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Weinstein, MRFF fight near and far

Weinstein, MRFF fight near and far

As charitable foundations go, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation punches way above its weight. In 2012, the organization brought in $584,347 in contributions and grants, and spent $582,136. That’s below the $1 million threshold that many rating agencies use in deciding whether a foundation merits evaluation, and is dwarfed by national giants with much lower… Continue Reading Weinstein, MRFF fight near and far

Retail a mixed bag across region

Jerry Rutledge will greet you with a warm handshake and a smile. The downtown retailer has reason to be happy. His men’s apparel shop, Rutledge’s, has been on Tejon Street (first at the corner of Tejon and Pikes Peak Avenue, more recently at the corner of Tejon and Kiowa streets) for nearly a half-century, and… Continue Reading Retail a mixed bag across region

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Lodgers cross fingers for coming season

Area businesses catering to tourists really could use a good summer. After two seasons marred by fires and floods, local hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts are waiting with bated breath to see whether their busiest months will bring boom or bust. Many are cautiously optimistic that this year will curb a two-year slide of disappointing numbers.… Continue Reading Lodgers cross fingers for coming season

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Old World Designs can bring ancient styles to your home

The new space on the southeast side of 4669 Centennial Blvd. shows off Chris Lobato’s work. In it, crystal vases sit on Venetian mantlepieces, mirrors inside a stone frame, mantles seemingly from the past, new yet ancient architectural features. “This space lets me show what I really can do,” said Lobato in his showroom, a… Continue Reading Old World Designs can bring ancient styles to your home

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White and staff grow Northstar Bank Colorado

Mark White, president of Northstar Bank Colorado, moved with his family to Colorado Springs from Grand Junction when he was in junior high school. He loves the outdoors and spends as much time as he can hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing and golfing with his wife Lori and their sons, 14 and 16, both students at… Continue Reading White and staff grow Northstar Bank Colorado

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Local college athletics don’t expect unions

Sorry, local collegiate athletes. Your check is not in the mail. In light of last month’s groundbreaking ruling regarding Northwestern University football team’s right to form a union, collegiate athletic departments across the country are asking, “What if?” At a local level, however, higher learning administrators aren’t concerned their coffers will be compromised anytime soon.… Continue Reading Local college athletics don’t expect unions

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Outfitters optimistic over summer in the Rockies

It’s springtime in the Rockies. Snowmelt is flowing, grass is growing and local outdoor outfitters are prepping for the rush that goes along with living a stone’s throw from one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. Adventure awaits! Under one roof Anyone making a habit of driving Cimarron Street over the past few years has probably seen… Continue Reading Outfitters optimistic over summer in the Rockies

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Personal experience details buying a house

Buying a house can be thrilling, a major headache and stressful all at once for an extended period of time. It was all that and more for me, and I closed on my new house two days after Christmas. After all, it’s not every day you plunk down $2,500 in earnest money, much less a… Continue Reading Personal experience details buying a house

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Westone makes custom earpieces here

Westone, The In-Ear Experts Info: 2235 Executive Circle, 540-9333 In business: 55 years Number of employees: 211 If you have a hearing aid with a custom earpiece, chances are good the earpiece is made in Colorado Springs. Fighter pilots with the U.S. Air Force use ear products made here. Babies born deaf are fitted with… Continue Reading Westone makes custom earpieces here

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Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

The Classen family has always been active: running, water skiing, rock climbing and even competing in Ironman Triathlons. Settling along the Front Range in 2001 (after years of moving cross-country for work), Jackie and her husband Dan decided to share their knowledge of sports nutrition and healthy living with others by opening the first and… Continue Reading Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

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