BBB chooses Blakely for PR duties, lays off Carrol

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has hired Blakely + Company as its full-service public relations firm. The move also means that Katie Carrol, who has been the BBB director of public relations and broadcasting since 2005, has been laid off. “We’ve been hired as a full-service public relations firm, effective immediately,” said Lisa […]

Leigh cleared of ethics allegations

In an 11-page report to City Council, the Colorado Springs Independent Ethics Commission found that former City Councilman Tim Leigh did not violate any provision of the city ethics code, as alleged by Dave Neumann and Neumann Systems Group. City Council formally accepted the report Monday and voted unanimously to take no further action. Leigh […]

Enable your small business to achieve big success

While the Colorado Springs economy is looking to be on the rise, it’s still crucial fort small businesses to be hyper-vigilant about their customer service, marketing mixes and efficiencies in order to establish a strong foundation for future success. Taking a page from successful small businesses — and there are many in Colorado Springs, making […]

Seeing blind spots between men, women

You already know from John Gray that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but do you know how to promote interplanetary cooperation at the office? After decades of striving for gender equality in the workplace, you’d think the tough questions would be answered. You would be wrong. According to a terrific new […]

USOC isn’t standing in the way

Watch what’s happening with the city’s Regional Tourism Act package, in particular the ambitious concept of a U.S. Olympic museum, and you won’t see many clear messages. You simply have to read the tea leaves, which sometimes doesn’t mean what is happening, but rather what isn’t. For example, skeptics have been feasting on the fact […]

Helping customers drives Springs Hosting

Helping customers drives Springs Hosting

Springs Hosting 1205 Shasta Drive, 393-9266 Employees: 23, 12 full-time Years in business: Seven The business model of Springs Hosting is simple, and customer service is the key. It’s clear that the local web-based startup is doing something right in an effort to provide Colorado residents and businesses with technological support that the company […]

On the Horizon – July 5, 2013

July 10 Buzz with the Bs The Better Business Bureau will host a breakfast and networking event to address areas to help businesses grow, from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at Holy Cow Pub and Grill, 5885 Stetson Hills Blvd. For Your Business: Planning Your Website Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting a workshop for anyone […]

Kudos! – July 5, 2013

Kaiser Permanente gives grant for Care and Share programs Kaiser Permanente Colorado has awarded a $62,796 grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fund to the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado. The funding will support the expansion and implementation of Care and Share programs including 32 new Cooking Matters classes and the […]

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