Job growth should be part of the Colorado Springs business landscape in 2018, positive news that is tempered by a need for more workers. The area’s low unemployment rate — it was 3.3 percent in El Paso County in November, with the state rate at 2.9 percent — means there are more jobs than people looking […]
Nonprofits, including places of worship, were on the cusp last week of being able to endorse political candidates while maintaining their 501(c)3 nonprofit status. The Johnson Amendment, created in 1954 to prevent tax-exempt nonprofits from becoming involved in partisan politics, was facing repeal due to language in the House’s new GOP tax bill. The Senate, […]
It was early summer of 2016 when UCCS approached Kirkpatrick Bank about partnering in its Workplace Wellness Program through its Center for Active Living, located in the university’s Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. The university and the bank had collaborated on past projects and Kirkpatrick’s Vice President of...
Tax professionals say helping small-business owners make the best decisions for their tax returns is harder than ever this year. That’s not because of changes to the tax code in 2017, but rather potential changes in 2018 if a new tax bill is approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump. New tax laws […]
The town of Monument, the largest of three communities in the Tri-Lakes region (Palmer Lake and Woodmoor being the other two) adopted its 66-page comprehensive plan in February. The timing was fortuitous, as the guiding document — the first since 2003 — came just in time for the biggest year in development Terri Hayes can […]
Once Thanksgiving is over, shoppers don’t have to wait until just before Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa for the shopping rush to begin. Each year, masses of families get together on Thanksgiving and then head to their favorite stores the same night to take advantage of steep discounts, even before Black Friday. But shopping for gifts […]
Since women comprise nearly half the U.S. workforce, it is startling to see how few have attained CEO status or serve in board positions for major companies. The numbers are improving, but many say not fast enough. Just more than 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies are led by female...
Local manufacturers want to make Colorado Springs a manufacturing hub, and they’re collaborating on major contracts to make it happen. Instead of competing individually and settling for small contracts, a handful of Springs companies are working together on selected projects to attract larger customers that have previously been out of...
Ent Credit Union executive Rich Scholes knows firsthand how quickly new technology can make a difference, and he says the banking industry is working hard to keep up with an ever-changing world.
Carolyn Fox is proud of the newest building on the UCCS campus, and not just because she calls the Ent Center for the Arts “a piece of artwork in itself.” Fox touts the acoustics of the five performance venues, the continuous lobby that offers views of Pikes Peak, and the stylish exterior. As the UCCS […]
Arts advocates locally and nationally frequently point to the economic, social and community benefits that come to cities where the arts thrive. Economic analyses, such as that recently commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), have quantified the impact of the arts. “We recognize that a lively arts community contributes significantly […]
By Jeanne Davant The Westside Avenue Action Plan is going to be a dream come true for Westside businesses along the Manitou-Colorado Avenue corridor. The project envisions a smooth ribbon of pavement with two lanes of traffic, a center turn lane, bike lanes, sidewalks, buried utilities, new lighting and landscaping that will attract more visitors […]