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Local BBB launches online review service

Astroturfing — writing fake online reviews for companies — has grown rampant these days, making consumers skeptical and legitimate business owners nervous. Much of that concern could be alleviated locally, however, as a new Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado online review process gains popularity. Nationally, the BBB launched an online complaint process, which shows… Continue Reading Local BBB launches online review service

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Speiser shares optimism from GE Johnson’s view

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Speiser shares optimism from GE Johnson’s view

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Peter Speiser planned to be a physical therapist and work in sports medicine — but as is often the case, life took him in a different direction. After competing on the wrestling team at St. Mary’s High School and playing some hockey and football on the side, he enrolled… Continue Reading Speiser shares optimism from GE Johnson’s view

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Scheiner Commercial goes far to find work

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Scheiner Commercial goes far to find work

MONUMENT — Scheiner Commercial Group Inc. specializes in “construction from afar.” The company is currently bidding on projects in Arkansas, Kansas, New York and Texas. Scheiner is now building in Delaware, Texas, Washington, Missouri, Alabama and in Colorado, at Park Meadows Mall in Centennial. The Monument company specializes in store build-outs, working at malls, stand-alone… Continue Reading Scheiner Commercial goes far to find work

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Alzheimer’s growing, and memory care with it

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Alzheimer’s growing, and memory care with it

Because Baby Boomers are moving into their 70s, the occurrence of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia is expected to grow, according to Barb Caudle, regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association. The number of secure nursing home beds for seniors with dementia is growing along with the aging population. Because of this anticipated “tsunami”… Continue Reading Alzheimer’s growing, and memory care with it

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

Envision a future in which all incoming community college students study entrepreneurialism, learning to think creatively and bring a culture of innovation to the workforce. Pikes Peak Community College is working with three national organizations to make that a reality. Missouri-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute… Continue Reading PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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View of the future: Planners envision new look for east Manitou

What could eastern Manitou Springs look like if it were redeveloped, perhaps even continuing into the unincorporated area known as No Man’s Land? That’s what Manitou city leaders are asking residents, with early plans to be shared at an open house Thursday, Feb. 20, at Manitou’s City Hall. The idea behind the gathering is to… Continue Reading View of the future: Planners envision new look for east Manitou

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Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

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Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

Colorado Springs Early Colleges, a charter high school system led by City Council President Keith King, partnered with a national nonprofit earlier this month to purchase the Springs Business Park for $6.7 million. “This will enable us to serve more kids here in Colorado Springs,” said King, administrator of Early Colleges. “By us buying this… Continue Reading Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

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Senior tsunami: Aging in place requires transportation solutions

The so-called senior tsunami, named because of the large number of aging Baby Boomers, is headed our way. Several Colorado Springs community leaders passionate about the aging population are working now to ameliorate the impact. People want to age in place, said one of those leaders, Beth Roalstad, executive director of the Innovations in Aging… Continue Reading Senior tsunami: Aging in place requires transportation solutions

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Stadium’s fate could swing C4C outcome

  Of the four components in the City for Champions proposal, the downtown stadium concept has emerged as the least popular. Skeptical City Councilors have cast doubt on the facility’s estimated cost ($92.7 million), its optimistic attendance projections (781,000 by its fifth year) and its financial structure (100 percent from public sources). In the original… Continue Reading Stadium’s fate could swing C4C outcome

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Ervin works to improve access to services

David Ervin, CEO of The Resource Exchange since 2005, grew up in a small community north of Philadelphia and began playing soccer at an early age. Although he wanted to go into forestry as a kid, the requisite biology courses turned out not to be his strong suit. After taking a psychology class in high… Continue Reading Ervin works to improve access to services

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