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City responds to media policy criticism

It is apparent by the recent opinion piece in the CSBJ, that the intentions behind having a media policy for the city are being misconstrued. Let me be clear that the policy does not, and never did, prohibit our employees from talking to the media. Being transparent and having an appropriate media policy in a… Continue Reading City responds to media policy criticism

Create partnerships with Denver. Collaborate with the county and the rest of the state. Become Colorado Springs’ business recruiter, head cheerleader and economic developer. Those are just some of the pieces of advice from Colorado Springs’ top business leaders for the city’s newly elected strong mayor, Steve Bach, who has said that enhancing the city’s… Continue Reading Springs business leaders offer advice for Mayor Bach

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Mayor Steve Bach has said that enhancing the city’s business climate is a priority. What’s your advice about the best way to do this? We’d like to hear from you. Leave a comment below.

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About 500 people turned out to watch the final debate between mayoral candidates Steve Bach and Richard Skorman Monday night at the Pikes Peak Center. Candidates squared off on a myriad of business and social issues during the event, which was sponsored by Colorado Springs Community Forum, a component fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.… Continue Reading Watch highlights of this week’s mayoral debate

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Bach, Skorman talk business ahead of debate

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Mayoral candidates Richard Skorman and Steve Bach have a few things in common. Both are businessmen, both see job creation as the main issue facing the city and both believe the city government could be more efficient. It’s their approaches to those issues that differs. Bach believes government should get out of the way of… Continue Reading Bach, Skorman talk business ahead of debate

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Having bought a strong mayor, what now? The mid-term elections last year brought some of the fringe radicals on all sides to illustrate how open a society we are, and how sometimes it is better to stay focused on local issues and worry about our own financial and social wellbeing. When the local Chamber of… Continue Reading Mayor’s job calls for accountability and leadership

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Strong mayor candidates on business issues

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Although seven people are running for the office, the Business Journal chose to survey the top five candidates, based on campaign contributions. A brief bio of each candidate and their answers to four questions pertinent to the business community are listed below. Continue Reading Strong mayor candidates on business issues

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Strong candidates for strong mayor

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Walking away from the mayoral candidates’ forum for business leaders last week, it was easy to feel optimistic about the direction the city will be taking with the new strong mayor. Most of the candidates appeared to be focused on the right things, the city’s image and economic health, and they readily admitted there are… Continue Reading Strong candidates for strong mayor

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More than 400 community and business leaders attended last night’s mayoral forum to hear candidates’ views about topics that ranged from Colorado Springs’ image to economic development. Continue Reading Mayoral candidates sound off about city image, taxes, diversity (with video)

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More than 400 local business leaders came out to hear the strong mayor candidates’ views about topics that ranged from Colorado Springs’ image to economic development. The event, organized by the Middle Market Entrepreneurs, had candidates answering questions such as: “You are sitting on an airplane next to the CEO of an internationally recognized company.… Continue Reading 400 turn out to hear strong mayor candidates

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