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On the Horizon – January 11, 2013

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Jan.12 Paying for college Barbara Swiatek, with the National Association of College Funding Advisors, will host a free workshop on “How to Pay for College without Going Broke” from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Swiatek will discuss federal financial aid forms and give tips on how to pick… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 11, 2013

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People on the Move – January 11, 2013

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Mitchell Downs, CPA, has been named partner at the CPA firm of Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker, LLP. Downs has been an associate with the firm for the past 12 years, concentrating his practice in audit, tax and business valuation. Lisa Amend has joined Blakely + Company as public relations director. She was formerly the president… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 11, 2013

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Kudos! – January 11, 2013

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CarpetCare Craftsman tops on Angie’s List CarpetCare Craftsman has earned the service industry 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, which provides consumer reviews of local service companies. “We are proud to be honored with the Angie’s List Super Service Award,”… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 11, 2013

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Merritt brings experience to Business Alliance

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Andy Merritt started work at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance this week — inheriting the uncertainity surrounding federal defense cuts and the opportunity to help expand the region’s defense-related businesses. Merritt replaces Brian Binn as the Business Alliance’s new chief defense industry officer, a job with a new title and new direction. Binn, now… Continue Reading Merritt brings experience to Business Alliance

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2013 legislative preview

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HBA preps to oppose two possible bills It’s hard to know yet exactly what the Legislature will discuss this session that might engage the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association. But William Mutch, HBA director of government affairs and public policy, sees some issues that the organization will oppose. Construction defects: In 2008, the Goodyear… Continue Reading 2013 legislative preview

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E11 Creative Workshop Founded: 2009 Employees: three, plus visiting artists and instructors Art preschool for children ages 3 to 5, and after-school, summer and holiday art workshops for children ages 5 to 12. Find them at: 4795 Granby Circle or www.e11cw.com A chance meeting in a department store led to a business relationship between one… Continue Reading Life is colorful, and messy, at E11 Creative Workshop

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Sanders, Brown form odd couple

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Two iconic Colorado Springs businessmen have formed an unlikely duo that will launch both of their national expansions. Perry Sanders, who owns The Mining Exchange hotel and Springs Orleans restaurant downtown, partnered with Bobby Brown, a bail bondsman made famous for his role on A&E reality television series “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” The two formed… Continue Reading Sanders, Brown form odd couple

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  By Amy Gillentine and John Hazlehurst For decades, the steam from the Martin Drake Power Plant has dominated the Colorado Springs skyline. It’s so much a part of the city’s landscape, it’s hard to imagine a time when vast clouds of steam wouldn’t envelop downtown. Those clouds are both literal and metaphorical, because the… Continue Reading Re-imagine Drake: Possibilities are endless — and also sprawling

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Colorado Springs Airport is breaking from a cookie-cutter mold of airport offerings and putting an authentic Colorado stamp on the atmosphere, right down to its coffee and beer. Bristol Brewing Company will open a smaller version of its taproom in the airport terminal this month. Novo Coffee, a Denver-based coffee company, opened its doors in… Continue Reading Airport welcoming Bristol beer taproom

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Oil imports to the United States steadily decreased from 2005 through 2011, with U.S. exports steadily increasing by lots more. Current-trend projections show the U.S. will be a net oil exporter by around 2017. Incredible. That has to be a shock for those who chant “Drill, Baby, Drill” and “Drill Here, Drill Now,” thinking more… Continue Reading Reality about oil imports, exports might surprise you

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