Five and a half years ago, Yemi Mobolade and Russ Ware had an idea for a small business. They wanted to open a café that could serve as a place for creative people, students and professionals to connect and create a unique community. “We asked lots of questions and did our best to avoid all […]
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Light manufacturing is breathing new life into a North Nevada Avenue building, transforming it into a hub for like-minded tenants. “What we will have once we are built out are about eight spaces for smaller manufacturing companies to lease,” said Jen Taylor, who oversees marketing and strategic partnerships for the for-profit development company Milestones for […]
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Dave Rose has been a staple of the mass communication community in Colorado Springs for half a century. The just-retired chief public information officer for El Paso County spent a decade spreading the news to one of the state’s most populated regions, having moved to public relations after a long and storied career as a […]
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Chris Hoppe can tell you about all the times his recovery didn’t work — and why. “I struggled with alcohol and drugs my entire life, from early on in middle school, high school, all the way through,” he recalls. “I never used drugs and alcohol normally, if that makes sense. It was never like, ‘Oh, […]
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When it comes to chatting in the break room, two Colorado-based employment lawyers advise employees to leave politics out of the conversation. “I would say more often than not I would recommend that employers try to avoid having their employees talk about politics at work,” said Evan Withrow, an attorney with the Employers Council in […]
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Raising and selling top-quality meats puts bread on Mike Callicrate’s table. But activism feeds his soul. The owner of Ranch Foods Direct has been a passionate advocate for family farmers and small businesses in the courts and on Capitol Hill for almost 20 years. “I fight abusive power,” said Callicrate, who lobbies, speaks and writes […]
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Election security is front and center as the midterms approach, and the National Cybersecurity Center has announced it’s investigating how blockchain can help secure elections — and potentially make widespread mobile voting a reality. The NCC announced a partnership with Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies to work on “Proving Our Democracy,” a pioneering program evaluating new election […]
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City leaders are looking to the historic City Auditorium to star in the revitalization of  downtown. But in order to play that role, City Aud, as it’s commonly called, needs major repairs, upgrades and some fresh ideas. The city issued a request for proposals Oct. 3, seeking a company to professionally manage and maintain the […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles on school ballot measures. Colorado’s statewide Amendment 73 would increase funding for local school districts. But local districts aren’t counting on its passage and are asking voters in the Nov. 6 general election to support them through bond issues and tax increases. In all, five Pikes […]
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Rising interest rates might mean it’s time to consider refinancing — at least certain loans. “If you have an interest rate on a piece of equipment or building for your company, it’s a good time to check when your loan matures,” said Jason Doyle, president of UMB Bank in Colorado Springs. “If it’s next year […]
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At first blush, it might seem that biochemistry and baking wouldn’t combine well. But Nick Adkins, owner of Manitou French Pastries, finds that his experience in a lab coat makes him a better chef as he prepares macarons, croissants, galettes, quiches and other delicacies. Adkins spent seven years as a postdoctoral fellow in molecular medicine […]
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Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles on school ballot measures. Next week, the Business Journal will review ballot measures for Harrison School District 2 and Manitou Springs School District 14, as well as the statewide Amendment 73 proposal. Five El Paso County school districts are presenting a total of six measures on […]
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