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BRP: small manufacturer but with grand ambitions

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BRP: small manufacturer but with grand ambitions

Jim Rios started his business out of a backpack in Southern California in 1994. What began as a way to earn extra money to support his motorcycle racing hobby continues to put food on his table 20 years later. Rios moved from the West Coast to Colorado Springs in late 2008, and now Billet Racing… Continue Reading BRP: small manufacturer but with grand ambitions

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Maggie’s Farm: Game may change in 2015

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Maggie’s Farm: Game may change in 2015

The folks at Maggie’s Farm claim to be the No. 1-rated chain of marijuana dispensaries in Colorado — and that would be no surprise — but 2015 may bring stiffer competition. After opening four medical marijuana businesses in the Pikes Peak region and building a large customer base, Maggie’s Farm became the first to offer… Continue Reading Maggie’s Farm: Game may change in 2015

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Switchbacks set to bring soccer to Springs in 2015

It’s not every year a new, professional sports franchise appears in Southern Colorado. That’s why the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club was chosen as one of the top 10 businesses to watch in 2015. The team, owned by Ragain Sports, will kick off its inaugural season in March, according Ragain Sports President Nick Ragain. The… Continue Reading Switchbacks set to bring soccer to Springs in 2015

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Service key to MacSuperstore success

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Service key to MacSuperstore success

When Shane Williams opened his first MacSuperstore 16 years ago in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Google was a word only a few kids at Stanford knew; the soon-to-be-iconic iMac was born and Steve Jobs, who had been fired by Apple a decade before, was about to make his triumphant return. Apple’s resurgence meant the opening… Continue Reading Service key to MacSuperstore success

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Techwise continues growth, diversification

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Techwise continues growth, diversification

Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Techwise has plans for continued growth this year — diversifying its business offerings and doubling its revenues. From humble beginnings 20 years ago, CEO Shawnee Huckstep has grown her company into a major Department of Defense contractor working in the areas of training, logistics, organizational improvement, development and education throughout the… Continue Reading Techwise continues growth, diversification

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Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

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Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

Dale Stamp is a family man first, followed by physical fitness. Third on the list is business. After 10 years as the tennis pro for the city of Colorado Springs, he launched his real estate career. As president of Quantum Commercial Group, Stamp oversees and is responsible for millions of dollars in commercial real estate… Continue Reading Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

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Water: Time to worry

In December 2013, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gave a little-noticed speech to the Colorado River Water Users Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Given that Colorado Springs gets 70 percent of its water from the Colorado River, it’s no surprise that senior officials of Colorado Springs Utilities were in attendance. Wayne Vanderschuere, general manager of… Continue Reading Water: Time to worry

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Optimism reigns around city’s edges

The areas around Colorado Springs saw significant commercial and residential growth in 2014, with signs pointing toward additional growth this year. Both the southern and northern ends of El Paso County seem poised for a prosperous 2015, while Teller County plans to ride a wave of construction — and an economic boost due to tourism… Continue Reading Optimism reigns around city’s edges

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Gift that should keep giving in ’15

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Gift that should keep giving in ’15

By Tom Binnings Thanks to the general aviation businesses and new leadership at the Colorado Springs Airport, our region received a gift in 2014 that should keep giving well into the future. With the support of Mayor Steve Bach, Council President Keith King, most of City Council, the Board of County Commissioners and other regional… Continue Reading Gift that should keep giving in ’15

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New events replace cycling, balloons

Compared to 2014, the year ahead looks to be coming late out of the starting gates. With two high-profile events skipping or leaving Colorado Springs this year, the city will have to look elsewhere to make up the lost revenue. The USA Pro Challenge, which reported a $130 million impact statewide in 2014, and touts… Continue Reading New events replace cycling, balloons

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