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Vinyl records’ resurgence felt by local stores

Vinyl records’ resurgence felt by local stores

Colorado Springs continues to feel the resurgence of vinyl as music listeners begin to shift their focus back from CDs to LPs. What once was a niche for only the most serious record collectors has turned into a fad fueled not by members of Generation X, but by their children. The three local record vendors… Continue Reading Vinyl records’ resurgence felt by local stores

Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

Upon first impression, Concours Cars in Old Colorado City may come across more as a museum than a fine European auto shop. A walk through the company’s facilities along the 2400 block of West Cucharras Street is a veritable trek through time: from the streets of post-war France in a black ’55 Citroen Traction Avant,… Continue Reading Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

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Today, resale is the new retail

In Colorado Springs, a person can purchase virtually any item, new or used. Standard new and used items — cars and homes — are for sale throughout town. Then there are other things, items like tires you wouldn’t normally see sold used. Even on Craigslist. Several cunning business owners in Colorado Springs have made “resale… Continue Reading Today, resale is the new retail

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MacVan carries every map imaginable

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MacVan carries every map imaginable

Bob Stanley used Google Maps on his smartphone once when he was delivering maps in Denver from MacVan Publishing, where he works as general manager. “I didn’t know Denver well and my smartphone took me out of the way,” Stanley said. “I was doing things I shouldn’t be doing — not practicing what I preach.… Continue Reading MacVan carries every map imaginable

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Gourmet eatery settling into new digs

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Gourmet eatery settling into new digs

There were all of six tables and a single deli cooler at its former location on West Cucharras Street. Fast-forward two months, move everything four blocks to 26th Street and U.S. 24, quintuple the space and — voilà! — you have the new and vastly expanded Garden of the Gods Gourmet. One of the Westside’s… Continue Reading Gourmet eatery settling into new digs

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Small business owners are bottom-line oriented. They make decisions based on what makes financial sense. More times than not, however, doing right by their employees is just as important as the almighty dollar in the decision-making process. Small employers know a positive work environment means increased productivity, which in turn improves their bottom line. This… Continue Reading Colorado small business owners say raise the wage

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Curbside takes variety into second year

In the year since the inception of Curbside Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs, food trucks have come and gone, all helping to transform a once-derelict corner into a hot spot for urban living. “It sends the message that we’re a community that innovates and tries new things and provides that urban experience that a lot… Continue Reading Curbside takes variety into second year

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For the second consecutive year, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado devoted an entire week to small businesses, providing workshops and networking opportunities, culminating with an awards luncheon June 20. The week’s theme, “From Peaks and Valleys to Powerful Pathways: Overcoming Challenges for Business Success,” focused… Continue Reading Small Business Week grows in second year, capped by awards

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Meet Jill, CSHP’s newest ‘employee’

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Meet Jill, CSHP’s newest ‘employee’

In the rapidly evolving space of online self-service, the ever-more-sophisticated consumer continues to demand a well-developed product. Health care providers are more often requiring their patients to use online tools to help them better understand their health and to make them take greater ownership of their own health and lifestyle. Enter CodeBaby, an online animated… Continue Reading Meet Jill, CSHP’s newest ‘employee’

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Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

The feeling a shopper or diner has when entering Richard Skorman’s businesses depends on which business she enters. There’s Little Richard’s Toy Store, blasted by the bright colors of toys begging to be played with. There’s Poor Richard’s Books and Gifts, permeated with the sublime smell of books, new and used stories, lessons and tomes… Continue Reading Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

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