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Business Alliance lays out positive plans

So, you might be wondering, what has the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance done for us lately? From one statistic, which President and CEO Joe Raso smartly chose to lead off his RBA member investor briefing Tuesday, that answer might not be so positive. Raso informed the audience of business leaders that on Dec. 13,… Continue Reading Business Alliance lays out positive plans

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Neppl leads new RBA efforts

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Neppl leads new RBA efforts

While growing up on a farm in Iowa, raising cattle, Tom Neppl assumed he’d stay involved in the family business as an adult. But after studying industrial electronics in college, he moved to Colorado Springs in 1985. Neppl, who likes to build and create things, was “driven” to work for himself, so he co-founded Springs… Continue Reading Neppl leads new RBA efforts

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We normally take a serious approach in this space, so keep that in mind. What follows might seem like humor to some, but the message is sincere. Nearly two years have passed since the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce merged with the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. to form the Colorado Springs Regional… Continue Reading Let’s hear Chamber ideas

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Here’s the solution to all — well, almost all — of our economic problems. Let’s get on the phone, call Boeing and stay on the line until we can talk to the CEO. And let’s ask him to build his new jet manufacturing facility here in Colorado Springs. Despite an $8 billion, 20-year retention package… Continue Reading Boeing could be our answer, except that it’s not

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance honored Tony Fagnant, CEO of Qualtek Manufacturing, as 2013 Business Citizen of the Year at the Business Alliance annual gala Saturday at The Broadmoor’s International Center. Fagnant and his wife Mary helped launch Blue Star Recyclers, a local nonprofit that provides jobs for disabled adults, while recycling electronics ethically.… Continue Reading Alliance names Fagnant ‘Business Citizen of the Year’

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Dave White, chief business development officer for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, resigned to accept a position as CEO of Stanislaus County Economic Development and Workforce Alliance in Modesto, Calif. Since 2006, White has served the Colorado Springs region as chief business development officer of the Business Alliance and its predecessor organization, the Colorado… Continue Reading Dave White to leave Business Alliance for California

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Three key Colorado Springs-area organizations have announced they will collaborate to promote and host a series of community programs and events beginning next year. The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado announced in a news release Thursday their plans to begin… Continue Reading Regional groups to join forces, strengthen programs

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Spend most of a week in Washington, D.C., as a group of 30 local leaders coordinated by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance just did, talking to people involved with government in many ways — from elected officials to support staffs, lobbyists and federal agency staffers — and soon you hear the same messages, over… Continue Reading D.C. takeaway – battles there can hurt here

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Every year about this time, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance puts together a trip to Washington, D.C., for the area’s business and political leaders. Some of the visits have been more productive than others, depending on who was available at the nation’s capital to listen to local concerns. It’s safe to say that no… Continue Reading D.C. venture worth the effort

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Peacemaker extends olive branch to Springs

A Montana-based Christian ministry specializing in biblical conflict resolution has opened an office location in Colorado Springs. Peacemaker Ministries, an international organization that assists Christians and their affiliates resolve conflicts with the teachings of the Bible, opened its new location at 790 Stout Road on Sept. 1, according to a release from the Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Peacemaker extends olive branch to Springs

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