A housing crash may be on the horizon. According to one area broker, foreclosures are hitting record low rates not seen since the early 2000s. But that may actually foreshadow the market’s next downfall. “Everybody is always boasting about foreclosures and defaults being down, but the truth is they normally hit their lowest point right […]
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Andrew Gunning has been on the job (and in Colorado) for just a couple of months now, but the new executive director of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is eager to dive back into regional planning and equally excited to get to know his new home. Prior to beginning at PPACG in February, […]
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Curbing workplace violence starts with talking to employees. Workers often back away when they witness an outburst from a disgruntled fellow employee, and supervisors don’t engage with the employee to determine the problem. When grievances don’t get addressed, or managers don’t try to determine what’s going on and defuse a situation, that may be setting […]
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As the Pentagon weighs whether the newly converted 16th Armored Brigade Combat Team will stay at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs is counting the potential cost — in community and in dollars — of possibly losing 10,000 soldiers and family members for good. It’s been a week since the Army released a Programmatic Environmental Assessment regarding […]
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Some retailers are breathing a little easier after the recent purchase of Chapel Hills Mall. “That period where we didn’t know who was going to buy us or if we were going to be bought, there were a lot of rumors going around that we might close,” said Monika Clayton, owner of American Vape and […]
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Sierra Madre Street hasn’t seen much in the way of pork since Giuseppe’s Old Depot Restaurant stopped slinging pepperoni pies in 2011. But that’s changing thanks to Neon Pig Creative, which today celebrates its grand opening adjacent to the former eatery and historic train station. Founded by locals Laura Cameron, Colin Christie and Mike O’Caña, […]
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Everybody faces adversity, but it takes a special type of person to use those setbacks to help others. And that’s precisely what locally based author Khadija Grant is doing. The 33-year-old moved to the Colorado Springs area about six years ago when her husband received military relocation orders for Fort Carson. A Cleveland, Ohio, native, […]
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Hundreds of local employees commute to work by bicycle, whether they ride downtown or to other locations. Vicki McCann, marketing supervisor for the city of Colorado Springs Transit Services Division, hopes that number will swell to thousands on June 27, the 25th annual Colorado Bike to Work Day. “An event like this can be fun […]
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The average sick day costs a company $348 per employee in lost productivity, and absenteeism amounted to a total of $20.1 billion in lost productivity last year, according to Gallup. The cost of losing an employee is 150 percent of annual salary for mid-range positions and 400 percent of annual salary for higher paying positions, […]
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Veteran entrepreneurs run businesses that last, and employ 5.8 million people nationwide — but they’re on the decline. Delivering the keynote address at the 11th Annual Veterans Small Business Conference last week, Jessica Fialkovich, president of Transworld Business Advisors, talked about “alarming trends” in veteran entrepreneurship and how to turn them around. Fialkovich said veterans […]
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I recently read a survey about American workers’ attitudes toward retirement. Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has conducted surveys about this topic since 1998. The December 2017 survey, titled “Wishful Thinking or Within Reach? Three Generations Prepare for Retirement,” was authored by Catherine Collinson, president of TCRS and a recognized voice on retirement trends. The […]
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Most landlords and property managers don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to the city of Colorado Springs’ proposed housing code changes. “If a property manager is doing what they are supposed to be doing, they shouldn’t have any issues with them,” said Laura Nelson, executive director for the Apartment Association of Southern […]
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