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UCCS to honor Murphy with lifetime entrepreneur award

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is honoring Chuck Murphy, a longtime business leader and community volunteer, with its Business Lifetime Entrepreneurship award. Murphy, founder of Murphy Constructors, will receive the award April 19 at a luncheon on campus. He’ll be recognized for his local successes and his community volunteer contributions. Murphy started Murphy Constructors… Continue Reading UCCS to honor Murphy with lifetime entrepreneur award

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Magneti Marketing is set to grow its services and its company. The marketing and branding strategy firm has purchased Global Seven Agency, a communications firm specializing in digital and social media marketing. Magneti wanted to expand its marketing offerings, said Tucker Wannamaker, Magneti co-founder and Chief Marketer of Magneti. “Our leading marketing and branding strategy… Continue Reading Magneti Marketing buys Global Seven Agnecy, poised to grow

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Ferrari Films tells stories with substance

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Ferrari Films tells stories with substance

Ferrari Films Owner: Denise Ferrari Where: 16055 Old Forest Point, Monument Employees: 7 Find them: www.ferrarifilms.com Denise Ferrari and her two-person film and production crew were driving past the giant Discovery Communications headquarters — home to the Discovery Channel — in Silver Spring, Md., and felt the grandeur of the building. “That’s our competition,” she… Continue Reading Ferrari Films tells stories with substance

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Fund offers loans to Waldo fire businesses

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Fund offers loans to Waldo fire businesses

Local banks have teamed with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and other community partners to offer $10,000 loans to small businesses that were affected by last summer’s Waldo Canyon fire. The loan amount is up to $10,000 at zero interest for 12 months and then 12 percent thereafter. There is no loan fee and… Continue Reading Fund offers loans to Waldo fire businesses

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Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

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Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s MRF Man — Colorado Springs Bestway Disposal’s mascot. The mascot, who represents Bestway’s Materials Recovery Facility, is in a heated national March Mascot Madness competition, hosted by Waste & Recycling, an industry publication. According to the Waste & Recycling bracket, MRF Man has the best backstory:… Continue Reading Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

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Launch pad: Resources make Springs a better location to start a business

If a person has the idea, the nerve and the cash, Colorado Springs is not a bad place to start a small business. In fact, Colorado Springs earned an A+ in a recent survey of business owners who gave the city high marks for not having a lot of red tape. Experts who counsel small-business… Continue Reading Launch pad: Resources make Springs a better location to start a business

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Ray’s of Colorado puts guys in soap world

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Ray’s of Colorado puts guys in soap world

Ray’s of Colorado Owner: Chris Sniffen Business: Handcrafted soaps and wholesale essential oils Where: Calhan Employees: One Chris Sniffen is a man in a women’s world. “I still can’t believe sometimes that I make soap for a living,” he said. The farmers markets and craft shows where he sells his products in person are populated… Continue Reading Ray’s of Colorado puts guys in soap world

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Sting builds passion for women’s football

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Sting builds passion for women’s football

Colorado Sting Owner-head coach: Lester Robinson Employees: 1, with 25 team members and three volunteer coaches Website: http://www.coloradostingfootball.com/ First game: March 31 at the Utah Jynx. First home game: April 27 vs. the Phoenix Phantomz When she was 7, Sarah Boxley started a petition in her Virginia hometown to create a girls tackle football team.… Continue Reading Sting builds passion for women’s football

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Internet station finding place in universe

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Internet station finding place in universe

Cosmic Broadcasting Founded — November 2012 Owner — Stacey Kline Employees — two www.cosmicbroadcasting.com Stacey Kline loves to talk. In a five-minute conversation, she covers gardening, weather, chickens and homeowners associations. She has a real enthusiasm in her voice that makes people want to listen. In November, Kline launched an Internet radio station, Cosmic Broadcasting,… Continue Reading Internet station finding place in universe

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The Colorado Springs Small Business Development center is warning small businesses that a phone scammer is trying to get valuable information from them. The SBDC said small business owners are receiving a call from the number, 889-777-1117, claiming to be with the State of Colorado Small Business Development. This group is asking companies if they… Continue Reading Phone scam using SBDC name to get small business information

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