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Local Business Spotlight: Blackjack Pizza

August 15, 2011

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Did you know? Blackjack Pizza is a Colorado-born company!

Blackjack Pizza was founded in 1983 by Vince Schmuhl. After working several years for Dominos Pizza, Vince felt that there was plenty of room for competitors in the fast growing pizza delivery business. At that time, Dominos was the only major player in pizza delivery around the Rocky Mountain region and Vince felt that customers would really appreciate an alternative!

The first Blackjack Pizza store was opened on June 29, 1983 in Federal Heights, CO. The second store opened in Greeley, CO in February of 1984. Vince continued to open new stores, mainly in the Denver Metro Area. By 1986, there were six corporate owned stores and one franchisee in operation! Today there are 45 Blackjack stores in operation in four states, with five of those stores serving customers right here in Colorado Springs!

With everything from their classic pizza pies like the Full House (sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, ham and extra cheese – for the meat lovers!) and The Natural (veggies only!), to in-house specialty pies like the Mediterranean Chicken (with an extra virgin olive oil base for a lighter option!) and the Western BBQ Chicken (includes KC Masterpiece™ BBQ Sauce and bacon!), there is something for everyone at the wonderfully delicious Blackjack Pizza!

Check out the Colorado Springs-based Blackjack Pizza locations on Facebook: Blackjack Pizza of Colorado Springs

Now we must excuse ourselves… we’re really craving some Blackjack Pizza!


Local Business Spotlight: After School University

July 20, 2011

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After School University

Rampart Village Center
Corner of N. Union Blvd. and Briargate Blvd.
7689 N Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920        
(719) 659-5979

The staff at After School University are more than tutors – and are available all summer long to help your student build a foundation or advance in many different subjects and have a strong start to the new school year!

Their summer camps are in full swing! Designed for inquisitive minds, children and young adults between the ages of 7 – 18 can enjoy programs in physics, math, programming, animation, engineering, foreign languages, and more.

The staff at After School University are particularly passionate about math. “Strengthening students’ knowledge base in core mathematics allows them to become independent learners not only in the immediate school material, but also in the core math material that will be the basis for any future math topics in a school or university class. For elementary students, adding a strong math curriculum that is also fun was crucial in helping them to prepare and transition to middle school,” says Professor Glushchenko, Ph.D. The staff created the Comprehensive Math Crash Courses, based on world accepted practices of mathematics, that can allow students to study many other subjects at an earlier stage. Summer is a perfect time for students to catch up or advance, and After School University staff are here to help your child do just that!

Their next College Prep Workshop is coming up TOMORROW, July 21st! Its never too early to start planning and the evening’s topic is a crucial one: “Funding Your College Education” – To register, contact Maria Feekes at (719) 659-5979 or

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Local Business Spotlight: Dat’s Italian!

May 3, 2011

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Do you enjoy authentic Italian food? DAT’S ITALIAN in Colorado Springs, Colorado just celebrated their one-year anniversary and they’re excited to serve you their home-cooked, authentic Italian meals!

Enjoy delicious and reasonably priced meals while you relax in a pleasant Tuscany atmosphere. You can also enjoy patio dining when weather permits.

The recipes cooked daily at DAT’S ITALIAN have been passed down through four generations. Starting in Italy… Ancona to Sicily then on to Ellis Islalnd, New York. Today the large Tarsetti and Alfiero families may be scattered, but the recipes, tradition and love between the families will always carry on… DAT’S ITALIAN!

You can also join DAT’S ITALIAN on their Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date on specials and events!

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