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Centennial Invites Businesses to Join Spark Centennial Experience Accelerator

Six-month program inspires – and helps fund – development of unique customer experiences  The City of Centennial announced the launch of the 2022 Spark Centennial Experience Accelerator program, an incubator program to assist local businesses with attracting new customers, increasing sales and building engagement with the community through for-sale customer experiences. Local businesses are invited …

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Colorado is a good place to start a business, but a bad place to drive

Last summer, Wallet Hub, which conducts lots of studies that are viewed as generally credible, looked at 28 key indicators of startup success to determine which states are the best places for starting a new business. They looked at aspects of the business environment, including growth in the number of small businesses, five-year business survival …

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Is Whole Foods finally coming to the Marilyn Hickey building on Orchard Road in GV?

A proposed site development plan has been submitted to the City of Greenwood Village and is presently under review by its Community Development Department. The plan, for the property that formerly housed Marilyn Hickey Ministries and other small businesses at 8081 E. Orchard Road, is owned by Alberta 8081 East Orchard LLC, a part of …

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South Metro Denver Chamber 2022 Economic Forecast Breakfast

The first economist to address the 400+ members of the South Metro Denver Chamber (SMDC) and their guests was Henry Sobanet, whose long career in Colorado includes service in executive positions in state government for former Colorado Governors Bill Owens and John Hickenlooper. He currently holds the position of senior vice chancellor of administration and …

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Shannon Dionese named executive director for Ascent Living Communities’ Carillon at Belleview Station

Ascent Living Communities has named Shannon Arwood Dionese, ALA, as executive director for its Carillon at Belleview Station senior living community just west of I-25 and Belleview at 4855 Niagara Street. Dionese joins Carillon after spending the previous three years serving as executive director of Brookdale senior communities in the Denver metro area.  A native …

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Mark Samuelson, the longtime face of The Denver Post’s Real Estate pages, leaves the paper over contract issues

SUBMITTED BY SAMUELSON ASSOCIATES, INC. Mark Samuelson, for years the face on the cover of The Denver Post’s weekend Real Estate section, left the paper last week over issues relating to his service arrangement. For decades Denver Post readers had seen Samuelson’s features about builders, agents, and resale homes on Saturday and Sunday editions, where …

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Denver Metro Assn of Realtors holds Economic Summit 2022

The Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR) is comprised of over 8,000 realtors and industry partners across metro Denver. It is the largest local realtor association in Colorado and “strives to enable members to reach their maximum earning and career potential while offering the highest level of service to their clients and to the real …

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Mortgage Solutions Financial announces plans to aquire First American State Bank

Will become 11th largest bank in Colorado and be known as MSF Bank  Mortgage Solutions of Colorado, LLC d/b/a Mortgage Solutions Financial and First American Bancorp announced Jan. 5 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Mortgage Solutions Financial will acquire First American State Bank. Mortgage Solutions Financial will be the surviving …

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Western States College of Construction is an exciting new trade school

Opened in November, the Western States College of Construction (WSCC), located at 1391 Speer Blvd in Denver, “is committed to supporting our industry by providing quality educational and training opportunities at our eight education centers. WSCC’s affiliated apprenticeship programs provide the opportunity to build an exceptional and fulfilling professional career in our industry. Our students …

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