Amy Sufak, president and founder of Red Energy Public Relations, Advertising & Events, spent 12 years in public affairs in the U.S. Air Force. She traveled the world — charged with communicating important events to important people during very important times. Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Sufak facilitated the return of high-ranking […]
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Ken Hallenbeck’s love of money — albeit an unconventional one — began in a California ice cream parlor in 1942. As the 11-year-old boy walked in from the Santa Clara sun, he looked down to discover a shiny Indian Head penny gleaming up at him from the floor. The rest, as they say, is history. […]
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When customers visit Beauty Bar, they can enjoy a pedicure, manicure or haircut — all while sipping on martinis and handing out business cards. Created in 2013, for young professionals by young professionals, the salon bar is nestled between two nightclubs: Blondie’s and Gasoline Alley. After nabbing downtown real estate, owners Uyen Le and Chris […]
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It took Febra Pope a while to decide where she wanted to locate her latest business venture. “We looked at business locations in Manitou Springs, downtown and Eighth Street,” she said, “and we almost made a deal on Eighth Street, but we decided on Old Colorado City — and I’m so glad we did!” Pope […]
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At the stroke of midnight, Chin and Amy Kim’s baking crew arrives and begins preparing dough for a 4 a.m. opening. “We’ll go through 500 pounds of dough on a busy day — Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,” Chin said. Once the dough is fried until puffy and golden, the decorating team takes over. At Amy’s […]
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“Little Richard’s is probably the only toy store in the country with a liquor license,” mused Richard Skorman, seated at a back table in Poor Richard’s on a sunny winter afternoon. But Skorman, who with his spouse and business partner Patricia Seator owns the peculiar congeries of businesses that occupy the building at 320 N. […]
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When former Air Force pilot Peter Popp and his wife, Susan, ventured out West two decades ago, they thought they’d buy some open space and own a few ranch animals. What they didn’t predict was taking on another beast — bison — and starting an organic business in Colorado Springs. “When I first told my […]
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The number 30 has recently been everywhere in Jessie Lynn’s life. The owner of MOD Events celebrated her 30th birthday last month. She just opened an event space, Suite 30 Venue, in Suite 30 on South Sierra Madre Street next to Giuseppe’s Depot in the Old Depot Square — which opened Nov. 30. A former […]
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For more than two decades, Infront Webworks has been a familiar name in the local tech community. But it was five years ago, when current owner Matthew Palis purchased the web services company from founder Andy Meng, that Infront refined its purpose. “In the last few years there’s been a ton of change in that […]
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Mitchell Roth spent years living in Spanish Harlem while attending college in New York and watched worlds collided as the storied neighborhood underwent gentrification. Though it’s now the new hip borough for NYC millennials, the transformation of East Harlem did little to eradicate all vestiges of what the neighborhood once was. Now, upscale coffee shops […]
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By Hannah Caproon Brittany Jones has been on top of the Colorado Springs hair salon world for years. Now managing partner and a stylist at Fox & Jane, Jones opened B&Co. Hair and Design in 2014, taking bronze in the Colorado Springs Independent’s (also part of Colorado Publishing House) Best Hair Stylists category and the […]
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For 20 years, a hidden gem has been housed above The Famous Steakhouse on North Tejon. Several gems, actually. For two decades Ted Blum’s Jewelers Services has quietly built custom jewelry and repaired nearly anything, from costume pieces to engagement rings to works of art. But at the beginning of the year, the business added […]
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