Business Briefs & Kudos



Mitchell High School gets health clinic

Mitchell High School will soon be home to a multi-service community health clinic. The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education voted March 21 to partner with Peak Vista Community Health Care Center on the site. The pact says the district will foot the $1.1 million bill to revamp 4,850 square feet of floorspace in the Southeast-area high school that will house the care center. But Peak Vista, the area’s largest provider of Medicaid coverage, plans to apply for a state grant to help cover costs and expedite the renovations.

The agreement is set to expire Dec. 31, 2024, but if things go well, it could be extended.

When completed in December, the clinic, located at 1250 Potter Drive, will provide Mitchell students and families, feeder schools and the surrounding neighborhoods with primary care, behavioral health and dental services. It is expected to house two full-time medical providers, two full-time behavioral health providers, a dental provider and on-site clinical and administrative support staff.

Superintendent Michael Thomas called it “an opportunity to … for us to bring in services to a medically underserved area in our city, as well as one of our most medically underserved high schools.”

The new facility will include physical and dental exam rooms, mental health offices and waiting space, among other features.

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Peak Vista already operates campus-based facilities at Carmel Middle School and at Falcon Elementary School, 12050 Falcon Highway, Falcon. The Mitchell campus will be the agency’s first of its kind, however, in that it will provide services not just to students, but to families and the community, and is the latest in a slew of healthy overhauls planned for or already in operation in Southeast.

Soul Community Planet announces SCP Commons

SCP Commons offers a communal workspace.

Soul Community Planet, a local lodging concept, unveiled SCP Commons. Co-located within SCP Colorado Springs, the 2,300-square-foot SCP Commons “provides infrastructure for freelancers, solopreneurs and digital nomads,” according to an SCP Commons news release. “SCP Commons offers a generously-sized communal workspace, private conference room, along with 24/7 access to the state-of-the-art SCP Fit fitness center, outdoor pool and other amenities and discounts.”

To learn more about SCP Commons, email or call 719-430-5400.

Ervin to leave The Resource Exchange

David Ervin, CEO of The Resource Exchange, will be leaving the organization May 10 and will join Jewish Foundation for Group Homes in Rockville, Md. as CEO. JFGH supports more than 200 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Brad Hallock, TRE board chairman will be conducting a national search to replace Ervin.

Colorado Springs private equity fund makes acquisition

Colorado Springs Pioneer Community Investment Fund, a Colorado Springs-based private equity fund, has acquired Integrity Welding & Fabrication, a manufacturer in the custom welding and fabrication business.

Pioneer Fund, established in 2017, is a local private equity fund focused on acquiring and growing businesses in the Pikes Peak region. Pioneer Fund’s goal is to strengthen the local economy by growing manufacturing operations and adding quality jobs that keep talent in the region.

Located at 1440 N. Newport Road, near the Colorado Springs Airport, Integrity is in an enterprise zone and an opportunity zone, which can create incentives to help with its growth strategies. Integrity has 15 employees.

New dental office opens in Springs

Dr. Lorraine Labayen and Dr. Frank Redelius opened Family Dental at Dublin Heights, 7795 Dublin Blvd., on March 27. Labayen earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., and she received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California in Irvine, Calif.

Redelius earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Davie, Fla. He has received advanced training in intraoral images, CPR and CAD/CAM.

The office is now accepting new patients. Visit for more info.

United Flea Markets acquires Colorado Springs Flea Market

The Cloud family, including Randy, left, and Don, created the Flea Market based on customer demand.

Denver-based United Flea Markets, owner of the largest portfolio of flea markets in the country, acquired the Colorado Springs Flea Market. The acquisition marks United Flea Markets’ second property in Colorado and the 11th in its nationwide portfolio.

Founded in Denver in 2009 with its first acquisition of Mile High Flea Market, United Flea Markets today sees millions of buyers and tens of thousands of sellers across its platform.

Randy Cloud, longtime general manager of the market, will stay on after the sale and continue to manage its day-to-day operations.


RE/MAX Realtor serving Green Berets

Colorado Springs Realtor and author Tommy Daly, of RE/MAX Properties, has pledged to donate a portion of each real estate transaction to the Special Forces Foundation.

The Special Forces Foundation serves and supports members of the U.S. Army Special Forces and their families. It also helps warriors transition from military service to civilian life by providing career counseling, support and mentorship.

The Special Forces Foundation also provides a range of programs aligned with the United States Special Operations Command Preservation of the Force and Family Program, which is designed to address the “fraying” of the force after more than 15 years of combat. In addition to donating to the foundation and the military community, Daly attends and assists each Soldier Memorial on Fort Carson and shows his support through the Family ORD Days.

To donate directly to the Special Forces Foundation, visit