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10 ideas that could change our city

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Cities are built by visionaries or they are born of economic necessity, the need for trade routes or sea ports. Our city has a history of great men, from General Palmer to Stratton and Penrose, who have labored to make our town a better place to live for future generations. We don’t need a gold… Continue Reading 10 ideas that could change our city

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During the past two years, the SBA has been working directly with the private and public sector lending community to prepare loan products that are more responsive to the needs of small business. In particular, we exchange ideas with banks, credit unions, certified development companies, chambers and various lender associations, resulting in products that simplify… Continue Reading Small Business Administration simplifies loan process

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Book Review: “You Are What You Wear”

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by Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner It’s an old joke, but so true: you haven’t got a thing to wear. Yes, your closet’s crammed. You could wear a different outfit for six months with no repeats. You could skip doing laundry for weeks and you’d be OK, but when you got dressed this morning, everything was all… Continue Reading Book Review: “You Are What You Wear”

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On the Horizon – June 29, 2012

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July 6 Business Tax Symposium The Colorado Department of Revenue and several home-rule municipalities offer an all-day Business Tax Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Denver. The seminar is for businesses located in and outside Colorado, tax preparers who prepare sales/use tax returns for Colorado businesses, tax-exempt organizations and anyone else interested in… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 29, 2012

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Kudos! – June 29, 2012

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Sherman & Howard attorneys and practices among best in Colorado Fourteen Sherman & Howard lawyers and six Sherman & Howard practice areas stand out among Colorado lawyers and law firms in the 2012 release of Chambers USA — America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The rankings followed a rigorous and independent law firm research and evaluation… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 29, 2012

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People on the Move – June 29, 2012

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Leann Hemenway has been named vice president and branch manager of the Colorado Springs Banking Center for First Commercial Bank, at 115 N. Tejon Street. She has more than 15 years of banking experience and has lived in the El Paso County area for 16 years. Her focus for the Southern Colorado market will be… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 29, 2012

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How to vacation like a nerd

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We’re in the height of vacation season, and I’m heading out next week for some much needed R&R. So how does a nerd manage technology on vacation? Do we spend the whole time staring at our iPad/Laptop/Phone? No way. The techie vacation First of all, we really try to make sure all loose ends are… Continue Reading How to vacation like a nerd

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This was supposed to be an easy, uneventful week in Colorado Springs. Most of the city’s business community was focused on the annual State of the City luncheon. Mayor Steve Bach intimated that, in his speech, he’d introduce his newly minted 2013-2015 comprehensive plan, after wrapping up his first year in office. Many also were… Continue Reading City faces new reality after fire

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Tourism planning proactive response

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As thick smoke filled the air over Colorado Springs and other Colorado towns, a dark cloud of a different type ascended on the local and statewide tourism industry. Continue Reading Tourism planning proactive response

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Goodwill takes heat over wages

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The National Federation for the Blind is taking on Goodwill International Industries, hoping that a showdown with the nonprofit organization will lead to a change in federal law. The Fair Wage Act, enacted more than 74 years ago, allows organizations with certification from the Department of Labor to pay a lower wage to workers with… Continue Reading Goodwill takes heat over wages

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