Billions of dollars of merchandise are stolen every year through organized retail crime, but a Web-based database launched this week will allow retailers to share information to help fight organized theft, burglaries, robberies, counterfeiting and online auction fraud. The Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network, or LERPnet, was created by the National Retail Federation, the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Froots, a national restaurant chain that specializes in fruit smoothies and healthy dishes, will open two locations in the Pikes Peak region during December. Touted as a healthy alternative to fast food, the chain operates 47 locations in 15 states, Ireland and Panama. The restaurants focus on all-natural ingredients for their smoothies and offer healthy wraps, salads and gourmet soups.
Like the subject of a Jack Kerouac novel, Ed Rudolph has covered a lot of ground during his 47-year sports and business career. From winning a silver medal in the 1962 Olympics for speed skating, setting a world record in 1963 and being inducted into the U.S. Speed Skating Hall of Fame, to founding a successful commercial real estate marketing and development company in Colorado Springs, he’s made quite a mark.
Dan Johnson wasn’t always sure he wanted to pursue economics as a career. But a year of graduate studies in England cemented his decision and he hasn’t looked back. When he isn’t juggling multiple research projects, he’s teaching classes and staying involved on the campus and in the community.
The quarterly Colorado Business Leaders Confidence Index showed a slight uptick for the first time in four quarters, advancing from 41.7 to 43.6. Four out of six component indices on the survey increased. The economic survey of Colorado business leaders conducted by the Leeds School of Business and Compass Bank showed that one-third of respondents were not significantly affected by rising energy prices.
A select group of paramedics in several states is helping to provide primary health care by making house calls — an initiative encouraged by the federal health care law to address shortages in primary care and cut down on expensive visits to doctors and emergency rooms. In Colorado’s Eagle County, paramedic Kevin Creek makes house […]
In Colorado, more than 1 million people younger than 65 — more than 82 percent of whom are insured — will spend more than 10 percent of their family incomes for health care costs next year, according to a report issued by Families USA, a consumer health organization.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Colorado Springs Business Journal, which has been continuously published since debuting on April 1, 1989. This is the first in an occasional series that explores how the problems and opportunities of that era still resonate today, despite the changes wrought by time, technology, growth and development. CSBJ […]
A new year for many means new starts, course corrections, resolutions and perhaps even a career pivot. Late last year I shared the story of Camille Blakely’s career pivot, which is defined as the act of finding a different career, a new trajectory, using current skills. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans today average […]
Trauma care providers say a report released by Gov. Bill Ritter’s Office of Policy and Initiatives verifies what they have been saying for four years: the switch from a no-fault auto insurance system to a tort system has left trauma care providers with millions of dollars of unpaid costs. The costs are shifted to health insurers and consumers through increased co-pays, deductibles and other charges.
As director of the Catamount Institute, Eric Cefus is responsible for its teaching and conservation programs. The organization has a number of programs designed to reach students and teachers, because Cefus believes ecological stewardship will also help combat the nation’s obesity and diabetes epidemic.
Memo to: U.S. Business Community From: Human Resources Department Re: Hiring a U.S. President In response to your request to assess the candidates for the position opening in January 2013, we have put together a job description, and offer key points on the five major candidates seeking the position. Job description: While this position requires […]