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EDC’s job numbers a mystery

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Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. documents tout that the organization has brought more than 19,000 jobs to Colorado Springs during the past decade. But that number isn’t accurate. The EDC keeps two sets of numbers, one that is the number of jobs companies say they expect to create when they move to the city,… Continue Reading EDC’s job numbers a mystery

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UCCS flexing its technological muscles

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UCCS physics professor Anatoliy Glushchenko is building a bridge he hopes will lead to growth of high-tech companies in Colorado Springs. He calls the bridge the Center for Innovation in Biophysics and Energy Research, Advanced Technologies and Optical Materials, or CiBER-ATOM. It links the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the area’s high-tech industry… Continue Reading UCCS flexing its technological muscles

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As Pinery business grows, so do Fish Market plans

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The Pinery’s full-service wedding and event business in Black Forest has grown so dramatically over the last three years that one executive says the economic collapse saved the business from expanding too little, too soon. In August 2008, The Pinery purchased the old Fish Market building that is perched atop the hill at 775 W.… Continue Reading As Pinery business grows, so do Fish Market plans

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A client recently gave us the book Delivering Happiness: A path to profits, passion and purpose by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. It’s a great book and one story particularly stood out to us. Hsieh talked about how he developed his poker-playing skills through study and practice. He went on to illustrate similarities between poker… Continue Reading Be sure to take a seat at the best possible business table

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Catamount’s Jensen overseeing conference

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Darlene Jensen took the job as the executive director of the Catamount Institute in September and will oversee the annual Colorado Sustainability Conference Nov. 17 and 18 at the Antlers Hilton hotel. Jensen has 20 years of experience in public and nonprofit sector program management. She most recently served as the executive vice-president of the… Continue Reading Catamount’s Jensen overseeing conference

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Memorial reports lower profit and patient volume

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While revenue remained low for most of the year, Memorial Health System’s administrators believe it is returning to full health. The hospital will end the year with a strong balance sheet, and about 174 days of cash-on-hand. But net profit and patient volume remains low — affecting the system’s bottom line. In its monthly update… Continue Reading Memorial reports lower profit and patient volume

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Calls for action on job front growing stronger

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Jobs, they are the talk of the town. They are the subject of forums, meetings, reports, committees and task forces. People are talking about the loss of them, the effect of the loss of them, the reason why they were lost and how to get them back. Despite all the talk, they remain elusive in… Continue Reading Calls for action on job front growing stronger

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People on the Move – November 11, 2011

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Fort Carson welcomed Col. Ryan F. Gonsalves, the 4th Infantry Division’s arriving deputy commanding general in a special ceremony. Col. Gonsalves has served 27 years as an Army officer, with assignments including tank and mortar platoon leader, task force executive officer and brigade commander. This will be his third assignment with the 4th Infantry Division.… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 11, 2011

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On the Horizon – November 11, 2011

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Nov. 15 Networking 101 Stephanie Cates presents Networking 101 and will discuss different possibilities that would change your marketing strategy and help your sales become 100 percent word of mouth generated, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road. Cost is $15 for TLBI members; $20 for non-members. To register, contact… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 11, 2011

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Kudos! – November 11, 2011

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Chamber of Commerce awards The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce named David Jenkins its 2011 Business Citizen of the Year during its 119th Annual Dinner on Nov. 4 at The Broadmoor. Other awards include: Jeff Greene, El Paso County Administrator, Elected Official of the Year. The Home Front Cares, Military Affairs Award of Excellence… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 11, 2011

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