City could have second shot at millions

More often than not, January offers us the chance to assess, revise and sharpen our long-term plans, both in our business and personal lives. Nothing is moving too fast early in the new year, so we take a deep breath and rearrange our priorities. Usually. But in the first days of 2013, Colorado Springs faces […]

On the Horizon – January 4, 2013

Jan. 7 H&R Block Tax Talk H&R Block professionals will be on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. at the East Library to discuss tax filing procedures for property owners. For details go to Jan. 8 PVG Pitch Night Peak Venture Group will host its next Pitch Night at 5:30 p.m. at Epicentral Coworking, […]

Kudos! – January 4, 2013

RMHS receives largest donation in 20-year history Rocky Mountain Human Services received a $2 million challenge grant from Colorado business leaders Dob Bennett and John Malone in support of the organization’s “Operation TBI Freedom” program. Through Jan. 31 individuals who make a tax-deductible contribution to Operation TBI Freedom will have their gift matched by both […]

People on the Move – January 4, 2013

Sean McCullough has been promoted to Perkins Motors, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM, Business Link commercial manager. McCullough has been with Perkins Motors for three years and has been in the automotive industry in Colorado Springs for 20 years. He is responsible for small business and fleet, truck and automotive needs, helping business with financing and […]

Columbus’ success defines an opportunity lost here

When we think of peer cities with which we compare ourselves, Columbus, Ohio, doesn’t rank high on the list — in fact, it’s probably not on the list at all. And why should it be? It’s bigger, flatter, older, colder (in the winter), hotter (in the summer), more humid (always), and it’s in the Midwest. […]

Farrell’s getting in shape for a third location

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping 5850 Championship View – 473-3921 3639 Star Ranch Road – 203-3230 Owners: Mark and Jenny Vohsmann Years in Business: 3 A fitness program changed Mark Vohsman’s life. He had lived nearly his whole life in Des Moines, Iowa. He was married with four daughters and owned a construction company when he realized […]

Retailers celebrate merry shopping season

No one has official numbers yet, but Colorado Springs retailers from big to small say they believe they had their best holiday shopping season in years. “Our staff with over five years of history here at the mall believe this was the best traffic they had seen,” said Victoria Harley, general manager at Chapel Hills […]

Looking back: Fire shapes Cassiani’s HBA presidency

From the beginning, John Cassiani’s term as president of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs was eventful. His year started amid intense negotiations with Colorado Springs Utilities to keep residential tap fees from climbing and to reduce commercial tap fees. That negotiation could have been the defining action of his presidency — if […]

2013 agenda: Oil regulations, sequestration, health care

Every New Year brings its own issues, and for Colorado Springs the areas of emphasis for 2013 were not hard to define — even in advance. Oil and gas drilling, upcoming changes to the health care industry, and the local effects of possible cuts to national defense industry stand out as the year’s starting points […]