Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Pikes Peak Bulletin, a publication of Colorado Publishing House, which publishes the Colorado Springs Business Journal. By Jack Elder Gary Pierson, CEO of The Broadmoor and Sea Island LLC, appeared at Tuesday’s Manitou City Council meeting and gave a very positive assessment of the Pikes Peak Cog […]
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A movement to boost the Lodging and Automobile Rental Tax is gaining momentum in Colorado Springs, but there is no indication yet whether a tax increase will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. “We have been talking about it for a while,” said City Councilor Jill Gaebler, who serves as an ex officio member of […]
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For more than three years, Transit Mix Concrete Company has sought to open a rock aggregate quarry on the Hitch Rack Ranch south of the city. The controversial project was passionately opposed by nearby residents and landowners while drawing support from Colorado Springs business interests as well as elected officials. The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation […]
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Justin Hunt has proven himself quite comfortable both in front of and behind the camera. And while Hunt, the owner and founder of White Whale Pictures Inc., has been behind award-winning documentaries narrated by some very recognizable names in the entertainment industry, he also produces marketing and training materials for small businesses. Hunt, who has […]
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Global cyber insurance specialist Beazley has introduced insurance for “fraudulent instruction” — and for many business leaders, this will be the first time they’ve heard of it. Based on incident reports and claims data, Beazley has flagged fraudulent instruction as a significant new cyber threat to businesses. In this type of scam, a cybercriminal uses […]
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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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Problem: I want my sales to be higher.  How can I leverage my customer service to increase sales? Years ago I worked for a company with many salespeople out hustling to make their quota. The salespeople were the main point-of-contact for an account. However, customers usually had a dim view of their salesperson. Why? When […]
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Some days, we can’t help but to wake up on the wrong side of the bed and see nothing but cloudy skies. I’m guessing that’s what might have happened to John Hazlehurst the day he composed  the “Trading our hometown for tourism bucks” piece. John’s lovely wife, Karen, is the proud owner of a free, […]
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