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...
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...
On Monday, my youngest daughter graduated from high school. She’s not quite sure what she wants to do, but thankfully, her sixth-grade wish of being a lion tamer or taking over the island of Cuba are no longer under consideration. So she’s headed to Denver Community College in August to...
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...
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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In 1914, houses didn’t have central air conditioning; most people didn’t have cars, and routine air travel was still a thing of the future. And under certain cybersecurity scenarios, the right kind of attack could knock the nation right back to 1914. Electrical grids could go dark; long-distance communication would...
John Jay, the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, suggested building a wall to keep out Catholic immigrants. Founding father Benjamin Franklin fretted about German immigrants. “Few of their children in the country learn English ... The signs in our streets have inscriptions in both languages ... Unless...
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...
Nearly everywhere you look, Colorado Springs is booming — downtown is thriving; the city is growing to the north, east and west. Unemployment is down; housing prices are up. Foreclosures are largely a thing of the past, more a remnant of the last recession than a statement about the...
It’s only October, but ski resorts across Colorado have launched their busiest season: First comes marketing and then comes snow, followed by tourists. For the roughly 21 ski resorts that make up Ski Country USA, the season starts even before the snow flies. The group was in Colorado Springs last...
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...
When Linda Weise moved the Colorado Springs Conservatory into its location in southwest downtown, she told then-Mayor Steve Bach: “Don’t leave me alone out here; make sure there are other businesses.” Five years later, Weise’s Conservatory — a nonprofit dedicated to providing performing arts training to area schoolchildren — is...