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Three years ago, Manitou Springs business owners were dealing with the effects of an increasing population of homeless people and transients. They congregated in the downtown area in places such as the entrance to Soda Springs Park near the Maté Factor Café, sometimes blocking sidewalks and business entrances, or harassing tourists for money. Manitou took […]
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Strides have been made over the past five years at both the state and local levels to address the gaps in affordable housing said to have been exacerbated by Colorado construction defect laws. However, local housing experts say the Pikes Peak region has yet to see the benefits of these changes. The broad terms of […]
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As new data continue to show a positive correlation between outdoor recreation and better physical and mental health, Becky Leinweber hopes to connect various sectors of the community to help Pikes Peak-area residents capitalize on the region’s plentiful opportunities. “I think people are realizing that the outdoors is not just about physical health benefits, but […]
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Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world, and is now more profitable than the global illegal drug trade, according to the 2019 Annual Cybercrime Report from Cybersecurity Ventures. Cyber attack is also the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and, according to Rodney Gullatte Jr., small businesses are a prime target […]
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One of the first decisions a potential business owner must make before getting a company underway is determining which legal structure best suits the business model. It’s a decision that could have substantial tax consequences if not taken seriously, said Adam Weitzel, owner of Business Law Group on Cascade Avenue. “The cost for breaking up […]
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The Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week had humble beginnings. Seven years ago, the Better Business Bureau and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center partnered to bring a] 100-person event to Colorado Springs. This year’s 7th Annual Small Business Week will attract an expected 5,000 people from Sunday, May 5, through Thursday, May 9, […]
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With full-strength beer seemingly “on every corner” thanks to new state liquor laws, some Pikes Peak-area retailers are feeling the squeeze more than others. “The meat department, the produce department, the bakery — it’s everywhere, in front of everybody,” said Jack Bachman, owner of Cheers Liquor Mart on Circle Drive. “The Safeway behind me [at […]
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Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series examining partnerships between the military and the civilian business sector. Fort Carson surgeons, physicians, nurses and medics are heading off post to boost their preparation for combat medical care, in a new partnership between Evans Army Community Hospital and UCHealth Memorial Hospital. The two hospitals […]
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As an international space crowd descended on The Broadmoor for the 35th Space Symposium, there was big news for Colorado Springs: The city is now home to the space industry’s first information sharing and analysis center. The Business Journal reported April 11 that the new nonprofit Space ISAC, unveiled that afternoon during a classified session […]
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When it comes to owning a medical practice, managing finances can be a little tricky. “In health care — unlike, let’s say, retail where you’re paid at the point of purchase — you’re not paid for maybe a month or more after you provide the services or the treatment,” said Erin Gibbs of American Vein […]
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On April 1, 1989, the first edition of the Colorado Springs Business Journal rolled off the press. The city has evolved over the past 30 years. Colorado Springs has grown to be one of the 40 largest cities in the country, the economy is booming and people are flocking to live in the Pikes Peak […]
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Patrons of downtown Pueblo can soon enjoy a stroll through Gateway Park to check out the new Pueblo Convention Center Expansion. The $31 million project is expected to be completed this spring, according to the Downtown Pueblo Association website. It includes a new 449-space public parking garage, a 17,500-square-foot exhibition hall, the Professional Bull Riders […]
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