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Memorial Health Systems has an opportunity to expand its market share through expanding to other parts of Colorado — even to Kansas. The hospital system is beginning to reinvent itself as a regional center, and is building the infrastructure to compete, said Mike Scialdone, CFO for the system at Memorial’s monthly update to the city… Continue Reading Memorial looking at ways to expand market share

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Marcella Hurley is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at UCCS. The Small Business Development Center is a partnership between the Small Business Administration and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. It offers educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Hurely will work for the state’s Small Business Administration… Continue Reading Hurley takes over at Small Business Development Center

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Grace Keirnes is on her way to redefining the term lifestyle center. In November, she opened Sportz Skillz Golf and Tennis Center, a 7,500-square-foot training facility in a shopping center next door to Colorado Ski and Golf store at N. Academy and Montebello Square Drive in Colorado Springs. The proximity between the two businesses is… Continue Reading One-stop sports and health lifestyle center envisioned

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On the Horizon – June 17, 2011

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June 21 Minding Your Business The Pikes Peak Library will host a class about starting or growing a business from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites that will locate information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing and demographics. Register by… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 17, 2011

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Manitou enjoying 100 percent occupancy rate

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Don’t discount Manitou on account of its free-spirited reputation. It’s a thriving retail center with heavy traffic and a lot of appeal Continue Reading Manitou enjoying 100 percent occupancy rate

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The recession isn’t over for a lot of businesses but many others have come through the storm and are still standing. Citing American Express, the Wall Street Journal reported on April 15 that “the nation’s small businesses are now looking to grow, with capital spending and hiring plans up.” On May 4, the WSJ reported… Continue Reading Lessons that the recession should have taught us

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As foreclosures have fallen, so have the El Paso County Trustee’s staffing needs. Trustee Tom Mowle said the workload in his office dropped 18 percent between the end of the fourth quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011. And that prompted him to cut his staff by 10 percent, from 10 employees to… Continue Reading Fewer foreclosures mean fewer trustee’s office jobs

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Manitou’s parking solutions

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A three-story parking garage next to the Stagecoach Inn on the eastern end of Manitou Springs was one of the most popular ideas presented during a meeting about how to solve the city’s parking issues last week. The three-tier parking structure would cost an estimated $4.2 million to construct, would need $340,000 a year in… Continue Reading Manitou’s parking solutions

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According to Packaged Facts, the pet industry was $55 billion strong in 2010. To put this amount in perspective, the Colorado state budget in 2009 was $18.9 billion. We spend a lot of money on our pets, whether it is food and food supplements, grooming, toys, and of course veterinary care. Dogs and cats are… Continue Reading If pets can be put to sleep, why not people also?

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Springs’ lobbyist has little to report

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Business leaders say work is just beginning as lobbyist lays groundwork, eyes money Colorado Springs’ new federal lobbyist has yet to produce any tangible monetary benefits to the city, but the broad coalition of business leaders that hired her aren’t concerned yet. “It takes months and months,” said Stephannie Finley, president of government affairs for the Greater… Continue Reading Springs’ lobbyist has little to report

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