Our preview to Mayor Steve Bach’s fourth State of the City speech identified jobs as one of the primary subjects he would likely address in his comments, and that turned out to be true — to absolutely nobody’s surprise. But in Bach’s 30-minute presentation, notably more realistic and less boastful than his previous such speeches, […]
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is kicking off a new strategic plan for Colorado Springs, reassessing whether it needs to build the new hospital planned for its Fillmore Street site, completing a $102 million expansion at St. Francis Medical Center, and seeking a new CEO. It’s a big year. Interim CEO Brian Erling, appointed after longtime […]
By Michael Barton Ever wonder what ozone smells like? According to Smithsonian Magazine, it’s “the sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rain.” That familiar scent is a combination of plant oils, bacteria and ozone. But when highly concentrated, it can actually be a pollutant. That’s why the United States has been working to reduce […]
Moving day is over for Freedom Financial Services. The financial services organization has completed its expansion into its second location near Union and Academy boulevards. Freedom Financial purchased a 15,500 square foot building at 5455 North Union Blvd.
Elections are over – unless you’re a small business owner in Colorado. The National Federation of Independent Businesses is polling its members about issues that the next session of the legislature needs to deal with. The group annually polls members on state and federal issues that affect their operations. NFIB has 7,000 members in Colorado. […]
Griffis/Blessing, Inc., purchased the Bear Valley Park Apartments in Lakewood Tuesday, Dec. 30. The sales price was $45.5 million. The Class A-/B+ community was built in 2003 and is comprised of 260 apartment units with an average unit size of 996 square feet. The community amenities include a newly renovated clubhouse, a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art […]
The stock market always recovers. Since 1926, the stock market, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, has had 58 years of positive returns and only 24 years of negative returns. Historical odds are 8-to-1 that the market will be down by 10 percent or more during any single year, and 2-to-1 that […]
AspenPointe is seeking nominations for its annual “Heroes of Mental Health” award, presented during a luncheon Oct. 15 at The Broadmoor hotel’s International Center. The luncheon recognizes someone in our community who champions wellness and spearheads efforts to curb stigma and promote treatments for mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness or joblessness. Nominees should be residents […]
Rep. Tony Exum and majority leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst will host a town hall meeting to discuss issues lawmakers will face in the 2013 legislative session. The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Exum, D-Colorado Springs, will discuss the first two bills he is sponsoring. Hullinghorst, D-Boulder, […]
The International Franchise Association has announced plans for “MinorityFran,” an initiative to help member companies recruit additional minority franchisees into their systems. MinorityFran will build on relationships through the IFA’s Diversity Institute with organizations such as the National Urban League, the Association of Small Business Development Centers, the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
When we set out to start Colorado Springs Urban Intervention, it was a response to the negative conversation that has put a dark cloud over our community. There seems to be this opinion that nothing can get done for the benefit of our community unless it is being sparked by government or has major funding. […]