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Personal experience details buying a house

Buying a house can be thrilling, a major headache and stressful all at once for an extended period of time. It was all that and more for me, and I closed on my new house two days after Christmas. After all, it’s not every day you plunk down $2,500 in earnest money, much less a… Continue Reading Personal experience details buying a house

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The air in the Manitou Art Center was thick with frustration Monday evening as government officials walked small-business owners through the process of acquiring recovery funds in the aftermath of the city’s floods last summer. “We are going to ensure that every county gets some funding,” Kelly Manning, state director of the Small Business Development… Continue Reading Manitou businesses hope for recovery funds

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City, task force take separate stormwater paths

  Larry Small, the articulate former Colorado Springs vice mayor, defines as well as anyone the problem of asking voters to pass judgment on paying for stormwater projects. “Stormwater funding is always a hard thing to sell,” Small said. “And if it fails, it’s not the kind of thing that you can bring right back… Continue Reading City, task force take separate stormwater paths

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Westone makes custom earpieces here

Westone, The In-Ear Experts Info: 2235 Executive Circle, 540-9333 In business: 55 years Number of employees: 211 If you have a hearing aid with a custom earpiece, chances are good the earpiece is made in Colorado Springs. Fighter pilots with the U.S. Air Force use ear products made here. Babies born deaf are fitted with… Continue Reading Westone makes custom earpieces here

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As most readers probably have figured out by now, our focus throughout this week’s issue will be the “Business of Sports” in Colorado Springs. That doesn’t mean having a multitude of stories about every aspect of our local sports industry. In fact, sports always will be part of the Business Journal’s potential mix for any… Continue Reading Routon: Don’t forget sports as key to our future

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Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

The Classen family has always been active: running, water skiing, rock climbing and even competing in Ironman Triathlons. Settling along the Front Range in 2001 (after years of moving cross-country for work), Jackie and her husband Dan decided to share their knowledge of sports nutrition and healthy living with others by opening the first and… Continue Reading Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

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City Councilor Joel Miller’s attempt to rewrite Colorado Springs eminent domain ordinances may seem well-intentioned. But laws, like elected officials, are not always what they seem to be. Miller had unveiled his ordinance at the group’s work session on Monday, and he insisted upon bringing it up for a vote on Tuesday. City Attorney Wynetta… Continue Reading Eminent domain brings out the best and worst

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Many longtime businessmen and -women struggle with how they might fill their days after the time comes to retire — but not Steve Self. Self, who stepped down April 4 after nine years as president of BBVA Compass Bank in Colorado Springs, sees retirement as an opportunity. “I can’t explain the timing,” said the 52-year-old… Continue Reading Banker takes leap of faith, retires

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Colorado recreational marijuana dispensaries aren’t the only businesses to benefit from Amendment 64. Local drug-testing centers also have seen more business since recreational pot’s retail debut at the beginning of the year. Lynette Crow-Iverson is CEO of Conspire in Colorado Springs, a local drug-screening company on Garden of the Gods Road that also specializes in… Continue Reading Legal pot a windfall for screening companies

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Wallace leads medical campus growth and future

Erik Wallace, M.D., is one of the newest staff members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. An internal medicine physician and associate dean, Wallace is working full-time getting the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s branch campus up and running. He’s recruiting students and faculty. In addition to his role at the University… Continue Reading Wallace leads medical campus growth and future

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