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Mountain Moppets: Young at heart for 30 years

Mountain Moppets: Young at heart for 30 years

Her husband is a cop. Her mom was a cop. It seemed only natural then that Stacy Thomson would become … a boutique owner? Stacy and her husband Vern have owned and operated Mountain Moppets in Old Colorado City for five years. They are the third proprietors of the children’s clothing, accessories and toy store… Continue Reading Mountain Moppets: Young at heart for 30 years

Big shots’ gun spot making noise

At Magnum Shooting Center, business started not with a whimper… “We had 1,700 paid members before we opened,” said Todd Lockburner, principal and general manager of the region’s Super Wal-Mart of firearms, located just off Northgate Boulevard and Interstate 25. The $7 million, 33,000-square-foot center opened at Polaris Pointe in November with the help of… Continue Reading Big shots’ gun spot making noise

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Go Code receives Harvard recognition

Go Code Colorado, the country’s first statewide civic app challenge, has been recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School as a “Bright Idea.” The Kennedy School recognized the Go Code, of which Colorado Springs was one of five competing cities, through its Innovations in American Government Awards program, according to a news release. “Go Code Colorado, at… Continue Reading Go Code receives Harvard recognition

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Locally owned franchise stores stuff in a ‘zip’

Bob Cone can barely contain his excitement. Cone, owner of Colorado Springs’ first Zippy Shell mobile storage franchise, opened his business less than a year ago, following a career in the aerospace and defense industry.    “The aerospace sector is a cyclical industry,” he said. “If there’s a war, defense is great. If not and… Continue Reading Locally owned franchise stores stuff in a ‘zip’

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Godec’s stays true through change of ownership

Photography may be an art, but it’s also a business — at least both are the case for Godec’s Photo Supply in downtown Colorado Springs. But, just as with art, businesses age and are passed along, sometimes falling into the hands of a third party who may approach it with new enthusiasm. “Once photos get… Continue Reading Godec’s stays true through change of ownership

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Säbaru switching lanes in changing times

Staying in business for a quarter-century is tough. Doing it in a field that changes as often as auto maintenance is exponentially tougher. Nobody knows that more than Marty Morales, one of the owners of Säbaru Motors, a Westside garage (and now used-car dealer) that for years has specialized in maintaining Subarus and Saabs. “Every… Continue Reading Säbaru switching lanes in changing times

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Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

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Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

“Global domination.” Or at least close, said hot sauce and marinade entrepreneur Patrick Tolbert of his fledgling company’s mission statement. “We want to be the No. 2 hot sauce in the world,” he explained, conceding to Tabasco’s monster market share. “Everybody says they want to be the best. We’ll take No. 2.” Tolbert, with his… Continue Reading Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

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SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

SAGE Affordable Tutoring owner Phillip Hutcherson and his wife, Frances, were the first in their families to go to college. Hutcherson was only the second generation in his family to graduate high school. Growing up poor in Texas and New Mexico was his motivation to escape his condition, and education would be his means.  … Continue Reading SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

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Service key to MacSuperstore success

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Service key to MacSuperstore success

When Shane Williams opened his first MacSuperstore 16 years ago in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Google was a word only a few kids at Stanford knew; the soon-to-be-iconic iMac was born and Steve Jobs, who had been fired by Apple a decade before, was about to make his triumphant return. Apple’s resurgence meant the opening… Continue Reading Service key to MacSuperstore success

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Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

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Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

The Commonwheel Artists Co-op celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014 and, for almost all of that time, the gallery has been nestled on the corner of Cañon Avenue and Lafayette Road in downtown Manitou Springs. “It’s served us very well,” Juanita Canzoneri, the co-op’s current president, said of the location. Commonwheel was started in the… Continue Reading Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

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