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Vail is No. 1, according to the annual Ski Magazine reader survey of the best ski resorts in North America. Colorado retains a giant presence among ski enthusiasts, as five other resorts place among the survey’s top 10. Snowmass ranked third among favorite slopes; in fourth place was Beaver Creek; Breckenridge came in sixth; and… Continue Reading Colorado captures six top-10 spots in best ski areas

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The summer tourist season

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Colorado was the fourth most popular tourist destination in the nation this summer. Hawaii was No. 1 on the tourists’ most wanted list; Florida came in second; and California was the third most desirable place to travel, said Terry Sullivan, the president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. Colorado’s… Continue Reading The summer tourist season

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Hot off the printing press

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Printing is a competitive business and an expensive operation. When government subdivisions are competing against the private sector for the same business, it makes it even more competitive, said Jim Grammer, owner of Gowdy Printcraft Press. But one political biggie – the U.S. government – is trying to spread the wealth among businesses in the… Continue Reading Hot off the printing press

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The passage of Colorado House Bill 1161 mandated that homebuilders be allowed an opportunity to rectify construction defects before a homeowner or commercial property owner could file a lawsuit. Proponents of the bill said state legislators initiated HB 1161because of rapidly rising liability insurance costs and increasing construction lawsuits. Gov. Bill Owens signed HB 1161… Continue Reading Hammering builders versus nailing down property rights

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Celebrate Technology makes a return

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For about a decade, Celebrate Technology has recognized the achievements of Front Range-based companies that have contributed to the technological landscape of Colorado. Noted achievements in every discipline, from the Internet to computer software to space-related equipment to homeland defense technologies have been duly noted. Celebrate Technology is hosting a black-tie optional affair and awards… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology makes a return

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Colorado Springs Top Docs 2004

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ASTHMA and ALLERGIES William Storms During a tour of duty at Fort Carson more than 30 years ago, Dr. William Storms was exposed to the specialty of allergies and enjoyed it immensely, and decided to head back to school for more training. Now, with 29 years of experience at Asthma and Allergy Associates, the allergist… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Top Docs 2004

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Local doctors receive national recognition

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Dr. Stephen Telatnik, a Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care doctor, received the “Roger C. Bone Award for Advances in End-of-Life Care,” an annual award sponsored by the CHEST Foundation, a philanthropic branch of the American College of Chest Physicians. The award, initiated in 2000, is presented to members of the American college who have… Continue Reading Local doctors receive national recognition

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PPWFC sponsoring employer education seminars

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Greg Starks Labor Day is around the corner, and, in observance of America’s working men and women, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center is celebrating September as Workforce Development Month. Greg Starks, the educational services coordinator for the center, said that September’s work force designation is a part of a Colorado statewide initiative to promote business… Continue Reading PPWFC sponsoring employer education seminars

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After a few rough years of recession, good economic news appears to be on the horizon for Colorado Springs. Still that’s no reason to let down your financial guard. Whatever the economic outlook, it’s always a good idea to have a personal emergency financial plan in place. You may never have to use it –… Continue Reading Planning key to being ready for financial emergencies

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60-second guide to collecting payments

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Collecting on overdue accounts can be a frustrating experience for a small business owner, particularly during the start-up period when every dollar of revenue counts toward staying solvent and repaying debts. It’s not the most pleasant part of being an entrepreneur, but not handling them expeditiously will almost certainly endanger your business’s cash flow and… Continue Reading 60-second guide to collecting payments

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