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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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Learn history, flight at WWII aviation museum

Phil Heacock recently met a woman around 30 years old who asked him, “What’s World War II?” Heacock couldn’t believe his ears. A woman who seemed to be intelligent, and probably in the middle to upper-middle class economically, hadn’t “heard of” WWII. “The only reason you’re wearing pants right now is because of WWII,” said… Continue Reading Learn history, flight at WWII aviation museum

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Alzheimer’s growing, and memory care with it

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Alzheimer’s growing, and memory care with it

Because Baby Boomers are moving into their 70s, the occurrence of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia is expected to grow, according to Barb Caudle, regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association. The number of secure nursing home beds for seniors with dementia is growing along with the aging population. Because of this anticipated “tsunami”… Continue Reading Alzheimer’s growing, and memory care with it

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Falls are one of the main causes of injury, disability and even death among older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three adults 65 and older will fall each year. Approximately 90 percent of hip fractures result from falls and one out of five hip fracture patients die… Continue Reading Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace – and at home

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Senior tsunami: Aging in place requires transportation solutions

The so-called senior tsunami, named because of the large number of aging Baby Boomers, is headed our way. Several Colorado Springs community leaders passionate about the aging population are working now to ameliorate the impact. People want to age in place, said one of those leaders, Beth Roalstad, executive director of the Innovations in Aging… Continue Reading Senior tsunami: Aging in place requires transportation solutions

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