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Linda Warren learned about being neighborly while she was growing up in a small, rural town — Davenport, Neb., population 420. Her dad worked at the local Skelly gas station and provided fuel to the local farmers; her mom was a schoolteacher. “I learned very organically about being involved in your community,” she said. “It’s […]
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It’s graduation day at La Vista in Pueblo. The excitement is palpable as students, each wearing an identical shade of green, take their seats. But instead of lining up on a field of freshly mowed grass under a canopy of blue sky, La Vista’s graduates accepted their certificates of completion in a visiting room, where […]
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Denver printing company Colorado Timberline abruptly closed down in September, blaming an unnamed ransomware attack for its demise. “We have recently been plagued by several IT events,” a message on the company’s website stated at the time. “Unfortunately we were unable to overcome the most recent ransomware attack.” This month marks two years since WannaCry […]
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Ashley Felice fulfilled a dream of becoming a police officer while serving with the Army. “As a little kid, I actually wanted to be a homicide detective,” she said. “And I still have a passion to be a police officer.” Now, married to a Colorado Springs Police detective and the mother of five kids ranging […]
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Visits to the Pikes Peak region increased slightly in 2017, the latest year for which figures are available from tourism research firm Longwoods International. That increase may have been small, but VisitCOS President and CEO Doug Price will take it. “Every year we’re setting records,” he said. “When you can just get a little bit […]
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Aaron “Ace” Cosley showed the first glimpse of business acumen as a young adult in 1970s Detroit, when he charged his 18th birthday party guests an admission fee they were all too willing to pay. That event turned out to be the infant stages of ACE Entertainment, which has held strong since 1979 — even […]
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Beginning with its first issue on April 1, 1989, the Colorado Springs Business Journal often featured bad news. That wasn’t because editor Chuck Shelden was a sour misanthrope looking for tales of woe, but because the city was experiencing a deep and prolonged downturn. In business, politics and citizen engagement, times were tough. On Feb. […]
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Strides have been made over the past five years at both the state and local levels to address the gaps in affordable housing said to have been exacerbated by Colorado construction defect laws. However, local housing experts say the Pikes Peak region has yet to see the benefits of these changes. The broad terms of […]
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Loren Lancaster is on a mission to find “noble-hearted business leaders.” After decades-long careers in music and engineering, the international business banker is helping to shape business culture in Vietnam — and building relationships between companies there and in the United States. He’s dedicated to supporting startups and professionals in both countries — serving as […]
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The new visitor center on the summit of Pikes Peak is expected to host nearly 750,000 visitors and generate roughly $30 million each year when it is completed in fall 2020. But as construction gets underway again for a second season, the project is already providing hundreds of jobs. Around 40 contractors are working on […]
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For entrepreneurs looking to start a new business, find financing and navigate a confusing welter of regulations, just figuring out where to begin can dampen their enthusiasm or bring projects to a halt. But budding entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs now have an advantage that their counterparts in other cities don’t — a step-by-step road map […]
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As new data continue to show a positive correlation between outdoor recreation and better physical and mental health, Becky Leinweber hopes to connect various sectors of the community to help Pikes Peak-area residents capitalize on the region’s plentiful opportunities. “I think people are realizing that the outdoors is not just about physical health benefits, but […]
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