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SkyWest Airlines plans to open a maintenance base and provide crew housing in Colorado Springs by Aug. 1, taking over and expanding the operation being abandoned by Air Wisconsin. The new facility should be fully operational by December. SkyWest is based in St. George, Utah, and operates regional commuter flights for Delta Airlines and United… Continue Reading SkyWest decides to move hub to Colorado Springs

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Manufacturers eligible for federal grants

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Steve Cowles is looking forward to the future. The president of Peak Robotics, a Colorado Springs firm that manufactures robotics and other automation equipment, is expanding the company’s reach and broadening its appeal thanks in part to a federal grant. Although Peak Robotics for 15 years has worked primarily to provide automated machines to electronics… Continue Reading Manufacturers eligible for federal grants

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Utilization of consultants on the rise

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“I come from an environment where, if you see a snake, you kill it. At General Motors, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is hire a consultant on snakes.”- H. Ross Perot, former director of General Motors According to the Bureau of Labor, an estimated 8.5 million people – or 6.7… Continue Reading Utilization of consultants on the rise

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It may have been the only time the director of the Colorado State Water Conservation Board and the chief of staff for NORAD/USNORTHCOM would ever be in the same room. On June 18, the University of Denver’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management hosted the Colorado Springs Annual Real Estate Update… Continue Reading Civic leaders converge at real estate update

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* Name: Peggy Herbertson * Organization: Pikes Peak Workforce Center * Position: Director * Hometown: I was born in Louisville, Ky., but was raised in Richardson, Texas * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Actually I live in Elisabeth but have been employed in Colorado Springs for seven years. My primary focus is… Continue Reading Workforce center helps solve business problems

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Marketing through props

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Pool sharks, egg cartons, monkeys, tigers. Got your attention? That is exactly what advertising executives and small-business owners should be striving for: getting a potential buyer’s immediate and undivided attention. “It’s marketing 101,” said Linda Snyder, owner of Monument-based Special Effects Design and Marketing. “People are inundated with ads, and the key to marketing success… Continue Reading Marketing through props

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Emergency services celebrated 25 years in Colorado Springs last month and commemorated James R. Woods, who in 1979 brought paramedics and the first ambulance service to El Paso County. A-1 Paramedics Inc. was founded and owned by Woods, until American Medical Response Inc. bought the company in 1993. Woods served as CEO of AMR Colorado… Continue Reading First response firm celebrates 25 years locally

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Alex Tooke could sell ice to Eskimos. In his rather short but lucrative career, Tooke has sold rocks, tomato plants, lettuce leaves, lawn-mowing services and handmade pens to anyone with whom he comes into contact. Anything and everything is for sale in the eyes of this budding entrepreneur. Tooke launched his first business – polishing… Continue Reading Move over Donald Trump – local entrepreneur poised for takeover

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People on the Move

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Jim Rose has been appointed bank manager of the Tejon and Cascade branches of Peoples National Bank. Rose has more than 16 years of experience in bank operations, consumer and commercial lending. Michael P. “Mickey” Moore has been named president of Community Banks of Southern Colorado. He has more than 37 years of experience, working… Continue Reading People on the Move

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The U.S. Treasury Department has announced it will stop issuing Series HH savings bonds this summer as part of its plan to eventually move to a paperless, electronic account system encompassing all of Treasury’s retail securities. After the close of business on August 31, owners of Series EE and E bonds will no longer be… Continue Reading Series HH savings bond will be discontinued in August

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