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Monument Marketplace attracts big box stores

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“If you build it, they will come,” Iowa farmer, Ray Kinsella was promised in the movie, “Field of Dreams.” Like Kinsella, Rick Blevins of Vision Development decided to build a 650,000-square-foot retail center in Jackson Creek. And already 85,000 customers from surrounding neighborhoods are preparing to line up at the door – three years sooner… Continue Reading Monument Marketplace attracts big box stores

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The right time to choose to die

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On April 13, 1999, a Michigan jury convicted retired pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian of second-degree murder in the death of Thomas Youk, who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kevorkian was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison, where he remains today, for actively assisting in Youk’s death. The debate regarding end-of-life choices has not… Continue Reading The right time to choose to die

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I-25 widening may uproot businesses

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is in the final stages of completing an environmental assessment of a proposal to widen Interstate 25. If approved, the improvements to the roadway could eventually cost $500 million. A forum was held last week to provide information about the proposal and to gather input from those who might be… Continue Reading I-25 widening may uproot businesses

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Colorado gas prices drop

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Colorado’s statewide average for regular, self-serve, unleaded gasoline took a reprieve from its three days of record breaking prices last week to drop 1.5 cents to $1.83.8 per gallon, according to AAA Colorado. The spiraling climb of the nation’s average for regular, self-serve, unleaded gasoline also took a slight reprieve, down 0.1 cents per gallon… Continue Reading Colorado gas prices drop

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People on the Move

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Rob Bushway, president of Zoe Technologies, has received a Most Valuable Professional award from Microsoft. He is one of 15 people worldwide to receive the award for the Tablet PC platform. Melissa Dixon has been promoted to director of marketing and e-commerce at Ent Federal Credit Union. She has been with Ent for more than… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Overall spending increases with tax decreases

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Luxury consumers cut back, albeit slightly, on their spending during the first quarter of 2004, according to a report from Unity Marketing, a consulting firm that specializes in the spending practices of wealthy consumers. The wealthy were spending less based on an index of 100 in January, which dropped to 97.8 in March. The report… Continue Reading Overall spending increases with tax decreases

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The Best in Springs Business

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You’ve seen them before, but never like this. The Colorado Springs Business Journal is polling readers to determine the “Best in Springs Business.” Now if you’re thinking “everybody does this” or “I’ve seen this before” you’re a little right and a little wrong. “Best of” polls are fairly standard in the publishing industry. And Colorado… Continue Reading The Best in Springs Business

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* Name: Judy Cara * Organization: Intel Corp. * Position: Community relations manager * Hometown: Ashtead, Surrey, England * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1987 * Education: Sutton High School for Girls; Queens College in London. (Will graduate from Regis University in May with a degree in communication.) * A few… Continue Reading Cara forsees unimaginable changes in high-tech

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Cinco de Mayo hits the Springs

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Next week, thousands of Colorado Springs residents will celebrate Mexico’s defeat of the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, including El Cinco de Mayo Inc., which is sponsoring its 21st annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration, starting with a fiesta Sunday in Memorial Park. “The group was started to celebrate the positive influence… Continue Reading Cinco de Mayo hits the Springs

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People on the Move

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Vicky Holt has joined Harris Group Realtors Inc. as a broker associate. She has worked in residential real estate in the Colorado Springs area for eight years and is a certified residential specialist. Dora Couch has joined Prudential Professional Realtors. She speaks Spanish fluently and has been working out of the Sinton office. Leona Johnson… Continue Reading People on the Move

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