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German company expands operations in the Springs

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While many U.S. manufacturers have taken production offshore, one local company has won a contract with a Germany-based company that has chosen Colorado Springs as the site of its American-based operations. Twelve years ago, Ulrich “Uli” Schoberer invented a power meter system that measures the speed, distance, power, heart rate and pedaling frequency of cyclists.… Continue Reading German company expands operations in the Springs

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Publisher also accomplished book writer

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* Name: Alan Hirschfeld * Organization: Cool River Publishing * Position: Owner and founder * Hometown: Monument. Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs (Monument): Six years. My family and I were born and lived in the Atlanta, Georgia area until early 1999. * Education: Bachelor’s degree… Continue Reading Publisher also accomplished book writer

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Colorado SBA lending reaches record highs

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The number of small business loans made to Colorado business owners in fiscal year 2004 exceeded all previous records. Statewide, 1,872 loans were approved by the Small Business Administration’s network of more than 120 participating lenders. This marks a 27 percent increase over the number of loans approved in 2003. In El Paso County, 173… Continue Reading Colorado SBA lending reaches record highs

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Colorado among the top business friendly states

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Some would argue, but, according to the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public education organization based in Washington, D.C., Colorado is among the top-10 most business friendly states in the country. The Tax Foundation determines the most amiable-to-businesses states based on tax systems that maintain a “level playing field for all types of businesses and… Continue Reading Colorado among the top business friendly states

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Brent Kennedy and his wife always figured they would someday give up their careers as ballet dancers. Kennedy didn’t realize that, for him, it would end sooner rather than later. In February this year, Kennedy suffered a spinal infarction – a rare stroke-like episode. Within two hours of the episode, Kennedy was on a ventilator… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis takes new direction for trauma center

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Hawaiian vacation targets Colorado

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The sand, surf and dreams of a Hawaiian holiday are enticing as we get ready for winter, but watch out. A number of consumers have responded to ad running in the Gazette and Denver Post offering the vacation of a lifetime, at a great price. The company, Vacation Properties International which claims to be located… Continue Reading Hawaiian vacation targets Colorado

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Apartment sale a back-channel deal (7682)

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A 374-unit apartment complex located at 3802 Half Turn Road, just south of Austin Bluffs Drive and Academy Boulevard, sold in August for $9.5 million. The Westree Apartments had not been listed on the real estate market, but the owners did not have the funds to keep things going and maintain the complex, said Gary… Continue Reading Apartment sale a back-channel deal (7682)

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Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Colorado College students and faculty shell out a lot of cash for pizza. They also spend a great deal on other goods and services. According to a study conducted by two CC economists, the school contributes about $110 million to the local economy each year in expenditures by students, staff, visitors, retirees and conference guests.… Continue Reading Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Bells won’t be ringing in front of Albertson’s and Target this year. Both companies have nixed the Salvation Army holiday red kettle program, which means an 18-to-20 percent loss of revenue for the local organization, said Tim Leigh, Salvation Army advisory board member. “The kettle campaign is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” he said.… Continue Reading Salvation Army red kettles get ousted from area retailers

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Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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Shaken or stirred, Colorado Premium Vodka is making its way into drinks around the state. The vodka, which hit restaurants and liquor store shelves during the summer, is produced by Colorado Spirits Corp. and is now in its second round of production. “It’s going so well that we’ve had to speed up our production,” said… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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