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Central Bank earns top status with SBA

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When the numbers rolled in for 2012 about Small Business Administration-backed loans in El Paso County, no one at Central Bank & Trust was surprised that their bank ranked in the top echelon. The bank approved $11.3 million in SBA 7a loans — the most in dollar amount for the county in fiscal year 2012.… Continue Reading Central Bank earns top status with SBA

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Food franchises find home in Springs

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When journalist Eric Schlosser chose to base his 2002 book Fast Food Nation in Colorado Springs, restaurants were opening here at a faster rate than in any other part of the country. The city perfectly illustrated Schlosser’s vision of a fast-food nation with McDonald’s, Burger Kings and strip malls popping up all over town as… Continue Reading Food franchises find home in Springs

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Synergy Realty Group 7606 N. Union Blvd. Employees: 21 Other branches: Synergy Property Management with new in-house maintenance. Years in business: 1 In his first year as a broker owner, Charles D’Alessio has seen his Synergy Realty Group grow from the six agents he opened with to more than 20. He started with 2,200 square… Continue Reading Synergy Realty Group grows a different idea

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On the Horizon – December 14, 2012

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Dec. 15 Computer class An Excel II class will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library. Participants will learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas and sorting of an Excel worksheet. Prerequisites: completion of Excel I. Dec. 18 CC transportation study Colorado College hosts a working group meeting from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at… Continue Reading On the Horizon – December 14, 2012

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Editorial: The big story that wasn’t in 2012

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Many of us in the newsmedia business like to sit down, individually or with our staffs, in December and engage in some wide-ranging analysis, looking back at the past 12 months and forward at what to expect in the year ahead. We’ve already begun doing that at the Business Journal, as you can see in… Continue Reading Editorial: The big story that wasn’t in 2012

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Entrepreneurial ecosystem building in Springs

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When Colorado’s entrepreneurial superstar Brad Feld told a group of Colorado Springs entrepreneurs it would take 20 years to create a thriving entrepreneurial community, they didn’t flinch. They got to work. Nearly two years later, there is movement and friction in Colorado Springs’ entrepreneurial community. Angel and venture capitalists are taking a good look at… Continue Reading Entrepreneurial ecosystem building in Springs

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Amendment 64 is now officially state law, allowing adults to grow up to six plants at home and possess small amounts of marijuana without fear of state criminal prosecution. But that’s about the only clear conclusion from the news earlier this week that Gov. John Hickenlooper certified the Nov. 6 election results. It’s not clear… Continue Reading News analysis: City examines local options for retail marijuana

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As 2012 draws to a close, the CSBJ takes a look back at the people who shaped the year: the leaders — in front of cameras and behind the scenes — who forged new directions in the region’s economics, politics, nonprofits, finance, health care and tourism. But no list would be complete without first recognizing… Continue Reading The people who shaped 2012

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Symphony orchestra management is a strange career choice, but I’m pretty sure it’s the best job in the world. And a darn good challenge. Imagine an enterprise built on a century-old business model with four distinct constituencies, high fixed costs, a highly skilled and unionized workforce, strictly held traditions, and a mission to perform music… Continue Reading Philharmonic’s success starts with artistic planning

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Branson lessons: How we can learn from clusters

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Economic development specialists are familiar with the concept of industry clusters. Locally, there are a number of task forces working on industry clusters ranging from sports to biotechnology to software. The Operation 6035 report suggested a variety of clusters that could be developed in the Southern Colorado region. Of course, the question left unaddressed in… Continue Reading Branson lessons: How we can learn from clusters

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