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Conference center expands

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Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, located at 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, will increase its number of rooms by 40, bringing the total to 316. Groundbreaking is expected to start next month on the addition, which will include three meeting rooms as part of the improvements. Cheyenne Mountain is owned by Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors, a subsidiary… Continue Reading Conference center expands

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A $20,000 Federal Department of Defense Conversion Grant has given economic developers a powerful new information tool. The grant, received by the Chamber of Commerce, has allowed community leaders to recognize their goal of an employer database for the Greater Colorado Springs area. The comprehensive database will be used by the COC, the City’s Office… Continue Reading Chamber database realized with federal grant money

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Tricom wins exclusive contract

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Tricom Communications, a Colorado Springs business that opened in 1986, has just been awarded an exclusive contract to distribute AT&T/Lucent technology in southern Colorado. Tricom will become the sole authorized dealer for the area, which ranges from south Denver to New Mexico and Kansas for the full product line of AT&T telephone equipment. According to… Continue Reading Tricom wins exclusive contract

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Sears sells Broadmoor homes

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Greeley-based Sears Real Estate has come to Colorado Springs as the developer and sales office for Broadmoor Village at 4112 San Felice Pointe. Joe Whisenand, president of Sears and Co., said Sears Real Estate has 25 agents in Colorado. The company develops subdivisions, constructs new homes, and helps other developers sell their developments. In Colorado… Continue Reading Sears sells Broadmoor homes

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Shopping for office space has gotten tighter in the last three months as vacancy rates have dropped from 7.6% in June to 6.9% by the end of September. Vacancy rates for Class A office space have shown a similar decline from 6.3% in June to 4.9% in September. Turner Commercial Research, which tracks 34 Class… Continue Reading Office vacancy rate drops, speculative building is slim

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CU-Springs seeks funding

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has requested $2.3 million to begin a $27.5 million library expansion at the campus. The remaining funds have been requested in two installments of $11.8 million in 1998 and $11.5 million in 1999 to finish the job. CU-Springs, which is undergoing $42.5 million worth of construction, needs the library… Continue Reading CU-Springs seeks funding

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Griffis/Blessing has experienced at least 50% growth in every aspect of its business in the last year. The 11-year-old firm has closed, or will close by the end of the year, several multi-million dollar deals that will increase the value of its multifamily portfolio to more than $135 million. The addition of four shopping centers… Continue Reading Griffis/Blessing acquires property, continues to grow

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Warehouse Condominiums Being Developed

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Tri-Western Construction Co. is ready to begin building a 35,000-square-foot office-manufacturing-warehouse complex at 4630 Forge Road, just off the Garden of the Gods corridor, and has plans for another complex in the 6300 block of Platte. Ashton Randall, of Tri-Western Construction, said he is ready to begin building the complex, which should be completed in… Continue Reading Warehouse Condominiums Being Developed

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Tutt inducted into Business Hall of Fame

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Add one more accolade to the distinguished career of William Thayer Tutt, albeit posthumously. Tutt was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame last week. Tutt, best known as president of The Broadmoor hotel from 1961 to 1977 and promoter of amateur sports internationally and specifically in Colorado Springs, died in 1989 at the… Continue Reading Tutt inducted into Business Hall of Fame

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Casinos grow

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Colorado casinos ended their fifth year with continued double-digit growth after recording $37.4 million in adjusted gorss proceeds in September, according to figures released this week by Division of Gaming officials. Cripple Creek’s 26 casino reported $10.5 million in AGP in September, down less than $100,000 from August, which accounted for 28.2% of the statewide… Continue Reading Casinos grow

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