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Epicentral to host Go Code Colorado challenge

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Epicentral to host Go Code Colorado challenge

Epicentral Coworking, a communal workspace in downtown Colorado Springs, announced Thursday that it has been chosen by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as one of five locations to host the Go Code Colorado Challenge. During the apps challenge March 21 to 23, teams of tech developers and entrepreneurs in five regions across the state… Continue Reading Epicentral to host Go Code Colorado challenge

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Whatever happened to Silicon Mountain? I will just touch the surface. There have been several threads running mostly in parallel. First thread: Mostek was founded in Dallas with Texas money, and was in the semiconductor memory business. Plans for the Colorado Springs facility were finalized in 1979. Mostek was purchased by United Technologies (UTC), and… Continue Reading Silicon Mountain gone: City requires clear path

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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the guest column page, with the conclusion next week.) What makes a city entrepreneurial? Entrepreneurial cultures, once underway, tend to have positive feedback loops (such as entrepreneurial recycling) to further enhance the culture. As such, it’s sometimes hard to identify what the original initiating… Continue Reading Creating an entrepreneurial culture for city

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Business: Manitou teens write book on it

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Business: Manitou teens write book on it

Not often do eighth-graders write a book, and if they do, it’s less likely they’ll get paid for it. But the former eighth graders in Nick Noland’s honors English class at Manitou Middle School did just that. A business plan started by parent and newspaperman John Weiss ended with the Manitou kids, now ninth-graders, netting… Continue Reading Business: Manitou teens write book on it

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Workers comp rate increase en route

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Colorado employers will see a small increase in workers’ compensation insurance premiums next year. The increase–within the loss-cost component of the insurance–will be half of what it was last year. The Colorado Division of Insurance announced that the “loss costs” component of workers’ compensation premiums will go up 2.6 percent next year. The increase this… Continue Reading Workers comp rate increase en route

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Follow your heart (rate) to better shape

At Kineo Fit group fitness training studio, you’ll follow your heart rate on your way to better fitness. Kineo Fit is a gym in Colorado Springs, located at University Village Colorado on North Nevada Avenue between Aveda Salon and Tan Your Hide. Owned by Colorado Springs native and personal trainer Keith Jackson, his wife Nicole… Continue Reading Follow your heart (rate) to better shape

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Art Hardware moving – but not far

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Art Hardware is moving to 119 E. Costilla Street. It is moving its retail store within the same building, just west on Costilla from the current location of 402 S. Nevada. The move will take place by mid-October. “This is a better layout of our overall operations,” said owner Don Foreman. “It’s going to be… Continue Reading Art Hardware moving – but not far

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Fatbike is city’s newest headquarters company

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They’ve just sent out their first 12 bikes to retail shops around the nation, but Colorado Springs’ startup Borealis Bikes Inc., a division of Fatbike LLC., has big plans for the future. “We’re working on creating other models, and we’ll be shipping more of the model we’ve completed. There’s no way we’re going to be… Continue Reading Fatbike is city’s newest headquarters company

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Summit Economics is conducting a 2013 business climate survey for the Pikes Peak region. The survey, sponsored by Cheyenne Mountain Civic Solutions, will gather perspectives on the local business climate. The survey takes about 10 to 12 minutes for most respondents and Summit says it’s best to complete the survey in a single setting. To… Continue Reading Summit Economics asking for business climate input

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Peacemaker extends olive branch to Springs

A Montana-based Christian ministry specializing in biblical conflict resolution has opened an office location in Colorado Springs. Peacemaker Ministries, an international organization that assists Christians and their affiliates resolve conflicts with the teachings of the Bible, opened its new location at 790 Stout Road on Sept. 1, according to a release from the Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Peacemaker extends olive branch to Springs

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