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Go Code helps small business

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Go Code helps small business

More than 30 designers, developers, coders and tech enthusiasts assembled last weekend in downtown Colorado Springs to compete in a challenge with but one goal: to serve the state’s business community. March 21 marked the launch of Go Code Colorado, a challenge in which makeshift teams develop web-based applications designed to help entrepreneurs make more… Continue Reading Go Code helps small business

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IntelliTec’s Matthews lives his dream to teach

Todd Matthews is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2013 Man of the Year for Colorado Springs, after having raised more than $16,000 to help fund research. He currently serves as campus director at IntelliTec Medical Institute in Colorado Springs. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in private education. Before joining IntelliTec, he served as president… Continue Reading IntelliTec’s Matthews lives his dream to teach

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Wellness works: Programs improve business outcomes, leaders say

If several businesses worked together and collectively brainstormed to improve health care, would it work? Would it result in a more productive workforce and lower costs? A group of health care consumers and providers from Colorado Springs met recently to discuss those issues, along with a representative of the governor’s office and the consulting corporate… Continue Reading Wellness works: Programs improve business outcomes, leaders say

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History: Area’s oldest businesses

Businesses, like natural persons, are mortal. They’re born, struggle through youth, flourish for a while, and then pass quietly away. Few attain the biblical lifespan of three score and ten – in fact, most expire within a decade or two. Colorado City was founded in 1859, Colorado Springs in 1871, Manitou Springs in 1872. By… Continue Reading History: Area’s oldest businesses

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Aging businesses hang on in one small cluster

What do we know about small businesses? We know that they generate jobs, foster innovation and strengthen communities. We know that strength begets strength: A thriving small business community grows organically, encouraging new entrants and disseminating the nuts-and-bolts knowledge that drives success. Yet small businesses are vulnerable. Shifting markets, local economic downturns, higher interest rates,… Continue Reading Aging businesses hang on in one small cluster

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Coussons-Read begins making changes at UCCS

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Coussons-Read begins making changes at UCCS

The “new” provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at UCCS, Mary Coussons-Read grew up in Oklahoma and earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For that degree, she studied biological psychology and neurobiology, researching how stress affects health. Post-doc, Coussons-Read studied prenatal stress and how it affects development.… Continue Reading Coussons-Read begins making changes at UCCS

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

Why are urban areas so enticing to start-ups, young professionals, and entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurship needs a hub, a place with close proximity to clients, competitors, and a density of people and resources. Downtowns across the country naturally become this center of activity because their traditional structure was built to foster business relationships and constant interaction, and… Continue Reading Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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Congratulations 2014 Rising Stars

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Congratulations 2014 Rising Stars

Rising Stars and young professionals … UNITE! Unite to help make our city a better place to live, work and play! This is our moment to shine. Everyone is talking about how “we need more young professionals” for the workforce, for economic development, for a vibrant community. We need to be a region that welcomes… Continue Reading Congratulations 2014 Rising Stars

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Common ground: Young professionals collaborate for the city’s future

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” and many Colorado Springs young professionals seem to be localizing the credo. A group of socially minded residents united in the summer of 2012, choosing to be the change they wished to see in the Pikes Peak region — and Colorado… Continue Reading Common ground: Young professionals collaborate for the city’s future

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American Overhead Door goes high-tech

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American Overhead Door goes high-tech

American Overhead Door Info: 2812 N. Prospect St., 538-9900 In Business: Purchased existing business in 2010 Number of employees: 19 If you want a new garage door and you call American Overhead Door, you can get accurate estimates, along with multiple photos of what different styles and colors would look like on your house. The… Continue Reading American Overhead Door goes high-tech

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