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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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