For Jay and Sam Frost, the Frost Livestock ranch is work, and home, the heart and soul of their family — and worth every hour poured into it by four generations. It’s also an endless challenge and a source of sudden heartache. They’ve been squeezed by rising costs, shrinking margins and aging infrastructure. They’ve risen […]
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Colorado Springs Fire Marshal Brett Lacey has seen it happen, time and time again, after a business owner finds a location he or she likes and signs a lease or buys it. “Then they start doing the process,” Lacey said. “They have to go to [the Pikes Peak] Regional Building [Department] and the Fire Department, […]
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Members of the Concilio Hispano de Empresas de Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council) get together each month for a networking and educational luncheon. This month’s meeting on Sept. 18 at the Hotel Eleganté has a special purpose: to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. It will be […]
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Following a recent trend, 410 call center employees are being laid off in Colorado Springs this fall; however, other customer service centers seem eager to employ them. “If someone wants to stay working in call centers, they easily can,” said Jennifer Pierceall Herman, the industry relations manager for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. “As soon […]
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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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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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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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Entertainment districts are likely to become part of the Colorado Springs landscape, said City Councilor Don Knight, but in what form they’ll be approved is still up for discussion. The Colorado Springs Liquor and Beer Licensing Board unanimously voted Aug. 18 to pass proposed amendments to the City Liquor Code, and city council had its […]
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