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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

Nearly a year after voters approved leasing Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health, followed by months of new hires and additional equipment, the hospital announced its biggest project yet. Memorial will seek Level One trauma certification, a designation given only to four hospitals in the state so far, none of them outside Denver.… Continue Reading Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

A couple of years ago, a few downtowners got together and started talking about renovating the alleys of the city’s core, making them more pedestrian-friendly with new pavement, paint and lighting, transforming them from stinky backstreet vagabond thoroughfares into bright, artistic retail and dining corridors. They made a plan, which began like a lot of… Continue Reading Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

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Bass Pro opening Nov. 14; Copper Ridge in progress

The Copper Ridge at Northgate retail development is taking shape and attracting more investors as anchor store Bass Pro Shops finishes up construction, according to developer Gary Erickson. Bass Pro anticipates the opening of its 117,000-square-foot store on Nov. 14, and Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern is in the first phase of construction, Erickson said,… Continue Reading Bass Pro opening Nov. 14; Copper Ridge in progress

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Vagrants incite business owners

Downtown’s vagrant presence has reached such proportions, business owners are digging into their own pockets to hire extra security. Also, an effort by a cadre of women business owners has led to police placing more emphasis on the problem. Downtown business owner and investor Kevin O’Neil says he’ll commit $20,000 to hire around-the-clock security to… Continue Reading Vagrants incite business owners

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JA plans purchase of former Goodwill building on Westside

Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado is likely to purchase one of the former Goodwill Buildings on West Colorado Avenue. The financial-education organization is under contract to purchase the 26,000-square-foot building that includes 2310 and 2320 W. Colorado Ave. JA’s board of directors will meet Aug. 20 to vote on moving forward with the purchase, said… Continue Reading JA plans purchase of former Goodwill building on Westside

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Anschutz: Business icon making his mark on Colorado Springs

Why write about Philip Anschutz? His ownership of The Broadmoor, The Gazette and other rumored or potential business ventures in the Pikes Peak region makes him a natural subject ­— but that’s not even the tip of the iceberg. Anschutz is to business what Babe Ruth is to baseball, John Elway to football, Michael Jordan… Continue Reading Anschutz: Business icon making his mark on Colorado Springs

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CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

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CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

In the latest indication that Central Bank & Trust continues to dominate the local Small Business Administration loan market, the bank has received the SBA’s statewide “Small Lender Award for 2013.” So far this year, CB&T has completed 16 SBA-backed loans in El Paso County, totaling $9.2 million, far more than any other locally based… Continue Reading CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

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TechWise CEO places focus on Middle East

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TechWise CEO places  focus on Middle East

The leader of Springs-based defense contractor TechWise plans to move her family and a large portion of her executive staff overseas to focus on the global arm of her business. TechWise President and CEO Shawnee Huckstep said that she will be moving in late August to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with her husband, Chief… Continue Reading TechWise CEO places focus on Middle East

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Finding a new way

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Finding a new way

Nursing shortage leads to creative local solutions Fewer nurses are working longer hours and caring for more patients — thanks to a combination of tight hospital budgets and an aging workforce. And in Colorado, the problem is nearly twice as acute as in the rest of the nation. Colorado health care experts say there is… Continue Reading Finding a new way

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Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

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Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

Ray Jafari believes Mohsen Bagherian owes him access to financial records in seven businesses owned by them both. Bagherian believes Jafari owes him $501,000 in repayment of several loans. The two business partners have taken each other to court, each alleging the other has harmed the businesses and each asking the court to decide who… Continue Reading Patriarch’s death leads to business dispute

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