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PlanCOS laid out a vision for the future of Colorado Springs. Now RetoolCOS is honing the tools to achieve it. The city’s comprehensive plan, PlanCOS was approved by the Colorado Springs City Council a year ago, after an extensive communitywide process. PlanCOS focuses upon six themes that embody the city’s existing strengths — vibrant neighborhoods, […]
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The Department of Defense is set to release the final version of its cyber certification framework for contractors Jan. 31, and military contractors will have to step up compliance efforts if they want to keep doing business with the government. Once the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification goes into effect, all defense contractors and subcontractors will […]
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New rules on overtime pay kick in this year, and human resources experts say now is an ideal time for businesses to take a comprehensive look at their salary policies. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Labor Standards and Statistics announced the final order on overtime and minimum pay standards Jan. 22, […]
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When buyers tour a vacant home, Lydia Andrews knows they often lack the imagination to see its full potential. That’s where her home staging and design business, Maple & Moss, comes in. Since 2016, Maple & Moss has been working with Colorado Springs homeowners, real estate agents and builders to help transform their properties from […]
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For Jim Harris, banking is personal. As U.S. Bank’s community bank president and commercial team leader for Colorado and southeast Wyoming, he spends a lot of his time establishing the personal relationships and partnerships he considers key to U.S. Bank’s success. And he enjoys having close, personal ties with people in the community. Harris’s father […]
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Liz Calhoun planned to become a nurse practitioner, but marrying a U.S. Army staff sergeant changed her path. “Every time you look at nursing school, it’s like a three-year commitment — and that’s once you get in,” said Calhoun, facilities coordinator for Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs. “I just don’t ever have that much time […]
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A Southerner at heart, Liz Borris is happiest when she’s uniting people around food, drink and entertainment. “It’s pretty simple, but that’s what it’s all about, right?” said Borris, events and group sales manager at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew on North Tejon Street. Born in Georgia and raised in Tennessee, Borris played three years of […]
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When Scott Rollert learned that the building housing his business was going to be demolished, he spent months looking for another storefront. But Rollert, owner of the College Time Shop, couldn’t find a suitable space in his price range, and he ended up taking the suggestion his long-time customers made. He moved into the basement […]
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Colorado Springs saw near-historic lows in mortgage interest rates last year, and local lenders are predicting more of the same in 2020 — though the presidential election is likely to cause stagnation in the mortgage bond market. Back in November 2018, lenders “were seeing some of the highest interest rates we’ve seen in several years,” […]
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Cecilia Harry migrated from the Upper Midwest to the Pikes Peak region to join the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC just over a month ago, but she’s already feeling at home. As chief economic development officer, Harry leads the organization’s efforts to attract, expand, retain and support successful businesses and improve the local economy. Harry […]
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Melissa Marts had been on the job two days when her office phone started ringing off the hook with elderly clients growing increasingly desperate in their search for a place to live. “It is so hard for folks who have smaller incomes to find a place to live,” said Marts, who joined the Pikes Peak […]
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Steve Vance’s first meeting with his future wife, then Betina Hawk, was all business. Betina, who was working as a recruiter for a staffing agency, sent Steve on a job interview. Steve returned with bad news: The interview had gone well, but his visible tattoos cost him the job. Steve immediately began searching for companies […]
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