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Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re… Continue Reading Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

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Aug. 25 Job search 501 Federal jobs workshop: How to apply, from 10 a.m.-noon, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107. To register, visit ppwfc.org. Job search 401 Expanding your connections through social media workshop from 2-4 p.m., 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107. To register, visit ppwfc.org. Aug. 26 Intro to… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 22, 2014

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Blue Star Recyclers receives grants Blue Star Recyclers received $25,000 grants each from the Kenneth King Foundation and the Denver Foundation to help fund the expansion of the company’s mission into the Denver area later this year. Founded in Colorado Springs in 2009, Blue Star creates jobs for people with autism and other disabilities by… Continue Reading Kudos! – August 22, 2014

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Justen Powell was recently named market president of the Fountain branch of the First State Bank of Colorado. Powell has more than 15 years banking experience. David Clarke joins the Southpointe Court office as an associated broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Josh Lindstrom has been hired as the new lead pastor of teaching and… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 22, 2014

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To govern for world peace, the Obama administration and other Western leaders could learn quite a lot from 1914 and 1937, years leading up to World War I and World War II, said Ray Raymond, officer with the Order of the British Empire, former British diplomat and current professor at the State University of New… Continue Reading Are global powers leading up to WWIII?

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Springs’ economic preamble to our future

By Tom Binnings Summit Economics Colorado Springs has reached a critical moment in its economic history. This moment is similar in profile to the city’s founding in the 1870s, the Gold Rush around 1900, then World War II followed by the Cold War, and finally the growth of high-tech manufacturing and information technology in the… Continue Reading Springs’ economic preamble to our future

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The news that the Colorado Balloon Classic will leave Colorado Springs in 2015 for greener (or maybe less bureaucratic) pastures was dismaying, to say the least. A press release from the Classic’s organizers cited “politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART [city sponsorship] application” as driving the decision.… Continue Reading No reason for city making LART tougher to get

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SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

FLoT, a small business in Salida, believes flying drones commercially should be allowed. Now, commercial flight of drones is allowed only if flown for a government. Further, FLoT believes, the federal government should apply different rules to flights of 747 airliners and  flights of drones. For example, one of the rules requires all aircraft to… Continue Reading SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

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City can learn online lesson

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Every year, several dozen people from Colorado Springs take what’s well known as the Regional Leaders Trip, visiting cities to see what they have that we might replicate. Those trips have gone to Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Portland, Ore.; Omaha, Neb., and Salt Lake City. From each, the contingent returned with ideas that… Continue Reading City can learn online lesson

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Working downtown: What would grandma say?

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Working downtown: What would grandma say?

Grandma Halter taught me to feel fortunate for the things I was afforded — often while clipping coupons and humming some unidentifiable Irish folk song. I was recently reminded of that lesson when the Business Journal management told employees that this fall it will move the CSBJ offices from the perch at Platte Avenue and… Continue Reading Working downtown: What would grandma say?

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