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People on the Move – January 21, 2011

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Carolyn Schneider has been promoted to campus enrollment services director for University of the Rockies. Joe Camiolo has joined the Memorial Health System Foundation Board of Directors. He has a long background history of customer service work and currently serves as the resident regional manager of Crothall Health Services in Memorial Health System’s environmental services… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 21, 2011

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Campbell offers insight as new HBA president

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Kyle Campbell has become the face of homebuilding and land development in Colorado Springs. As the head of Classic Consulting, Engineers and Surveyors, a subdivision of Classic Homes, he oversees the company’s numerous land development and infrastructure projects. In November, after 15 years with the group, he was installed as the president of the Colorado… Continue Reading Campbell offers insight as new HBA president

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Branding drive now under way for Springs

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Denver is the Mile-High City, Huntsville, Ala., is the Rocket City, and New York City is The Big Apple. And Colorado Springs? It has plenty of attractive qualities, but despite repeated efforts, none have been successfully harnessed to create a brand. This could be the year that changes. After seeing its budget slashed last year,… Continue Reading Branding drive now under way for Springs

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Springs man making gelato dream a reality

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Jan Horsfall is in love with gelato, the Italian version of ice cream, and he’s betting that once his fellow Americans taste it they will love it, too. Gelato stores in the U.S. have popped up here and there over the years. But Horsfall and about 30 investors have decided it’s time make the frozen… Continue Reading Springs man making gelato dream a reality

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A promising start for Governor Hickenlooper

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John Hickenlooper has taken the reins as governor of Colorado, and while the job before him is daunting, the business community and the state as a whole have a lot to feel optimistic about. That’s not easy to say given some of the facts on the ground. Among them: The state’s personal income levels are… Continue Reading A promising start for Governor Hickenlooper

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“Surviving the Coming Tax Disaster” by Roni Deutch, BenBella Books, $16.95, 241 pages, includes resources There are, as they say, two things you can’t escape: death and taxes. You try to avoid both as much as possible. The former is so distressing, so intimidating. It’s the Great Unknown, a hidden surprise that could be painfully unpleasant,… Continue Reading Book Review: “Surviving the Coming Tax Disaster”

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Someday, we’ll sit on our porch swings, smoke pipes, sip whiskey, and reminisce about the great economic malaise of the late aughts. Until then, the race is on to see which Colorado Springs industry kick-starts the local economy to solidify its spot in what will become the city’s historical narrative. All of the usual suspects… Continue Reading Churches breathing new life into real estate market

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It’s a small number but, hey, it’s a start. I’m talking about the $10 million that Mike Kazmierski hopes to pull together in private and public funds to help area startups get up and running. Kazmierski, the head of the Economic Development Corp., plans to reveal this idea next Friday at a luncheon speech titled… Continue Reading EDC to unveil plan to keep Springs companies rooted

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El Paso County Commissioners will decide next month whether they should skirt state law and use sales tax revenue from the proposed Copper Ridge shopping center to pay for an extension of Powers Boulevard. It’s a bad idea. And while the discussion next month will be about the legality of it all, there’s an even… Continue Reading Let free-market forces rule in Copper Ridge matter

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Lawmakers taking aim at foreclosure practices

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Work began at the statehouse this week on legislation to address the ongoing foreclosure crisis. Meaningful reform, however, seems like a long-shot. Any potential legislation would require a bold and detailed proposal from a member of the House Economic and Business Development Committee, most of whom are new to the panel. Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver,… Continue Reading Lawmakers taking aim at foreclosure practices

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