Artistic Glass Design, a locally based light industrial manufacturer of glass used in etched glass trophies and other specialized products, has leased 3,200 square feet at the 19,200-square-foot Aerotech Industrial Condominium complex, owned by Ditz Bros. Real Estate and Development. “This is really a great story,” said Bill Ditz who sees a one-time national heavy industrial manufacturing base shifting to an 80 percent “light industrial” focus.
Formerly a “woody walk-up,” according to California owners Roberts and Melanie Pedrick, a 40,000-square-foot retail center on the northwest corner of Vickers Drive and North Academy Boulevard is embarking on a full-fledged transformation. The Pedricks hired land planners from NES Inc. and architect Jerry Burns of Architrilogy to design the renovation.
Eight college teams, including three from Colorado, are vying for $35,000 in cash prizes and a title of best sports/outdoor business plan. The business plan competition is the brain child of Tom Duening, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. He spent a year thinking about various business sectors and […]
Dallas-based Corban Networks Inc. acquired the stock and assets of two Colorado Springs-based telecommunications companies in September. Hill Branscomb has been a managing partner for the two local companies, Broadband on Demand and Optimum Network Services, and, with the acquisition, he will remain as a senior vice-president of Corban Networks Inc. Optimum Network Services was […]
When Wal-Mart speaks, its suppliers listen. That’s why Unilever now provides the world’s largest retailer with a concentrated detergent in a smaller package. It’s also why more than 2,000 suppliers agreed to reduce their product packaging — helping Wal-Mart reach its goal of reducing packaging by 5 percent by 2013. Why the emphasis on smaller packages? Cost savings.
One of the best kept secrets in Colorado Springs is the Center for Creative Leadership and the Community Leadership Program. This program, in its 16th year, is offered to community leaders and/or emerging community leaders in the interest of developing and enhancing the quality of leadership in the community. All those accepted into the program receive a $3,000 scholarship from the center to defray the $3,700 cost of the program.
Navakai, a lean team of Colorado Springs-based IT consultants, moved into a new office space last Friday — a move short in distance, but great in altitude and cultural identity, according to its founders. After more than a year of searching for the ideal office space for Navakai and its...
In January 2004, a Los Angeles Times reporter wrote a front-page story about the city’s probe into the hourly rates and billing methods of public relations agency Fleishman-Hillard. The article led to the demise of the agency’s $3.6 million contract with the city of Los Angeles, and shortly after Mayor Jim Hahn canceled all public […]
A report from Denver University calls for the repeal of Amendment 23, the education funding initiative that has driven up the costs of K-12 schools, the Denver Business Journal is reporting. That’s just one of the suggestions from the University of Denver’s strategic issues panel on state government. It also calls for market-driven approach to […]
Fountain Economic Development Director Lisa Cochrun is heading to Vegas this month to sell big retailers on her small town.
Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago’s most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed “a visual crime” and “commercial graffiti,” are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, a public school district in Colorado is selling ads on report cards […]
The bill to fund the government passed the House of Representatives on a narrow margin, but faces defeat in the Senate. The Los Angeles Times reports that the measure gives money to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but cuts money for programs designed to create environmentally friendly jobs. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.