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Kyle Gerstner, 36, is a native of Wichita, the birthplace of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. And when Gerstner first moved to Colorado in 2011, he brought that taste of home with him. Gerstner is the owner of nine Freddy’s franchises, including four in Colorado Springs (a fifth is currently under construction) as well as […]
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The Colorado Springs affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has been a part of the Colorado Springs community for 27 years. Current Executive Director Lori Jarvis has led the organization, which assists the families of those living with mental illness and those with mental illnesses themselves, since 2011. With a full-time staff of […]
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Vying for customers’ attention is nothing new for businesses. However, fending off industry rivals in a competitive job market is a recent development. “The wage competition is really, really high right now,” said Jennifer Pierceall Herman, industry relations manager for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. “We hear from employers that they get somebody and then […]
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Look around any time during the day, and you’re likely to see runners on Colorado Springs’ sidewalks and trails. The city has always had lots of runners — after all, Colorado is home to the fittest folks in the nation. But in the past couple of decades, the sport of running has grown so much […]
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Healthy employees equal happy employees. “When we have a satisfied staff and higher employee morale, that in turn affects patient satisfaction,” said Erin Heberlein, the manager of the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Wellness Center. “Hospitals are graded quite frequently on their patient satisfaction.” It’s easy to single out which of the hospital’s departments has unhappy […]
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Bryan Rossmanith listens to the sounds of axes crashing into targets accompanied by shrieks of delight and focused grunts. It’s all about creating a memorable experience and bringing people together, the owner of Jack’s Axe Throwing says. “I call it experiential entertainment,” Rossmanith said. “What is great about us and places like the escape rooms […]
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It’s no secret that Colorado’s rural areas lack medical services. According to the Colorado Rural Health Center, an Aurora-based nonprofit organization that serves as Colorado’s state office of rural health, 13 Colorado counties do not have a hospital, and two counties do not have a clinic or even a single doctor. While Pikes Peak Regional […]
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In the past two weeks, two stunning announcements about sports stadium development have been made in southern Colorado. Visions for the projects in Colorado Springs and Pueblo were much the same: stimulate economic development by bringing sports teams downtown to play in multipurpose venues. Both plans featured public-private partnerships, and both had lodging properties as […]
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The average cost of apartment rent in Colorado Springs continues to rise as more high-end units enter the market. “Part of this most recent increase really isn’t a rise in rents as much as the product that is coming online and being included are higher-end properties,” said Laura Nelson, the executive director of the Apartment […]
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The internet is full of stories about people who have lost their jobs over social media posts. A few examples: • A PR executive for a racist tweet sent just before she boarded a flight to South Africa. Among the responses she got upon landing was a notification from her manager informing her she’d been […]
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