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NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

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NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

The NORAD Tracks Santa program captured much attention when it was inadvertently developed at a Colorado Springs military outpost way back in 1955. Now, nearly 60 years later, it’s doing the same thing for a very different reason. As most of you have read, heard or seen by now, the newest iteration of the North… Continue Reading NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

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City for Champions approved for full state funding

After months of uncertainty, revisions, controversy and discordant public opinion, the Colorado Economic Development Commission decided Monday to give Colorado Springs a chance to back up its promises. Despite staff and third-party advice to the contrary, the commission approved full tax-increment funding via the Regional Tourism Act for an estimated $120 million to help finance… Continue Reading City for Champions approved for full state funding

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STORServer focuses on data protection

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STORServer focuses on data protection

All businesses have valuable data they want protected, and that is exactly what STORServer in Colorado Springs is all about. “Data protection is the key,” said John Sorensen, vice president of finance and chief information officer. Schools, hospitals, banks and other businesses generate data “that has real business value, and we want to protect that… Continue Reading STORServer focuses on data protection

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Key performance indicators: Any company, no matter how small, can benefit from monitoring KPIs

All too often, accounting becomes an afterthought — a nuisance that must be cranked out quarterly or at the end of the year. A different perspective, however, could change that attitude and boost business performance. In reality, accounting — by way of key performance indicators (KPIs) — ought to be a daily part of business,… Continue Reading Key performance indicators: Any company, no matter how small, can benefit from monitoring KPIs

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Sierra’s recap – positive yet uncertain

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Sierra’s recap – positive yet uncertain

Sierra Commercial Real Estate’s annual Colorado Springs Market Outlook, released Tuesday, shows positive indicators of market growth and health from the past year while conveying the uncertainty — yet hope — for continued reinvigoration. “As 2013 begins to wind down, it is apparent that there has been a slight shift in the regional marketplace with… Continue Reading Sierra’s recap – positive yet uncertain

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COPPeR spreads wings with new leader

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COPPeR spreads wings with new leader

“It’s hard to remember we’re still kind of a startup,” said COPPeR founding board member Susan Edmondson, now president and CEO of the Downtown Partnership. “When we make decisions now, we’re not in a panic mode.” COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, was founded seven years ago with a stated mission to… Continue Reading COPPeR spreads wings with new leader

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Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

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Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

Karla Grazier grew up in Indianapolis with three sisters and parents who instilled in them a love of education. Grazier says their belief that “we are responsible for everything that happens to us” has carried through all aspects of her life. After earning a bachelor’s from Notre Dame and an MBA from Indiana University, she… Continue Reading Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

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Wild Goose starts to build community

The Wild Goose Meeting House is where you go to talk about a book, solve the world’s problems or simply knit with friends over a meal while sipping custom coffee, microbrew beer or fine wine. Open little more than two weeks, the Wild Goose on the corner of Boulder and North Tejon streets already has… Continue Reading Wild Goose starts to build community

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PPCC plans downtown expansion

The next few years should prove productive downtown for Pikes Peak Community College, which is anticipating the launch of a $20 million series of expansion projects that will more than double the size of its center-city campus. PPCC President Lance Bolton said that the school is currently planning a two-phase expansion of its Downtown Studio… Continue Reading PPCC plans downtown expansion

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Coquette’s adding downtown location, replacing Curry Leaf

The owners of Manitou Springs-based Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery announced Monday they will open a second location at 321 N. Tejon St., the former home of the Curry Leaf restaurant. “We couldn’t be happier with the space and with what we’ll bring to it, but we’re equally as happy with the relationship we’ve developed with… Continue Reading Coquette’s adding downtown location, replacing Curry Leaf

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