Patrick Bultema is a witness to the power of innovation. He’s such a proponent, in fact, that he’s earned the role of executive director  of innovation at Colorado College. Bultema landed the now-permanent position following years of traveling the country (and the world) assisting in the growth of startups and small companies. The Northern California […]
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Affordable, accessible, sustainable — three words that go a long way in explaining the rapidly growing appeal of disc golf. “It’s been like a rocket ship,” said Shaun Welch. Welch, along with business partner Eddie Wooters, plans on capitalizing on that popularity. According to the Professional Disc Golfers Association, the sport’s national governing body, membership […]
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Telling a national and local audience about the Better Business Bureau’s mission is the biggest challenge the organization faces, according to its new executive director. Jonathan Liebert has been at the helm of the BBB of Southern Colorado for three months, and he’s already educating the community about its benefits. The BBB reviews business practices […]
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Denver’s hot real estate market is moving south, say Realtors from Douglas and El Paso counties. Denver-area buyers are increasingly researching homes farther south, thanks to high prices and a tighter real estate market there. And the longer drive to work doesn’t deter them. Buyers get more house for their money in northern El Paso […]
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Bluebird skies, fresh powder, ski lifts taking thousands of visitors to mountain peaks. All that soft snow creates a winter adventure that attracted 11.4 million vistors during the 2014-2015 season. But skiing is a very serious business in Colorado. Before snowboarders can catch air in the terrain park, before skiers bomb down the mountain and […]
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As nonprofit entities, religious groups funnel millions of dollars into the El Paso County economy — through jobs, aid to the needy and by filling needs that would otherwise require government dollars. The Pikes Peak region has it all — tiny chapels, large   and small congregations of mainstream churches, synagogues, monasteries, an Islamic learning […]
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Business owners in Colorado have a host of new deductions and credits allowed in 2015, said Ro Silva, acting communications director for the Colorado Department of Revenue. The income tax booklets and related forms will be available Dec. 31 at TaxColorado.com. Silva offered advice for businesses filing state taxes. • Business personal property tax credit, […]
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After venturing more than 30 times from the U.S. to China, Eric Moraczewski is no amateur at doing business abroad. Establishing a resourceful network across borders, the 34-year-old CEO founded FDI Strategies LLC in November 2013 — getting mid-tier firms plugged into foreign markets, assisting foreign clients in establishing a U.S. presence and helping domestic […]
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Mary Coleman graduated in 2000 from Harrison High School — and hasn’t slowed down since. Starting as an administrative assistant at Memorial Hospital, she’s now the manager of network provider relations for Colorado Health Neighborhoods (CHN) at Centura Health. In this role, she manages provider relations strategy across Colorado for the largest integrated physician network […]
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The forward march of the new year has meant a new sense of urgency for the group trying to create Colorado Springs’ first public market. A recently completed business plan and a commitment to be more proactive in securing financing have been steps in the right direction, but opening before the summer, the market board’s […]
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During the summer of 1901, Colorado Springs Mayor John Robinson composed a 17-page “letter to the citizens of Colorado Springs in the twenty-first century.” In the letter, placed in Colorado College’s “Century Chest,” Robinson noted that two significant civic buildings were under construction — City Hall and the El Paso County Courthouse. More than a […]
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Harris Kalofonos and the ancient Olympic Games didn’t start too far apart. Kalofonos, 33, was born and raised in Athens, Greece, near Olympia, where the Games originated. He earned an undergraduate degree in physical education from a Greek university, spent a couple of  years in the Greek army’s special forces, interned with the U.S. Olympic […]
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