Olympic fever has gripped much of Colorado Springs — and the country — but most businesses can’t take direct advantage of that. If they try, it could easily result in a lawsuit. The United States Olympic Committee and Team USA stringently protect their sponsors and have a history of filing lawsuits to do so. The […]
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Super Bowl Sunday is the unofficial winter holiday, a welcome bonanza for bars, restaurants and liquor stores that helps them through the slow business days just after the new year. It’s the official end of football season, and a designated day of celebration for many people, even those who don’t normally watch football. For decades, […]
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Change is often difficult, and that’s why Colorado Springs Sky Sox General Manager Tony Ensor has started marketing the team for 2019 — thanks to changes that could affect attendance and perceptions about the team. Ensor knows how hard it is to market a minor league baseball team, and perhaps...
Tony Ensor loves baseball, befitting his job for the past 13 years as general manager of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. But he’s also a businessman. So when the Triple-A franchise announced two months ago that it would move to San Antonio following the 2018 season -— to be replaced by a shorter season Class […]
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It was a Wednesday night in 1960-something and Jay Warwick was not at all interested in going to taekwondo. “My older brother wanted to go. My mom asked if I wanted to and I said, ‘No, I don’t.’ It conflicted with my favorite TV shows. … We had ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Wild Wild West,’” he […]
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Here’s a business model for you, one guaranteed to rake in the bucks. Organize a really fancy, week-long track meet. Invite countries large and small to send teams. Add other sports — swimming, baseball, cycling, soccer, sport climbing, tennis, badminton, sailing … whatever! Persuade cities worldwide to compete for the privilege of hosting the meet, […]
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If all goes according to plan, for a couple hours on July 15, The Club at Flying Horse will be humming with conversation — some in English, some in German. The networking event will be the culmination of a cultural exchange centered on the world’s most popular sport, finalizing a week of soccer and ambassadorship […]
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For baseball fans in Colorado Springs, the next several years may feel a lot like the bottom of the ninth — a collective clinging to rally caps and hope, but with a pervasive sense that the game might soon be coming to an untimely end. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have called the city home […]
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When Jrace Rider sat down alongside colleague Brooke Girlando following their brief presentation Monday, the piece of paper in Rider’s hand was littered with scribbles -— each of them a suggestion or contact that came from the audience about how the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region could fortify its physical activity […]
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The benefits of athletic competition go far beyond a trim waistline. Many who compete, including those who do so at the highest level, say it has made them more complete human beings. The Colorado Springs Business Journal and Team Principal will explore how sports and life overlap at its Power Lunch: Sports Lessons Applied to […]
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Chris Clark is looking for company. The co-founder of fusesport, a Colorado Springs-based software solution company that caters to major sports events and federations, is making use of extra space at the company’s downtown headquarters on Pikes Peak Avenue. Last month, Clark launched fusespace, a co-working enterprise meant to attract entrepreneurs in the health, wellness […]
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The U.S. Olympic Museum has been elected to the Olympic Museums Network (OMN), receiving the designation Sept. 25 at the Olympic Museums Network (OMN) 10th General Assembly in Richmond, B.C., Canada. “The U.S. Olympic Museum is honored to be a recognized member of the Olympic Museums Network,” U.S. Olympic Museum Chairman Dick Celeste said in […]
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