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Economic panel tackles entrepreneurialism

The 18th Annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum aimed to address a multitude of economic issues facing the Pikes Peak region. The event, which took place Oct. 10 at the Antlers Hilton, focused on both the current economic health of the region as well as a preview of the year to come. A panel discussion titled… Continue Reading Economic panel tackles entrepreneurialism

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Otherworldly whimsy fills Chavez Gallery

On the Westside of Colorado Springs exists a portal into the minds of others. The Chavez Gallery is a curious place filled with nostalgic glimpses into the combined psyche — memories, curiosities and ideals — of married couple Kris and Liese Chavez. Kris, primarily an enamel jewelry-maker, and Liese, a painter, opened the 500-square-foot gallery… Continue Reading Otherworldly whimsy fills Chavez Gallery

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Some downtown icons still stand

Do commercial buildings learn? If they want to avoid the wrecker’s ball, they’d better be like enduring businesses — carefully conceived, solidly built, well located and open to change. Just as businesses that fail to evolve fall by the wayside, so do aging buildings that can’t be profitably reimagined. Can you predict which buildings will… Continue Reading Some downtown icons still stand

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Computer antidote: Complete PC Support

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Computer antidote: Complete PC Support

Tucked into a small space in an office strip mall off North Powers Boulevard is a tiny computer repair shop, Compete PC Support. Its physical space defines small business. Its owner, Harvard graduate Vince Johnson, wants to keep the space small to maintain low overhead and keep prices lower for his customers. Large technology stores… Continue Reading Computer antidote: Complete PC Support

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Escalating war: Local companies battle cyber crime in new ways

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, the latest victim of a high-profile data breach that took place last summer, compromised the accounts of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The attack, one of the largest intrusions on record, joins a growing list of cyber crises for major corporations in just the past year, including Target,… Continue Reading Escalating war: Local companies battle cyber crime in new ways

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Solti back home as AFA’s top scientist

U.S.Air Force Academy graduate Jim Solti, Ph.D., retired last year after 30 years in the Air Force. During his career he moved around the country, but despite being born and raised in Ohio, he found that the Academy and Colorado Springs still felt like home. At the time of his retirement, the Academy posted a… Continue Reading Solti back home as AFA’s top scientist

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Technology in manufacturing: still strong

The golden years of Colorado Springs manufacturing may seem for many to have come and gone — as such times of splendor do. Since its peak in 2001, the local manufacturing industry lost more than half its jobs when companies like HP and Intel chose to abandon their Colorado Springs operations. That seems to have… Continue Reading Technology in manufacturing: still strong

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Sky Sox officially sign with Milwaukee

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Sky Sox officially sign with Milwaukee

Colorado Springs Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor said April seems so far away. “If you could start the 2015 season tomorrow, it wouldn’t be soon enough for us,” Ensor said Oct. 2 during a press conference in the banquet room of Security Service Field. “That’s the level of excitement we have.” Following… Continue Reading Sky Sox officially sign with Milwaukee

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Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

When the concept of City for Champions was first unveiled, its promoters emphasized one thing above all in their initial fact sheet: jobs, jobs and more jobs. “(City for Champions will) provide economic job diversification rather than over-reliance on Department of Defense related jobs (and) help solve a high unemployment rate by creating more than… Continue Reading Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

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Keller: Happy here

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Keller: Happy here

Dr. Emily Keller, 32, descended upon Colorado Springs two months ago like a superhero. Wielding lasers; her Batmobile a Vespa; her Robin, a 5-pound sidekick named Goose. Keller, at such a young age, honed her skills under the watchful eye of the masterminds of her field. This week, she talks about being on the cutting… Continue Reading Keller: Happy here

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