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Marijuana: 2015 issue to watch in business

Marijuana, its use and its legality in Colorado, will affect all businesses next year, predicted a contingent of area chamber of commerce and business leaders. The chamber leaders spoke before Christmas at a Business Journal event. “We’re all going to have to deal with it sooner or later,” said Terri Hayes, executive director of the… Continue Reading Marijuana: 2015 issue to watch in business

Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

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Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

Known as “Raf” to his friends, Monument Mayor Rafael Dominguez, 49, believes it’s “easy to govern when you’re not a politician.” He moved to Monument eight years ago after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps. Shortly after, he joined the town’s planning commission. He’s been serving on the town board more than five years, and… Continue Reading Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

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Hopfest contest offers beer brewed with local hops

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Hopfest contest offers beer brewed with local hops

Local breweries. Local hops. What more could beer aficionados ask for? The Town of Monument and the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce will co-host the first annual Bines & Brews Hopfest, from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Limbach Park (corner of Second and Front streets), in downtown Monument. Funds from Bines & Brews will… Continue Reading Hopfest contest offers beer brewed with local hops

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Tri-Lakes area united in order to sustain itself

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The Tri-Lakes area, which includes Monument, Palmer Lake and unincorporated parts of El Paso County, has developed their own work force solutions. The relatively small area has its own incubator and its own economic development corporation, as well as its chamber of commerce. All three are focused on job and business creation for the northernmost… Continue Reading Tri-Lakes area united in order to sustain itself

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Chambers combine to form ‘single voice’

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Eight chambers of commerce and the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau have collaborated to form the Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership to pool lobbying efforts. The group has been meeting for nearly four years, but only recently gained status as a separate 501(c)(6) organization. “We’re looking at four different areas,” said Chairwoman Debbie Miller, president… Continue Reading Chambers combine to form ‘single voice’

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