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Colorado Springs, as we’ve documented more than a few times, knows how to plan for the future. Over the years, our city has developed an endless fascination with studies, assessments, projections and long-range plans. At some point, though, we have to move beyond this romance with the future. We have more than enough ideas and… Continue Reading Museums can be first short-term goal

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‘More of the same’ in commercial real estate

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The excitement and hope commercial real estate brokers put on display at the start of 2012 was mostly gone by the time they started trying to predict what will happen in 2013. “I think we all just wanted it to be behind us,” said Greg Phaneuf, a principal at Cushman & Wakefield Colorado Springs Commercial.… Continue Reading ‘More of the same’ in commercial real estate

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When the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association recognized Denver as a Solar Friendly Community earlier this month, some conservation leaders in Colorado Springs wondered if this city could meet criteria. The program is mostly focused on improving the soft costs associated with installing solar, said Rebecca Cantwell, senior program director for COSEIA. She spoke to… Continue Reading Group aims to make solar easier to install in Springs

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(Editor’s note: Next week, the CSBJ will discuss what the future holds for the Regional Business Alliance.) The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. merged to become the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance early this year. But changes to the organization went deeper than the merger and… Continue Reading Business Alliance changes deeper than just new name

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On the Horizon – December 21, 2012

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Jan. 17 Lunch-n-learn The city’s next “Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn” will be from 12:11 to 12:49 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., suite 102. A panel will discuss how the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado College, Colorado Springs School District 11, Academy School District 20, Harrison School District 2 and the… Continue Reading On the Horizon – December 21, 2012

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Wong fires up ceramic art business in Manitou

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On the back patio of Penrose House, a small crowd gathers around Mark Wong, as he fires a ceramic vessel in a portable kiln. It’s a dark — but not stormy — night, and Wong’s firing is part of a celebration of the arts organized by Christina McGrath, who heads the Cultural Office of the… Continue Reading Wong fires up ceramic art business in Manitou

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Final look at 2012: Health care industry in flux

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Health care is poised to change dramatically in years to come, but in 2012 those changes got under way — preparing for the 2014 full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. From consolidations of health groups to partnerships with former competitors, hospitals sought to create economies of scale in the face of… Continue Reading Final look at 2012: Health care industry in flux

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Mobile businesses — throwback to yesteryear

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In a high-tech world where mobile apps and mobile Internet are the talk of the town for small businesses, there are a few in Colorado Springs who embrace the retro meaning of mobile, delivering their services right to the customer’s door. They have wheels, and will travel — mobile hair stylists, dog groomers, car detail… Continue Reading Mobile businesses — throwback to yesteryear

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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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