AKA to bring $400,000 economic impact to downtown

Next weekend, about 500 ladies dressed in pink and green will fill the streets of downtown Colorado Springs. Alpha Kappa Alpha, a national African-American sorority, is having its regional meeting March 29-April 1 at the Antlers Hilton starting March 29 – and the group is expected to bring about $400,000 to the area’s hotels and […]

The Broadmoor blogging about meetings

The famous Broadmoor hotel and resort is blogging about its meeting space, in an attempt to woo meeting planners into booking with them. Meeting planners on the search for their next meeting location can get details about The Broadmoor, including requests for proposal, on the hotel’s new meetings blog and Facebook page. The Broadmoor launched […]

Ivywild project to get underway

Murphy Constructors will begin work on the Ivywild school next week. A three-man partnership, comprised of Bristol Brewing owner Mike Bristol, Blue Star Restaurant owner Joe Coleman and architect Jim Fennell, closed on the 27,000-square-foot schoolhouse built in 1901 on Wednesday. They will build a 12,000-square-foot addition on the school that will house some of […]

World Arena Ice Hall named as an Olympic training site

The Colorado Springs World Arena Ice Hall has been awarded an official designation as a U.S. Olympic training site for figure skating. Through a partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Figure Skating and the World Arena Ice Hall, the seven-year agreement recognizes the quality of the Ice Hall facility and will be a place […]

Mining Exchange to host job fair

The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, will host a job fair in its lobby Saturday, March 31. The hotel needs to hire  50 positions before its opening scheduled in late April, according to a press release. The hotel already has several group bookings and some individual booking as well, according to the release. Job […]

Sky Sox fans can get stats on iPhone app

Sky Sox fans can get up-to-date stats on their favorite home team on a new iPhone and Android app. The new app for iPhone and Android, powered by Tech for Less, allows fans to download the team’s schedule, stats, news, merchandise and online ticketing system. The new Sky Sox app is available for free download […]

Goodwill changes its name

Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs has changed its name to Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. The new name better represents the organization’s expanded mission and regional presence, according to a press release. “We’re no longer just within Colorado Springs,” said Goodwill spokesman Brad Hafer. “We’re in 38 of 64 counties in Colorado.” The […]

Which Wich opens at University Village

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches opened the doors at its first Colorado Springs location today. The shop at University Village on North Nevada Avenue is franchisee Jeff Gordon’s first in Colorado Springs, although he owns seven of the sandwich places in South Denver. And he plans to open another on North Academy Boulevard near Kelly Johnson […]

TESSA reports busier 2011

TESSA, Colorado Springs’ nonprofit focused on preventing domestic violence and assisting women who are victims, saw more people in 2011 than in the previous year. In its quartlery issue, “Be the Change,” TESSA executives reported having more than 100 additional hospital calls in 2011, and more than 10,000 nights of safe shelter provided to more […]

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