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Small Business Week offers business tips, advice Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Small Business Development Center, Small Business Week of the Pikes Peak Region takes place next week and is filled with guest speakers, The week culminates on Friday with a guest speaker, New York Times and Wall Street… Continue Reading Several events on tap for Small Business Week, June 17-21

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Digital Edition – June 7, 2013

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As you saw on the front page of this Business Journal, we have a story about the latest round of public discussion regarding the possible impact of Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado. At the annual Fort Carson town hall last week, and a Colorado Springs City Council meeting before that, various speakers… Continue Reading Is A-64 really hurting the area?

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Cutting edge: Arts could drive much of downtown’s renaissance

Experts around the country argue that arts and culture have the power to transform blighted areas into vibrant ones and drive economic development — a philosophy that downtown Colorado Springs leaders take to heart. As part of a dramatic restructuring at the Downtown Partnership, a staffed downtown advocacy organization, Lara Garritano has been named the… Continue Reading Cutting edge: Arts could drive much of downtown’s renaissance

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One year ago this past week, the Colorado Springs Business Journal changed hands. Our company, which assumed the name of Colorado Publishing Co. from the previous owners, brought the city’s established weekly business publication back into local control. From the start, our readers made it known that they didn’t want to see major changes. Improvements,… Continue Reading ‘New’ CSBJ reaches one year and counting

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From humble beginnings in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1976, the Crime Stoppers program has grown in nearly four decades of existence to more than 1,100 separate programs across the country and around the world. If you’re not already familiar with Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers, it’s a group of local volunteer businessmen and women who recognize that… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers help entire region

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Balancing diversification with security

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Two severe bear markets during the past decade have made many investors wary about how much of their portfolio should be devoted to stocks. This is particularly true of retirees who need to depend on their savings for income. Caution is understandable, but most investors are likely unable to generate sufficient income for retirement without… Continue Reading Balancing diversification with security

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It was fascinating, if not exactly enlightening, to see the northeast corner of Acacia Park turned into our very own Potemkin village on Wednesday afternoon. A press release described the event in glowing terms. “The City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, Downtown Partnership, Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Colorado Springs Urban Intervention… Continue Reading Mayor Bach’s Potemkin village

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On the Horizon – June 7, 2013

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June 8 Downtown Concert Series The second concert of the summer series features Edith Makes a Paper Chain and Moonhoney. The concert starts at 6 p.m. at Acacia Park. Parking is $1 for Saturdays in the parking garage at Cascade Avenue and Bijou Street. June 9 Contracting Certifications The Small Business Administration will hold a… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 7, 2013

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Kudos! – June 7, 2013

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H+L Architecture celebrates 10th year H+L Architecture is celebrating its Colorado Springs office’s 10th anniversary this year. The office’s clients include K-12 and higher education institutions, health care facilities and science/technology corporations. Most recently, H+L has provided design services for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Memorial Hospital, Parkview Medical Center, Colorado Springs School District… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 7, 2013

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