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New camera could change real estate industry

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New camera could change real estate industry

Have you ever wanted to buy a house, but didn’t want to get off the couch? While lenders and real estate brokers may request such transactions be done in person, those in the market for a new home can at least tour potential abodes — without getting off the couch. Conceived in Silicon Valley in… Continue Reading New camera could change real estate industry

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Springs attracted tech entrepreneurs, visionaries

Around the turn of the 20th century, Colorado Springs was a national center of technological innovation where entrepreneurs, youthful tycoons and venture capitalists from New York City, London and other European capitals came together. It was a time of extraordinary intellectual and entrepreneurial ferment, especially for a remote little town with a population of less… Continue Reading Springs attracted tech entrepreneurs, visionaries

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Locally owned franchise stores stuff in a ‘zip’

Bob Cone can barely contain his excitement. Cone, owner of Colorado Springs’ first Zippy Shell mobile storage franchise, opened his business less than a year ago, following a career in the aerospace and defense industry.    “The aerospace sector is a cyclical industry,” he said. “If there’s a war, defense is great. If not and… Continue Reading Locally owned franchise stores stuff in a ‘zip’

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Franz seeks self-sustaining tech ecosystem

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Franz seeks self-sustaining tech ecosystem

Not so much a serial entrepreneur, but a self-described parallel entrepreneur, Chris Franz, 42, co-chairs Startup Colorado and the entrepreneurship team at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. He is also on the board of Peak Startup. None of this earns him cash now; however, it will add to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Franz seeks self-sustaining tech ecosystem

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Stagecoach Inn closes, sale and renovation pending

The Stagecoach Inn in downtown Manitou Springs is pending sale, following the restaurant’s closure Feb. 6. Dave Symonds, who has owned the restaurant at 702 Manitou Ave. since 2006, said it has closed for renovations in order to prepare for purchase by an unnamed buyer. He declined to comment further. Symonds and his wife, Kathy,… Continue Reading Stagecoach Inn closes, sale and renovation pending

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Hannigan now consulting at Magneti

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Hannigan now consulting at Magneti

Michael Hannigan’s retirement didn’t last long. The former CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation has signed on as a consultant with Magneti, a full-service marketing firm with offices in Colorado Springs and Washington, D.C. Hannigan, who brings nearly 40 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership to the organization, is a nonprofit veteran and graduate of… Continue Reading Hannigan now consulting at Magneti

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UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

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UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

The national economy this year will continue to improve, following the slight upward trend of the 2014 economy, according to a certified financial planner with UMB Financial Corp. Business owners remain optimistic and will spend more money and hire more people this year, predicted KC Mathews. Mathews, executive vice president and chief investment officer at… Continue Reading UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

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Godec’s stays true through change of ownership

Photography may be an art, but it’s also a business — at least both are the case for Godec’s Photo Supply in downtown Colorado Springs. But, just as with art, businesses age and are passed along, sometimes falling into the hands of a third party who may approach it with new enthusiasm. “Once photos get… Continue Reading Godec’s stays true through change of ownership

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

One’s physical and mental health are inseparable. That, according to Mike Kenny, a clinical psychologist and director of the Aging Center located in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus’ Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. Kenny said the two become more intertwined as we age, but often support systems exist only for the physical… Continue Reading Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

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Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

The most difficult aspect of wealth management at retirement age relates to talking to the next generation about the money. “It’s the second hardest conversation you’ll have with your kids,” said Jerry Webman, Ph.D., chief economist with OppenheimerFunds Inc. The conversation will ultimately touch on who in the family to trust, who not to trust,… Continue Reading Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

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