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PPCC plans downtown expansion

The next few years should prove productive downtown for Pikes Peak Community College, which is anticipating the launch of a $20 million series of expansion projects that will more than double the size of its center-city campus. PPCC President Lance Bolton said that the school is currently planning a two-phase expansion of its Downtown Studio… Continue Reading PPCC plans downtown expansion

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Coquette’s adding downtown location, replacing Curry Leaf

The owners of Manitou Springs-based Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery announced Monday they will open a second location at 321 N. Tejon St., the former home of the Curry Leaf restaurant. “We couldn’t be happier with the space and with what we’ll bring to it, but we’re equally as happy with the relationship we’ve developed with… Continue Reading Coquette’s adding downtown location, replacing Curry Leaf

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Griffis/Blessing group buys Ridgepointe

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Griffis/Blessing group buys Ridgepointe

A Colorado Springs-based real estate investment group recently purchased Ridgepointe at Gleneagle Apartments for $30.3 million. Griffis/Blessing Inc. finalized the purchase of the 240-unit property on Dec. 3 with $22.5 million in financing from Freddie Mac and the remaining $8 million in investor equity, according to Chief Investment Officer Gary Winegar. The property is located… Continue Reading Griffis/Blessing group buys Ridgepointe

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Recycling? We’re behind the times, but …

For those of us who grew up in Colorado Springs during the 1940s and 1950s, “reduce, re-use and recycle” wasn’t just a feel-good slogan. The milkman came to your door with new bottles of milk and took the old ones away to wash and re-use. A case of Coca-Cola came in a wooden crate with… Continue Reading Recycling? We’re behind the times, but …

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’Tis the season at Consignment Gallery

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’Tis the season at Consignment Gallery

The best time to shop for used furniture at The Consignment Gallery is Friday afternoon. That’s because movers have collected furniture for the week, co-owner Judy Deighton has cleaned it up, and it’s ready to help fill somebody’s home. “A lot of regulars come in on Friday and pull the cream off the top,” said… Continue Reading ’Tis the season at Consignment Gallery

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Building relationships keeps Ayers in banking

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Building relationships keeps Ayers in banking

Kelly Ayers, vice president of business development at Peoples Bank, moved to Colorado 20 years ago after growing up in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area of Florida. She enjoys hiking in Woodland Park, Palmer Lake and on Barr Trail, going to concerts and spending time with her family and children — two grown and one in… Continue Reading Building relationships keeps Ayers in banking

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Springs could test drones if FAA includes state among six locations

With Jeff Bezos’ announcement this week that online retailer Amazon.com is developing an unmanned-shipping service to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, it’s apparent that the world has entered a new era of aviation technology — a world in which Colorado has potential to play a key role. Earlier this year, a team of… Continue Reading Springs could test drones if FAA includes state among six locations

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SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

By almost any measure, the U.S. Small Business Administration just finished a record-setting year of helping businesses in Colorado. Statewide, the SBA approved $622.5 million in small business loans for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, an all-time record and an 11.5 percent increase over the last fiscal year. The SBA’s Colorado office approved… Continue Reading SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

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Penrose revels in cardio accolade

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Penrose revels in cardio accolade

Like many other comparable, ambitious hospitals, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services earns its fair share of national and state-level recognition. But some of those honors mean more, and that’s the case now as Penrose-St. Francis has been named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. “It’s a difficult award… Continue Reading Penrose revels in cardio accolade

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SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

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SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration approved more than $60.8 million in 7(a) small business loans to El Paso County businesses in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. Of those, Wells Fargo was the largest lender at $14.3 million to 32 businesses. Next was Central Bank & Trust, with 16 loans made to the tune of… Continue Reading SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

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