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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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Hall of fame honors Springs women

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Hall of fame honors Springs women

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will induct 10 women Thursday night, three of them with significant ties to Colorado Springs. Judge Christine Arguello is the first Hispanic appointed to the federal district court. The late Elizabeth Wright Ingraham was an architect who promoted environmentally responsible design work. And the late Julia Archibald Holmes was… Continue Reading Hall of fame honors Springs women

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Manitou retail pot ballot question likely

Less than two months after Manitou Springs City Council approved the licensing of retail marijuana businesses on the city’s eastern edge, one band of disapproving opponents still hasn’t given up. Manitou business owner Tim Haas, who started the campaign known as “No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs,” said he estimates the group has gathered between… Continue Reading Manitou retail pot ballot question likely

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Food Designers will design, build and serve

The Food Designers, Motif Info: 115 S. 25th St., 632-5414 In business: Purchased existing business in 2005 Number of employees: 7 full-time; 30-40 part-time The Food Designers do more than that: They invent, build and serve culinary delights for your special event, whether it’s a wedding, a bar mitzvah or a special dinner party in… Continue Reading Food Designers will design, build and serve

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