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The state of Colorado is working with local jurisdictions to tackle issues from transportation to cybersecurity, Gov. Jared Polis said at a town hall May 4 at Sierra High School. Polis spoke about projects he’s working on and answered questions at the event, sponsored by the Business Journal and sister publications the Colorado Springs Independent […]
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Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series examining partnerships between the military and the civilian business sector. In November, Peterson Air Force Base added 276 acres to the tract it leases from Colorado Springs Airport, bringing the size of the base to 1,476 acres. It was the latest development in the 52-year-old […]
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While local housing experts agree the rising rental costs in the Pikes Peak region need to be addressed, most do not believe the answer lies in a proposed legislative measure that would have allowed local municipalities in Colorado to set rent control policies. The controversial Senate Bill 225 is likely dead prior to its second […]
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Cooking began as a family bonding experience for Hannah Cupples, but she knew from an early age that it would one day become her livelihood as well. “I pretty much knew I wanted to cook since I was 4 years old,” said Cupples, now 24 and the chef de cuisine at Four by Brother Luck […]
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Larry Ash has a talent for repurposing anything — including his business. Hillside Gardens and Event Center started life as a garden center, set on a scenic, 4-acre property nestled into the Hillside neighborhood. The center sold plants that grow well in the Pikes Peak region — everything from herbs to trees — and was […]
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The Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week had humble beginnings. Seven years ago, the Better Business Bureau and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center partnered to bring a] 100-person event to Colorado Springs. This year’s 7th Annual Small Business Week will attract an expected 5,000 people from Sunday, May 5, through Thursday, May 9, […]
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Employee stock ownership plans offer tax advantages to business owners and incentivize employees to help their company prosper. But in Colorado Springs, ESOPs are little known and seldom used. According to the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, there are only about 150 employee-owned firms in the state. Gov. Jared Polis aims to change that. On […]
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With full-strength beer seemingly “on every corner” thanks to new state liquor laws, some Pikes Peak-area retailers are feeling the squeeze more than others. “The meat department, the produce department, the bakery — it’s everywhere, in front of everybody,” said Jack Bachman, owner of Cheers Liquor Mart on Circle Drive. “The Safeway behind me [at […]
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Two worlds collided one day when Tonia Nifong was performing with the Flourish Dance Company in Colorado Springs. On that stage, Nifong took her first step toward her job as communications manager for The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region, which provides a range of services and advocates for people with disabilities and their families. […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series examining partnerships between the military and the civilian business sector. Abe Thompson recalls an Army medic who entered the Cybersecurity Career Program at SecureSet as “the go-to guy in his office for computer-type stuff.” That was the medic’s talent, but it wasn’t his profession, said […]
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It’s a Monday morning and the Cyber Tech Studios’ first class of the day is humming. Housed in Palmer High School, the high-tech space hosts pupils working on an assortment of projects during their Game Design IV course. Instructor Sean Wybrant looks on along with guests Shawn Gullixson, a Colorado Springs School District 11 board […]
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Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series examining partnerships between the military and the civilian business sector. Fort Carson surgeons, physicians, nurses and medics are heading off post to boost their preparation for combat medical care, in a new partnership between Evans Army Community Hospital and UCHealth Memorial Hospital. The two hospitals […]
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