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People on the Move – December 21, 2012

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Jeff Beauprez and Fred Wolfe have been named to the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s board of directors. Beauprez is president and CEO of eVanics and Colorado Networks, Inc. Previously, he was European market manager for a Hewlett-Packard product line. Wolfe is a construction executive at GE Johnson Construction Company. Prior to that position,… Continue Reading People on the Move – December 21, 2012

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Kudos! – December 21, 2012

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50 teddy bears donated to Memorial Hospital Foundation Mike and Sharon Bonicelli, lifelong Colorado Springs residents and owners of Nevada Auto Sales, donated a busload of giant teddy bears to Memorial Hospital Foundation. The teddy bears will be given to underprivileged children who are born at Memorial Hospital. Nevada Auto Sales is celebrating 45 years… Continue Reading Kudos! – December 21, 2012

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Top 10 real estate deals of 2012

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The biggest real estate deals of 2012 had a common theme. Seven of the 10 were apartment complexes. As Nor’wood Development Group and a few others started construction on some of the first new apartments in Colorado Springs in the past decade, investors knocked on brokers’ doors looking for existing properties to buy. Continue Reading Top 10 real estate deals of 2012

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One thing we can all agree on after our highly charged presidential election is the need to improve the American economy. One of the best paths to follow is the entrepreneurial trail that has made our great nation the envy of the world. It is clear that we need to get our fiscal house in… Continue Reading Financial cliff: How the medical device tax affects us

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Springs must avoid falling victim to panhandlers

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Growing up in New York, I learned early in life how to get along in a city where street life is active and diverse. A primary element of learning street smarts was knowing which areas to avoid. Now, as an adult and business owner, I am dismayed to see this lesson being learned in my… Continue Reading Springs must avoid falling victim to panhandlers

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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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