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Bach looks back

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Bach looks back

In June 2011, Steve Bach took office as the city’s first strong mayor, promising to transform city government, revitalize the local economy and run a lean, efficient, business-friendly administration. Those tasks would have challenged the most experienced politician, yet Bach had never served as an elected official. His decades of business experience had familiarized him… Continue Reading Bach looks back

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Luck in love with local food scene

Brother Luck (yes, his real name), is the proprietor and executive chef of the relatively new Brother Luck Street Eats located on West Colorado Avenue. Luck oversees all restaurant operations, including the sourcing and preparation of seasonal, farm-to-table fare, much of it from local distributors. He hadn’t always been the boss, however, as he recalls… Continue Reading Luck in love with local food scene

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Fellowship provides young filmmakers opportunity

“Oh, you do that here?” Shivers run up Pete Schuermann’s spine. “I hate that. I get asked that all the time when I say I make movies,” he said from his office in Colorado Springs. Schuermann is the creator and director, so to speak, of the First Take Film Fellowship, a local nonprofit created to… Continue Reading Fellowship provides young filmmakers opportunity

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Springs shorted by Historical Fund

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Springs shorted by Historical Fund

The Colorado State Historical Fund, established by the 1990 constitutional amendment that legalized gambling in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek, mandates that a portion of gaming tax revenue goes to fund historic preservation projects throughout the state. Since being established in 1991, the fund has disbursed approximately $266 million to thousands of historic… Continue Reading Springs shorted by Historical Fund

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Epicentral adds Ivywild site, hosts Go Code

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Epicentral adds Ivywild site, hosts Go Code

Just under a year after buying a new building for her business, Epicentral Coworking owner Lisa Tessarowicz has signed a lease at the Ivywild School with plans to open a second collaborative environment in April — in the midst of Go Code season. The news comes on the toes of the Go Code Colorado app-development… Continue Reading Epicentral adds Ivywild site, hosts Go Code

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Nonprofit bridging the physics gap

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Nonprofit bridging the physics gap

Whether talking about a startup receiving its first injection of capital or the behavior of subatomic particles, momentum is a law important to both business and nature. Dave Csintyan, CEO of the Colorado Springs-based 501(c)3 nonprofit See the Change USA, has made it his mission to harmonize the two. See the Change USA was founded… Continue Reading Nonprofit bridging the physics gap

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Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

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Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

Following major expansion and consolidation that began in 2014 and spilled into the new year, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has all pieces in place to make 2015 exceptionally green. “As an organization, it’s one of our key operational objectives this year,” said Discover Goodwill Spokesperson Bradd Hafer. “All of our divisions and… Continue Reading Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

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Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

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Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

Shawna Kemppainen looks forward every day to get to work. That’s because each day is an opportunity to help a youth who is experiencing homelessness in Colorado Springs. Originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Kemppainen describes herself as a yooper, for the U.P.), she spent 16 years in Arizona before moving to Colorado Springs. She studied… Continue Reading Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

The glass ceiling exists for women not only in business, but in nonprofit agency management as well. A woman chief executive officer of a nonprofit makes less money than a man in the same executive position for the same-sized agency, according to the 2015 compensation report from GuideStar USA Inc. A nonprofit based in Virginia,… Continue Reading Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

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Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

Last year, vital information from 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was hacked from JPMorgan & Chase, the North Koreans allegedly breached Sony Pictures, and reported cyber attacks against Target, Neiman Marcus, Coca Cola, Home Depot and other companies cost banks an estimated $1 billion in damages. In fact, the number of international cyber… Continue Reading Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

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