When Gov. Bill Ritter’s office called Boulder Street Gallery owner Terry Henderson this week and asked whether the governor could stop by, Henderson didn’t have to think about it too long. “Absolutely,” he said. “I told them that would be great.” It was great, not because Henderson is a Democrat, as Ritter is, but because […]
Traffic at the nation’s retail cargo ports is slowly climbing, despite the continuing economic slowdown — but it will remain below last year’s levels for most of 2008. The monthly tracker report from the National Retail Federation shows that month-to-month levels are climbing, but are lower this year because of reduced consumer demand. Traffic should pick up by the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Colorado Springs’ north side residents are getting a new micro brewery restaurant, and a small group of former Air Force Academy cadets is bringing it to them. Colorado Mountain Brewery, a 6,500 square foot micro brewery and restaurant is scheduled to open near Interstate 25 and Interquest Parkway by the end of June. Scott Koons, […]
Come on, kids, Papa John’s going to tell you all about being an entrepreneur. The Papa John’s national pizza chain has inked a partnership deal with Colorado Springs-based Junior Achievement and will provide money, teachers and board members for the national financial literacy and entrepreneurial organization. Papa John’s will donate $2 to JA for each […]
Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time. Despite an improving U.S. job and housing markets, consumer confidence fell to the lowest level it’s been since November 2011. The New York-based Conference Board says Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 60.6, down from a revised 65.4 in […]
At the Institute of Food Technologists show, Harry Balzer, vice president of market research firm NPD Group, offered several insights about American eating habits. Whatever consumers say they are doing when it comes to making food choices, their actual eating habits reveal something very different, Balzer said. Americans’ eating habits are slow to change, and for the most part any changes are simply extensions of previous trends, he said.
A Honda dealership slated to open at the end of the month at the Powers Auto Park is hiring roughly 50 full-time local employees. The Piercey Automotive Group, based in Southern California, is opening the new dealership, but is only sending a few employees from its headquarters. The rest of the new staff will be […]
Consumers often turn to cyberspace to sell or swap unwanted gift cards. This method gives consumers an opportunity to find a better deal than buying the card from a traditional store. Sites like swapagift.com, cardavenue.com and plasticjungle.com have all reported a surge in traffic during the last year.
Luisa Graff was born in Lima, Peru, and escaped to the United States after a political coup there. At 14, when she landed in Colorado Springs, it took her only a few months to get a job. Ed Megel had been selling Graff’s family’s emeralds at his jewelry store here, and with determination, she began […]
The HoneyBaked Ham Co. is celebrating 50 years of business this year – and regardless of how you feel about ham, half a century of family-owned pork sales is worth noting. The business was started in1957 with $500 by Harry J. Hoenselaar, who developed a unique curing method that featured a sweet and crunchy glaze. […]
On any given day at Terra Verde, multiple generations shop for various eclectic sundries — cards, candles, jewelry, sweaters, boots, jeans, custom socks and hair bling. And so much more. Last week, Bill Griffith helped his children, Catcher and Lexi, shop for a birthday gift for their mother, Tracy Eubanks. From New York City, Hillary […]