Chief of Staff/Chief Administrative Officer Laura Neumann has resigned her position with the City of Colorado Springs, effective March 1. She will be replaced by her predecessor Steve Cox. Cox retired in 2012 after serving as Fire Chief, interim city manager, Chief of Staff and Chief of Economic Vitality. He originally began his career with […]
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“The biggest risk is not taking any risk … In a world that is changing quickly, the only strategy guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”  —Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook When we were backpacking on the Colorado Trail one year, we hiked Mount Oxford on the first day. The morning was bright, with blue […]
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The state has revoked the license of a Texas-based securities brokerage firm, according to the Colorado Banking and Securities Commission. O&G Securities was sanctioned as a result of a state investigation that alleged the company was illegally offering unregistered securities to Colorado investors. One of its principals, Mary Martha Simpson, also had her license revoked. […]
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The last thing anyone in the Small Business Development Center’s business planning class expected was relationship advice. The participants had spent 13 weeks and 39 hours developing business plans, working the numbers, developing spreadsheets and practicing their 30-second “commercial,” also known as the business pitch. They, the 13 business hopefuls in the class, are sure […]
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Better communication, documentation,  logistics support and training on incident management are four areas in which the city needs to make improvements, as detailed in the After Action Report on Waldo Canyon Fire. The report, released Wednesday, details the city’s strengths in working the Waldo Canyon fire and outlined areas for improvement. The Waldo Canyon fire […]
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The cyber landscape shifted again in 2018. Colorado Senate Bill 18-086 injected much-needed public funding for cybersecurity, the National Cybersecurity Center launched an array of training programs and research initiatives, and c-Watch kicked off its first official cohort. Blockchain bill When Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 086 into law at the end of May, […]
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Compassion International helps feed kids around the globe; the U.S. Olympic Committee oversees the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic movement; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services provides health care and hospitalization to people around the state. And all three are part of something bigger — a group of about 2,000 local nonprofits (including about 800 churches) that […]
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Fredell Enterprises, Inc. 2929 Prospect St., Suite 105 Founded: 1984 Employees: 25-30 Website: coloradolandscapedesign.com Even though it’s the first thing people see when they look at a house, landscaping is often the last thing they budget for. “It’s like buying a Mercedes and deciding not to have them paint it,” said Paul Fredell, who runs landscaping […]
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Private art collector and former Colorado automobile dealer John Marzolf has purchased The Hayden-Hays Gallery at The Broadmoor. Marzolf, who has owned the renowned Biltmore Galleries in Scottsdale, Ariz. since 2006, also plans to open a second art gallery at The Broadmoor, with the second gallery centered on a Western and wildlife theme. Marzolf purchased […]
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Alturas at Bell Tower sold this week for $9 million, the equivalent of $151, 000 for each unit. Brokers Kevin McKenna and Saul Levy of ARA, a Newmark Company, represented the sellers of the apartment complex at 1130 Bell Tower Heights. Capital Real Estate – Alturas LLC of Denver bought the 60-unit complex from Desirable Holdings LLC, […]
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The period of robust growth for the aerospace industry could be coming to an end, but analysts say it can still capitalize on limited growth opportunities by streamlining its operations. The biggest problem facing the industry is that government and airlines are cutting spending in response to poor global economic conditions. Alix Partners, a global […]
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Phone company CenturyLink Inc.’s second-quarter profit fell 78 percent as it had to write off more than expected of the value of Qwest, which it bought in April. In another wrinkle to the $12.2 billion acquisition, the company lost more broadband subscribers in the Qwest areas than it gained, something that never happened when Qwest […]
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