For years, the small warehouses scattered throughout Colorado Springs have been of interest to marijuana purveyors — who were the only tenants prepared to pay the price property owners were asking.
After a two-year search, Silver Key Senior Services moved to its new location at 1605-1655 S. Murray Blvd. this week — into new buildings that provide clients with more space, privacy and easier access to services. For 45 years, Silver Key has provided transportation, nutrition and case management assistance to citizens older than 60 in […]
By Darcie Nolan Business resources and community support are a big draw for startups in the region, while startup funding and government regulations are a challenge for some small businesses. Attracting new hires continues to be a challenge, hindering small business growth. Those were some local takeaways derived from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index […]
(Editor’s Note: Bring your difficult business questions to experts from the UCCS College of Business and receive advice from professors who have been involved with business research for decades. Have a problem? Send questions to OPED@uccs.edu.) Problem: As a manager with multiple direct reports, I find that I often avoid difficult conversations with my employees. […]
Without a $3 million sales tax incentive given by the city of Colorado Springs, the Mining Exchange Hotel might still be a vacant, derelict building, said owner Perry Sanders. The economic development agreement with the city of Colorado Springs allowed Sanders and his partner to obtain bank financing for extensive renovations to the Mining Exchange […]
The Warehouse is open again. This is not breaking news, except to Google Maps, which took more than 18 months to recognize that chef and owner James Africano had reopened the restaurant in 2015 after it had closed for just a few months. Africano said the restaurant worked to manage its social media presence on […]
The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance has taken on a new partner to promote the region. The RBA has hired Development Counsellors International, a national marketing and public relations agency that specializes in place marketing for tourism and economic development. DCI has offices on both the East and West coasts, in Toronto and Denver. The […]
Every year, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC sponsors a trip to a city that is similar to Colorado Springs to study its economic development, its industries and tourism. The goal: Learn best practices of successful cities to see if they might work in Colorado Springs. Audacity and ambition: Two words that Charleston, […]
When Dirk Draper was approached about applying for president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, he had only one caveat: It couldn’t be business as usual. “In my career, I’ve looked for three things when I choose a job,” he said. “It has to be challenging; it has to be meaningful; it […]
The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, the Downtown Partnership, the Southern Colorado SBDC and small businesses throughout the region have worked to bring specials and events on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Merchants and businesses from Cañon City to Monument will offer discounts and specials on the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. The event […]
It was the day before New Year’s Eve, and Melissa Chapman had just signed a lease for her very first business. That’s when it hit her. “I was walking to my car, and I was bawling my eyes out. It was like the day I’d left the hospital with my daughter,” the owner of Melissa’s […]
Mix a plush Colorado Springs resort with a controversial right-wing extremist group in these times, and it becomes a powder keg waiting to explode. Cheyenne Mountain Resort avoided that potentially volatile situation by canceling the reservation of VDARE Foundation, a white nationalist group that had booked the facility for a...