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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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Project sows Seeds for better community

One diverse crew of locals hopes to plant the seeds of change in Colorado Springs with their branch of a national community café movement that will soon hit the streets of downtown. Seeds Community Café is scheduled to open in mid-August at 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave., and the folks in charge have a vision… Continue Reading Project sows Seeds for better community

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One on One: Bettis at the helm of Academy Bank

Tony Bettis might be Academy Bank’s new Colorado Springs market senior vice president, but he’s not new to the market. He joined Academy Bank’s holding company, Dickinson Financial Corp., in 1994. He transferred to Colorado Springs in 2003 to work in the company’s national real estate lending group. Academy Bank ran afoul of federal regulators… Continue Reading One on One: Bettis at the helm of Academy Bank

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New branch, loans add up to big year for ANB

ANB Bank Regional President Lonnie Parsons knows exactly which direction his bank is heading — up. Parsons took over the Denver-based bank’s Colorado Springs operations last August, a time when ANB, the Pikes Peak Region’s fifth largest bank with about $400 million in assets, was facing lending challenges and had just endured an exodus of… Continue Reading New branch, loans add up to big year for ANB

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One on One: Turk leads Stratton Home into centennial

Winfield Scott Stratton, a gold miner who struck it rich in 1891, is recognized as one of the most benevolent men in Colorado Springs’ history, and Mark Turk is leading the effort to continue fulfilling Stratton’s charitable vision. Turk is the executive director of the Myron Stratton Home, a palatial estate located at the southeast… Continue Reading One on One: Turk leads Stratton Home into centennial

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Longtime gardening store back in one piece

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Longtime gardening store back in one piece

Rick’s Garden Center Address: 1827 W. Uintah St. Website: ricksgardencenter.com Years in business: 65 Years under current ownership: 28 Name of family: Estes Number of employees: 10-35 (seasonal) The Estes family seems to understand the values of nature and nurture. When Mike and Gail Estes went on a cross-country road trip in the mid-1970s, they… Continue Reading Longtime gardening store back in one piece

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