Before 500 attendees at the Pioneers Museum’s annual fundraising breakfast on Aug. 27, museum curator Leah Davis Witherow unveiled what may be the most exciting Colorado Springs startup since … well, perhaps since General Palmer’s survey crew drove the city’s first stake at what is now the southeast corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade avenues […]
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August 10 was just another day for the nonprofit Alpine Autism Center in the Mountain Shadows community of Colorado Springs — before the flood, that is. “One moment it was fine, and the next we were evacuating,” said Director of Operations Kimberly Trujillo. “It has really been devastating for everyone.” Heavy...
After taking some big hits during the 2009 Great Recession, followed by the 2013 Black Forest fire, the owners of The Pinery at Black Forest plan to sell the wedding and events venue in northern Colorado Springs. That’s the word from Mitch Yellen, founder, president and CEO of The Pinery...
Two years after floods damaged the Cheyenne Canyon tourist attraction, The Broadmoor reopened Seven Falls Thursday with new amenities, including a restaurant and ziplines. Owner Phil Anschutz bought the property for $960,000 last year and invested more than $11 million in renovations.
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The Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District — it’s an impressive name for an agency with equally impressive responsibilities. The district’s job is to prepare flood restoration master plans for the entire Fountain Creek drainage from Woodland Park to Pueblo, put together complex funding packages to accomplish the...
The Business Journal last spoke to Shawnee Huckstep two years ago, just before she moved with her family to the United Arab Emirates to oversee the growth trajectory of her Colorado Springs-based company TechWise. Huckstep and her husband Arran, who works as the company’s chief technology officer, started the company in the ‘90s to specialize […]
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Colorado Publishing House, the company that owns the Colorado Springs Business Journal and the Colorado Springs Independent, is promoting Jenifer Furda to publisher for the CSBJ and Carrie Simison to publisher of the Independent, effective Sept. 17. The changes at the upper levels of management include majority owner John Weiss,...
The challenge dubbed “David vs. Goliath” is again brewing in Colorado between national grocery chains and independently owned liquor stores allied with the craft beer and wine industry. Voters may be the deciding factor in the fight during the November 2016 election. The question: Is it time to sell liquor, wine and full-strength beer in […]
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Editor’s note: This is the last of a three-part series on the Colorado Springs entrepreneurial environment. For the first and second parts in the series, click here: Businesses seek ‘true north’ RMIP leaves its incubator woes behind. The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator closed in April, leaving local entrepreneurs without a single source for business support, […]
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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...
Mark and Michaela Jehning are interested in buying an animal kennel in El Paso County. Before they do, they need to know how to write a business plan, research their competitors, pricing, costs, insurance, licensing, permits, accounting options, marketing, the neighborhood of the business and a thousand other details that are part of building a […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about the Colorado Springs entrepreneurial environment.  The leaders and board of the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator were under a great deal of pressure earlier this year when they convened to determine the future of the 14-year-old nonprofit. Ultimately, coaxed by financial pressures, they chose to do […]
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