The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce has a new strategy, new website and new logo. And it all can be summed up with one word: more. There will be more information on its newly designed website, more resources, more events, more benefits. The women’s chamber, founded 23 years ago by Jan Weiland, released its […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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When Michael Leccese came to Colorado Springs in June 2012, it looked like the city was on fire. The executive director of Urban Land Institute Colorado had sojourned south from Denver during the Waldo Canyon inferno to participate in a national ULI panel evaluating Colorado Springs. “It was a terrible situation. … The sky was […]
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As manager of Ent Credit Union in Monument, Cindy Abrams has seen more counterfeit cash in the last two months than she’s seen in the previous 13 years working in financial institutions. “In the last month, we’ve caught probably close to 10 counterfeit bills,” she said. “It’s been pretty bad up here.” Ent Credit Union […]
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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 […]
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Some small business owners in the Pikes Peak region who bid on products and services for El Paso County find the margins small and the competition fierce. Some say it’s not worth their time to prepare a bid. Others say they do work or provide services for the county, but they don’t make much money. […]
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Most measures of the Colorado economy are moving upward, said Alison Felix, economist and Denver branch executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The U.S. economy is also expected to expand moderately this year, she said. Felix delivered the news at the inaugural State of the Small Business Luncheon Tuesday. She was joined by […]
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While working on a multimillion-dollar engineering project, you hit a creative wall. Timing is tight and the deadline is two short hours away. You need a break. That’s why the company has a swing set. Following the lead of Google headquarters in California, several Colorado Springs companies created fun workplace environments for their employees in […]
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When they launched their information technology firm Navakai, Shawn Morland and Davin Neubacher signed their Small Business Administration loan on Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:30 a.m. As they made their way through the loan documents, Morland and Neubacher watched on nearby television monitors at Vista Bank as passenger jets hit the World Trade Center towers. […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about the Colorado Springs entrepreneurial environment.  The leaders and board of the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator were under a great deal of pressure earlier this year when they convened to determine the future of the 14-year-old nonprofit. Ultimately, coaxed by financial pressures, they chose to do […]
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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 […]
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