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Think positively. That’s the main message from Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum. Consumer confidence in the markets and the economy is growing – and continued growth means that the economy will continue it’s upward swing, he said. “For a long time, the world… Continue Reading Confidence key to continued economic recovery, Paulsen says

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Goodbye banking, hello new business

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Goodbye banking, hello new business

Five years ago, Eric Tuskind left behind a career as a bank vice president and started a career in something entirely different. Massage therapy. Business at Elements Therapeutic Massage has been so good, he opened his second franchise studio in Colorado Springs. The grand opening takes place Friday, Sept. 27, at 9475 Briar Village Point.… Continue Reading Goodbye banking, hello new business

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Rutledge’s plans expansion, renovation

Longtime downtown clothier Rutledge’s is preparing to expand both its shop space and product offerings within the next month, according the building owner and proprietor. Construction is scheduled to begin within the next week to restore the historic Perkins Shearer building at 102 N. Tejon St. to its original layout, said Jerry Rutledge, who runs… Continue Reading Rutledge’s plans expansion, renovation

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“To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.” – Edgar Allan Poe, “To Helen” The ruins of ancient Rome have fascinated historians, poets and melancholy romantics for centuries. Since Edward Gibbons’ monumental “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” historians have focused upon the politics of decay and collapse. But before… Continue Reading Colorado Springs: A modern-day ancient Rome?

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Springs seed business is For The Birds

It’s a tasteful display of yard ornaments, figurines, bird baths, bird feeders and whimsy. It’s also a peaceful, serene garden with the calming sound of running water at every step. It’s a small business called This Place Is For The Birds. For The Birds is a retail store that primarily sells wild bird seed, but… Continue Reading Springs seed business is For The Birds

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

A few years ago, a woman was facing the news she would need a double amputation below her knees because the arteries in her legs were diseased and blocked. A snowstorm delayed the surgery, and the woman went on the Internet to explore options for her condition. She found Spectranetics and a few phone calls… Continue Reading Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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Most of the focus of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act has focused solely on the insurance provisions in the law — whether it’s legal to require people to have health insurance. But another regulation, found deep in the bill, is causing problems for a company in Colorado Springs. “The medical device tax is… Continue Reading Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

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A former employee of local solar power development company SunShare recently filed a civil suit against the firm and its owner for allegedly failing to pay him $60,000, according to court documents. Nicholas Hellbusch, a certified public accountant who worked for SunShare shortly after owner David Amster-Olszewski founded the company in June 2011, claims in… Continue Reading Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

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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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Pinery’s plan changes rile neighbors

A number of Westside residents expressed frustrations about the Pinery at the Hill’s effect on the neighborhood last week at a meeting with the developer, owner and city planner assigned to the project. Concerns about traffic garnered most of the comments about changes made to the original plans for the Pinery, 775 W. Bijou St.… Continue Reading Pinery’s plan changes rile neighbors

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