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Chambers of commerce cater to young professionals

At a young professionals happy hour hosted by the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce, 24-year-old Erika Oakvik mingled with a small group of people — some dressed in suits and skirts, others sporting T-shirts and jeans — over personal and … more

Lockheed Martin begins construction on 'factory of the future'

Construction of a $350 million satellite production facility described as "a factory of the future" is underway at Lockheed Martin's Waterton Canyon campus in south Jefferson County. Named Gateway … more

Not just a man’s job

When Danell Kalcevic was in kindergarten, an assignment asked her to describe what she wanted to be when she grows up. “It sounds silly,” Kalcevic, 48, said, but what she put on the assignment was a farmer’s wife. Fast forward and … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

Independence development gets OK from Elbert County commissioners

After 12 hours of public hearings that spanned three evenings and concluded on Sept. 7, the application for the housing development known as Independence in Elbert County was unanimously approved by the three-member Board of County … more

'We wanted to protect our little place'

A surprising finish ended a six-year fight between developers and a citizens' group over a proposed development at the intersection of Colorado highways 86 and 83, as developers behind the Franktown Village project withdrew their application. The … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more

Family business forged by fire

In 2008, when Chris Franklin told his wife, Vivian, he wanted to buy a plasma steel cutter and go into business making custom metal artwork, she didn't approve. He bought the enormous, costly device anyway, and showed her his work. “He had … more

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World … more

As unemployment drops, businesses labor to find workers

Husband and wife Jim and Kate Curtis opened Village Roaster, a coffee store in Lakewood, 23 years ago. Some employees have been with them for five to 10 years, others are seasonal high school and college students. But although they describe their … more

Junk removal company a treasure for veterans

On a late summer morning in a gated, golf-course community, a man with brown boots and a trailer is getting his hands dirty. He loads a garage-full of trash, old furniture and electronics into a hulking green trailer — leaving space for his next … more

Man works toward better communication through devices

In July 2016, Richard Braden woke up and couldn’t hear his grandfather clock. The 80-year-old Lone Tree resident knew that years of working with “big guns” in the U.S. Army had caught up with him, but it gave him the idea for his first … more

Couple rack up four years in custom jewelry shop

The display cases at Tim Brown Jewelers, located at 210 S. Elizabeth St. in Elizabeth, hold a wide range of jewelry, including the one-of-kind originals created by master goldsmith Tim and his wife Renee. The Browns own and operate the shop on … more

RE/MAX rated high by home buyers and sellers

Results from the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM, recognize RE/MAX for providing the highest overall consumer satisfaction … more

First annual “Battle of The Veterinary Hospitals Stars” raises over $4,000 for PetAid Colorado’s Disaster Services program

    Coal Creek Animal Hospital triumphs with victory at the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado charity event over the weekend Englewood, CO … more

Comfort Dental offers free services Christmas Eve

Comfort Dental will be hosting Care Day Saturday, December 24, 2010, offering free dental care to those in need. All Comfort Dental general dentistry … more

Schlotzsky's to open six new locations around Denver

Schlotzsky's announced that in addition to its new Greenwood Village location, the company will unveil six "Lotz Better" reimaged restaurants … more

Buy ticket for St. Jude Dream Home giveaway

Tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway are now available for the 3,173 sq. ft. house located in The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock community. … more

New businesses - November 2011

A comprehensive list of monthly business openings in the South Metro Denver area. Information provided from participating communities including … more
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