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Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

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Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

Randy Bernstein starts a new job Oct. 3 as president and CEO of Ent Federal Credit Union. He’s not new to town; he’s been at Ent more than 17 years. With this promotion, announced several months ago, he moves from chief operating officer to the top of the organization, which has more than 240,000 members,… Continue Reading Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

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Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

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Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

Shawn Thompson, market president of BBVA Compass bank, has held that post since May. He had spent the previous eight years at BBVA. Before that, he worked as vice president at American National Bank, now ANB Bank, and Peoples Bank. He graduated from Michigan State University with a major in food industry economics and management… Continue Reading Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

There are few places in Colorado Springs where one can find a person 3D-printing an octopus, another chopping fruit with large machinery and yet another using a punch press to create metal fittings. But a consortium of local business owners and advocates made that a reality this week by hosting the inaugural Southern Colorado Manufacturing… Continue Reading Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Manitou wraps up a successful summer

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Manitou wraps up a successful summer

By Jeanne Davant Pikes Peak Bulletin Manitou Springs’ economy is coming back strong from the downturn of the past two years and appears to be on pace for a record-breaking summer. “The July numbers were the best I’ve ever seen,” says Finance Director Becca Davis. “All in all, I think we’ve made a strong recovery.”… Continue Reading Manitou wraps up a successful summer

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

October is National Arts and Humanities Month. In recognition, several Colorado Springs organizations aim to bring together the local creative and business communities. “Arts and Humanities Month was created in 1993. This community has never really engaged that in any way,” according to Andy Vick, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak… Continue Reading City celebrates Arts Month with events

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PERA outcome likely best for Springs

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PERA outcome likely best for Springs

One of the hoariest tenets of economic development has to do with “primary” jobs. Such jobs are prized because they bring new revenue into a regional economy, spurring local demand for goods and services. Increased demand encourages non-primary employers to add workers and expand their facilities, thereby creating more secondary jobs. Colorado Springs boomed in… Continue Reading PERA outcome likely best for Springs

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Timberline takes work to new heights

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Timberline takes work to new heights

The view from Tim Emick’s office is better than yours. Situated between timbers 1,625 and 2,137 on the Manitou Incline, Emick and his army, also known as Timberline Landscaping Inc., are tackling the most challenging and publicly visible project in the company’s 23-year history. Emick, who owns and co-founded Timberline Landscaping, won the $1.5 million… Continue Reading Timberline takes work to new heights

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Tributes to former co-worker at CSBJ

Rob Larimer, former managing editor and reporter at the Colorado Springs Business Journal, died Sept. 24 in a single-car accident in Old Colorado City when his vehicle veered off West Colorado Avenue and struck a tree. Larimer, 40, was a native of Denver who moved to Colorado Springs in 2002. He spent time at The… Continue Reading Tributes to former co-worker at CSBJ

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Vectrus: Instant major player

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Vectrus: Instant major player

There’s a new defense contractor in town — one with history in Colorado Springs and potential to be the region’s most-profitable publicly traded company. Virginia-based defense contractor Exelis Inc. officially completed the spinoff of its Mission Systems government services division at midnight Friday, Sept. 26, creating Vectrus Inc. President and CEO Kenneth Hunzeker estimates that… Continue Reading Vectrus: Instant major player

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

“Beautiful should always be affordable.” That’s a phrase that flows frequently from the lips of Barracuda Bazaar owner Kim McKenna. Although they aren’t her words — the motto started with the company’s founder a few blocks down and nearly two decades ago — they keep her striving to meet the needs of those she calls… Continue Reading Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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