Some retailers are breathing a little easier after the recent purchase of Chapel Hills Mall. “That period where we didn’t know who was going to buy us or if we were going to be bought, there were a lot of rumors going around that we might close,” said Monika Clayton, owner of American Vape and […]
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Hundreds of local employees commute to work by bicycle, whether they ride downtown or to other locations. Vicki McCann, marketing supervisor for the city of Colorado Springs Transit Services Division, hopes that number will swell to thousands on June 27, the 25th annual Colorado Bike to Work Day. “An event like this can be fun […]
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We’re trading our privacy for trinkets. Big businesses are using Americans’ personal information to make money — it’s collected and bundled and sold over and over — and we’re giving it away for email accounts and Facebook likes and fuel points and insurance discounts. In March, twin Facebook scandals jolted many Americans to realize they […]
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The moment a customer steps away from the centralized table, where deposit slips and other bank transaction documents are kept, they are greeted by a welcoming smile from one of Herring Bank’s tellers. “I think that customer service is the No. 1 thing that distinguishes larger banks from community banks for consumers,” said Aileen Berrios, […]
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Although the largest manufacturer of tiny homes in the United States, Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, is located in Colorado Springs, purchasers of these trendy housing alternatives have few places in the region to park them. Tumbleweed is riding a rising tide of tiny house popularity. The company has grown substantially since it moved all of […]
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A steadily growing population throughout the region has made the leasing part of apartment property managers’ jobs fairly easy the past several years. However, since the beginning of January, the demand for apartments appears to have slowed slightly, likely due to seasonality and new units coming online, said Carmen Azzopardi, senior vice president of multifamily […]
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The General Data Protection Regulation has 88 pages, 99 articles and a greater impact on U.S.-based businesses than you might think. It’s the biggest overhaul of Europe’s data security rules in two decades, and when it takes effect May 25, companies worldwide will be impacted by a web of stringent rules covering consumer consent, data […]
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Motorists and cyclists appear to have gotten used to the new parking-protected bike lanes on Weber Street, says the senior bike planner for Colorado Springs. “They seem to be working safely for all users,” said Kate Brady, who joined the city in 2016. Along with bike lanes that have been added to Cascade Avenue between […]
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It’s tax season, and many businesses are worrying about the IRS. But according to tax and cybersecurity experts, they should be worrying about people who aren’t the IRS. Tax season is a minefield of scams, with identity thieves and cybercriminals taking advantage of anxiety, scare tactics and taxpayers’ desire to stay on the right side […]
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The world watches sports for thrills and bragging rights — but among the millions, a select few are watching for bots, hackers, malware and social media trolls. It turns out international sporting events are irresistible to cybercriminals, and their attacks give experts strong leads on newly engineered malware and tactics, serving as a kind of […]
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A quick internet search at the downtown public library easily yields a long list of potentially empty homes for a squatter to invade. Houses for sale as well as rental and vacation properties can be easy targets, according to Alex Yoder, director of residential management at Dorman Real Estate Services. “Anyone can just go online, […]
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Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and Kroger aren’t waiting on legislation after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Florida — they’ve set their own policies to limit gun sales. Spurred by the knowledge that one of its stores last year sold a shotgun to the shooter in Florida (although he used an AR-15 […]
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