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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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Hail feeds Total Roofing ample business

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Hail feeds Total Roofing ample business

Without hail, Total Roofing likely wouldn’t do $14 million in business this year. Thank goodness for thunderstorms. “We’ve been blessed with a lot of hail,” said Scott McIntyre, owner of Total Roofing. “Good for me is bad for everyone else.” Still, the roofing company tries to “make it as easy as possible” on homeowners whose… Continue Reading Hail feeds Total Roofing ample business

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Kangaroo Coffee finds unexpected success

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Kangaroo Coffee finds unexpected success

The Lyons family was frustrated with their lack of drive-thru coffee shop options — so they decided to start their own. Since opening the flagship Kangaroo Coffee on Fillmore Street in 2011, Rue and D.J. Lyons have opened a second location, prepared for a third and are planning shops four and five in Colorado Springs.… Continue Reading Kangaroo Coffee finds unexpected success

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Winery, cafe add to class in Monument

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Winery, cafe add to class in Monument

MONUMENT — Catherine and Woody Woodworth have reinvented themselves on several occasions. Their passions, however, remain unchanged. The proprietors of Catriona Cellars, a new winery and café opening this weekend in downtown Monument, are bringing their love for carefully crafted wine and small plates of good food to an area that could one day be… Continue Reading Winery, cafe add to class in Monument

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Springs Funeral Services: Path to success

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Springs Funeral Services: Path to success

The staff at Springs Funeral Services takes a progressive approach to matters of death. Unlike traditional funeral homes of the East Coast — with their heavy drapes, muted tones and antique-gallery aesthetics — the company’s four founding partners decided to create a more dynamic venue. President Terri Flores-Brown said that after working in the industry… Continue Reading Springs Funeral Services: Path to success

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Seafood restaurant moves west

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Seafood restaurant moves west

Tom English serves happy food. At his English Dockside West Seafood and Grill, English wants his patrons to leave with smiles on their faces. “People often describe this food as happy food,” English said. “When you eat it, it just makes you feel good.” The English Dockside Seafood and Grill recently moved across town from… Continue Reading Seafood restaurant moves west

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CSNA Architects offer broad experience

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CSNA Architects offer broad experience

CSNA Architects Address: 532 N. Tejon St. Contact: 473-7225, csnaarchitects.com Year founded: 1972 Team members: 10 Averse to the standard business model of a design firm, what makes CSNA Architects special is the company’s generality. “We’re really not specialists, we’re generalists,” said CSNA principal Gregory Friesen. “We really just do an awful lot of different… Continue Reading CSNA Architects offer broad experience

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Gearmunk a game-changer for outdoor gear

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Gearmunk a game-changer for outdoor gear

Gearmunk Owners: Erik Boles, Brian McCarrie Business started: March 2014 No. of employees: Three Address: Epicentral Coworking, 409 N. Tejon St. The arena of outdoor equipment can be overwhelming to navigate, especially as a rookie buyer of sporting goods. While companies offer valuable web resources, and outdoor magazines produce seasonal buying guides, there has been… Continue Reading Gearmunk a game-changer for outdoor gear

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Old World Designs can bring ancient styles to your home

The new space on the southeast side of 4669 Centennial Blvd. shows off Chris Lobato’s work. In it, crystal vases sit on Venetian mantlepieces, mirrors inside a stone frame, mantles seemingly from the past, new yet ancient architectural features. “This space lets me show what I really can do,” said Lobato in his showroom, a… Continue Reading Old World Designs can bring ancient styles to your home

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Westone makes custom earpieces here

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Westone makes custom earpieces here

Westone, The In-Ear Experts Info: 2235 Executive Circle, 540-9333 In business: 55 years Number of employees: 211 If you have a hearing aid with a custom earpiece, chances are good the earpiece is made in Colorado Springs. Fighter pilots with the U.S. Air Force use ear products made here. Babies born deaf are fitted with… Continue Reading Westone makes custom earpieces here

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