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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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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser thinks of his office as “the lawyer for the people.” Since assuming the AG position in January, Weiser, a Democrat, has been meeting with people around the state to hear their concerns. Weiser sat down with representatives of Colorado Publishing House, the parent company of the Colorado Springs Business Journal, […]
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Joe had learning disabilities that made high school difficult for him. “I was good in math but failed everything else, so I just gave up and dropped out,” Joe (last name withheld) wrote in “Stone Soup,”  a publication of Pikes Peak Library District’s Adult Education Division. Adopted by his grandparents after his mother died, and […]
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Much like the rest of the state, Pueblo County School District 70 struggles to fill certain teaching positions. Highly competitive fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, along with career and technical education courses, are consistently difficult to staff, said Andy Beeman, the district’s director of personnel services. “This year we seem to be […]
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Southeast Colorado Springs has long endured a reputation for crime, poverty, drugs and high dropout rates — but talk to Julie Ramirez, and you’ll hear about a community ready to reinvent itself. Ramirez, 27, is the Southeast community coordinator for the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, and she’s helping build the grassroots enthusiasm, practical skills […]
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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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Rising health care costs and disappearing pensions have led to nationwide unease about retirement savings, and while local experts say the Pikes Peak region is in better shape than some parts of the country, Colorado residents are not immune to those concerns. According to AARP’s Colorado Retirement Security Survey, released in April, registered voters in […]
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Most pet owners consider their furry friends to be part of the family and, increasingly, they’re feeding them like family. In a 2016 report titled “The Humanization of Pet Food,” data company Nielsen stated that 95 percent of pet owners treat their pets like family members, up 7 points from 2007. That correlates with the […]
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Some say wage transparency is essential for workplaces to narrow the gender pay gap, but local experts say employers should go beyond merely disclosing all workers’ salaries — a practice many Pikes Peak-area companies do not currently favor. A recent study conducted by national staffing agency The Creative Group indicated 77 percent of companies in […]
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Two major east-west thoroughfares are under construction, slowing traffic and frustrating businesses that can’t wait for customers to be back on the road again. The $17 million Pikes Peak Avenue reconstruction project is projected to finish two months early, but the $30.9 million Westside Avenue Action Plan project is already past its original completion date, […]
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Matthew Kubiak was on track for a career in some kind of athletic pursuit. A runner during his high school and college days, Kubiak competed from 2005-07 under an endorsement from Reebok after earning a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then obtained a master’s […]
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When it comes to cultural icons, Christopher Liedel has worked with some of the nation’s heaviest hitters. Today Liedel is CEO of the United States Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame (which is expected to open in spring 2020), but he has also helped build up brands such as National Geographic, where he served as […]
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