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When patients first walk up the staircase to Resurgence Ketamine Clinic, they are often, metaphorically, at the end of the road. Most have lost years — decades, even — of their lives to mood disorders or chronic pain, and have made little progress through standard treatments. Most of the roughly 20 patients treated at the […]
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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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By Regan Foster, Southeast Express As the founding editor and general manager of the Southeast Express newspaper, I can’t tell you how excited we are to be partnering with the Colorado Springs Business Journal in the Southeast Business Plan Competition. This is an amazing contest geared toward growing entrepreneurs from the ground up — think […]
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Editor’s note: Sammi Blaque was named this year’s Southeast Business Plan competition winner during a celebratory luncheon Thursday, April 25 at Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center.  Sammi Blaque turned to yoga after a car wreck in 2012, and it changed everything. “I was involved in a car accident, and my husband and I were […]
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Mattie Gullixson never saw herself proposing a transportation plan. However, during her time as executive director of First Tee Pikes Peak, she found the greatest challenge to recruiting children from the 80916 and 80910 ZIP codes was not a lack of interest, but of reliable transit options. “Either their families had one car and Mom […]
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Aubrey “Bo” Bowale has made it his personal and professional mission to make local, healthy food accessible and affordable, especially for those who live in the food desert that is Southeast Colorado Springs. He is proposing to launch a social enterprise called Greenbox, a mobile food vending business that will serve plant-based cuisine. “Our whole […]
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Alisha Arnold holds a day job working in bank compliance. Her second job is as a wife and mother to three children. Her third job begins when the kids are in bed and Arnold gets to baking. She is the owner of Cupcakes and Sweets LLC, a cottage baking business she started in early 2018. […]
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Kristie Bender-Carey always had a knack for clearly envisioning the direction she wanted her career to take. Now, as CEO and CFO of her own business advisory firm, the Bender-Carey Group, she aims to help others do the same. “They always tell you to envision where you want to see yourself, and I always did […]
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Roundabout Signs LLC, a Colorado Springs-based business that imports authentic foreign road signs to sell for decorative purposes, has been known to cause headaches for government officials unsure how to categorize its product. “On one hand it qualifies as aluminum, but it’s not just raw aluminum, and it didn’t really qualify as artwork,” co-owner Ben […]
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In 1991, young electronics engineers Mike Juran and Tom Walton were working on test and measurement instrumentation at Hewlett-Packard in Colorado Springs. “They had a screen on them and a lot of buttons and knobs, and over time they got to be really hard to use, even for engineers,” Juran said. “Tom and I and […]
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A Colorado Springs-based hemp company is growing its operations, to include the recent acquisition of a 110,000-square-foot facility in Pueblo West. Kashif Shan, CEO and founder of Folium Biosciences, said the extraction and purification facility will create 150-200 additional jobs in southern Colorado while increasing the company’s production by ten times its current capacity. “We […]
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The spark for Yobel Market came from an “accidental” month in Thailand. Sarah Ray didn’t mean to be there long. Backpacking with two friends after college, she’d spent five months in Africa and was heading for Nepal. “But politically in Nepal things went downhill, and we got stuck in Thailand,” Ray said. “And that was […]
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