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Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

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Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

The Colorado Springs business scene is often perceived as unappealing for young entrepreneurs, but local small business experts — with successful startups as evidence — argue otherwise. “This is not necessarily a ‘sexy’ place to be in business,” young local entrepreneur Kyle Harmande said of the negative perception. “Young professionals from Harvard Business don’t graduate… Continue Reading Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

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Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

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Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

Colorado Springs will retain more of its young professionals if the region’s current leaders acknowledge the ideas that come from YPs now, says the director of the Leadership Pikes Peak YP program Leadership Now!, Sylvia Sedrak. The Colorado Springs business community has grown several YP organizations and leadership courses for young professionals between 20 and… Continue Reading Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

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Fellowship provides young filmmakers opportunity

“Oh, you do that here?” Shivers run up Pete Schuermann’s spine. “I hate that. I get asked that all the time when I say I make movies,” he said from his office in Colorado Springs. Schuermann is the creator and director, so to speak, of the First Take Film Fellowship, a local nonprofit created to… Continue Reading Fellowship provides young filmmakers opportunity

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Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

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Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

Following major expansion and consolidation that began in 2014 and spilled into the new year, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has all pieces in place to make 2015 exceptionally green. “As an organization, it’s one of our key operational objectives this year,” said Discover Goodwill Spokesperson Bradd Hafer. “All of our divisions and… Continue Reading Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

The glass ceiling exists for women not only in business, but in nonprofit agency management as well. A woman chief executive officer of a nonprofit makes less money than a man in the same executive position for the same-sized agency, according to the 2015 compensation report from GuideStar USA Inc. A nonprofit based in Virginia,… Continue Reading Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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Options abound for life insurance consumers

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Options abound for life insurance consumers

While considering any type of insurance, weighing risks is a large part of determining which policies to pursue. For health insurance, one would consider overall health and age as risk factors. The healthier and younger one is, typically the less likely an expensive policy is needed. Prior to obtaining auto insurance, a consumer would consider… Continue Reading Options abound for life insurance consumers

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Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

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Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

Last year, vital information from 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was hacked from JPMorgan & Chase, the North Koreans allegedly breached Sony Pictures, and reported cyber attacks against Target, Neiman Marcus, Coca Cola, Home Depot and other companies cost banks an estimated $1 billion in damages. In fact, the number of international cyber… Continue Reading Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

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Polaris Pointe to include water park

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Polaris Pointe to include water park

Nearly five years after Polaris Pointe (formerly Copper Ridge at Northgate) began as an urban renewal project in north Colorado Springs, businesses continue to slowly populate the development, including a large indoor water park and resort expected to open next year. Still without the infrastructure that was expected to support Polaris Pointe’s growth, developer/investor Gary… Continue Reading Polaris Pointe to include water park

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InterQuest Parkway making snail’s progress

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InterQuest Parkway making snail’s progress

At its northernmost point, Powers Boulevard is met with a juxtaposition. By now, InterQuest Parkway was supposed to be a vibrant strip of hotels, entertainment venues, restaurants, offices and residences. Instead, semi-finished buildings left vacant for 10 years stand mere feet from new construction. Stymied by a stagnant economy and developer bankruptcy, associated players are… Continue Reading InterQuest Parkway making snail’s progress

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Powers corridor sees significant growth

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Powers corridor sees significant growth

Eventually, Powers Boulevard will extend to Interstate 25 from Colorado 83, a paper corridor now home to native grasses and antelope. Classic Homes donated the right of way for one mile of the four-mile extension corridor to be built north of 83 to move traffic west to eventually hook to the interstate. The focus of… Continue Reading Powers corridor sees significant growth

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