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Creating a startup company is a little like leaving the path on a hike and breaking new trail through the woods, said Erik Boles, the founder and CEO of Gearmunk. Boles, who has initiated five startups in the last 20 years, said it’s not for the faint of heart. “You’re...
Startup companies are often a work in progress, a fact well known to longtime entrepreneur Jan Horsfall. So he wasn’t surprised that the company he has now, Maxletics, actually began as something different. Maxletics, which Horsfall calls “a new breed of sports marketing agency,” connects companies with Olympians and Olympic-hopefuls...
Arts advocates locally and nationally frequently point to the economic, social and community benefits that come to cities where the arts thrive. Economic analyses, such as that recently commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), have quantified the impact of the arts. “We recognize that a...
By Jeanne Davant The Westside Avenue Action Plan is going to be a dream come true for Westside businesses along the Manitou-Colorado Avenue corridor. The project envisions a smooth ribbon of pavement with two lanes of traffic, a center turn lane, bike lanes, sidewalks, buried utilities, new lighting and landscaping...
Call it natural progression. When a city grows in one direction and newer housing takes root, businesses soon follow. Older neighborhoods often see the departure of businesses that seek greener pastures and higher-income residential areas. It’s a city’s version of Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory often referred to as survival of...
Sometimes great discoveries come from not knowing where to look. ISSAC Corp., a Springs-based advanced data analytics and system-of-systems engineering firm, recently made its first foray into big data analysis for the medical world — and ended up in the famed British Journal of Cancer. ISSAC’s analysis revealed important new findings...
The tourism industry in the Pikes Peak region enjoyed a record-setting year in 2016 — and this year might be even better.
As of the second week in August, El Paso County’s available housing supply in the $150,000 to $200,000 range amounted to a half-month’s inventory, specifically 46 listings. That range qualifies as affordable housing, according to RE/MAX commercial broker Donna Major. While the economy has seen steady improvement since the last...
Woodland Park, the scenic mountain town just a short drive up Ute Pass from Colorado Springs, is thriving in many ways — but also faces a host of challenges. Many of those challenges are unique even for a Colorado mountain town, primarily because U.S. Highway 24 winds smack through the...
Mike League is president and CEO of 5Star Bank, one of the few locally owned and operated banks in Colorado Springs. But 5Star could’ve been sold to an out-of-town buyer in 2015. “If I hadn’t been able to raise $12 million in capital two years ago, there were many —...
As some of the area’s largest employers, local school districts face many of the same challenges that impact sizable private-sector businesses. And while many school districts jockey for recognition for educational quality, some also strive to stand out when it comes to employee attraction and retention through cultures of...
Michael Lucero is a restaurant owner who has lived in the fast-growing Falcon area for nine years. His two sons are students in School District 49, but Lucero couldn’t decide if he should support ballot measure 3B, a mill levy override designed to improve those schools — prior to...