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My drive to work each day brings me down West Colorado Avenue, through Old Colorado City and into downtown. Every morning I notice the Goodwill property that hopefully now will become a candidate for revitalization with mixed-use development. Look at it, imagine the possibilities and you can’t help but wish you had the money to… Continue Reading Mixed-use solutions: They’re all around us

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UCCS offers close-to-home job training

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No matter what type of business you are in, continued training is essential to success. Companies are experiencing a powerful movement in the workforce with the Baby Boomer generation retiring and a new generation entering the workforce. As the Boomers leave, they take with them valuable skill-sets, experience and years of training and education. Incoming… Continue Reading UCCS offers close-to-home job training

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UCCS receives military friendly college award

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UCCS has been named one of the top military friendly schools for the fifth year, an honor bestowed by GI Jobs magazine and its publisher, Victory Media. “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows the UCCS commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president, Victory Media… Continue Reading UCCS receives military friendly college award

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The Colorado Springs economy will continue to grow in 2014, but don’t expect anything spectacular. That’s the synopsis from UCCS economist Tom Zwirlein, who presented an analysis about the Pikes Peak region during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum on Thursday. “We’re better off than we were a year ago. We’re growing, slowly but… Continue Reading Forum analysis: slow and steady growth

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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

In Colorado Springs business circles, Tom Zwirlein needs no introduction. He is a UCCS finance professor as well as co-creator and director of the university’s annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which attracts around 600 business and community leaders each year. Billed as the regional economic “State of the Union,” the forum combines the analysis of… Continue Reading Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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UCCS wants to compete with national clinics

Of all the City for Champions proposals in the application for state Regional Tourism Act funding, the UCCS proposal is the only one that will happen with or without state support. The UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center is scheduled to be part of the university’s Health, Arts and Wellness Village — and is part… Continue Reading UCCS wants to compete with national clinics

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Creating vision through City for Champions

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As Steven Covey says, “All things are created twice.” First there is the mental creation and then the physical creation. Vision pertains to this first creation. We have to see it before we can shape it into reality. Vision is the bridge between present and future reality. Colorado Springs now is facing a bridge between… Continue Reading Creating vision through City for Champions

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Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

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Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

Colorado Springs attorney Sandy Kraemer’s work with estate planning helped open his eyes to the fact that generations can quickly become disconnected. Working to reconnect the generations quickly became his passion. The former University of Colorado regent first created Intergeneration Day and now has worked to establish Intergeneration Month, which will be recognized during September.… Continue Reading Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

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UCCS arts center plans emerging

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UCCS arts center plans emerging

Plans are taking shape for the $58 million UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center, with roughly a quarter of the funding already raised, design scheduled to be done in early 2014 and the project on track to begin construction in 2015, according to university officials. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said that nearly $15 million —… Continue Reading UCCS arts center plans emerging

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Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

Colorado is close to the heavens in more ways than one — not only in relative distance, but also from an economic perspective. As the state with the second-largest space economy, Colorado is either the primary or secondary home to more than 160 aerospace companies. And although many of those companies specialize in defense contracting,… Continue Reading Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

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