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John Rovie joined The Broadmoor as director of sales in September, after 17 years as sales director or catering director at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and the Arizona Biltmore Phoenix. Rovie holds a bachelor’s in management from Arizona State University and has also worked in Vail and Seattle. What are the challenges of your position?… Continue Reading Broadmoor’s new sales director was once a guest

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Word was out this week about what could be one of the bigger commercial real estate deals in Colorado Springs so far this year. It hasn’t closed yet, but Blake Allen of Manitou Springs-based Allen Realty has agreed to buy the 185,000-square-foot space that was formerly a Macy’s department store at the Citadel Mall. The… Continue Reading Deal in works to revive property at The Citadel

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People on the Move – March 25, 2011

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Outdoor Industry Association has hired Ling Matthews-Thompson as vice president of communications. Thompson has more than 14 years of experience in communications, campaign marketing and public relations. Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced appointments to the Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment Board and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District Board of Directors. Appointments are dependent upon… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 25, 2011

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On the Horizon – March 25, 2011

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March 30 Where Innovation Lives Colorado College and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a luncheon presentation titled, “Where Innovation Lives” at 11:30 a.m. March 30 at the Antlers Hilton hotel. Where do innovators live and why?  Colorado College Professor Daniel Johnson will share original research that spans the globe to tie… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 25, 2011

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The rest of the nation knows Colorado Springs as a sports mecca, from the Olympics to mountain biking to ice hockey. Locals, however, may be unaware of the full extent of the city’s sports connection, from youth soccer to annual championships involving teams from around the world. This story gauges the economic impact of the… Continue Reading Ka-ching! When athletes hit town, the dollars follow

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The other day, you were cleaning out your wallet, looking for something you needed and you got quite a surprise. Oh, sure, you found what you were looking for. As well as three outdated coupons, a photo of your niece in seventh grade (she’s 25 now) and a grocery list from who-knows-when. And you found… Continue Reading Wondering what to read next? Try one of these

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Colorado Springs State Rep. Larry Liston is hoping the fifth time will be a charm. This is the fifth straight year that the state Legislature will duke it out over a bill like the one he’s sponsoring, HB 1284, which would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer. It’s hard to say whether… Continue Reading Beer sales: Is it all froth or do we need change?

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Taking the hard road

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When did taking the easy way out become the way to do business? Or to boost the economy, build communities, improve our schools, raise our kids and solve our problems? When did we decide that being a leader was a cushy job? Deep down, don’t you remember the thrill of taking the hard road? The… Continue Reading Taking the hard road

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Is Operation 6035 dying a slow, quiet death?

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It happens all the time. In the interest of economic development or some type of change, government bodies or community groups hire consultants to help guide them toward a better tomorrow. These consultants — professional advice givers — charge a hefty fee for their expertise and insight. They are usually outsiders to the community, and… Continue Reading Is Operation 6035 dying a slow, quiet death?

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As deficit hawks circle Washington, D.C., expenditures are up against the knife. Even popular programs aimed at preventing urban decay and providing affordable housing could be on the chopping block. The U.S. House will vote on a bill next week that would kill the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which provides funding to cities for purchases of… Continue Reading Foreclosure renovation funding plan facing cuts

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