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Chandler heads RBA, managed DaVita/CSHP deal

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Chandler heads RBA, managed DaVita/CSHP deal

Debbie Chandler has a 30-year career in health care management so far, her most recent post as chief operations officer of Colorado Springs Health Partners. She manages more than 650 employees and an annual budget in the high $70-million range. Most recently, Chandler worked to create the sale of physician-owned CSHP to DaVita HealthCare Partners,… Continue Reading Chandler heads RBA, managed DaVita/CSHP deal

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Region offers robust resources for businesswomen

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Region offers robust resources for businesswomen

Whether you’re a woman looking to return to the workforce, enter the workforce for the first time or start a business from scratch, the Pikes Peak region is brimming with success stories and support. “We’ve definitely seen a steady flow,” said Melissa Marts, executive director of the Women’s Resource Agency. “We serve 1,200 women and… Continue Reading Region offers robust resources for businesswomen

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Blue Star’s people: motivated workforce

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Blue Star’s people: motivated workforce

By Rhonda Van Pelt Many of us recycle paper, cans and bottles, and feel proud of ourselves. Blue Star Recyclers is waaay ahead in the “something to be proud of” sweepstakes — this nonprofit recycles people. CEO Bill Morris likes to say he was one of the first to benefit from the program he co-founded… Continue Reading Blue Star’s people: motivated workforce

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City tries to bring back what it had

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City tries to bring back what it had

How does a city replace what it once threw carelessly away? From 1960 to 1980, downtown lost approximately 1,000 residential units. Many buildings that contained them have long since disappeared, as has the downtown culture that supported them. The long process of demolition and change was carefully recorded by local photographers Helen and James McCaffery.… Continue Reading City tries to bring back what it had

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Academy cadets absorb a $1 million lesson

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Academy cadets absorb a $1 million lesson

Justin Fenchel and his business partners asked for only $200,000 for 10 percent of their company, BeatBox Beverage. They walked away an hour later with a $1 million pledge in exchange for 33 percent. It became the perfect transaction during a surreal experience on national television. Fenchel made his venture capital pitch on the popular… Continue Reading Academy cadets absorb a $1 million lesson

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University Village: prosperous property

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University Village: prosperous property

Five years have passed since part of a fledgling urban renewal project in north-central Colorado Springs began a journey to become a shopping and dining mecca. In those five years, University Village Colorado — an 80-acre property once peppered with derelict motels and blight — has become a major source of both employment and tax… Continue Reading University Village: prosperous property

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CSBJ honors Women of Influence

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CSBJ honors Women of Influence

They come from a variety of backgrounds, not to mention professional careers. Together, the 13 members of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s 2014 Women of Influence make a statement about the apparently endless supply of remarkable women across the area. The winners, selected by a committee of past honorees from a pool of more than… Continue Reading CSBJ honors Women of Influence

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Catalyst Campus: path to the future

Train stations once were among the world’s epicenters of connectivity and vitality. They represented the worth of a community as well as its future economic potential. That’s an ethos the O’Neil Group Company wishes to recreate at its Catalyst Campus, a collaborative work and education environment slated to open next summer in downtown Colorado Springs.… Continue Reading Catalyst Campus: path to the future

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Military equipment finds new life locally

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Military equipment finds new life locally

According to Lt. Catherine Buckley, public information officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department, it’s the ultimate recycling program. “We’re taking stuff we can actually use,” Buckley said of the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program, which makes available free surplus or unused equipment to state and local governments, including the Colorado Springs Police Department, the… Continue Reading Military equipment finds new life locally

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Anarde moves from ICBM to global security

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Anarde moves from ICBM to global security

Russ Anarde spent 28 years in the Air Force, retiring as a brigadier general. During a varied career, he worked in operations and maintenance of intercontinental ballistic missiles. He describes himself as a STEM dropout, referring to science, technology engineering and math, because he changed majors from math to business while he was in college.… Continue Reading Anarde moves from ICBM to global security

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