PlanCOS, the city’s first update to its comprehensive plan since 2001, is intended to provide a framework for decisions about future growth and development. A public draft of the plan was released last week, and the city is asking business professionals to review the draft and give feedback. The plan sets out a vision and […]
It has always been a goal of the UCCS College of Business not only to train future business leaders but to aid working professionals in developing the skills to help their businesses and careers prosper. Now the university is making it easier for business professionals to access the courses that can benefit them, their companies […]
An increase in commercial lending is a result of the area’s healthy economy. However, rising interest rates may slow businesses’ borrowing. “We have had a good, long sustained run of about eight or nine years that’s historically one of the longest economic cycles we’ve seen,” said Ralph Miller, the vice president of commercial loans at 5 […]
Sharing internet between landlords and tenant businesses — or among companies in the same building — might seem thrifty, but cybersecurity experts warn it’s fraught with danger. Many companies that share internet are on one subnet together, said Rodney Gullatte Jr., founder of Firma IT Solutions & Services. Because the network isn’t segmented, they’re unprotected […]
Hold that five dollars. Giving to panhandlers can do more harm than good, service providers say, and the new HelpCOS campaign is promoting a better way to give. Launched May 31 by the city of Colorado Springs in partnership with Pikes Peak United Way, HelpCOS recognizes increasing frustration at panhandlers on the streets, doubts over […]
Nonresidential property owners will start receiving a new monthly bill next month from the city of Colorado Springs. The city will begin collecting stormwater fees July 1 that, for commercial, industrial, municipal and federal properties, will amount to $30 per acre per month. For some property owners, the cost will be substantial. But Mayor John […]
An agreement between the city of Manitou Springs and the Manitou Urban Renewal Authority will result in a $1.8 million windfall for the city in the next 18 months. At its June 5 meeting, Manitou’s City Council approved an agreement that will allow the city to retain tax increment funding it normally remits to the […]
Steer clear of emails and web sites offering great last-minute deals on FIFA World Cup tickets, flights or hotels — phishing scams are in full swing as teams and fans converge on Russia for the tournament. The first stage kicked off yesterday (June 14) but cybercriminals have been hard at work for weeks, offering fake […]
The health care sector has become America’s top hacking target, but Colorado Springs experts warn most doctors are still leaving the doors wide open for cybercriminals. Many are failing to keep up with even basic cybersecurity measures, while cybercrime organizations are launching increasingly sophisticated attacks with dire consequences. Doctors are particularly...
Freestanding emergency rooms increasingly have developed bad reputations when it comes to patient billing. Media reports nationwide have featured stories about patients, including those with insurance, visiting a freestanding ER and then receiving unexpected bills months later. In response, the Colorado Hospital Association worked with state legislators last session on passing...
Nurses on the job hunt might be surprised to discover Pueblo pays better, on average, than Colorado Springs. “The cost of living also is much more reasonable in Pueblo compared to the Springs,” said Karren Kowalski, president and CEO of the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. Attracting nurses is more important than ever as medical […]
The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center strives to help grow local enterprise, but to do that, it has to generate awareness about its services. “We need to make it easier for people — business owners — to come see us,” said Aikta Marcoulier, the director of Pikes Peak SBDC. The organization’s addition of two […]