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Low-key jewelers add vintage touch

Low-key jewelers add vintage touch

For 20 years, a hidden gem has been housed above The Famous Steakhouse on North Tejon. Several gems, actually. For two decades Ted Blum’s Jewelers Services has quietly built custom jewelry and repaired nearly anything, from costume pieces to engagement rings to works of art. But at the beginning of the year, the business added… Continue Reading Low-key jewelers add vintage touch

Old concept gets new life via technology

Ross Hill made his first PictureBooth out of things he could find at a Tennessee Home Depot. “I made it out of plywood. … I bought a jigsaw to put the first one together,” Hill said. “It was really rough looking. Someone painted a white circle around the lens so people knew where to look.”… Continue Reading Old concept gets new life via technology

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Local manufacturer celebrates 35 years

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Local manufacturer celebrates 35 years

Concepts in Millwork started operations in Colorado Springs with three employees 35 years ago last Wednesday. Today the commercial millwork company employs 80. Concepts in Millwork CEO Bob Silcott began a counter-top manufacturing business in his hometown of Denver decades ago. He sold the business in 1980 and, as part of a non-compete clause, set… Continue Reading Local manufacturer celebrates 35 years

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Navy retiree brings franchise, fitness home

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Navy retiree brings franchise, fitness home

John Suazo says The Exercise Coach “won’t turn Baby Boomers into bodybuilders.” And that’s OK. “There are a lot of [fitness] franchises out there, but they all seem to have the same flavor,” Suazo said, explaining the trend lately has been hardcore fitness regimens such as CrossFit, where avid athletes indirectly (and sometimes directly) compete… Continue Reading Navy retiree brings franchise, fitness home

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Cliff House still a Manitou anchor

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Cliff House still a Manitou anchor

If you ask Paul York, a butterfly effect that led to Manitou Springs’ resurgence in the late 1990s began largely thanks to an errant cigarette in 1982. The general manager of the 142-year-old building now known as the Cliff House at Pikes Peak, York said a man then hired by the city of Manitou as… Continue Reading Cliff House still a Manitou anchor

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Luck in love with local food scene

Brother Luck (yes, his real name), is the proprietor and executive chef of the relatively new Brother Luck Street Eats located on West Colorado Avenue. Luck oversees all restaurant operations, including the sourcing and preparation of seasonal, farm-to-table fare, much of it from local distributors. He hadn’t always been the boss, however, as he recalls… Continue Reading Luck in love with local food scene

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Nonprofit bridging the physics gap

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Nonprofit bridging the physics gap

Whether talking about a startup receiving its first injection of capital or the behavior of subatomic particles, momentum is a law important to both business and nature. Dave Csintyan, CEO of the Colorado Springs-based 501(c)3 nonprofit See the Change USA, has made it his mission to harmonize the two. See the Change USA was founded… Continue Reading Nonprofit bridging the physics gap

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Mountain Moppets: Young at heart for 30 years

Her husband is a cop. Her mom was a cop. It seemed only natural then that Stacy Thomson would become … a boutique owner? Stacy and her husband Vern have owned and operated Mountain Moppets in Old Colorado City for five years. They are the third proprietors of the children’s clothing, accessories and toy store… Continue Reading Mountain Moppets: Young at heart for 30 years

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Big shots’ gun spot making noise

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Big shots’ gun spot making noise

At Magnum Shooting Center, business started not with a whimper… “We had 1,700 paid members before we opened,” said Todd Lockburner, principal and general manager of the region’s Super Wal-Mart of firearms, located just off Northgate Boulevard and Interstate 25. The $7 million, 33,000-square-foot center opened at Polaris Pointe in November with the help of… Continue Reading Big shots’ gun spot making noise

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Go Code receives Harvard recognition

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Go Code receives Harvard recognition

Go Code Colorado, the country’s first statewide civic app challenge, has been recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School as a “Bright Idea.” The Kennedy School recognized the Go Code, of which Colorado Springs was one of five competing cities, through its Innovations in American Government Awards program, according to a news release. “Go Code Colorado, at… Continue Reading Go Code receives Harvard recognition

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