Assume your business is going to get hacked — because statistics and human nature say it will. The question is, how will you know, and what will you do to limit the damage? Even a quick look at the recent Black Hat 2018 Hacker Survey Report and the 2018 Study on Global Megatrends in Cybersecurity […]
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Most businesses hope their customers leave happy. However, at Hellscream Entertainment’s two haunted houses, workers want guests to depart feeling terrified. The Haunted Mines, a nonprofit haunted house, closed after its 2016 season at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, but earlier this year, Hellscream resurrected the brand. The new 28,000-square-foot location is at […]
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Soon Colorado Springs residents will be able to pick up their next pair of hiking boots and ride a 65-foot Ferris wheel in the same building. SCHEELS, an employee-owned, all-sports retailer, will open its second Colorado location in Colorado Springs in April 2021, according to a company news release. The 222,000-square-foot building is going in […]
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Lately, Denver Broncos fans’ heads have hung much like New Mexico Hatch chiles grow — toward the ground. Perhaps the team’s outlook would be a little brighter had it chosen Pueblo chiles, which grow upwards, for its concession fare at Mile High Stadium. In late May, the Broncos announced a deal with Albuquerque, N.M.-based 505 […]
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  Bryce Dillingham has worked for himself since he was about 12 years old. “I started on Craigslist and had a few business cards doing a small lawn mowing service,” he said. “My mom or dad would drive me around to do that. Really, I have always just been interested in working for myself.” The […]
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On Aug. 25, 2016, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College announced “an historic alliance between the two institutions that signals the re-envisioning and redefining of both organizations’ contributions to the arts in the region.” The alliance formalized the end of the FAC as an independent entity. It would no longer have a […]
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A Monument-based startup’s founder and CEO believes the company’s success can help transform the state’s startup environment. “Startups like Quantum [Metric] are innovating and leading a startup revolution in Colorado,” Mario Ciabarra said about his business services software company. “It’s exciting to be part of this transformation and driving huge success in Colorado.” In Colorado, […]
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A report produced for Manitou Springs strongly recommends that the city come to terms with the owners of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to rebuild and reopen the 127-year-old attraction. “We believe allowing the cog to stop operating for an extended period is a grave mistake,” the report by Summit Economics states. The report, called […]
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  It’s time to take hacking personally, John Sileo says. Whether you’re a victim because Equifax lost your entire credit profile, or because Russians hacked your data from Facebook, the way to start securing your life and your business against cybercrime is to take it personally. Sileo knows this from bitter experience. Sixteen years ago […]
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Mayor John Suthers has presented a 2019 budget proposal to Colorado Springs City Council that aims to keep the red-hot local economy percolating. “Our first and primary strategic plan goal remains promoting job creation,” Suthers wrote in his Oct. 1 budget message. “We’ve created 24,000 jobs since June of 2015, an average of 7,300 jobs […]
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Sometimes small businesses are started on a shoestring. Melissa Marts’ new venture was started on a thread. Marts’ company, Tate & Tonya, makes and sells upcycled clothing for children from infants to age 5. She turns donated dresses, shirts and other items into one-of-a-kind kids’ bloomer-style pants and sells them on Etsy and at popup […]
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Vinnie Persichetti grew up in “a very close, very tight Italian family” in small-town Pennsylvania. He’s the second-youngest of seven kids — three sisters, three brothers — and the only one to join the military. “My dad was an electrician so he made decent money, but we did not grow up well-to-do,” he said. “And […]
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