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First Craft Week ends in success with festival

The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week reached its peak Friday evening during the Crafter’s Festival, a sold-out signature event that brought together food and drink vendors from across the region. The Crafter’s Festival, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs, attracted a variety of participating businesses, including 11 breweries, seven coffee… Continue Reading First Craft Week ends in success with festival

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Seafood restaurant moves west

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Seafood restaurant moves west

Tom English serves happy food. At his English Dockside West Seafood and Grill, English wants his patrons to leave with smiles on their faces. “People often describe this food as happy food,” English said. “When you eat it, it just makes you feel good.” The English Dockside Seafood and Grill recently moved across town from… Continue Reading Seafood restaurant moves west

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Elder Construction celebrates 20 successful years

Elder Construction celebrates 20 years this week as a local commercial general contracting company. President and CEO Tom Elder sat down this week to talk about his family business, and how his sons are following in his footsteps.   How did you start the business? I always worked construction. My brother and I had a… Continue Reading Elder Construction celebrates 20 successful years

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Black Forest impacts mixed

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Black Forest impacts mixed

Last year, Anthony David paid off his house, the original Brentwood Estates cabin in the Black Forest. Two weeks later, it burned to the ground in the Black Forest fire. “We lost everything,” David said. Four weeks before the fire, David launched a business, the Black Forest Mill, in business to create furniture – tables… Continue Reading Black Forest impacts mixed

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Drake Plant’s near-disaster

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Drake Plant’s near-disaster

Chief says Drake fire could have been worse Colorado Springs Fire Chief Chris Riley did not mince words in describing what could have been. Riley, recapping the fire department’s quick and massive response to the serious fire Monday at Martin Drake Power Plant, praised what he called the quick and courageous response of firefighters on… Continue Reading Drake Plant’s near-disaster

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Changing times: National firm enters market; Sierra Commercial ends 11-year run

Colorado Springs-based Sierra Commercial Real Estate closed its doors this week after more than a decade serving the Pikes Peak region. Owner and President Dave Delich made the call after losing several of his brokers to nationally affiliated firms, but Delich said that parent company Sierra Properties will remain in business. “The brokerage was just… Continue Reading Changing times: National firm enters market; Sierra Commercial ends 11-year run

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Wellness the goal of Centura, YMCA with collaboration

The second curve is the future — and the future is now. Centura Health’s first Colorado Health Neighborhood in El Paso County is slated to open this fall on Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument and, according to Penrose-St. Francis Health Services senior vice president Jamie Smith, it is a model that could pave the way… Continue Reading Wellness the goal of Centura, YMCA with collaboration

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Clinic shows how to pitch new business

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Clinic shows how to pitch new business

  When Steve Stowell retires later this year as an Army lieutenant colonel, he wants to build a beer enterprise in Colorado Springs. He wants to educate people about the finer aspects of brewing, pouring and tasting.  Stowell took advantage of the Small Business Technology Incubator’s Pitch Clinic on April 24. There, he learned what… Continue Reading Clinic shows how to pitch new business

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CSNA Architects offer broad experience

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CSNA Architects offer broad experience

CSNA Architects Address: 532 N. Tejon St. Contact: 473-7225, csnaarchitects.com Year founded: 1972 Team members: 10 Averse to the standard business model of a design firm, what makes CSNA Architects special is the company’s generality. “We’re really not specialists, we’re generalists,” said CSNA principal Gregory Friesen. “We really just do an awful lot of different… Continue Reading CSNA Architects offer broad experience

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Fenske adjusts quickly to PPCC role, local scene

A former structural engineer, Sue Moore Fenske moved to Colorado Springs in June from Paducah, Kentucky, to become executive director of the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation. She left engineering and entered the nonprofit world after giving birth to two sons with her husband Thomas Fenske. Their sons are Taylor, 22, a Navy pilot stationed in… Continue Reading Fenske adjusts quickly to PPCC role, local scene

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