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Apt. builders brush off overbuilding concerns

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Despite fourth quarter apartment vacancy increases and rental-rate declines, Colorado Springs real estate insiders say the market is still on the upswing and will be able to support new development. Year over year, fourth quarter vacancies in Colorado Springs apartments were down, according to two reports — a statewide report from the Colorado Division of… Continue Reading Apt. builders brush off overbuilding concerns

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Spending, marriage like a horse and carriage

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In the post-holiday shopping lull, retail businesses are already counting on future holiday sales, but those in the wedding industry are counting something else — phone calls, tours, consultations and sales. Continue Reading Spending, marriage like a horse and carriage

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On the Horizon – February 10, 2012

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Feb. 13 EPIIC Night El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization hosts EPIIC Night with Mark Ciccone, president of MAC Associates based in Boston, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Upper Lodge, on University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus. MAC works with companies in the area of “go-to-market” innovation, marketing, branding sales and supply chain. He… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 10, 2012

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February tourism hoisted by skating figures

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Once again, Colorado Springs will be in the international sports spotlight when more than 100 of the world’s best figure skaters descend on the city next week for the 2012 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Continue Reading February tourism hoisted by skating figures

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Managers need to hold employees accountable

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If you’ve been a business owner for any length of time and have employees, you’ve most likely had this scenario occur: You asked someone to do something, thought you had made your instructions clear, and expected it to be done. But it wasn’t done correctly or at all. You felt frustrated, annoyed and maybe downright… Continue Reading Managers need to hold employees accountable

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Food and safety industries at odds over bill

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The state’s Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee approved a bill that would make it easier for entrepreneurs to sell food from their homes. Continue Reading Food and safety industries at odds over bill

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On the far north end of Colorado Springs, where city roads give way to county grasslands, a luxury residential real estate development is growing, despite the financial drought of the last four years. Continue Reading Flying Horse endures, regains its building stride

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To err is [delete] [delete] divine

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My husband and I often have the same discussion while watching the NFL; he feels that we should replace all players with robots to prevent injuries. After the disastrous missed field goal in the Ravens/Patriots game last Sunday, it seems like a decent idea –a robot may have been able to make that kick. (Go… Continue Reading To err is [delete] [delete] divine

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People on the Move – February 3, 2012

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Energy Resource Center — a nonprofit that helps low income people with energy conservation services, health and safety repairs, and energy conservation education — announced its new board of directors. Cat Eli was appointed board chairperson. She is recently retired from her former position with the Better Business Bureau. David Groe, Colorado State Bank and… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 3, 2012

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On the Horizon – February 3, 2012

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Feb. 3 and Feb. 6 Annual supply swap The City of Colorado Springs is cleaning out supply closets and trying to find items a second home, either in another city work group or with a local non-profit. Local businesses are invited to join the city’s efforts and donate any unwanted but usable office items from… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 3, 2012

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