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Colorado Springs-based Chromatic Technologies Inc., which specializes in color-changing ink, has put a color-changing lion on the high-quality liqueur from Tuaca. The bottle’s lion, a brand image for Tuaca, was redesigned as a thermochromic feature for the label on the limited-edition bottle. The bottle, called the “perfect chill,” was created by tattoo artist Corey Miller, […]
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If you were the coach of a football team, one of the things you would spend a lot of time doing is studying your opponents. You would watch tapes of their games over and over again to learn more about their strengths and weaknesses. Then you’d use this information to develop strategies that would make […]
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The Colorado Small Business Development Centers Network has launched a website designed to provide free consulting, training and online resources for small businesses in the transportation industry. The website, called Connect2Dot (www.connect2dot.org) is funded by the Colorado Department of Transportation and managed by the SBDC. The site offers quick and easy access to information on […]
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Brigitte Klaib knew Colorado Springs was prime territory for a clinical drug trial facility because her job as a pharmaceutical consultant never required that she travel here. “I probably flew 300,000 miles a year all over the country and not once in 15 years did they ever send me to Colorado Springs,” Klaib said. Her […]
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You hear a lot about work/life/balance these days. In fact, a Google search on that combination of words yields more than 36,000,000 results. People are busy and none more so than business owners. Busy entrepreneurs have to balance running their companies with having quality family and personal time, taking care of their health, and simply […]
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Those familiar with the cult classic film “Office Space” have probably related to the catharsis one character experiences when he is finally able to annihilate a work copier — the bane of his existence — in an open field with a baseball bat. Camille Kroskey says it’s OK to be...
Occupying what was formerly the Black Bear Country Inn of Pikes Peak in Cascade, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center has kept at least one component of the former bed and breakfast. “Serenity,” said STAR-Colorado CEO Bob Holmes. “I wanted to keep that tone. I wanted people to come and feel comfortable.” Located off the […]
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Rick’s Garden Center Address: 1827 W. Uintah St. Website: ricksgardencenter.com Years in business: 65 Years under current ownership: 28 Name of family: Estes Number of employees: 10-35 (seasonal) The Estes family seems to understand the values of nature and nurture. When Mike and Gail Estes went on a cross-country road trip in the mid-1970s, they […]
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Kids’ classes at Omtastic Yoga look a lot like play — imaginary adventures, animal sounds, “crazy” poses and a little peace at the end — but the benefits are serious. Jan Pratt, who is a schoolteacher, yoga instructor and co-founder of Omtastic Yoga, described children as “natural yogis.” She said yoga boosts kids’ well being […]
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Call them professional BFFs or mentors — they are among a new breed of women in the work force who are reaching back to pull up their sisters, share their secrets and propel the next group of business women to success. It’s a far cry from the 90s when women who shattered the glass ceiling […]
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American flag stickers placed in storefronts aren’t the only tell for veterans cruising for a discount. Deal Patrol, a recently-launched mobile application created by two former service members, maps out local military deals, said co-founder Darren Smith. “What makes this app so special is how comprehensive our data is,” the Army veteran said. “We’re really […]
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Most businesses hope their customers leave happy. However, at Hellscream Entertainment’s two haunted houses, workers want guests to depart feeling terrified. The Haunted Mines, a nonprofit haunted house, closed after its 2016 season at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, but earlier this year, Hellscream resurrected the brand. The new 28,000-square-foot location is at […]
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