Soon Colorado Springs residents will be able to pick up their next pair of hiking boots and ride a 65-foot Ferris wheel in the same building. SCHEELS, an employee-owned, all-sports retailer, will open its second Colorado location in Colorado Springs in April 2021, according to a company news release. The 222,000-square-foot building is going in […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
A Monument-based startup’s founder and CEO believes the company’s success can help transform the state’s startup environment. “Startups like Quantum [Metric] are innovating and leading a startup revolution in Colorado,” Mario Ciabarra said about his business services software company. “It’s exciting to be part of this transformation and driving huge success in Colorado.” In Colorado, […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Bibliophiles may dream of opening a bookstore, oenophiles may hope to leave the rat race and start a vineyard on the Western Slope — but art collectors and artists imagine what it would be like to open an art gallery. Imagine your very own gallery. You’d sell your creations, or those of the artists and […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Basic Free, Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Ent Credit Union plans to build a new service center at 30th Street and West Colorado Avenue that will bring enhanced financial services to businesses and residents on Colorado Springs’ Westside. The new building will be what Ent calls a hub location. The 5,000-square-foot, freestanding building will be significantly larger than Ent’s current 1,700-square-foot “spoke” […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Summer’s colorful balloons have landed and festival tents have folded, marking the end of Colorado Springs’ peak tourist season. But many visitors think fall is the best time to come to the Pikes Peak region, and local tourism promotion organizations are stepping up their efforts to bring them here. “With kids back in school, there […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook shows the demand for pilots is skyrocketing while supply is shrinking — and regional airports are likely to be hardest hit. When Alaska Airlines pulled out of the Springs last November the pilot shortage was to blame, and Colorado Springs Airport is not alone in losing routes and airlines […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Colorado’s low unemployment rate has generated more demand for foreign workers in order to fill voids in the workforce. “Oftentimes, the reason are hiring foreign workers is because they have looked and searched for an American worker and haven’t been able to find someone interested or qualified,” said Petula...
The El Paso County Fair draws thousands to Calhan daily during its eight-day run; however, the event’s economic impact to the town of less than 800 people is minimal. “There just isn’t much out there, which can make it difficult for a whole lot of economic impact to be had because of the fair,” said […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Among military spouses, the unemployment rate is 16 percent — four times the national average. And of those with work, many are settling for part-time jobs when they’d rather work full-time. It’s a familiar problem for women and men married to active duty service members. Deployments and frequent moves mean their career paths are constantly […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Business owners or residents are more likely to weather any storm that blows their way if they are insured — and they understand their coverage. “It’s always important to read the fine print when protecting yourself from anything,” said Bobbie Baca, director, property casualty and title, Consumer Services for the Colorado Division of Insurance. There […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Last summer, the Manitou Springs Community Library wanted to host the Portal, a videoconferencing program housed in a gold storage container that connected local residents with other communities throughout the world. The library had to defer to the Manitou Art Center, which had to boost its internet service several times to accommodate the Portal. “We […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
The reason construction workers’ wages keep climbing is basic economics. “It’s a matter of supply and demand,” said George Hess, founder and CEO of Vantage Homes. “If there is one worker, and me and another company want them, they can ask for more pay. It’s a different number if it’s just me wanting them.” Construction […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.