“The arts inspire us, soothe us, provoke us, involve us and connect us. But they also create jobs and contribute to the economy.” — Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. Thanks to small nonprofit art galleries tucked away in the corners of the city, to...
A few years ago, the O’Neil Group was quietly successful. It owned Braxton Technologies, a satellite control and maintenance firm, a staffing company, an engineering firm, a real estate business and a property management firm, among others. Then CEO Kevin O’Neil made the first announcement that surprised the local business community: He’d purchased the U.S. […]
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It started with Google. Then Apple got on board. Locally, USAA’s Colorado Springs office is routinely recognized for its efforts. And now, Bryan Construction and Navakai are competing to see who’s the best. All the cool companies now have workplace wellness programs. Do you? If you don’t, you certainly should. Workplace...
Colorado Springs has what Mayor John Suthers terms “monumental financial problems,” including finding a way to pay for stormwater infrastructure without affecting city services like police and fire. That’s one reason he says he enjoys participating in the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s annual Mayors Panel, a forum discussion with mayors...
Three weeks ago,  I received a letter from Experian, the credit bureau. It seems their system was compromised and cyber thieves took my personal information — driver’s license number, Social Security number, bank accounts, address — pretty much everything they needed to steal my identity and wreck my credit. Experian was very apologetic and offered […]
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El Paso County is one of 22 local governments considering opting out of Senate Bill 152, a law passed in 2005 that prohibits governments from engaging in the telecommunications industry. Called Initiative 1A, the goal is to allow the county to enter into public-private partnerships that would expand broadband and...
After months of discussions and planning, followed by a crescendo of news coverage, six governors released the details behind a bipartisan “blueprint” for health care changes. Acting in response to the federal government’s inability to reach consensus about how to fix rising costs, lack of competition and insurance affordability,...
Earlier this week, a grassroots committee dropped off 200,000 signatures — more than twice the amount needed to be on the ballot — with the state government. The goal: to raise the Colorado minimum wage to $12 by 2020. The effort would increase the minimum wage from its current $8.31...
Here’s the scenario:  Out there  somewhere, someone is trolling your social media pages, finding out how you talk to your family, to your friends, to your employees. After gaining enough information online, the person creates a fake email address — within a few characters of your business email — and...
About 600 bills are typically introduced when the Colorado General Assembly is in session, and this year is no different. While many pundits say little action will be taken in what’s shaping up to be a contentious election year, quite a few business bills are making their way through...
As the General Assembly gets in full swing — there are a few things on the minds of the Colorado Springs business community. Getting to Denver easily tops that list. The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce says transportation is one of their main priorities, keeping expanding Interstate 25 at the top...
Being healthy isn’t a fad or a trend — it’s a lifestyle. And in Colorado Springs, companies are working to make sure they have a healthy workforce, understanding that it’s the best way to increase productivity and reduce costs. We at the Business Journal celebrate health and wellness with our business...