MONUMENT — A bank or bakery. A child-care center, a church, a public facility, hotel, laboratory, office or school. Of the 37 individual permitted uses, the newest business at 192 Front St. in Monument fell under clinic. And Mayor Rafael Dominguez says there’s not a whole lot he can do...
Editor’s note: This is the first in a multi-part series about the entrepreneurial atmosphere in Colorado Springs. As the business community in Colorado Springs continues to evolve, entrepreneurs and leaders continually are looking north for inspiration. “We’re definitely behind when compared to Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins,” said Chris Franz, a...
Unfortunately for Bart Combs, the stories about why he’s so good at his job are the stories he can’t discuss. Combs, owner of SOLKOA, Inc. and its newest line, SOLKOA Survival Systems, said some specifics of what he’s done and whom he’s done it for are best left in the shadows. “There are many things […]
Despite the pending troop cuts at Fort Carson announced last week by the Pentagon, the Colorado Springs post will end 2017 with a slightly larger force than in 2012. News came last week that Fort Carson will lose 365 of its current active-duty population of 23,349 soldiers as part of...
Last week, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance announced that a cybersecurity firm root9B will soon conduct round-the-clock manned cybersecurity operations from its Cascade Avenue headquarters. root9B is preparing to open its new Adversary Pursuit Center (APC) next month, said Chairman and CEO Eric Hipkins. There, it will provide cybersecurity services by remote computer network. Hipkins said […]
A team of Colorado Springs businesses is building on its successes in Colorado Springs and Boulder to develop affordable housing in Salida. The group of architectural and urban design companies used local talent developed in the Springs to design and build affordable housing in other areas in the state — with successful results, said Tim Seibert, […]
From prostitutes to light poles in the middle of a sidewalk, not to mention stormwater damage from recent rainstorms, parts of Colorado Avenue are more than just an eyesore. But a $12 million boost from area taxpayers and another $3 million from the state stands to change all that. Some people refer to the stretch […]
Dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder brought Jay Gust to Colorado 20 years ago, and a developing career in the food industry kept him here. Gust, a 39-year-old native of Wisconsin, worked for Colorado Springs-based Concept Restaurants for 13 years before a short stint in the hotel business. In 2012, he went to work as […]
The sign out front reads “Front Range Barbeque & Home Style Meals” for brevity’s sake. If proprietor Brian Fortinberry tried to advertise everything his establishment offered by the roadside, he’d need a bigger sign. That’s because, while barbeque might be the glue that holds everything together, the Westside eatery has developed a reputation for much […]
Tom Ashley and his family boomeranged back to Colorado Springs when the veteran banker joined ANB Bank four weeks ago as community bank president. His family, which includes his wife and their two sons, had lived here before a stint in Denver and most recently in Carbondale, west of Aspen. In his spare time, he […]
When Dirk Draper was approached about applying for president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, he had only one caveat: It couldn’t be business as usual. “In my career, I’ve looked for three things when I choose a job,” he said. “It has to be challenging; it has to be meaningful; it […]
In his mid-20s, without prior business education or experience, Dylan Scott bought his first company. At the time, Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours (306 S. 25th St.) was a failing business with little more than a name, but Scott created a successful company that helps adventure-seekers experience downhill rides along the Pikes Peak Highway and […]