Businesses are realizing they’re not too big or too small or too low-profile to be hit with a cyberattack, and they’re stepping up cybersecurity efforts. But with attacks coming from all directions and changing by the hour, where do you start? Colorado Springs cybersecurity experts weigh in on what you can tackle right now to […]
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National reports of the demise of pre-employment marijuana drug screening may not hold true locally, drug testers say, citing an uptick in business. “I’ve actually had more business since legalization,” said Chuck Marting, owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing. “What’s happening now is you have employers who have employees that are coming to them and […]
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Business is hopping for area craft breweries. There are about two dozen active craft breweries in Colorado Springs, according to Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association. “There are 402 active brewery licenses in Colorado — not counting 3.2 percent [alcohol] duplicates — and 25 active in Colorado Springs,” he said in an email. […]
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The estimated 14,000 people who converged on the 34th Space Symposium this week reflected a buoyant attitude about the state of the U.S. space industry — and Colorado Springs’ role in it. Multi-domain command and control and space situational awareness are drawing attention, along with the rise of smaller players in the industry. And the […]
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As the Pentagon weighs whether the newly converted 16th Armored Brigade Combat Team will stay at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs is counting the potential cost — in community and in dollars — of possibly losing 10,000 soldiers and family members for good. It’s been a week since the Army released a Programmatic Environmental Assessment regarding […]
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The moment a customer steps away from the centralized table, where deposit slips and other bank transaction documents are kept, they are greeted by a welcoming smile from one of Herring Bank’s tellers. “I think that customer service is the No. 1 thing that distinguishes larger banks from community banks for consumers,” said Aileen Berrios, […]
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Every evening, when Terra Verde Assistant Manager Carrie Baker leaves the Tejon Street store, she makes sure someone else walks with her. “There are homeless sleeping in the alley when we come to work and when we leave,” Baker said. “Every day on the corner of Bijou and Tejon and at Kiowa and Tejon, there […]
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It’s scarcely news that Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region are in the midst of an unprecedented real estate boom. “I have never witnessed a market like we are currently experiencing,” said veteran real estate broker Harry Salzman of Salzman Real Estate Services in an email earlier this week, “and the end just isn’t […]
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Business owners increasingly are realizing that they have the potential not just to make profit but to benefit their communities. From that concept, a new social impact economy is evolving. Social impact enterprises sell goods and services, but also have specific social objectives, to fulfill a primary mission or purpose. Maximizing profit is not their […]
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The Weather Rock didn’t miss a beat in more than a year of Colorado extremes — 100-plus summers, sub-freezing winters, rain, snow. “It worked great for a year, then it got hit by a car,” said Brandon Tripp, COO of XplotraX, which has the Weather Rock prototype and patent. “It was over by the airport […]
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A tumultuous year in national politics was the backdrop when the Colorado Legislature convened in January. State politicians are considering issues that could affect the business community, including grants for technical education and a minimum wage alternative. TRANSPORTATION FUNDING INCREASE Both the Senate and House have bills designed for highway building and maintenance funding without raising […]
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Is Colorado Springs already in the midst of an architectural renaissance that will transform our dowdy little burg into a resplendent Western metropolis? That may be overstating it, but we seem to be on a bit of a roll. This weekend will feature the opening gala of UCCS’ Ent Center for the Arts, an imaginatively […]
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