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For Jay and Sam Frost, the Frost Livestock ranch is work, and home, the heart and soul of their family — and worth every hour poured into it by four generations. It’s also an endless challenge and a source of sudden heartache. They’ve been squeezed by rising costs, shrinking margins and aging infrastructure. They’ve risen […]
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AF CyberWorx has seen slower-than-expected expansion in staff and facilities, but outgoing director Lt. Col. Mike Chiaramonte is confident it’s reaching better solutions, faster — reaping greater rewards for the Air Force. And now that the Air Force’s cyber responsibilities have shifted from Air Force Space Command to Air Combat Command, Chiaramonte sees a smoother, […]
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During her 12 years of teaching Pikes Peak Community College’s aspiring pharmacy technicians, Nicole Barriera has started every semester with the same caveat. “We talk about how the state of Colorado doesn’t regulate,” said Barriera, chair of PPCC’s pharmacy technician program. “That’s scary because, in theory, [students] could walk out of my class and be […]
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Three years ago, Manitou Springs business owners were dealing with the effects of an increasing population of homeless people and transients. They congregated in the downtown area in places such as the entrance to Soda Springs Park near the Maté Factor Café, sometimes blocking sidewalks and business entrances, or harassing tourists for money. Manitou took […]
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Strides have been made over the past five years at both the state and local levels to address the gaps in affordable housing said to have been exacerbated by Colorado construction defect laws. However, local housing experts say the Pikes Peak region has yet to see the benefits of these changes. The broad terms of […]
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As new data continue to show a positive correlation between outdoor recreation and better physical and mental health, Becky Leinweber hopes to connect various sectors of the community to help Pikes Peak-area residents capitalize on the region’s plentiful opportunities. “I think people are realizing that the outdoors is not just about physical health benefits, but […]
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Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world, and is now more profitable than the global illegal drug trade, according to the 2019 Annual Cybercrime Report from Cybersecurity Ventures. Cyber attack is also the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and, according to Rodney Gullatte Jr., small businesses are a prime target […]
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One of the first decisions a potential business owner must make before getting a company underway is determining which legal structure best suits the business model. It’s a decision that could have substantial tax consequences if not taken seriously, said Adam Weitzel, owner of Business Law Group on Cascade Avenue. “The cost for breaking up […]
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The Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week had humble beginnings. Seven years ago, the Better Business Bureau and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center partnered to bring a] 100-person event to Colorado Springs. This year’s 7th Annual Small Business Week will attract an expected 5,000 people from Sunday, May 5, through Thursday, May 9, […]
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With full-strength beer seemingly “on every corner” thanks to new state liquor laws, some Pikes Peak-area retailers are feeling the squeeze more than others. “The meat department, the produce department, the bakery — it’s everywhere, in front of everybody,” said Jack Bachman, owner of Cheers Liquor Mart on Circle Drive. “The Safeway behind me [at […]
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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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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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