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SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

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SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

FLoT, a small business in Salida, believes flying drones commercially should be allowed. Now, commercial flight of drones is allowed only if flown for a government. Further, FLoT believes, the federal government should apply different rules to flights of 747 airliners and  flights of drones. For example, one of the rules requires all aircraft to… Continue Reading SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

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City can learn online lesson

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Every year, several dozen people from Colorado Springs take what’s well known as the Regional Leaders Trip, visiting cities to see what they have that we might replicate. Those trips have gone to Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Portland, Ore.; Omaha, Neb., and Salt Lake City. From each, the contingent returned with ideas that… Continue Reading City can learn online lesson

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Working downtown: What would grandma say?

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Working downtown: What would grandma say?

Grandma Halter taught me to feel fortunate for the things I was afforded — often while clipping coupons and humming some unidentifiable Irish folk song. I was recently reminded of that lesson when the Business Journal management told employees that this fall it will move the CSBJ offices from the perch at Platte Avenue and… Continue Reading Working downtown: What would grandma say?

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Retirement doesn’t mean less love for downtown

Jacque Stanley loves downtown Colorado Springs. For years it has given her photographs, good times and a livelihood. As a teenager, Stanley made her first traffic court appearance at what is now the Pioneers Museum; she had a first date at Poor Richard’s with the man who would become her husband; and she has worked… Continue Reading Retirement doesn’t mean less love for downtown

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Businesses move out of and around downtown

Several businesses in downtown Colorado Springs have moved, will move, or plan to close. Two are moving to the Chapel Hills Mall. Susan Godec will close her Phancy Pheasant at 220 N. Tejon St. because of a drop in business that she attributed to downtown vagrancy and parking. “I feel like it’s just the wrong… Continue Reading Businesses move out of and around downtown

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City center’s resurgence filling vacancies

Downtown Colorado Springs can boast of several new shopping, dining, drinking and entertainment options, and there’s more in the works. “Overall, we’re excited because there are new businesses coming that provide more diversity for shopping and dining, and that always helps,” said Laurel Prud’homme, director of communications for the Downtown Partnership. “Within the core of… Continue Reading City center’s resurgence filling vacancies

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Kudos! – August 15, 2014

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Ent given $1,500 grant For the third year, Ent Federal Credit Union has been awarded $1,500 as part of the 2014 Armed Forces Financial Network Matching grant program. Ent is matching this grant, which will provide $1,000 to the Friends of Family Support organizations on each of the three local Air Force bases it serves,… Continue Reading Kudos! – August 15, 2014

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Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

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Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

It’s a Dutch bakery with a difficult-to-pronounce name: Boonzaaijer’s. So difficult, in fact, that the owner, Stephen Boonzaaijer, printed the pronunciation on his business cards: Boné-zi-yer’s. Boonzaaijer got his start in the bakery by following five generations of tradition. “It’s a generational thing,” he said. “I’m the fifth-generation baker in the family. I grew up… Continue Reading Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

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Bryan sets fast pace in construction industry

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Bryan sets fast pace in construction industry

The owner of Bryan Construction, Scott Bryan is a Colorado Springs native. At 54, he’s been married to Theresa for 30 years. They have two sons, Eric, 20, majoring in petroleum engineering at Colorado School of Mines, and Wyatt, 19, at Colorado State University majoring in mechanical engineering and playing football for the Rams. After… Continue Reading Bryan sets fast pace in construction industry

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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

After a 2013 hiatus, the state’s largest spectator event once again is making its way through Colorado Springs next week — but don’t blink. The fourth USA Pro Challenge is welcoming back some of the world’s fastest cyclists, with Stage 4 of the seven-stage event here on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 21. The stage will start… Continue Reading USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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