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People on the Move – December 14, 2012

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Brad Kreikemeier, Kevin O’Neil and Katie Stuart were named to the board of directors of The Colorado Springs Conservatory. Kreikemeier was recently appointed executive vice president of Bank of Colorado. He has been with the bank for 12 years and was market president in Colorado Springs for the last five. He has served as a… Continue Reading People on the Move – December 14, 2012

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Semquest technology on Mars and in military

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A small Colorado Springs company has had a part in the exploration of Mars — and now is working to improve testing for the military’s unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and its missile defense system. In business for 12 years, Semquest is on the verge of a new $2.5 million contract to design a test mortar… Continue Reading Semquest technology on Mars and in military

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Small businesses should get to know their banker

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The last thing anyone in the Small Business Development Center’s business planning class expected was relationship advice. The participants had spent 13 weeks and 39 hours developing business plans, working the numbers, developing spreadsheets and practicing their 30-second “commercial,” also known as the business pitch. They, the 13 business hopefuls in the class, are sure… Continue Reading Small businesses should get to know their banker

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In the scant two months since University of Colorado Health took over operations at Memorial Hospital, it’s been anything but business as usual. Despite the progress, officials acknowledge there’s still a lot of work to be done to steady Memorial’s financial picture and bring patients and doctors back to the hospital. UCH has spent a… Continue Reading Memorial’s new regime invests in hospital’s future

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Two giants seem poised to battle it out over the Martin Drake Power Plant. On one side is the Sierra Club, with 1.4 million members, thousands of volunteers and an aggressive, well-funded legal arm. On the other, Colorado Springs Utilities, a multi-billion-dollar, city-owned enterprise with deep pockets and legal resources of its own. In the… Continue Reading Battle lines drawn over Drake: Sierra Club vs. CSU

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It has been a good year for Colorado credit unions. Billed as the alternative to traditional banks, credit unions gained 40,000 members across the state in 2012 and grabbed 26.6 percent of the market. One national survey released this week says credit unions are riding a wave of customer satisfaction and reached record-high membership in… Continue Reading Credit unions still riding wave of big-bank backlash

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None of the four major brewers in town who are sinking serious money into big expansions are worried about competition. The microbrew industry is growing and the owners and brewers at Trinity Brewing Company, Colorado Mountain Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company and Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. all say they’re expanding because they have to if they’re… Continue Reading Beer mania: Expansion rules scene across city

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The fiscal cliff is looming larger, and the country actually might endure a series of draconian cuts and tax increases — something that was never supposed to happen. When Congress passed a law in August 2011 requiring $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts — half from the Department of Defense — it was supposed to serve… Continue Reading Fiscal cliff cuts start with defense but could go deeper

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Delight Gluten-Free Magazine named Coquette Bistro and Bakery’s brunch among the five best gluten free brunches in the country. But that’s just the icing on an already rich cake for the Manitou Springs eatery. From possible national product deals to second locations and growing statewide and national notoriety, the restaurant seems to be on a… Continue Reading Manitou’s Coquette hopes to expand into downtown

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The owner of downtown club Gasoline Alley plans to renovate it and add a grill with a walk-up window that will be open lunch through late night. The remodel, planned to be finished by next summer, would move the stage away from the front of the club and put a casual restaurant with a walk-up… Continue Reading Guadagnoli to add grill, walk-up window to Gasoline Alley

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