When the turnaround began for Denver’s River North community less than a decade ago, Jamie Licko said it was the “last frontier” for Denver developers. Licko is president of the River North Art District and she, along with three other panelists, will be part of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs’ final installment of this […]
The Colorado Springs Business Journal’s mission is to the the premier resource of business news in southern Colorado. That means connecting people and providing opportunities for professionals to meet in all stages of their careers — entry level, mid-level and executives — to make sure new leaders are developed as the business community grows. When business […]
This year’s city council elections have been epically nasty. Scorched-earth political tacticians have targeted Richard Skorman, Jill Gaebler and Yolanda Avila. It seems that Richard, Jill and Yolanda are weak-minded, sanctuary-cities loving, Sierra Club-supporting, big-spending, city-bankrupting liberals who deserve to go down to defeat! Fun accusations for sure — does it matter if they’re false? […]
The Affordable Care Act witnessed its first existential threat this week as the House was expected to vote Thursday, after the Business Journal’s deadline, on whether to repeal the ACA and replace it with the Republican-backed alternative, the American Health Care Act. The AHCA has had a turbulent rollout, however, as the nonpartisan Congressional Budget […]
As a young girl, Martha Barton followed her father, a physician, as he went on house calls in Minnesota. The relationships formed inside his medical practice made an impact on Barton, who is planning to retire this summer from her position as president of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, an operation she has led […]
Today’s print edition of the Business Journal includes a story about the proposed American Health Care Act, the Republican-backed challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which the House was initially supposed to vote on yesterday. The story went to press Wednesday, while the vote was still planned for Thursday. A lot can happen in two […]
The Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership released Thursday its second-annual “State of Downtown” report, which broadly outlined just how good of a year 2016 was for the city’s core. The 19-page document — billed as “economic snapshot and performance indicators” — opens with a turn of phrase for all those who have long heralded Colorado Springs […]
As the four-year process of merging the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center with Colorado College moves slowly along, it seems a cultural shift is already well underway. That shift has impacted the Fine Arts Center, but a recently created draft statement of a “museum subcommittee” created as part of the strategic planning process predicts cultural […]
How does a community create an identity of its own? A little public art doesn’t hurt. The Downtown Partnership will present the third chapter in its four-part City Center Series, titled Placemaking and Public Art. The March 7 presentation will include a slide show, panel discussion and a documentary (discussion begins at 6 p.m.) at […]
Although the philosophy of “New Urbanism” is more than 30 years old, the concept continues to gain relevance in cities like Colorado Springs — where an upcoming film festival will address the topic. “New urbanism is not just about architecture or urban planning — it’s about making places livable,” said Susan Edmondson, president and CEO […]
The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments hosted a public meeting Feb. 23 at Library 21c to collect feedback on drafted strategies for land use and development issues. A year ago the PPACG began a Joint Land Use Study, gathering research and forming working groups to analyze the interaction between local...
Problem: I was recently promoted to lead an already successful team and I’m beginning to understand how to manage the employees. However, many of them are content with the way things are, and they’re resistant to change. How do I convince them to welcome change and work toward new...