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...
If there’s one lesson we can all learn from the political debates, rallies and rhetoric during this political season, it’s this: It pays to separate people based on their race, their economic status, their religion, their “other-ness.” It’s what Donald Trump stakes his presidential run on — tapping into people’s...
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...
Last week, the Colorado Springs Business Journal ran one of our routine features — a One-on-One profile with the interim CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Dr. Brian Erling. The response from the health system was anything but routine, so we feel the need to set the record straight. The...
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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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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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...
After four weekends, 32 hours and countless conversations and debates, the Big Horn Energy Leadership cohort came up with a set of policy goals and recommendations to effect change in the energy industry. The suggestions covered five topics: energy efficiency, carbon capture, battery recycling, climate change and disaster awareness. The group...
For me, July 29 was a study in contrasts. Mid-morning that Friday, I met Paul Hasty, a local business owner who received recognition from the Pikes Peak Workforce Center for his efforts in hiring former convicts. Hasty is a joyful, peaceful guy who firmly believes, “I wasn’t put on this...
The United States is uniquely able to fight the so-called Islamic State, says an outspoken Muslim, who is also a critic not only of current U.S. diplomatic policy but also demands more from members of his faith. Dr. M. Zudhi Jasser, a second-generation American who founded the American Islamic Forum...
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...
Next Thursday, the Colorado Springs Business Journal will come back from the printer ready to be mailed and distributed — just like always. And the editorial, advertising and production staffs will be preparing for the Oct. 6 edition — just like always. We’ll interview sources, talk to clients, plan...