoming

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Anschutz museum reflects his moxie

If you want to understand what makes Philip Anschutz tick, you might want to take a look at his eponymous art collection, housed at the American Museum of Western Art in Denver. Open to the public since May 2012, the museum houses more than 300 iconic paintings of the American West, most executed between 1820… Continue Reading Anschutz museum reflects his moxie

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Goss: Mountain states continue economic growth

Business conditions and overall economic growth in the mountain states are continuing healthy growth – but at a slower rate than this time last year, a trend at least one economist believes will continue for the rest of the year. According to the monthly survey of mountains states by the Goss Institute for Economic Research,… Continue Reading Goss: Mountain states continue economic growth

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Bach encourages support of RTA projects at annual address

Mayor Steve Bach urged a crowd of 700 to get behind the Regional Tourism Act projects, to think big and to ignore critics of the city’s actions. “This is our time,” he told the crowd of business leaders Thursday at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance’s State of the City luncheon at The Broadmoor. “And… Continue Reading Bach encourages support of RTA projects at annual address

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Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

Many Colorado residents have been affected this summer by wildfire and drought. The virtual job fair will take place Aug. 2 – 16, at www.connectingcolorado.com. “This online event is targeting people affected by this summer of natural disasters,”  Department of Labor Executive Director Ellen Golombek said in a statement.  “The Black Forest Fire and the Royal… Continue Reading Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

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Pinery offers exclusive club overlooking downtown

Still under construction, the Pinery at the Hill now offers exclusive club memberships. The Club at the Pinery at the Hill will sell annual memberships for $2,850, and with that come many “deep discounts,” said owner Mitch Yellen. At least initially, Yellen expects to sell between 100 and 150 memberships. He said the current owners… Continue Reading Pinery offers exclusive club overlooking downtown

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