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Rich Laden

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  • First-ever manufacturers expo scheduled next week in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    A first-of-its-kind event designed to showcase the products and goods of local manufacturers - and provide a venue where manufacturers can network and tout careers available in their industry - will take place next week in Colorado Springs. The SOCOM (Southern Colorado Manufacturing)...

  • How many job openings will be at Pikes Peak jobs fair? Keep counting ...

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Here's a sign you haven't seen lately in the Pikes Peak region: Help wanted - really wanted. Amid an improving local jobs picture, 114 Colorado Springs-area employers estimate they have openings for 6,000 to 7,000 positions in the next two to three months and will solicit applicants...

  • Restaurant, spiffed-up entrance coming to Seven Falls in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    The Broadmoor hotel has completed its acquisition of Seven Falls and plans to add a restaurant and improve the tourist attraction's entrance to broaden its appeal to visitors and area residents. Broadmoor President and CEO Steve Bartolin declined to disclose the purchase price for...

  • Colorado Springs shoppers join the line to get the new iPhone 6, 6 Plus

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Eddie Kyle and Jason Caldwell spent nearly two days this week waiting on the sidewalk outside the Apple store in the Promenade Shops at Briargate, determined to get their hands on the iPhone 6 that went on sale early Friday. Worried about the availability of the hot new devices, the...

  • Stop the presses: Colorado Springs Public Market coming to former Gazette building

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A portion of the former Gazette property on downtown's east edge will become home to the Colorado Springs Public Market - a long-envisioned, year-round venue and gathering place for local food growers and producers, other related businesses, consumers and tourists. The nonprofit...

  • Blog: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery now open in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery has completed its return to the Pikes Peak region. Perkins re-opened Thursday, Sept. 19, at Platte Avenue and Chelton Road in Colorado Springs, in a remodeled building that had housed one of three area Perkins until the chain's corporate owners closed...

  • One of Colorado Springs' oldest businesses closing after 110 years

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Couture's Fabric Care will end its run next month as one of Colorado Springs' oldest businesses, closing its dry cleaners and laundromat after 110 years and three generations of family ownership. The dry cleaners portion of the business, at 801 N. Tejon St., will accept its last...

  • El Paso County officials hope to see consultant's report on City for Champions by early October

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    El Paso County officials hope to receive a report in early October from a consultant the county hired to analyze economic projections contained in the City for Champions initiative. The report, being conducted by BBC Research & Consulting of Denver, will be used by the county...

  • We're Number ... well, something: Colorado Springs lands on lots of lists, but what does it mean?

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    In a survey this year of 12,000 business owners nationwide, Colorado Springs ranked No. 1 among 82 cities as the friendliest place for small businesses. - ranked Colorado Springs No. 2 on a list of best cities to be a tech worker. - The Springs came in at...

  • Expansion planned at the Promenade Shops at Briargate in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The Promenade Shops at Briargate will add a retail building, another restaurant site and a Starbucks drive-thru as part of the most extensive changes to the upscale center since it opened in 2003. By month's end, demolition will start on the former Champps Americana restaurant and...