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Common ground: Young professionals collaborate for the city’s future

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” and many Colorado Springs young professionals seem to be localizing the credo. A group of socially minded residents united in the summer of 2012, choosing to be the change they wished to see in the Pikes Peak region — and Colorado… Continue Reading Common ground: Young professionals collaborate for the city’s future

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American Overhead Door goes high-tech

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American Overhead Door goes high-tech

American Overhead Door Info: 2812 N. Prospect St., 538-9900 In Business: Purchased existing business in 2010 Number of employees: 19 If you want a new garage door and you call American Overhead Door, you can get accurate estimates, along with multiple photos of what different styles and colors would look like on your house. The… Continue Reading American Overhead Door goes high-tech

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Hall of fame honors Springs women

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Hall of fame honors Springs women

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will induct 10 women Thursday night, three of them with significant ties to Colorado Springs. Judge Christine Arguello is the first Hispanic appointed to the federal district court. The late Elizabeth Wright Ingraham was an architect who promoted environmentally responsible design work. And the late Julia Archibald Holmes was… Continue Reading Hall of fame honors Springs women

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Manitou retail pot ballot question likely

Less than two months after Manitou Springs City Council approved the licensing of retail marijuana businesses on the city’s eastern edge, one band of disapproving opponents still hasn’t given up. Manitou business owner Tim Haas, who started the campaign known as “No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs,” said he estimates the group has gathered between… Continue Reading Manitou retail pot ballot question likely

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Food Designers will design, build and serve

The Food Designers, Motif Info: 115 S. 25th St., 632-5414 In business: Purchased existing business in 2005 Number of employees: 7 full-time; 30-40 part-time The Food Designers do more than that: They invent, build and serve culinary delights for your special event, whether it’s a wedding, a bar mitzvah or a special dinner party in… Continue Reading Food Designers will design, build and serve

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Manitou Brewing becomes reality

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Manitou Brewing becomes reality

It was the perfect escape from the typical March weather in Colorado. As people lined the streets for Manitou Springs’ Carnivale Mardi Gras celebration, the area’s newest brewery became reality. Manitou Brewing, at 725 Manitou Ave. in the Promenade building, opened its doors March 1 and was met with a packed house almost instantly with… Continue Reading Manitou Brewing becomes reality

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Businesses shift in downtown Manitou

Walking around downtown Manitou Springs, you wouldn’t necessarily know that disaster struck just six months ago. The clues are there. Sandbags poised plump and ready behind the Manitou Spa building. Heavy equipment dredging Fountain Creek behind Cañon Avenue. “For Rent” signs scattered among empty storefronts around town. Many businesses uprooted as a result of the… Continue Reading Businesses shift in downtown Manitou

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Patke’s passion leads to more affordable housing

Greccio Housing Executive Director Lee Patke grew up in Bryan, Texas. During high school, he worked half the day and attended school the other half, saving money for college. Even as a youth, he did volunteer work: “Giving back to the community has always been an integral part of who I am.” An eight-year member… Continue Reading Patke’s passion leads to more affordable housing

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Clouds loom over Drake’s future

When Colorado Springs Utilities first constructed a coal-fired power plant on the Drake site 80 years ago, it was a reasonable decision. Electricity demand was growing, and generating plants had to be situated near customers, as well as close to a rail line. If the working-class neighbors near the plant didn’t like the soot falling… Continue Reading Clouds loom over Drake’s future

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What dictates where you shop for groceries?

Everyone in Colorado Springs has two things in common. The weather and food. We have no control over the weather, but we can choose where to shop for our groceries. If low prices were the only criteria that dictated where to go, Colorado Springs residents would shop at Safeway. A recent Colorado Springs Business Journal… Continue Reading What dictates where you shop for groceries?

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