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‘Philantrepeneur’ to receive honorary degree

The University of Colorado Board of Regents will present an honorary doctorate of humane letters to Colorado Springs businessperson and philanthropist Lyda Hill at the spring 2014 UCCS commencement. Ceremonies are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard. It is the 40th UCCS spring commencement ceremony. The… Continue Reading ‘Philantrepeneur’ to receive honorary degree

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Fountain PPWFC to move

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Fountain PPWFC to move

On Wednesday, June 4, the Fountain office of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center will begin the move of its office located at the Lorraine Community Center in Fountain to Peak Vista’s new health center at 350 Lyckman Drive. Due to the move, the workforce center will be closed on Monday June 9 and reopen at… Continue Reading Fountain PPWFC to move

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium next week

Women entrepreneurs from throughout the state are invited to the Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium May 30-31 in Denver. The event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Patent Trademark Office, Democrat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, the Colorado Bar Association, the University of Denver, the Colorado Small Business Development Center and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The symposium… Continue Reading Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium next week

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Free disaster kits at Sky Sox game

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Free disaster kits at Sky Sox game

The Allstate Foundation and Points of Light are bringing their disaster preparation tour and education campaign to Colorado Springs on Wednesday, May 21. Volunteers and Allstate agency owners will help Colorado Springs residents build free disaster kits they can use in the event of a disaster or emergency. The free kits include a flashlight, a… Continue Reading Free disaster kits at Sky Sox game

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Manitou offers bus service

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Manitou offers bus service

The City of Manitou Springs will offer free summer shuttles and a free parking lot during the summer season, according to City Planner Michelle Anthony. The parking lot, which holds around 100 vehicles and can accommodate buses and Rvs, is located behind the Tajine Alami Restaurant at 10 Old Man’s Trail. Parking in front of… Continue Reading Manitou offers bus service

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CSFD Launches the RESTART Program

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CSFD Launches the RESTART Program

The Colorado Springs Fire Department has launched the RESTART program designed to help small businesses owners, realtors and brokers find code compliant commercial properties prior to their commitment to purchase, lease or develop the property. The program mitigates unexpected and costly upgrades later on. The RESTART program helps businesses and realtors through the process of finding and… Continue Reading CSFD Launches the RESTART Program

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Area home sales down 6.4 percent

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Area home sales down 6.4 percent

Turning “For Sale” into “Sold” is a little tougher this spring, as competition among local home sellers heats up. Sales for the year are down 6.4 percent compared to the first four months of 2013 as inventory has increased, according to Colorado Springs Real Estate News. There are currently about 3,700 single family homes on the… Continue Reading Area home sales down 6.4 percent

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AFA graduation tickets available Friday

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AFA graduation tickets available Friday

Six hundred free, reserved-seat tickets for the Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony will be available Friday. All tickets must be picked up in person at one of these locations: • The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance office, 102 S. Tejon St., Suite 430, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. • The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce office,… Continue Reading AFA graduation tickets available Friday

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NRF: Retail sales unchanged

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NRF: Retail sales unchanged

Despite nicer spring weather, consumers tempered their retail spending in April, according to the National Retail Federation. April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were unchanged seasonally-adjusted month-to-month, yet increased 4.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “The shift in Easter to April did not provide enough bounce to retailers, as retail sales struggled to… Continue Reading NRF: Retail sales unchanged

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Print in 3D in Springs

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Print in 3D in Springs

The 3D Printing Store opened a new location in Colorado Springs, the fourth location for the company that launched in November 2012. Located at 4250 Buckingham Drive, the Colorado Springs store offers three-dimensional printing services in a variety of materials, scanning services, technical training seminars, design assistance and filament and accessory sales. The store’s other… Continue Reading Print in 3D in Springs

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