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Junior League charities opens The Second Cup

A cupa joe ain’t a nickel anymore, in fact, it ain’t even a cupa joe. Thanks to Starbucks, coffee has evolved from a brackish, bitter affair once served in thick cups at curbside greasy spoons, to a specialized beverage that can incite people to converse, and can cost $4 or more. Thanks to the Junior… Continue Reading Junior League charities opens The Second Cup

Notre Dame (ND) left town with a perfect record following Saturday’s game at the Air Force Academy, but many area retailers are happy about what thousands of ND fans left behind. For many area merchants, the game brought extra revenue in a year when extra business is needed. Hoteliers, retailers and others generally suffered from… Continue Reading Notre Dame wins football game; fans spend big in Colorado Springs

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Air Force, 6-0, 18th ranked nationally, and Notre Dame, 6-0, and ranked 7th, play at Falcon Stadium Saturday in a nationally televised game. Thousands of people are pouring into town, and retailers who survived the soft tourism business this summer will suddenly see some dollars flowing through their cash registers. How much? And how many… Continue Reading Air Force football game expected to bring tourism dollars to area

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With almost a year of real estate columns behind me, I realize how much there is to report in this ever-changing, fast-paced field – and so many stories still to tell. Downtown re-development deserves a full column – as do many of the transactions the Colorado Springs Business Journal reports each week. In the days… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Briefs October 4, 2002

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Joseph Freyre puts the adventure into being an entrepreneur. The Peruvian-born restaurant owner and fine dining aficionado recently purchased the Manitou Springs Pancake House – surprising a number of his long-time clients familiar with Freyre’s flair for tableside cookery and a world-class Steak Diane. But then, most of his quick, dramatic decisions have paid handsome… Continue Reading Decisive restaurateur finds innovation is key to success

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Food industry rallies behind soup kitchen

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When members of the Colorado Springs food and restaurant communities join forces, the results can be impressive. Take Stephanie Cardwell, 2002 Taste of the Nation chairman and former chef for Antonio’s Restaurant, for example. She ran into Frank Crosson, executive director of the Marian House Soup Kitchen in February and agreed to volunteer as the… Continue Reading Food industry rallies behind soup kitchen

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A couple months ago we launched our book-for-a-review deal, and the idea was a success. We handed out the books within a day, and we’ve published several excellent reviews. We have another batch of books ready to go, and the rules are simple. First come, first serve. We will hold a book for three days;… Continue Reading The Journal’s library cart: write a review, keep the book

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Colorado Springs City Councilmember Charles Wingate has been charged with forgery and embezzlement for allegedly using a city business card to charge pizza deliveries to his home. Wingate denies wrongdoing, and said he will be exonerated when the facts come out in trial. The first-term councilmember allegedly charged several pizzas to a card belonging to… Continue Reading City Councilmember facing felony charges, 15 years

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Construction Briefs June 28, 2002

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Big retail contributed big wads of money to local construction, according to permits filed with the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Wal-Mart pulled permits to build its nearly $9 million, 208,433-square-foot store at 1575 Space Center Dr. And Target pulled permits for a $1.7 million remodel of its store at 335 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado… Continue Reading Construction Briefs June 28, 2002

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Increased revenue. Low employee turnover. Customer loyalty. All are components of a successful business operation. Executives nationwide have added another element to the mix: DeCotiisErhard, a strategic management and human resource consulting firm. Tom DeCotiis and Marta Erhard founded the company in 1985 to help clients dramatically impact profits by identifying their most loyal stakeholders… Continue Reading Local firm helps clients develop “loyal stakeholders”

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