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Colorado Springs is fortunate to enjoy a thriving downtown. A student and I recently asked two questions: First, what has made our downtown so successful? And, second, can we apply these lessons to reduce sprawl and improve our urban planning processes? We began by reviewing the urban planning literature. We then conducted interviews with community… Continue Reading Lessons from the success of downtown Springs

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G is for Grafton

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If you’ve ever wondered whether the plucky private eye Kinsey Millhone could possibly have any more adventures, be sure to make a note on your calendar: from 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 26 at The Broadmoor, New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton will give a short talk and sign copies of “R is for… Continue Reading G is for Grafton

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People on the Move

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Kelly Parthen has joined Agilent Technologies as public affairs manager. She served as a PR manager and orchestrated numerous international product launches for Agilent from 2001-2003. Mike Lehnertz is the new Colorado Regional Manager for McCallie Associates Inc. He was formerly chief of the Standardization/Evaluation Division for the United States Strategic Command Global Operations Center.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Peterson, Lockheed Martin focus on defense

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* Name: Robert G. Peterson * Organization: Lockheed Martin Corporate Business Development * Position: Vice president, Space Programs, Corporate Business Development, and Director of Colorado Springs Office * Hometown: Vandalia, Ohio * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Six months this time after a five-year assignment in Los Angeles, Calif. However, I previously… Continue Reading Peterson, Lockheed Martin focus on defense

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More troubling than weeks of afternoon thunderstorms are the effects from the flood of large motel chains on local businessmen in the tourism industry. Even if the state’s $9 million in expenditures on advertising would definitely improve this year’s tourist season, it probably won’t make a difference to Bill James or George James, who are… Continue Reading Tourist season affected by rain, hotel chains

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Some coworkers simply say thank you. Others get creative. The staff at Add Staff Inc. in Colorado Springs showed their appreciation for founder and President Cari Shaffer by doing the latter, designing a billboard in her honor. The billboard went up during the second week of June, and was on view for the city to… Continue Reading Add Staff staff says thanks to founder in a big way

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On July 31, Special Olympics of Colorado will hold its Southeast Summer Classic in Memorial Park. The Raytheon Co., a defense and aerospace systems supplier, is set to sponsor the event. “This sounds like a great thing for Raytheon to get behind and support,” said William Seffers of Raytheon. Seffers is the business development manager… Continue Reading Southeast Summer Classic set for Special Olympics

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On July 3, more than 2,000 people attended the second annual Falcon Festival, sponsored by the Falcon Professional Development League, a Falcon-based group of business owners and leaders. The number of visitors to the festival doubled from last year, and in Falcon almost everything has doubled or tripled in size, including the school district. Falcon… Continue Reading Falcon District 49 gearing up for sustained growth

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Attention Golf Committee Tournament Chairmen and Coordinators: to list your tournament access http://www.SeniorFriendlyGolf.com, complete the list request at the bottom of the tournament list, and submit by email which will be forwarded to the Colorado Springs Business Journal for weekly publication July 10 8 a.m. Shotgun, Brandon Johnson Golf Tournament, Pine Creek Golf Club, $125… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments – Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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There is business activity abuzz within in the walls of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp.; the economy is starting to turn around; jobs are opening up. Dr. Fred Crowley, associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, reassured attendees at a June 17 workshop, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Workforce Center,… Continue Reading PPWFC zoning in on youth and IT professionals

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