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Kudos! – May 4, 2012

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Rusinak Real Estate named a top achiever Rusinak Real Estate, Inc. was the recipient of a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World member achievement awards presented March 25 at the organization’s annual conference in Florida. Rusinak Real Estate received the 2011 Crown of Excellence for its company-size category based on superior performance in the… Continue Reading Kudos! – May 4, 2012

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On the Horizon – May 4, 2012

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May 4 Manufacturing consortium The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC hosts the Pikes Peak Manufacturing Consortium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Topics include career pathways into manufacturing; higher education resources; and grant updates. For details, email, Jennifer Taylor at jtaylor@csedc.org or call 884-2840. May… Continue Reading On the Horizon – May 4, 2012

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Commercial loan strength returning

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Commercial loans were up 40 percent during the first two months of this year, compared to the same period last year. Land Title Guarantee Co. Manager Randy Slaybaugh, who tallied the numbers, said they are a blend of new commercial loans and refinanced and modified loans, Slaybaugh said. Industry insiders say a combination of market… Continue Reading Commercial loan strength returning

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Who needs an MBA? Well, you might be surprised. As a business columnist, economist, and adjunct professor in an MBA program, I often see the value of business principles and ideas in different situations. And I’m not just talking about owning, managing and working in a business, or making assorted career choices. Beyond such obvious… Continue Reading An MBA’s value in the most unexpected places

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A tale of two cities

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Instead of Charles Dickens’ famous novel about Paris and London during the French Revolution, we are talking about Colorado Springs Utilities and the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, representing two radically different “cities” or mindsets. Dickens’ opening paragraph still resonates: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the… Continue Reading A tale of two cities

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Peer advisory groups

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Are you feeling a bit lonely at the top of your business? As a leader in your business, who can you turn to for trusted advice, perspective, experience, and accountability? When you have important decisions to make, who can you trust to check your thinking? Imagine having over a dozen peer company executives and leaders,… Continue Reading Peer advisory groups

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Mining Exchange opening, at long last

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The long-awaited downtown Mining Exchange Hotel opens next week, on May 9. Continue Reading Mining Exchange opening, at long last

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Cab company defied big competitor to advance company Springs Cab has proven that the Colorado Springs is big enough for two cab companies, despite earlier protests from its competitor that this should remain a one-cab-company town. Springs Cab just added seven cabs to its fleet and plans to be up to 25 by mid-May. That… Continue Reading Fare market: Cab company defied big competitor to advance company

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Colo. Springs attorneys taking on space cases

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Astronauts aren’t the only ones exploring the final frontier — attorneys are venturing into the unknown, too, with tasks such as establishing legal responsibility for space junk and protecting space craft patents. The practice of space law is growing in Colorado Springs thanks to the prominence of the Air Force, the Department of Defense and… Continue Reading Colo. Springs attorneys taking on space cases

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It didn’t take market analysis to convince Chris Copeland there was demand for another music venue in Colorado Springs. The silence told him everything he needed to know. So, Copeland bought the 12,500-square-foot former Pirates Liquor Outlet building at 3506 N. Academy Blvd. and will open a 500-person music venue, called Rawkus, in June. He… Continue Reading Music venue planned in former Pirate’s Liquor building

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