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Service key to MacSuperstore success

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Service key to MacSuperstore success

When Shane Williams opened his first MacSuperstore 16 years ago in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Google was a word only a few kids at Stanford knew; the soon-to-be-iconic iMac was born and Steve Jobs, who had been fired by Apple a decade before, was about to make his triumphant return. Apple’s resurgence meant the opening… Continue Reading Service key to MacSuperstore success

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Techwise continues growth, diversification

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Techwise continues growth, diversification

Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Techwise has plans for continued growth this year — diversifying its business offerings and doubling its revenues. From humble beginnings 20 years ago, CEO Shawnee Huckstep has grown her company into a major Department of Defense contractor working in the areas of training, logistics, organizational improvement, development and education throughout the… Continue Reading Techwise continues growth, diversification

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Kudos! – January 9, 2015

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Farrell’s expands Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping in Colorado Springs has opened its third location, this one at 4427 Centennial Blvd. Co-owners are Mark and Jenny Vohsman. McGrath retires Mike McGrath retired as senior investment strategist with the Wells Fargo Private Bank. He started at the bank in 1982. He has been involved with Penrose-St. Francis Health… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 9, 2015

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People on the Move – January 9, 2015

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Lucinda McRoberts has joined USA Swimming as chief counsel and director of legal affairs; she will advise the executive director, senior staff and the board on legal matters. McRoberts graduated from Yale University and the University of Michigan Law School. The Air Force Academy selected James A. Knowlton as athletic director. Knowlton, who had been… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 9, 2015

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On the Horizon – January 9, 2015

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Jan. 10 Buy a home Free Ent Federal Credit Union home-buying seminar, from 10 a.m.-noon, 7350 Campus Drive. For information, 550-6894. The Broadmoor Lecture series highlights The Broadmoor, presented by archivist Beth Davis, from 2-3 p.m. at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free. First Friday Colorado Springs Pride Center’s fundraiser First Friday… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 9, 2015

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Another key list: Ten Women to Watch in ’15

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Elsewhere in this Business Journal, you’ll find our annual list of Ten Companies to Watch in the year ahead. That turned into a healthy package for our Focus section, but how about some people to follow? In fact, let’s go even further, with Ten Women to Watch in 2015 across the area’s business scene. We… Continue Reading Another key list: Ten Women to Watch in ’15

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Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

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Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

Dale Stamp is a family man first, followed by physical fitness. Third on the list is business. After 10 years as the tennis pro for the city of Colorado Springs, he launched his real estate career. As president of Quantum Commercial Group, Stamp oversees and is responsible for millions of dollars in commercial real estate… Continue Reading Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

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Messages from 1995 still relevant now

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Two decades ago, the daily paper then still known as the Gazette-Telegraph launched a “community-wide discussion about the future of Colorado Springs,” featuring “a series of essays by people in our community.” Cheryl Gillaspie and I contributed the first two essays, which were published May 10, 1995. We had both been re-elected to City Council… Continue Reading Messages from 1995 still relevant now

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Water: Time to worry

In December 2013, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gave a little-noticed speech to the Colorado River Water Users Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Given that Colorado Springs gets 70 percent of its water from the Colorado River, it’s no surprise that senior officials of Colorado Springs Utilities were in attendance. Wayne Vanderschuere, general manager of… Continue Reading Water: Time to worry

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Lawmakers working to help state economy

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After being re-elected to serve a third term as state representative from House District 18, I turned my focus to the upcoming legislative session, which begins Jan. 7.  I have been meeting with constituents, visiting schools, going to public meetings, talking with stakeholders about bills and attending pre-session hearings in Denver. The incoming House Speaker,… Continue Reading Lawmakers working to help state economy

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