Dutch Bros. Coffee staffs its locations with employees who have good energy and a passion for people. For a lot of young workers, drive-thru coffee shops are their introduction to the workforce. “Dutch Bros. is often a first job for many people,” said Angi Veek, a company spokesperson, via email. “The younger generation fuels our […]
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Urban renewal is about taking a place nobody wants to touch, and turning it into somewhere everyone wants to be. When it works, derelict buildings, empty lots and crime-infested streets give way to lively stretches of entertainment, art, shopping, dining and retail. The once-blighted neighborhood loses its stigma but retains a distinctive culture — and […]
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Some teenagers aspire to be the next Aaron Rodgers or Kim Kardashian. However, others set their sights on becoming more like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. “My dad was an entrepreneur and my uncle is, so I have a lot of entrepreneurship in my family,” said Adrian Dixon, a junior at Launch High School. “A […]
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Colorado Springs is enjoying a booming economy right now. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Colorado Springs area’s gross domestic product — an estimate of the value of goods and services produced in a metropolitan area — increased 5 percent in 2017, the biggest gain since 2010. But the rising economic tide […]
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Though she was born in Fayetteville, Ark., a move to New Mexico at 6 months old means Lauren Wade calls the Albuquerque area home. The 24-year-old University of New Mexico graduate worked for a construction company that allowed her to work remotely, which led her to Colorado Springs. It was here that Wade, who studied […]
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  The shape and scope of Creekwalk — a key piece in the burgeoning development in the South Nevada Urban Renewal Area — has been revealed. The 61,700-square-foot shopping center will sit on approximately 11 acres, stretching from Ramona Avenue south to East Cheyenne Road, bounded by South Nevada Avenue and Cheyenne Creek.   Creekwalk […]
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Members of the Concilio Hispano de Empresas de Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council) get together each month for a networking and educational luncheon. This month’s meeting on Sept. 18 at the Hotel Eleganté has a special purpose: to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. It will be […]
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Southeast Colorado Springs has become a hot spot for home sales between $200,000 and $300,000. “There is definitely an upswing of activity in that price range in the Southeast part of town,” said Joe Clement, owner of RE/MAX Properties Inc. “The rest of the city is having trouble in that price range because it has […]
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The three letters in SCP Hotel’s name represent soul, community and planet. “We call it holistic hospitality,” said Bill Tremper, co-owner of the hotel. “It’s about helping guests take care of their soul, connect with the local community and help care for our planet.” Tremper, the founder of the hotel’s parent company, Soul Community Planet, […]
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Ben Gallegos-Pardo, 32, wants what’s best for his state. After all, he’s had relatives living in what is now Colorado for the past 400 years. Coordinator of multicultural retention at Pikes Peak Community College, Gallegos-Pardo displays his Colorado pride alongside that for his immigrant heritage — his father is a native of Bogotá, Colombia. His […]
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An ordinance that would regulate short-term vacation rentals, such as Airbnb and Vacation Rentals by Owners, will be considered by Colorado Springs City Council at its Sept. 24 meeting. A measure of the controversial nature of this ordinance was the 3-3 vote by the city planning commission, which conducted a hearing on the proposed ordinance […]
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3D printing has already showed its value in everything from custom prosthetics to earthquake-proof houses — but the way Clay Guillory sees it, the next wave of change will ride on close collaboration between businesses and expert 3D printing production companies. Clay is founder and CEO of one of those companies, Springs-based Titan Robotics, which […]
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