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Before choosing a restaurant or retailer, it’s estimated that about 89 percent of consumers first read reviews of local businesses. That number jumps to 95 percent for people ages 18-34, according to last year’s Local Consumer Review Survey by Bright Local, an integrated SEO and local citation platform company. “Reviews are the new word of […]
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Breaking into your own house is unnerving. Why wasn’t that window locked? Why didn’t the alarm trip? Why didn’t the neighbors blink? It’s too easy. For the same reasons, cybersecurity experts say, breaking into your own place is important in the cyber world. And that’s what white hat hackers are for. White hat hacking (or […]
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Fifteen startups are gearing up for launch camp with nonprofit tech accelerator Exponential Impact — more than double the number that participated in 2018. It’s just one of many changes underway at XI, which this year is adding staff and apprentices, introducing two new programs to serve later-stage entrepreneurs, and expanding its physical footprint. Work […]
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Colorado hospitals are backing legislation that will increase their financial transparency. “We recognize the importance of financial transparency to policy- and decision-makers at the state level,” said Julie Lonborg, vice president of communications and media relations for the Colorado Hospital Association. “A lot of people, I think, expected us not to support this bill, and […]
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By Erinn Callahan A high-profile cheating scandal that rocked the college admissions world would prove difficult to duplicate in the Pikes Peak region, higher education officials say. Federal prosecutors charged 50 people — including Hollywood actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, various college athletics coaches, and business owners — in a nationwide bribery and fraud […]
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A new State of Downtown report reveals a vibrant downtown Colorado Springs where people are increasingly coming to dine, shop, attend events and live. “Downtown has experienced incredible growth over the past couple of years with new businesses and establishments choosing to locate in the heart of our city,” Mayor John Suthers stated in an […]
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When people reach out in need of mental health care, they’re likely experiencing some sort of crisis. “And the longer they have to wait to see a provider, the more susceptible they become to struggling with the mental health issues they have and/or suicidal ideations,” said Kirsten Belaire, director of behavioral health at Mt. Carmel […]
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People are very, very worried about protecting their data — but not worried enough to work through the nuts and bolts of protecting it. That’s the central finding of Malwarebytes Labs’ latest report, “The Blinding Effect of Security Hubris on Data Privacy,” which surveyed almost 4,000 people to measure their confidence in their own privacy […]
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GE Johnson Construction Co., one of Colorado Springs’ largest employers, is tackling the problem of substance abuse by offering a new coaching program for employees and their loved ones who are fighting addiction. The company partnered with the Denver nonprofit Face It TOGETHER in December to provide the coaching program, the first company in Colorado […]
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By Faith Miller – Colorado Springs Independent Editor’s note: This is the second part in a three-part collaboration with the Business Journal’s sister publication, the Colorado Springs Independent, exploring in depth the region’s affordable housing challenges. It’s impossible to know how many people have been affected by the affordable housing shortage in Colorado Springs — […]
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A chance phone call saved a midmarket Front Range firm from sending about $100,000 to hackers posing as its own chief financial officer. The hackers had breached the CFO’s Office 360 account via malware, and lurked there for more than a month, gathering intelligence and sending emails. The money had already been sent when the […]
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Changes to the federal tax laws concerning charitable donations don’t seem to be having a big effect on contributions nationwide or in the Pikes Peak region. But that doesn’t mean some nonprofits aren’t feeling it. According to a report by the Association of Fundraising Professionals released Feb. 4, eight in 10 U.S. charities raised the […]
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