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City rolls four projects into tourism proposal

Before an umbrella-toting crowd of about 50 community leaders, downtown advocates and media representatives, Mayor Steve Bach formally revealed a few details Monday of the city’s forthcoming application for up to $82 million in funds from the Colorado Regional Tourism Act. In partnership with El Pomar Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority and the Anschutz Foundation,… Continue Reading City rolls four projects into tourism proposal

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Academy Boulevard: Can city help it recover?

Dotted with urban blight as well as lively street corners, the once-thriving Academy Boulevard corridor attracts nearly as many opinions as the storefronts it has. The government should not be involved at all in attracting business to the area, say some elected officials, while others say the city should — and does — offer incentives.… Continue Reading Academy Boulevard: Can city help it recover?

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Airport hopes its rebound can start soon

The Colorado Springs Airport is striving to be more customer-friendly, reduce costs and attract more passengers. And all that work just might have paid off — at least in a small way. The airport plans soon to announce flights to two additional cities from the Springs airport, flights that represent a return of service for… Continue Reading Airport hopes its rebound can start soon

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One on One: Jason Wood brings United Way experience

When JD Dallager announced his plans to retire as Pikes Peak United Way’s CEO earlier this year, Jason Wood saw an opportunity — and went for it. Wood, who was living in Kansas City, has headed two other United Way organizations and is no stranger to nonprofits. He has an undergraduate degree in nonprofit management… Continue Reading One on One: Jason Wood brings United Way experience

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New law firm marries different missions

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New law firm marries different missions

Aspire IP http://aspireip.com/ 24 S. Weber St., Suite 300, 344-9907 Attorneys: 4 Practice areas: copyright, cyber risk services, cyberspace and cyber law, licensing, litigation, opinions and counseling, patent services and patent transactions, trade secrets and trademarks Four local lawyers with experience in government cyber security, patent law and intellectual property protections have joined to create… Continue Reading New law firm marries different missions

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Fort Carson stands to gain 1,800 after Army restructuring

The Army’s restructuring plan has been kind to Fort Carson. While other military posts around the world will see losses of thousands of soldiers as the Army moves to a smaller fighting force, the Mountain Post now is scheduled to grow by 1,800 during the next six years. “Including other restructuring changes, the Army anticipates… Continue Reading Fort Carson stands to gain 1,800 after Army restructuring

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Judy Noyes – Woman of Influence

Amid the discussions this week on how to pay proper tribute to longtime businesswoman and civic leader Judy Noyes, who passed away on June 21 at the age of 81, we discovered an egregious error that nobody recognized — or rectified — for nearly a decade. Noyes, who co-owned the iconic Chinook Bookshop downtown with… Continue Reading Judy Noyes – Woman of Influence

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Businesses provide help for fire effort

Dozens of Colorado Springs-area businesses stepped up to help the efforts to extinguish the Black Forest fire — not by fighting the fire, but by feeding, clothing and sheltering the victims and the firefighters. “Somebody has to do it,” said Sally Layton, whose husband, Bill, has teamed with Greg Howard and Jason Hann, along with… Continue Reading Businesses provide help for fire effort

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One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

James Fennell is the man behind the groundbreaking design of the Ivywild School, a redeveloped elementary school at 1604 S. Cascade Ave. that houses several trendy new restaurants as well as the famed Bristol Brewing Company. Fennell, who owns the local architectural design company, Fennell Group, talked with the Business Journal this week about how his… Continue Reading One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

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Small businesses come, go, stay downtown

Some businesses in downtown Colorado Springs have experienced extreme ups and downs lately. One business closed its doors, one is expanding, and yet another signed a one-year lease. “I think we’re always disappointed to see any business leave downtown,” said Laurel Prud’homme, director of communications for the Downtown Partnership, “especially one that provides folks another… Continue Reading Small businesses come, go, stay downtown

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