A unique public-private partnership could soon bring some desperately needed relief to the beleaguered merchants of Manitou Springs. Manitou’s City Council approved a $15,000 grant Tuesday to support a “Business Band-Aid” loan program proposed by the Manitou Springs Creative District, Chamber of Commerce and Vectra Bank. The partners plan to use the seed money, which will […]
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 […]
At Tuesday’s Small Business Week workshop, “The New Administration: Policy and Possibilities Through a Small Business Lens,” panelists spoke about the effects of state and federal governments, recent changes and how those changes will affect small business owners. The panel was led by keynote speaker Tony Gagliardi, the Colorado & Wyoming state director of the […]
Colorado Springs-based C&D Enterprises security firm was awarded an $85 million contract to protect high-profile buildings in Philadelphia. The firm, which has been headquartered in the Springs since 1959 and employs about 650 people in several states, won a five-year contract to provide security guard services and a mix of roving armed security at dozens […]
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...