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Anschutz: Business icon making his mark on Colorado Springs

Why write about Philip Anschutz? His ownership of The Broadmoor, The Gazette and other rumored or potential business ventures in the Pikes Peak region makes him a natural subject ­— but that’s not even the tip of the iceberg. Anschutz is to business what Babe Ruth is to baseball, John Elway to football, Michael Jordan… Continue Reading Anschutz: Business icon making his mark on Colorado Springs

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CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

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CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

In the latest indication that Central Bank & Trust continues to dominate the local Small Business Administration loan market, the bank has received the SBA’s statewide “Small Lender Award for 2013.” So far this year, CB&T has completed 16 SBA-backed loans in El Paso County, totaling $9.2 million, far more than any other locally based… Continue Reading CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

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TechWise CEO places focus on Middle East

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TechWise CEO places  focus on Middle East

The leader of Springs-based defense contractor TechWise plans to move her family and a large portion of her executive staff overseas to focus on the global arm of her business. TechWise President and CEO Shawnee Huckstep said that she will be moving in late August to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with her husband, Chief… Continue Reading TechWise CEO places focus on Middle East

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Finding a new way

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Finding a new way

Nursing shortage leads to creative local solutions Fewer nurses are working longer hours and caring for more patients — thanks to a combination of tight hospital budgets and an aging workforce. And in Colorado, the problem is nearly twice as acute as in the rest of the nation. Colorado health care experts say there is… Continue Reading Finding a new way

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Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

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Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

Ray Jafari believes Mohsen Bagherian owes him access to financial records in seven businesses owned by them both. Bagherian believes Jafari owes him $501,000 in repayment of several loans. The two business partners have taken each other to court, each alleging the other has harmed the businesses and each asking the court to decide who… Continue Reading Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

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Anschutz speaks through corporate, nonprofit, global messages

You probably never have spoken to Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz — but chances are, he’s spoken to you. His Foundation for a Better Life sends inspirational messages that reach more than a billion people every year — billboards, television commercials and digital messages at stadiums, arenas and convention centers. His movies send a similar message.… Continue Reading Anschutz speaks through corporate, nonprofit, global messages

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Anschutz’s biggest creation taking shape in Wyoming

You can’t accuse Phil Anschutz of thinking small. Sometime next year, construction will start on two renewable energy megaprojects, with a total estimated cost of $9 billion. Anschutz-owned companies have been planning the projects since 2006. Estimated completion date: 2019. That’s typical of Anschutz deals. As a man with long experience in the oil and… Continue Reading Anschutz’s biggest creation taking shape in Wyoming

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Anschutz museum reflects his moxie

If you want to understand what makes Philip Anschutz tick, you might want to take a look at his eponymous art collection, housed at the American Museum of Western Art in Denver. Open to the public since May 2012, the museum houses more than 300 iconic paintings of the American West, most executed between 1820… Continue Reading Anschutz museum reflects his moxie

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Springs getting first new bank in four years

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Springs getting first new bank in four years

  Colorado Springs is about to get a new bank, led by a few familiar faces. Tim Stack, formerly of Wells Fargo in Colorado Springs, and Steve Ingham, most recently with Kirkpatrick Bank, are leading the effort to break Denver-based Colorado Business Bank into the Springs market. Stack is the bank’s local president, and Ingham… Continue Reading Springs getting first new bank in four years

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AFA dean faces tough budgets, expectations

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AFA dean faces tough budgets, expectations

Brig. Gen. Andy Armacost sees the world as a giant math word problem. The new dean of faculty at the Air Force Academy, Armacost focuses on operations research, using math to solve organizational problems. “Effectively, it’s trying to solve the world’s largest word problem,” he says. It’s an approach he put to good use as… Continue Reading AFA dean faces tough budgets, expectations

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