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Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

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Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

Following major expansion and consolidation that began in 2014 and spilled into the new year, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has all pieces in place to make 2015 exceptionally green. “As an organization, it’s one of our key operational objectives this year,” said Discover Goodwill Spokesperson Bradd Hafer. “All of our divisions and… Continue Reading Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

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Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

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Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

Shawna Kemppainen looks forward every day to get to work. That’s because each day is an opportunity to help a youth who is experiencing homelessness in Colorado Springs. Originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Kemppainen describes herself as a yooper, for the U.P.), she spent 16 years in Arizona before moving to Colorado Springs. She studied… Continue Reading Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

The glass ceiling exists for women not only in business, but in nonprofit agency management as well. A woman chief executive officer of a nonprofit makes less money than a man in the same executive position for the same-sized agency, according to the 2015 compensation report from GuideStar USA Inc. A nonprofit based in Virginia,… Continue Reading Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

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Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

Last year, vital information from 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was hacked from JPMorgan & Chase, the North Koreans allegedly breached Sony Pictures, and reported cyber attacks against Target, Neiman Marcus, Coca Cola, Home Depot and other companies cost banks an estimated $1 billion in damages. In fact, the number of international cyber… Continue Reading Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

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Mountain Moppets: Young at heart for 30 years

Her husband is a cop. Her mom was a cop. It seemed only natural then that Stacy Thomson would become … a boutique owner? Stacy and her husband Vern have owned and operated Mountain Moppets in Old Colorado City for five years. They are the third proprietors of the children’s clothing, accessories and toy store… Continue Reading Mountain Moppets: Young at heart for 30 years

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Developer helps build workforce

South Dakota native and then-newlywed Mike Ruebenson, a CPA, moved to Colorado Springs to work an internship at a Big 8 accounting firm. Fast-forward more than 30 years, Ruebenson and his bride Mary now have three children, Jennifer, Ryan and Lauren, and roots firmly embedded in El Paso County. He has a “new” career: land… Continue Reading Developer helps build workforce

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Gold mine for sale

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Gold mine for sale

AngloGold Ashanti, parent company of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, is negotiating the partial or full sale of one of the company’s “key operating assets.” While Anglo CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan declined to specify which assets were for sale, the company seeks to reduce $3.1 billion of net debt by at least $1… Continue Reading Gold mine for sale

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Hormones, horsepower and heat

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Hormones, horsepower and heat

Three things investors need to be attentive to for some time to come: hormones; horsepower; and heat. The three Hs were outlined last week at a Cascade Investment Group lunch-and-learn presentation by Ross McDonald of American Funds. Yale-educated, McDonald is a registered investment adviser representative who spoke on the psychology of investing. Hormones Quoting from… Continue Reading Hormones, horsepower and heat

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Polaris Pointe to include water park

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Polaris Pointe to include water park

Nearly five years after Polaris Pointe (formerly Copper Ridge at Northgate) began as an urban renewal project in north Colorado Springs, businesses continue to slowly populate the development, including a large indoor water park and resort expected to open next year. Still without the infrastructure that was expected to support Polaris Pointe’s growth, developer/investor Gary… Continue Reading Polaris Pointe to include water park

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InterQuest Parkway making snail’s progress

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InterQuest Parkway making snail’s progress

At its northernmost point, Powers Boulevard is met with a juxtaposition. By now, InterQuest Parkway was supposed to be a vibrant strip of hotels, entertainment venues, restaurants, offices and residences. Instead, semi-finished buildings left vacant for 10 years stand mere feet from new construction. Stymied by a stagnant economy and developer bankruptcy, associated players are… Continue Reading InterQuest Parkway making snail’s progress

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