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Public market baby-steps toward reality

What began as one man’s idea for a public market in southwest downtown has evolved into a large-scale effort to build a downtown anchor with momentum and energy coming from some prominent Colorado Springs business people and community leaders. Mike Callicrate, who sells sustainably raised meats, introduced the idea to the community in July. He… Continue Reading Public market baby-steps toward reality

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Swimming business poised for breakout year

Pikes Peak Athletics Owners: Anna and George Heidinger Employees: 6 full-time coaches, 9 part-time swim instructors Website: pikespeakathletics.com Anna Heidinger cannot recall the exact moment she fell in love with swimming, but it has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. She took her first swim lesson when she… Continue Reading Swimming business poised for breakout year

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Local shop has the dirt on earthworms

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Local shop has the dirt on earthworms

Rocky Mountain Worm Company Website: rockymountainwormcompany.com Location: 411 Tia Juana St., Suite A Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday Employees: 2 Earthworms and red worms are good for fishing and for gardens — but good for business? If you don’t think so, just ask Ken and Jay Williams, a father-son business team who started… Continue Reading Local shop has the dirt on earthworms

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SBDC moving to Citizens Service Center

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The Small Business Development Center, which is housed at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will relocate to the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, alongside the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The SBDC plans to be in its new office by April26. It will be on the first floor of the center, 1675 Garden of… Continue Reading SBDC moving to Citizens Service Center

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Barrett named CEO of local BBB

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Barrett named CEO of local BBB

Matt Barrett has been named CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. He replaces Carol Odell, the Bureau’s current CEO of 14 years, who will retire May 3. Barrett was most recently the chief operating officer at Graham Advertising in Colorado Springs where he is credited with leading the organization through a transitional… Continue Reading Barrett named CEO of local BBB

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Insight goes right finding what went wrong

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Insight goes right finding what went wrong

Insight Analytical Labs Current location: 2430 Waynoka Road New location (in May): 11641 Ridgeline Drive Founded: 1993 Employees: 15 Thomas Paquette and his team at Insight Analytical Labs perform autopsies on broken electronics. But don’t call the lab about your busted toaster. Companies from all over the world — from Colorado Springs to California, New… Continue Reading Insight goes right finding what went wrong

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SCORE looking for more volunteer mentors

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SCORE looking for more volunteer mentors

The Colorado Springs chapter of SCORE finds itself in the proverbial “Catch 22.” Word is getting out about the organization, which provides business mentoring to people who want to start a business and those who own their business. People are signing up for the 118 workshops hosted each year by SCORE where they can learn… Continue Reading SCORE looking for more volunteer mentors

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Woodland Park getting a third brewery

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Woodland Park getting a third brewery

Ute Pass Brewing Co. in Woodland Park expects to be pouring the suds by next month. Owners Todd DeRemus and Scott Jones are putting the final touches on their 3,180-square-foot brewery in downtown Woodland Park. The brewery is located in the space that used to be Maximillian’s Cafe. The business partners had been working on… Continue Reading Woodland Park getting a third brewery

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Moondog slips in to fill guitar shop void

Moondog Music Owner: Mike Judge Employees: Two, part-time Website: Moondogmusicshop.com Address, phone: 10 S. 25th St., 634-7425 If there’s one word that describes Mike Judge’s approach to business, it’s “mellow.” Judge opened Moondog Music Shop in Old Colorado City about six months ago, and it’s definitely easy come, easy go. He opens “around 11” and… Continue Reading Moondog slips in to fill guitar shop void

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Incline app ready for download

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Incline app ready for download

The Incline app — which aims to keep climbers from fibbing their time — is ready for use. The Incline App, developed by CoPilot Creative, is a way to track time, rank against others, follow friends and get rewards for participating. The app is free at InclineApp.com. Once you complete the Incline you instantly get… Continue Reading Incline app ready for download

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