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Millennials balance uncertainty, awareness

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They rival Baby Boomers in numbers at 80 million strong. The lucky ones have received or are in the process of obtaining a college education, and have found or will find their place among the professional workforce. Some have learned hard lessons from the generations preceding them, view “debt” as one of the worst four-letter… Continue Reading Millennials balance uncertainty, awareness

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Loans from the Small Business Administration enable business owners to have more money to inject into their businesses. That’s because the SBA requires less money as a down payment. SBA loans can be easy to obtain, said a lender who’s spent decades helping small businesses obtain financing.  While one local SBA lender reports his SBA… Continue Reading SBA loans through local banks offer flexibility

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Under construction: Banks on the move

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Under construction: Banks on the move

The banking business is booming in Colorado Springs to the point at which one bank has bought its own ground and is building two new buildings. A premier Colorado business bank has branched out to Colorado Springs, and two more are remodeling at current locations. Colorado Business Bank “For us, it’s a market we’ve been… Continue Reading Under construction: Banks on the move

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Speed thrills: PPIR back on the map in Fountain

FOUNTAIN – Watching someone zip by at 120 miles an hour, it’s difficult to tell if they’re smiling or merely fighting the g-force facilitated by the banked walls at the Pikes Peak International Raceway. Bob Boileau, general manager of the PPIR, said smiles are part of the package for race fans, gear heads and adrenaline… Continue Reading Speed thrills: PPIR back on the map in Fountain

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Changing times: National firm enters market; Sierra Commercial ends 11-year run

Colorado Springs-based Sierra Commercial Real Estate closed its doors this week after more than a decade serving the Pikes Peak region. Owner and President Dave Delich made the call after losing several of his brokers to nationally affiliated firms, but Delich said that parent company Sierra Properties will remain in business. “The brokerage was just… Continue Reading Changing times: National firm enters market; Sierra Commercial ends 11-year run

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Nelson brings strong background to role

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Nelson brings strong background to role

Willliam D. Nelson already has his next career picked out. The partner at Lewis Roca Rothberger law firm’s Colorado Springs office said without hesitation, if he weren’t an attorney, he would open a landscaping and nursery business. “I wouldn’t have to wear a tie, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have to shave,” he said.… Continue Reading Nelson brings strong background to role

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Massey’s career has brought her to local pinnacle as city attorney

Living her dream Four nanoseconds into your visit with Wynetta Massey in her office, you can tell she’s laid back, a family woman and she knows how to laugh. On her bookshelves are the scripts of Monty Python, the British comedy troupe. You’ll also see her college degrees proudly displayed as well as many photos… Continue Reading Massey’s career has brought her to local pinnacle as city attorney

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Four years after the initiation of developer Gary Erickson’s grand plan for urban renewal, Copper Ridge at Northgate is still plugging along. Three new businesses are scheduled to open next month at the mixed-use development on the northernmost edge of Colorado Springs, east of the Air Force Academy and Interstate 25, and more will continue to… Continue Reading Copper Ridge to welcome shops, prepare for more

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Retail a mixed bag across region

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Retail a mixed bag across region

Jerry Rutledge will greet you with a warm handshake and a smile. The downtown retailer has reason to be happy. His men’s apparel shop, Rutledge’s, has been on Tejon Street (first at the corner of Tejon and Pikes Peak Avenue, more recently at the corner of Tejon and Kiowa streets) for nearly a half-century, and… Continue Reading Retail a mixed bag across region

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Local college athletics don’t expect unions

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Local college athletics don’t expect unions

Sorry, local collegiate athletes. Your check is not in the mail. In light of last month’s groundbreaking ruling regarding Northwestern University football team’s right to form a union, collegiate athletic departments across the country are asking, “What if?” At a local level, however, higher learning administrators aren’t concerned their coffers will be compromised anytime soon.… Continue Reading Local college athletics don’t expect unions

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