Vying for customers’ attention is nothing new for businesses. However, fending off industry rivals in a competitive job market is a recent development. “The wage competition is really, really high right now,” said Jennifer Pierceall Herman, industry relations manager for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. “We hear from employers that they get somebody and then […]
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If — or when — the Pikes Peak region experiences another disastrous fire or flood, how would you be involved in the recovery? What could you do to help? That’s something the Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management would like businesses to think about. After the 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire, the 2013 Black […]
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Meeting the needs of older people will increasingly become a priority for businesses. According to the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, the senior market is growing — 155 Coloradans turn 65 every day. As of 2015, 12.4 percent of residents of the Pikes Peak region were 65 or older,...
Business Development Saturday, Feb. 17 SBDC: Business Plan Weekend Boot Camp  Learn more about creating a business plan. Course is specifically for Southeast Colorado Springs and spans two weekends, free, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Feb. 18, 1-5 p.m.; Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Feb. 25, 1-5 p.m. Sand Creek Library,...
Growing up in Colorado Springs in the 1950s I was, like all of my male friends, a car guy. We worked, dreamed and schemed, anticipating three life-changing milestones: turning 16, getting a driver’s license and buying a car. A car meant freedom from nosy parents, from begging rides with friends, from taking buses, from having […]
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Sexual harassment and sexual assault have been kept quiet in the workplace for decades, but recent allegations of assault and harassment against movie producer Harvey Weinstein have re-sparked a movement in the U.S. and throughout the world. The reports led to a social media campaign called #MeToo, a hashtag used to illustrate those women who […]
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There are plenty of takeaways from Tuesday’s election, but here’s the most hopeful, encouraging and reassuring one — and no, it’s not entirely about Mayor John Suthers’ wise leadership. The Mayor can persuade, cajole, campaign and plead — but like the rest of us, he only has one vote. As far as I know, not […]
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Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry is a booming sector that directly creates 229,000 jobs and attracts $28 billion in annual consumer spending. With the nation’s largest outdoor trade show moving to Denver beginning in January, officials from the Pikes Peak region hope to cash in on some of the increased revenue that will flow into the state.
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The arts are an important component in the continuing revival and renovation of the city’s historic core.
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Women have been prime movers in the city’s arts scene for decades. It’s now thriving, egalitarian, accessible and becoming more so. Women have senior leadership positions in almost every major arts-focused nonprofit in the city, including the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS and the […]
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Arts advocates locally and nationally frequently point to the economic, social and community benefits that come to cities where the arts thrive. Economic analyses, such as that recently commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), have quantified the impact of the arts. “We recognize that a lively arts community contributes significantly […]
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Thuylien Lampe, who is active duty Air Force, transferred to Schriever Air Force Base seven years ago with the goal of retiring in Colorado Springs with her husband. Today, after serving in the Air Force for more than 20 years, Lampe is working on two ideas to launch future...