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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Until a few months ago, Tucker Wannamaker could set up a quick meeting by just picking a downtown coffee spot in Colorado Springs, and anyone could be there in minutes. Here in the nation’s capital, where he has lived since January, the options actually aren’t that much different for the co-founder of Magneti… Continue Reading Wannamaker finds his place amid D.C. scene

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Look close by to find corporate fraud

Whistleblowers find what audits may not Look around you. Whether you’re a CEO, entrepreneur, employee of a small business or a corporate conglomerate, statistics show someone in your office is committing fraud. Perhaps he or she is merely pilfering paper towels or medicine from the supply cabinet, but often the crime is far more severe.… Continue Reading Look close by to find corporate fraud

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Minor leagues make for major business

Tony Ensor and Mike Hobson are familiar with the baseball adage “if you build it, they will come.” Movie clichés aside, the respective general manager and assistant general manager of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox explain that building it is very different from filling it. While many aspects of running a minor league baseball team… Continue Reading Minor leagues make for major business

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Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2014

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Time for new strategy on our airport I arrived in Colorado Springs in 1964 when my father was transferred with the Air Force. My father’s final assignment was in Virginia Beach, but I decided to remain in Colorado, making it my adopted home for 50 years. I was fortunate enough to see the old Antlers, Sheriff… Continue Reading Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2014

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On opening day of the 2014 legislative session, the speaker of the state House of Representatives outlined an agenda that focuses on three goals: • Helping Coloradans recover from the floods and wildfires we suffered in 2013 • Enhancing the economic security of all Coloradans • Strengthening our education system to better prepare our students… Continue Reading Legislators push education funding, disaster recovery, economic security

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Defending the individual voter

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You won’t find endorsements for political candidates in the Colorado Springs Business Journal. That’s simply not how we operate. We’ve been asked and encouraged to support certain individuals, but we make no exceptions. We might take a stand on ballot issues that affect the community as a whole, and obviously the local business scene, but not… Continue Reading Defending the individual voter

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Developers intent on improving state of downtown housing

It has been nearly two years since the Urban Land Institute called for the creation of 250 to 300 housing units in downtown Colorado Springs, and the city has yet to see such results. But a handful of local developers are pushing through economic and bureaucratic hurdles in attempts to reach that goal. The ULI… Continue Reading Developers intent on improving state of downtown housing

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High-end homes require slightly different approach to sales

Selling a luxury home requires a Realtor who knows how to market estate homes in luxury publications, according to people in the high-end real estate business. Trish Ingels wears two hats on this topic — she owns a $6.5 million home she’s trying to sell, and she’s a Realtor who sells executive homes for Berkshire… Continue Reading High-end homes require slightly different approach to sales

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On the Horizon – April 4, 2014

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April 8 Business plan fundamentals Every business needs a plan, whether it’s a start-up or a business wanting to grow. Mark Bittle, Small Business Development Center, will facilitate this free workshop from 9-11 a.m., Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road. Register at: clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70330353. April 9 Cyber threats Venture capitalists, inventors and industry leaders will share… Continue Reading On the Horizon – April 4, 2014

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Kudos! – April 4, 2014

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AFA senior wins poster contest A senior at the U.S. Air Force Academy won an award for the best undergraduate research poster from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymer Chemistry during the society’s national meeting in Dallas last week. Cadet 1st Class Ford Carty’s poster was judged best of 31 posters submitted. Diamonds Robert… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 4, 2014

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