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By the end of 2016, Monument’s Pikes Peak Brewing Company expects to be the top-producing craft brewery in the county — and one of the top 20 in the state. Not bad for owner Chris Wright, who was only home brewing beer five years ago. This month, Wright announced plans for...
(Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series on the reconstruction of the South Nevada Avenue corridor.) Colorado Springs residents and visitors will be able to live, shop and eat at a variety of new businesses and infrastructure along South Tejon Street and South Nevada Avenue once the...
Downtown Partnership's president and CEO, Susan Edmondson thought she would be doing the presenting of awards Thursday morning at the organization's annual breakfast. Instead, the first honor of the program at the Antlers Hilton went to Edmondson herself. Mayor John Suthers, wrapping up his planned brief remarks to start the agenda,...
Traditionally, business people in Colorado Springs choose to invest in real estate, leaving little money for venture capital or angel investing for the city’s startups. A local venture capital group wants to change the local culture by inviting Denver investors and companies to the Springs. Organizers and business leaders believe...
Manufacturing in Colorado proved to be a major economic driver in May, according to the latest report from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The report said new orders are growing faster than jobs in Colorado. “To accommodate this growth, manufacturers in the state are expanding the hourly workweek for current...
Resources and advice for small businesses are the focus of the Small Business Development Center's annual Small Business Week, slated for June 8-12. The events kick off Monday night, with a seminar about local government services, while Tuesday's event  covers advice about marketing on a small budget. Wednesday's meeting covers state...
Four months ago, when the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance began looking for a new president and CEO, the group’s leaders promised a thorough search that would focus on finding the best candidate — preferably someone already in our midst. That, plus the RBA setting up a selection committee to...

Draper takes over at RBA

The initial task for the new president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance will be to rebuild bruised relationships with the business community. Dirk Draper will begin his new job May 1, and he anticipates spending the first three months talking with business owners and “doing a...
Years have passed since the 2006 inception of the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority, with relatively little to show for its efforts. But according to Mayor Marc Snyder, who also serves on the URA board, those efforts could be picking up as soon as this year. “Unfortunately coincided with...

Let the game come to you

What do coaches say to teams when things seem out of synch, when players are struggling, doing their best but somehow not clicking? The effort may be there, but the results aren’t. “Let the game come to you.” If you’ve ever played a team sport, you’ve heard those words. Your coach...
In 1985, Citizens Goals launched “Project 2000,” a community-based effort to find “creative solutions to the challenges affecting our quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region now and into the future.” The project focused on fears that badly planned and poorly regulated development would degrade the region’s quality of...
Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado will cut the ribbon Saturday, Jan. 24, to commemorate the opening of its newest retail center, located at 15821 Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument, east of the Wal-Mart Supercenter. The 9:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting will include addresses by Discover Goodwill President and CEO...