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On the Horizon – October 19, 2012

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Oct. 19 Veterans small business seminar The Small Business Development Center is hosting a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon at the SBDC, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, for veterans interested in starting their own business. The seminar, an overview geared specifically toward veterans, covers the necessary steps to successfully launch a business venture. Call 255-5839 for… Continue Reading On the Horizon – October 19, 2012

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Health benefits exchange helps small companies

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The Colorado Health Benefits Exchange will give small-business owners and their employees more flexibility and more insurance choices. So far, business groups say they like what they see from the group responsible for setting up the exchange. “The exchange is market-driven, and employers and employees will be able to choose which plan fits them best,”… Continue Reading Health benefits exchange helps small companies

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Colleges could make downtown better

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Amid the hoopla last week surrounding the Urban Land Institute’s downtown recommendations, most attention focused on residential development as well as a proposed arts and culture district. But one detail slipped by during those presentations without the followup it deserved. That was the mention by the ULI’s project leader, former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut, about… Continue Reading Colleges could make downtown better

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Hiring young people can affect a generation

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“The tyranny of low expectations” describes how young people in America often are failed by those who do not expect enough from them, and even worse, believe them incapable of meeting high standards. Pikes Peak Community College serves many students who arrive unprepared for the academic demands of college courses. We capably teach students the… Continue Reading Hiring young people can affect a generation

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Colorado Springs’ main economic development organization has a new name, new logo and new direction. Continue Reading Business Alliance blazes new trail, but not everyone follows

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Westside wine bar operators bring the dream home

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2 South Wine Bar Owners: Rod and Ami Quass Address: 2 S. 25th Street Hours: 11 a.m. – midnight, Thursday-Saturday and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday When Ami Quass walked into the old Victorian house at 2 S. 25th St. in Old Colorado City, she could see past the crusty old carpet, peeling laminate and… Continue Reading Westside wine bar operators bring the dream home

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It was the day after the first presidential debate and Marcy Morrison, former Manitou Springs mayor and state insurance commissioner, was watching the TV-talking heads dissect the evening. She had her own thoughts. “What specifically came up about women?” she asked. Neither presidential candidate was asked or talked about how public policies impact women. “I… Continue Reading Local matriarchs bring public policy to forefront

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There’s a substantial, financially strong industry that would happily move to Colorado Springs. If invited to come, it would employ thousands of workers and invest as much as $200 million in new facilities. Continue Reading Casinos — maybe a solution for Colorado Springs?

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When more than 5,000 people showed up last year to the Cool Science Carnival Day, organizers knew they had tapped a desire that eventually could translate into a permanent science center. They had believed for some time that Colorado Springs children and adults wanted science and could not get enough science, and they were right,… Continue Reading Cool Science Festival lays groundwork for future center

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Kudos! – October 12, 2012

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Colvert/Harvey Group honored by Denver Business Journal The Denver Business Journal and the partner National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices selected The Colvert/Harvey Group at UBS Financial Services as one of the top advisers in Colorado for 2012. This is the second consecutive year the group has been named to the list of top… Continue Reading Kudos! – October 12, 2012

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