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When we look at serious community problems, we tend to look to the mayor, the city council, the county commission or private industry for solutions, and in doing that, we miss a huge player. Community colleges are becoming known, more and more, for analyzing problems, rolling up our sleeves and working toward solutions that are […]
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I received a phone call while on a blissful spring vacation with my family. The health of my dad, who retired back to his home country, Bolivia, 15 years ago, was quickly deteriorating. A distant relative from my mom’s side agreed to check on him and take care of him for five days before I […]
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A bill passed in the waning hours of the Colorado legislative session opens the door to on-premises consumption of marijuana products at licensed businesses, but local officials aren’t jumping at the chance to implement it. House Bill 1230, the so-called cannabis hospitality measure, would allow local jurisdictions to license and regulate limited on-site consumption and […]
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Rapid-fire cyber attacks and a shifting regulatory landscape are the “new normal” — and a traditional tech-focused cybersecurity stance isn’t enough anymore. Experts say prioritizing risk management and a law-led approach to cybersecurity could be the difference between an inconvenience and a catastrophic breach. For any business, it could also be the difference between post-breach […]
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The signs were there early. As a kid in small-town Alaska, Katherine Rhoades says, her friends hated playing Barbies with her. “I was just terrible at it,” she recalls. “I would rather sort the clothes than dress the dolls. “My family and friends definitely recognized me as a natural for organizing. Even as a child, […]
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The state of Colorado is working with local jurisdictions to tackle issues from transportation to cybersecurity, Gov. Jared Polis said at a town hall May 4 at Sierra High School. Polis spoke about projects he’s working on and answered questions at the event, sponsored by the Business Journal and sister publications the Colorado Springs Independent […]
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One of the first decisions a potential business owner must make before getting a company underway is determining which legal structure best suits the business model. It’s a decision that could have substantial tax consequences if not taken seriously, said Adam Weitzel, owner of Business Law Group on Cascade Avenue. “The cost for breaking up […]
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Dean Williams, who heads Colorado’s Department of Corrections, aims to reduce the state’s high recidivism rate and help Colorado businesses at the same time. Williams took the job in January after meeting with Gov. Jared Polis and has already started implementing reforms. A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in organizational communication, Williams moved […]
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Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series examining partnerships between the military and the civilian business sector. In November, Peterson Air Force Base added 276 acres to the tract it leases from Colorado Springs Airport, bringing the size of the base to 1,476 acres. It was the latest development in the 52-year-old […]
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While local housing experts agree the rising rental costs in the Pikes Peak region need to be addressed, most do not believe the answer lies in a proposed legislative measure that would have allowed local municipalities in Colorado to set rent control policies. The controversial Senate Bill 225 is likely dead prior to its second […]
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Cooking began as a family bonding experience for Hannah Cupples, but she knew from an early age that it would one day become her livelihood as well. “I pretty much knew I wanted to cook since I was 4 years old,” said Cupples, now 24 and the chef de cuisine at Four by Brother Luck […]
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Larry Ash has a talent for repurposing anything — including his business. Hillside Gardens and Event Center started life as a garden center, set on a scenic, 4-acre property nestled into the Hillside neighborhood. The center sold plants that grow well in the Pikes Peak region — everything from herbs to trees — and was […]
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