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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 […]
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Rainier Ko’s parents gave him three career choices: a doctor, a doctor or a doctor. Somehow, he forged a path in the medical field that’s almost completely his own. He’s one of only seven veterinary neurosurgeons in the world. It’s been a long road — 15 years of post-high-school education in two countries — but […]
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Teamwork is integral to the success of any military mission. Local community partners are employing that same philosophy when it comes to helping exiting service members and veterans find work. “Colorado Springs is a great, great community with so many resources readily available for our transitioning military,” said Bill Price, the transition services manager at […]
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Last summer, the Manitou Springs Community Library wanted to host the Portal, a videoconferencing program housed in a gold storage container that connected local residents with other communities throughout the world. The library had to defer to the Manitou Art Center, which had to boost its internet service several times to accommodate the Portal. “We […]
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When Tina Schwaner first began to tinker with the idea of starting a retail business, the hairstylist dipped her toe in the water by selling small items from an armoire in the salon that once employed her. “I took that little armoire as seriously as I take this whole shop,” Schwaner said of her locale […]
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It’s “not practical to put little Beats by Dre [headphones] on mice, although it would be incredibly cute,” Michael Larson says — but the specialized tones they’ll hear while they sleep through an upcoming study could potentially lead to a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research. Larson and the apparatus he’s developed for the study, based on […]
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The reason construction workers’ wages keep climbing is basic economics. “It’s a matter of supply and demand,” said George Hess, founder and CEO of Vantage Homes. “If there is one worker, and me and another company want them, they can ask for more pay. It’s a different number if it’s just me wanting them.” Construction […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series exploring development around the Colorado Springs Airport and its Commercial Aeronautical Zone. Part I was published in the May 18 issue of the Business Journal. Peak Innovation Park is ready for a burst of progress next year — and construction at the park is expected […]
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The U.S. Army relies on its officers to act as managers. “As garrison commander, there are a number of challenges you face every day,” said Col. Ronald Fitch Jr. “A lot of them are no different than what a CEO or business owner would encounter, like issues with resources, money and prioritizing things you need […]
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Manitou Springs may not officially be called “The New Orleans of the West,” but entrepreneur and Louisiana native Josh Stelly said it’s the closest thing he’s found. Raised in Arnaudville, La. (population 4,500 “on a sunny day,” he said), Stelly earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Northwestern State University, lived in the Big […]
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Jolie NeSmith, PikeRide executive director, beamed as nearly 30 volunteers worked on assembling 208 bright purple, high-tech bikes May 23. “It’s great to see such wide support from the community to help us launch bike sharing,” NeSmith said. “Bike share is a healthy, active form of transportation, and so many community members and employers have […]
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The season’s first hail storm on Friday, May 18, didn’t do a lot of damage, but the next one could be much worse. Just two years ago, on July 28, 2016, a severe storm lobbed tennis ball-sized hailstones onto parts of Colorado Springs, triggering $352.8 million in insurance claims. The storm caused half a million […]
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