The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought many changes in the workplace. It has decimated some businesses while increasing the demand for others’ goods and services. It has highlighted weaknesses and inequalities and forced the adoption of new business models.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, retail experts were saying that the end was near for traditional indoor malls like The Citadel and Chapel Hills. Online sales were gaining popularity, anchor tenants were folding — and the pandemic was expected to deliver the death blow.

SeaChange Capital Partners, an organization that helps nonprofits with complex challenges, warned a year ago that nonprofits would have to take decisive action to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

A small subset of Americans suffers from a psychological condition known as latrophobia, or a fear of going to the doctor, but many more people during the pandemic have been forgoing needed medical care because they believe medical facilities might expose them to the novel coronavirus. Other…

Two of the five City for Champions venues — the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame and the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine & Performance Center — are open for business and beginning to fulfill their purpose of attracting visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Sheena Remtema has lived in Fountain for 26 years and in the greater Fountain Valley area since 1969, when her father served in the military. As Fountain’s population grew, Remtema, a librarian with Pikes Peak Library District, said something she believes a lot of Fountain residents think: “…

Relief programs that funneled cash into businesses in the United States in 2020 weren’t enough to prevent 110,000 restaurants from closing by year’s end, but a new round of funding from the Small Business Administration might help the food and beverage industry see a comeback in 2021.

Financial adviser Allan Roth received several letters from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment in mid-January stating that two people claiming to be former employees of his business, Wealth Logic, had filed for unemployment insurance.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has been flooded with fraudulent claims for unemployment insurance — more than 1.1 million claims have been flagged as possibly fraudulent since the start of 2020. 

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and District 4 City Councilor Yolanda Avila attended a March 18 groundbreaking for the new multi-family housing development Mosaica. Suthers and Avila noted that the development is one of the many projects reaffirming the city’s commitment to developing mo…

Running a $1.1-billion enterprise requires knowledge, technical know-how and a certain level of business acumen. So thought a group of citizens some years ago in their push to create a separate Colorado Springs Utilities Board schooled in the business world. They argued that City Council isn…

As a child, Regina Lewis experienced poverty. She faced challenges as a young, single woman raising a son. But as a student at Pikes Peak Community College, she learned that she was capable and competent.

For most fledgling artists, getting their work into a national retail outlet like Walmart would be a major boost for their career. Unless, of course, they didn’t know it was happening. Jeresneyka Rose, a Colorado Springs artist, found out her artwork was being sold on canvas prints for $14.9…

In 2019, city council voted to extend its first and largest direct subsidy to a corporation when it approved $16.2 million in sales tax breaks over 25 years for Scheels All Sports, a retailer that built a superstore on the city’s Northside.

David Jenkins, founder and chairman of Nor’Wood Development Group — the region’s most prolific development company — has proposed creating the GSF Business Improvement District covering 23 acres where the old Gazette building is located at 30 S. Prospect St. The BID, just east of downtown, a…

Nowhere are the changes in the retail landscape more visible than at many of America’s malls and shopping centers, where massive parking lots now sit all but empty during what were once peak shopping hours and the lettering of major national retailers have been replaced with banners that say…

Dan Carmody is not the new kid on the block. For the last 45 years, he’s been working on community development in major cities across the United States, focusing primarily on the Midwest.

On a Thursday evening in late February a half dozen young men and women wearing medical masks took turns scaling one of the more challenging bouldering walls at Springs Climbing Center. Some made it to the top of a 15-foot-high finish at the end of each route. Others lost their grip and drop…

Experts say the commercial real estate market in Colorado Springs is poised for continued growth in 2021 — even as the area recovers from the pandemic-related economic shutdowns of last year.

An average of 38 million gallons of wastewater flow into Colorado Springs Utilities wastewater treatment plants every single day, but that doesn’t mean anything can be flushed down the drain.