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Gourmet eatery settling into new digs

Gourmet eatery settling into new digs

There were all of six tables and a single deli cooler at its former location on West Cucharras Street. Fast-forward two months, move everything four blocks to 26th Street and U.S. 24, quintuple the space and — voilà! — you have the new and vastly expanded Garden of the Gods Gourmet. One of the Westside’s… Continue Reading Gourmet eatery settling into new digs

Small business owners are bottom-line oriented. They make decisions based on what makes financial sense. More times than not, however, doing right by their employees is just as important as the almighty dollar in the decision-making process. Small employers know a positive work environment means increased productivity, which in turn improves their bottom line. This… Continue Reading Colorado small business owners say raise the wage

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Curbside takes variety into second year

In the year since the inception of Curbside Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs, food trucks have come and gone, all helping to transform a once-derelict corner into a hot spot for urban living. “It sends the message that we’re a community that innovates and tries new things and provides that urban experience that a lot… Continue Reading Curbside takes variety into second year

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For the second consecutive year, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado devoted an entire week to small businesses, providing workshops and networking opportunities, culminating with an awards luncheon June 20. The week’s theme, “From Peaks and Valleys to Powerful Pathways: Overcoming Challenges for Business Success,” focused… Continue Reading Small Business Week grows in second year, capped by awards

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Meet Jill, CSHP’s newest ‘employee’

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Meet Jill, CSHP’s newest ‘employee’

In the rapidly evolving space of online self-service, the ever-more-sophisticated consumer continues to demand a well-developed product. Health care providers are more often requiring their patients to use online tools to help them better understand their health and to make them take greater ownership of their own health and lifestyle. Enter CodeBaby, an online animated… Continue Reading Meet Jill, CSHP’s newest ‘employee’

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Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

The feeling a shopper or diner has when entering Richard Skorman’s businesses depends on which business she enters. There’s Little Richard’s Toy Store, blasted by the bright colors of toys begging to be played with. There’s Poor Richard’s Books and Gifts, permeated with the sublime smell of books, new and used stories, lessons and tomes… Continue Reading Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

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Hail feeds Total Roofing ample business

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Hail feeds Total Roofing ample business

Without hail, Total Roofing likely wouldn’t do $14 million in business this year. Thank goodness for thunderstorms. “We’ve been blessed with a lot of hail,” said Scott McIntyre, owner of Total Roofing. “Good for me is bad for everyone else.” Still, the roofing company tries to “make it as easy as possible” on homeowners whose… Continue Reading Hail feeds Total Roofing ample business

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Kangaroo Coffee finds unexpected success

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Kangaroo Coffee finds unexpected success

The Lyons family was frustrated with their lack of drive-thru coffee shop options — so they decided to start their own. Since opening the flagship Kangaroo Coffee on Fillmore Street in 2011, Rue and D.J. Lyons have opened a second location, prepared for a third and are planning shops four and five in Colorado Springs.… Continue Reading Kangaroo Coffee finds unexpected success

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Winery, cafe add to class in Monument

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Winery, cafe add to class in Monument

MONUMENT — Catherine and Woody Woodworth have reinvented themselves on several occasions. Their passions, however, remain unchanged. The proprietors of Catriona Cellars, a new winery and café opening this weekend in downtown Monument, are bringing their love for carefully crafted wine and small plates of good food to an area that could one day be… Continue Reading Winery, cafe add to class in Monument

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Springs Funeral Services: Path to success

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Springs Funeral Services: Path to success

The staff at Springs Funeral Services takes a progressive approach to matters of death. Unlike traditional funeral homes of the East Coast — with their heavy drapes, muted tones and antique-gallery aesthetics — the company’s four founding partners decided to create a more dynamic venue. President Terri Flores-Brown said that after working in the industry… Continue Reading Springs Funeral Services: Path to success

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