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Motivating and engaging youth in the workforce

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When youths lack the basic “soft skills” to engage effectively in the workplace, businesses face a costly and time-consuming training and assimilation process. In 2010 the Southern Colorado Business Partnership hosted a summit for area business leaders, to better understand critical issues that impede business growth. While many topics were discussed, the one that resonated… Continue Reading Motivating and engaging youth in the workforce

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Tax report reflects county’s confidence

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El Paso County’s most recent monthly sales and use tax report reflects the increasing confidence of El Paso County residents. Automobile registrations were up 15 percent year over year. Use tax paid on construction materials was up 55 percent. Overall, sales and use taxes are up 7.8 percent over last year. These numbers suggest that… Continue Reading Tax report reflects county’s confidence

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Most people in Colorado probably didn’t notice the business-related headline out of Arkansas earlier this week. The news was positive for that Southern state in its proactive efforts to bounce back from the recession. Arkansas’ governor, Mike Beebe, made the announcement of what was labeled in advance simply as a “superproject” — meaning it would… Continue Reading Colo. could learn from Ark. model

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Kudos! – February 1, 2013

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Panera Bread donates $11,000 to Care & Share Panera Bread of Colorado Springs raised $11,000 for Care and Share Food Bank through a community collaboration dubbed “Operation Dough-Nation.” Five Colorado Springs bakery-cafes from the Operation Dough-Nation program collectively raised $11,000 from the donation boxes at each cash register. In 2012 Panera Bread donated $164,000 to… Continue Reading Kudos! – February 1, 2013

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On the Horizon – February 1, 2013

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Feb. 4 Lions Heart Celebration Tickets are on sale now for the Colorado Springs Christian Schools 2013 Lions Heart Celebration, which will honor Tim Tebow this year. The event is April 13 at Broadmoor Hall and tickets are $85 and $50 for children ages 3 to 10. The event includes dinner and the program with… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 1, 2013

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People on the Move – February 1, 2013

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Mary Greenwood has been promoted to mortgage loan officer at Ent Federal Credit Union. She has been with Ent for seven years and started as a member service representative. Most recently, she worked as a consumer lending specialist at Ent’s Falcon service center. Dr. Tim Gramling, president of Colorado Technical University, Southern Colorado, has joined… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 1, 2013

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Studio C3 a link to Internet marketing

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Studio C3 a link to Internet marketing

Studio C3 Owner: Kaleb Kohart Employees: 3 Location: 332 W. Bijou St., Suite 106 Web: www.studioc3.tv Kaleb Kohart describes himself as the man behind the curtain. That curtain is his video production business, Studio C3, where he creates commercials for small businesses — animated ads for out-of-state banks, videos for nonprofits and slick branding presentations… Continue Reading Studio C3 a link to Internet marketing

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Natural gas prices key to Utilities’ future

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Natural gas prices key to Utilities’ future

What’s the more significant economic driver in Colorado Springs: gas prices — or gas prices? To be clearer, are we more affected by the price of gasoline, or the price of natural gas? We all know what gasoline costs, because we buy it directly. The price we pay includes all costs — exploration, production, refining,… Continue Reading Natural gas prices key to Utilities’ future

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Hail, not fire, to blame for insurance rate hikes

After the Waldo Canyon fire tore through Colorado Springs, burning 346 homes and threatening hundreds more, homeowners were certain they’d see their insurance premiums increase. And they are, but not because of the fire. It’s because of the growing number of what the insurance industry defines as “catastrophes,” which has been mostly hail in recent… Continue Reading Hail, not fire, to blame for insurance rate hikes

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NASA urged to return to its roots

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NASA urged to return to its roots

“The Earth is just too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in.” — author Robert Heinlein. The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation agrees, and wants NASA to return to its exploration roots. The foundation issued a report in December that not only points out the problems that plague… Continue Reading NASA urged to return to its roots

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