Can you think of a better way to relax while waiting for a massage or chiropractic appointment than sipping on a coffee or an espresso?
Jamie Chaffin and Tamara Steinbach hope the answer is no.
The pair opened Brew Me Coffee Lounge last weekend in a quaint downtown house at 22 E. Monument St. Steinbach’s Peak Health Chiropractic office occupies one room, Saline Peters, owner of Key Therapeutics, has another room and the coffee lounge is in the main room. Continue Reading Coffee, chiropractic care, therapy all in one place
The Golden Arches are leading the way in the wireless fast-food revolution.
Patrons of McDonald’s can now check their e-mail for $2.95 (for two hours of service) as part of a partnership between the fast-food giant and Wayport, a supplier of wireless Internet access. Those with Wayport and AT&T Wi-Fi memberships also have access.
McDonald’s hosts about 17 percent of the nearly 41,000 Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide, and two of the five McDonald’s restaurants in Colorado Springs offer Wi-Fi, according to mcdonalds.com. Continue Reading You want Wi-Fi access with that burger and fries?
Clipping and saving coupons is a way of life for many — so it shouldn’t be any surprise that Internet technology giant Google wants a cut.
Google has announced that it will offer local discount coupons to people who use its Google Maps service. Other companies that have been distributing online coupons include ValPak and CoolSavings, and Silicon Valley start-ups like Coupons Inc. and Zixxo. Continue Reading Coupons: point and click takes on clip and save
About six months ago, local entrepreneur Rick Young came up with a concept for a pizzeria called Delish Pizza. He then sold two of his Copy It copy centers, keeping one location downtown, in order to open two shops in the Springs.
And while he may not have a background in the restaurant business, he said he does eat pizza. Continue Reading New pizza endeavor started by local entrepreneur
Walk into a trendy boutique and you might find a shirt made from corn, pants sewn from bamboo or a dress made from wood pulp.
It’s out with the drab organic cotton and hemp fashion and in with the seaweed and soy fabrics.
It is estimated that there are about 500 ecodesigners worldwide. Five years ago there were only 10 or 20. Continue Reading Fashion industry brings sustainability into style
In an age of personalized Web sites, iPods and a focus on the individual, it should come as no surprise that more companies are letting consumers personalize their purchases.
For a price, buyers can get customized Hershey bars, M&Ms, Wheaties boxes with their pictures and even their pets’ mugs on a Jones Soda bottle. And now Ketchup kingpin H.J. Heinz, the giant of a $500 billion packaged food industry, wants a piece of the action. Continue Reading Manufacturers offering personalized everything
Home Depot is quietly growing its wholesale unit. The company will still be available for the homeowner and the everyday handyman, but it’s also going heavy duty.
Under the direction of General Electric veteran Bob Nardelli, HD Supply is more like Industrial Depot.
The wholesale division — selling and distributing everything from fire hydrants for neighborhood development to bolts for bridge construction — is Nardelli’s way of taking Home Depot straight to the source of the action in the construction supply chain. Continue Reading Home Depot's wholesale division performing well
At the Institute of Food Technologists show, Harry Balzer, vice president of market research firm NPD Group, offered several insights about American eating habits.
Whatever consumers say they are doing when it comes to making food choices, their actual eating habits reveal something very different, Balzer said.
Americans’ eating habits are slow to change, and for the most part any changes are simply extensions of previous trends, he said. Continue Reading Researcher details forces behind consumer choice
More big-name online retailers, including Dell Inc. and Office Max, are saying goodbye to the hassle of mail-in rebates.
Dell plans to move to an online rebate program next month. The company is eliminating paper rebates to improve customer service and sales. The changes, which will mainly affect consumers and small businesses, will take 12 to 18 months. Dell expects a 70 percent reduction in the number of promotions per product line and an 80 percent reduction in the number of promotions tied to a single product. Continue Reading Mail-in rebate replaced by Internet, convenience
Mark Kirkland has moved his photography studio to Palmer Lake, to allow him to better serve his clients in surrounding communities.
Built from the ground up as a photography studio, the new location includes space for Kirkland’s wildlife photography and for photography lessons and Photoshop classes. “Teaching and mentoring are among my favorite things to do,” Kirkland said. “I love being able to give back.” Continue Reading Whickerbill Gifts closes after 49 years downtown