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Rich Laden

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  • Rare leadership change comes to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    The internationally known Broadmoor hotel is undergoing a rare change in leadership. Steve Bartolin, whose nearly 24 years as Broadmoor president have been marked by major renovations to the property, will move to a newly created position as chairman of an 11-member board that...

  • Colorado Springs-area home sales rise in November

    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Single-family home sales continued to rise in November, although prices slipped for the first time in seven months, a new Pikes Peak Association of Realtors report shows. Home sales totaled 782 last month, a 10.3 percent increase over November 2013, according to the report. Sales...

  • Colorado Springs homebuilding slumps again in November

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    A nearly yearlong slowdown in local residential construction continued last month as Colorado Springs-area builders pulled fewer permits for single-family homes. El Paso County homebuilding permits totaled 129 in November, an almost 13 percent drop from the same month last year,...

  • Ownership change at N.E.S. in Colorado Springs won't change the company's focus

    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    For some businesses, the more things change, the more they stay the same. N.E.S. Inc., arguably Colorado Springs' top land planning firm, completed an ownership change last summer. Yet its past owners still play a vital role in the company, which continues to embrace the same land...

  • Black Friday vs. Small Business Saturday: Colorado Springs' mom-and-pops prepare for battle

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Will Black Friday creep cast a shadow on Small Business Saturday? Last year, Stein Mart opened its doors to shoppers at 7 a.m. on the day after Thanksgiving - the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season known as Black Friday. This year, and for the first time in its...

  • Christy Sports is on the move in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Christy Sports, a ski equipment fixture on Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs for almost a quarter-century, will schuss across town next year when it relocates to the University Village Colorado shopping center. Christy expects to open in mid-April in University Village, northwest...

  • Los Angeles company buys a third major commercial property in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Industrial Realty Group of Los Angeles has paid $9 million to buy an office and manufacturing campus on Colorado Springs' north side, marking its third major acquisition in the Pikes Peak region in the last five years. IRG, a privately owned real estate development and investment...

  • Can you top this? Colorado Springs doughnut shop hits sweet spot with customers

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Amy's Donuts is a mom-and-pop business that's finding success by offering more than just your father's doughnuts. When it opened almost a year ago on Colorado Springs' south side, Amy's gained a following with traditional glazed doughnuts. But the shop started attracting more...

  • Joe Raso leaving Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Joe Raso is resigning as president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, 2½ years after becoming head of the area's top business organization. The board of the private, nonprofit alliance neither requested Raso's resignation nor was he fired, board chairman Tom...

  • Think Colorado Springs housing prices are high? New study gives perspective

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Colorado Springs has some of the most inexpensive home prices in the state, a new national study shows. The price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home in the Springs averaged $223,060 in the first half of this year - lowest among all but one of 28 Colorado communities...