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High-end homes require slightly different approach to sales

Selling a luxury home requires a Realtor who knows how to market estate homes in luxury publications, according to people in the high-end real estate business. Trish Ingels wears two hats on this topic — she owns a $6.5 million home she’s trying to sell, and she’s a Realtor who sells executive homes for Berkshire… Continue Reading High-end homes require slightly different approach to sales

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Kaiser Permanente offers expanded services

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal scheduled medical facilities as the focus for this Health Care Quarterly. As it turns out, the timing is ideal for Kaiser Permanente. We recently announced plans to greatly expand our services and health plan offerings in Southern Colorado. One of our medical facilities will play an integral role in these… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente offers expanded services

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PeakMed brings different concept

Dr. Mark Tomasulo wants to deliver medicine differently. The Colorado Springs family practice physician wants to give his medical skills not in 10-minute quick clips, as medicine has evolved to these days, he said. Instead, he wants to return to giving patients quality time with their physician. And then some. In July or August, Tomasulo… Continue Reading PeakMed brings different concept

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St. Francis applies for Level III trauma designation

  Hospitals in El Paso County are asking for heightened designation for their emergency trauma departments. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has asked the Colorado Department of Health to designate the St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard as a Level III trauma center. Now at Level II designation, both Penrose and Memorial… Continue Reading St. Francis applies for Level III trauma designation

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

Why are urban areas so enticing to start-ups, young professionals, and entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurship needs a hub, a place with close proximity to clients, competitors, and a density of people and resources. Downtowns across the country naturally become this center of activity because their traditional structure was built to foster business relationships and constant interaction, and… Continue Reading Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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Common ground: Young professionals collaborate for the city’s future

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” and many Colorado Springs young professionals seem to be localizing the credo. A group of socially minded residents united in the summer of 2012, choosing to be the change they wished to see in the Pikes Peak region — and Colorado… Continue Reading Common ground: Young professionals collaborate for the city’s future

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Manitou Brewing becomes reality

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Manitou Brewing becomes reality

It was the perfect escape from the typical March weather in Colorado. As people lined the streets for Manitou Springs’ Carnivale Mardi Gras celebration, the area’s newest brewery became reality. Manitou Brewing, at 725 Manitou Ave. in the Promenade building, opened its doors March 1 and was met with a packed house almost instantly with… Continue Reading Manitou Brewing becomes reality

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Businesses shift in downtown Manitou

Walking around downtown Manitou Springs, you wouldn’t necessarily know that disaster struck just six months ago. The clues are there. Sandbags poised plump and ready behind the Manitou Spa building. Heavy equipment dredging Fountain Creek behind Cañon Avenue. “For Rent” signs scattered among empty storefronts around town. Many businesses uprooted as a result of the… Continue Reading Businesses shift in downtown Manitou

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Colorado ranks high in catastrophic claims

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Colorado ranks high in catastrophic claims

As a result of wildfires and hailstorms, Colorado has found itself in the top 10 states in the nation for filing catastrophic insurance claims. A catastrophe is defined as a natural disaster that produces more than $25 million in insured damage. “We are seeing homeowners insurance premiums rising across the country and here in Colorado,”… Continue Reading Colorado ranks high in catastrophic claims

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No option: Nonprofits must run like business

  Imagine being in fifth grade, still using training wheels on a bicycle — unable to keep up with other kids your age. Through local nonprofit Kids on Bikes, and its Earn-A-Bike program, Jessica, who lives in Colorado Springs, learned to ride without training wheels, leaving her overjoyed. Not only that, but she received a… Continue Reading No option: Nonprofits must run like business

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