Colorado Springs City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday on a resolution that will allow the Colorado Springs Airport to receive funding through a charitable giving program managed by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The resolution, which was ardently supported by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, authorized the creation of an Aeronautical Enhancement Fund designed to […]
Michael Hannigan’s retirement didn’t last long. The former CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation has signed on as a consultant with Magneti, a full-service marketing firm with offices in Colorado Springs and Washington, D.C. Hannigan, who brings nearly 40 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership to the organization, is a...
Colorado Springs won’t have to wait until 2015 for its new Trader Joe’s to open, after all. After months of insisting its target was early next year, the California-based specialty grocer announced this week its first Colorado Springs location at University Village Colorado will open Oct. 10. The 12,400-square-foot store, under construction at 5342 N. […]
Julie Boswell looks back at nearly 30 years working for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance — and its earlier iterations — and fondly recalls the day she affixed a banner over Tejon Street announcing the expansion of telecom giant MCI to the Springs. “Back during the crisis, it...
Wilhelm Monument Co. http://www.wilhelmmonuments.com/ Employees: six full-time, four part-time 806 S. Hancock Ave. 719-633-8681 A granite memorial to the people who lost their lives during the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, stands on the grounds of the Air Force Academy. It’s striking both for its simplicity and its elegance — the two granite towers […]
Lorig’s Western retailer first opened downtown in 1932 where the Plaza of the Rockies stands today. Its state tax identification number was 25. “Today they’re like six or eight digits long,” said Scott Roney, who bought the business in 2008 and moved it Aug. 1 to its new location at...
The NORAD Tracks Santa program captured much attention when it was inadvertently developed at a Colorado Springs military outpost way back in 1955. Now, nearly 60 years later, it’s doing the same thing for a very different reason. As most of you have read, heard or seen by now, the newest iteration of the North […]
When most people think about unmanned aerial vehicles, they think of a Predator drone, sneaking up on some unsuspecting terrorist in a dusty faraway country. But there are other kinds of UAVs, and they are quickly finding their way into domestic airspace — doing tasks such as mapping, crop-dusting, providing surveillance for law enforcement and […]
Walking through Magic Town, one finds guests transported back to a day, place and time in the life of the artist who created it, sculptor Michael Garman. Guests see the joyful faces of the guys at the bar, the hopeful face of a child wanting popcorn at the movies, the solemn face of a priest […]
Was there anything to learn by sitting through two City Council candidate forums? On Monday, more than 100 civic-minded voters braved icy streets to watch candidates strut their stuff in an environmental forum at Stargazers. Twenty-four hours later, a slightly different crowd gathered at the Mining Exchange Hotel for the Business Journal-KOAA forum. The formats […]
Willliam D. Nelson already has his next career picked out. The partner at Lewis Roca Rothberger law firm’s Colorado Springs office said without hesitation, if he weren’t an attorney, he would open a landscaping and nursery business. “I wouldn’t have to wear a tie, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have to shave,” he said. […]
Saving for retirement is kind of like losing weight, says Colorado Springs financial planner Alan Roth. “There’s no easy answer” as to how much a person should have and when a person should start saving, Roth said. One unknown is future medical expenses — will they crack your nest egg? The more a person ages, […]