National reports of the demise of pre-employment marijuana drug screening may not hold true locally, drug testers say, citing an uptick in business. “I’ve actually had more business since legalization,” said Chuck Marting, owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing. “What’s happening now is you have employers who have employees that are coming to them and […]
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Miguel Lawsell is a special projects employee with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. After experiencing a heart attack a few years ago, Lawsell’s priorities changed. Today, he incorporates exercise five days a week and doesn’t have to venture too far from his work site, thanks to his employer’s commitment to employee fitness. When Penrose Main Hospital […]
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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 […]
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A tumultuous year in national politics was the backdrop when the Colorado Legislature convened in January. State politicians are considering issues that could affect the business community, including grants for technical education and a minimum wage alternative. TRANSPORTATION FUNDING INCREASE Both the Senate and House have bills designed for highway building and maintenance funding without raising […]
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The Air Force Academy doesn’t keep its research — or its cadets — to itself. The academy’s research professors can be brought in to conduct research and help get a product from the idea stage to the commercial market. Currently, there are 90 such agreements — with companies such Ball Aerospace in Boulder as well […]
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Don't discount Manitou on account of its free-spirited reputation. It’s a thriving retail center with heavy traffic and a lot of appeal
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When the EL Paso County Trustee’s office released its November foreclosure numbers, the month-over-month increase of 10.5-percent was not the only troubling statistic. The data also showed that 2010 will likely be the second worst year for foreclosures on record, and County Trustee Thomas Mowle doesn’t expect enough job growth in 2011 to offset the […]
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Businesses are realizing they’re not too big or too small or too low-profile to be hit with a cyberattack, and they’re stepping up cybersecurity efforts. But with attacks coming from all directions and changing by the hour, where do you start? Colorado Springs cybersecurity experts weigh in on what you can tackle right now to […]
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Big decisions will be made in the health care industry in 2011, both on the local and national stage. Locally, voters will decide the future of Memorial Health System. The City Council is moving ahead with plans for an April ballot issue that will create an independent, nonprofit instead of a municipally owned hospital system. […]
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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 […]
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Unemployed job seekers could get some extra help in learning new skills under a bill lawmakers are considering. House Bill 1272 seeks to use money — about $8 million that has already been identified in the unemployment insurance trust fund — to aid workers in learning new skills or to help them start their own […]
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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 […]
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