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NFIB polling members for state legislative agenda

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Elections are over – unless you’re a small business owner in Colorado. The National Federation of Independent Businesses is polling its members about issues that the next session of the legislature needs to deal with. The group annually polls members on state and federal issues that affect their operations. NFIB has 7,000 members in Colorado.… Continue Reading NFIB polling members for state legislative agenda

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El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization has launched a business speaker’s program which will bring in experts to meet with local business leaders. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak made the announcement this week at the Community Engagement Activities of EPIIC program event. The idea, she said, is to focus on… Continue Reading EPIIC launches “EPIIC Nights” to discuss business

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Ivywild School is “shovel-ready”

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Three business partners with big plans for the vacant Ivywild Elementary School in Southwest Colorado Springs are preparing to sign the papers and pick up their hammers. Continue Reading Ivywild School is “shovel-ready”

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A local Colorado Springs entrepreneur is launching a marketing website for local businesses. Called wherestheegg.com, the site will allow visitors to seek up to $50,000 in cash and prizes hidden throughout the content of the site in the form of digital eggs. In exchange, they’ll see the ads throughout the site. The goal, says creator… Continue Reading ‘Egg hunt’ promotes marketing through online treasure hunt

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Eight college teams, including three from Colorado, are vying for $35,000 in cash prizes and a title of best sports/outdoor business plan. The business plan competition is the brain child of Tom Duening, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. He spent a year thinking about various business sectors and… Continue Reading Business plan competition hopes to lay tracks for sports industry cluster

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Vestas’ order is first for Brighton plant

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Wind-turbine manufacturer Vestas-American Wind Technology says it will build blades for 21 turbines at its new plant in Brighton. Vestas said Thursday that Green Mountain Power in Colchester, Vt., ordered the turbines for the Kingdom Community Wind Project near Lowell, Vt. Vestas says the 180-foot-long blades will be the first product of the plant in… Continue Reading Vestas’ order is first for Brighton plant

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Apple unveils faster, more powerful iPhone

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Apple Inc. unveiled a new iPhone on Tuesday that is faster and more powerful but stops short of a more radical upgrade. It said Sprint customers will now be able to use one. The new iPhone 4S has an improved camera with a higher-resolution sensor. The processor is faster, which helps run smoother, more realistic… Continue Reading Apple unveils faster, more powerful iPhone

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Colorado Springs Utilities will pay $73.5 million to Neumann Systems Group to design and install emissions control technology for CSU’s Martin Drake Power Plant. The contract also includes an incentive based on meeting cost and performance goals. The technology, NeuStream, will remove sulfur dioxide from the emissions of the coal-fired plant, allowing utilities to comply… Continue Reading CSU to spend $73.5M on emissions control technology

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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator has graduated its eighth business, a crane inspection management software company. Continue Reading Technology incubator graduates crane inspection company

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City council approves SunShare initiative

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The Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved regulations Tuesday that will allow a local start-up to build a community solar garden. Several community members showed up to voice their support for the initiative that will allow Colorado Springs Utilities customers to lease solar panels in a remote community solar garden and collect the credits for… Continue Reading City council approves SunShare initiative

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