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Mental health issues difficult to treat

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Mental health issues difficult to treat

Elaine Crnkovic, Ph.D., the humble CEO of Cedar Springs Hospital, grew up wanting to help others achieve happiness. Now 43, Crnkovic is committed to the work that encourages her clients to find value in themselves and to take delight in who they are. Through her work in mental health centers, she has come to appreciate… Continue Reading Mental health issues difficult to treat

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Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

Despite a summer dip in consumer confidence, data released last month by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association indicated a 5.7 percent increase in new car and truck registrations through August compared to the same eight-month period in 2013. “Strong sales over the Labor Day weekend put Colorado’s new car and truck sales back into positive… Continue Reading Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

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Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

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Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

Randy Bernstein starts a new job Oct. 3 as president and CEO of Ent Federal Credit Union. He’s not new to town; he’s been at Ent more than 17 years. With this promotion, announced several months ago, he moves from chief operating officer to the top of the organization, which has more than 240,000 members,… Continue Reading Ent’s Bernstein moves up to CEO

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Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

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Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

Shawn Thompson, market president of BBVA Compass bank, has held that post since May. He had spent the previous eight years at BBVA. Before that, he worked as vice president at American National Bank, now ANB Bank, and Peoples Bank. He graduated from Michigan State University with a major in food industry economics and management… Continue Reading Thompson takes over top BBVA role in Springs

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

There are few places in Colorado Springs where one can find a person 3D-printing an octopus, another chopping fruit with large machinery and yet another using a punch press to create metal fittings. But a consortium of local business owners and advocates made that a reality this week by hosting the inaugural Southern Colorado Manufacturing… Continue Reading Ent helps put spotlight on manufacturing

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Manitou wraps up a successful summer

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Manitou wraps up a successful summer

By Jeanne Davant Pikes Peak Bulletin Manitou Springs’ economy is coming back strong from the downturn of the past two years and appears to be on pace for a record-breaking summer. “The July numbers were the best I’ve ever seen,” says Finance Director Becca Davis. “All in all, I think we’ve made a strong recovery.”… Continue Reading Manitou wraps up a successful summer

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

October is National Arts and Humanities Month. In recognition, several Colorado Springs organizations aim to bring together the local creative and business communities. “Arts and Humanities Month was created in 1993. This community has never really engaged that in any way,” according to Andy Vick, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak… Continue Reading City celebrates Arts Month with events

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PERA outcome likely best for Springs

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PERA outcome likely best for Springs

One of the hoariest tenets of economic development has to do with “primary” jobs. Such jobs are prized because they bring new revenue into a regional economy, spurring local demand for goods and services. Increased demand encourages non-primary employers to add workers and expand their facilities, thereby creating more secondary jobs. Colorado Springs boomed in… Continue Reading PERA outcome likely best for Springs

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Timberline takes work to new heights

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Timberline takes work to new heights

The view from Tim Emick’s office is better than yours. Situated between timbers 1,625 and 2,137 on the Manitou Incline, Emick and his army, also known as Timberline Landscaping Inc., are tackling the most challenging and publicly visible project in the company’s 23-year history. Emick, who owns and co-founded Timberline Landscaping, won the $1.5 million… Continue Reading Timberline takes work to new heights

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Tributes to former co-worker at CSBJ

Rob Larimer, former managing editor and reporter at the Colorado Springs Business Journal, died Sept. 24 in a single-car accident in Old Colorado City when his vehicle veered off West Colorado Avenue and struck a tree. Larimer, 40, was a native of Denver who moved to Colorado Springs in 2002. He spent time at The… Continue Reading Tributes to former co-worker at CSBJ

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