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9 months 3 days ago

Broncos WIn Big for Local Business

All things Broncos are flying off the shelves at Sports Fanatic at The Citadel Mall. The store says customers have been buying hats, shirts, and their best-selling Peyton Manning jerseys in droves. "We're excited for the business that it will bring in," says sales associate Nic Gaddy. But...

1 year 2 months ago

Immigration reform supporters protest in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Immigration reform advocates and business owners are hoping boycotts across the state will prompt support for comprehensive immigration reform. Nearly 400 businesses signed up for a boycott campaign that will begin on Sunday. During that time, consumers are being urged to spend at businesses that display...

1 year 3 months ago

Do you receive paid sick time at work?

Officials in New York City approve a measure to require businesses to provide paid sick leave to their employees. After overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto, the City Counsel passed new legislation to require businesses to offer paid sick leave for their employees. This makes New York City the most...

2 years 5 months ago

Local start up aims to harness wave energy

A local start-up company is on the cutting edge of renewable energy development by designing and building machines that make electricity by harnessing the power of ocean waves. Atargis Energy Corporation was founded in 2010 by Air Force Academy aeronautics professor Dr. Stefan Siegel, Ph.D. The company is currently...

2 years 6 months ago

Warm weather helps some businesses

Our warm weather is great for some businesses. We all enjoy spending time outdoors on beautiful days, so we have a look at what the sunshine means for the bottom line. Most people crave sweets any time of the year, regardless of the weather, but this March, ice...

2 years 7 months ago

Make My Day Better law goes to senate

DENVER (AP) - A proposal to allow Colorado business owners and employees to use deadly force against suspected intruders faces its toughest test yet in the state Senate. Colorado homeowners already have self-defense protections against invaders under the state's "Make My Day" law but Republicans want to expand it to...

2 years 9 months ago

Broncos success good for business

A good Broncos Party can do more than just raise the spirits of sports fans, it can also give local employers a financial boost to start the year. At Meadow Muffins Bar and Grill in Old Colorado City, Owner Todd Delahanty says he can almost measure the team's progress...

2 years 9 months ago

Regulations for Colorado business could change

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will be talking about ideas to reduce regulation on businesses. The governor and the executive director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies will be announcing recommendations Monday morning that were crafted after meeting with businesses across the state. They're part of...

2 years 9 months ago

More American workers shopping on the clock

We're spending more time and money online these days. American shoppers are expected to spend upwards of $37 billion this holiday season in online purchases alone.But new data suggest all of those e-transactions are coming at the expense of employers. The technology staffing firm Robert Half International surveyed 1,400...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Man hides murder with fake emails

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Orange County man is due to be arraigned on charges he murdered his business partner for financial gain then pretended the dead man was still alive and sending emails while on vacation in Africa. Edward Younghoon Shin is charged with murdering Christopher Ryan Smith...

3 years 3 months ago

Gov calls for gaming commission resignations

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper asked for the resignation of three members of the state's gaming commission over their decision to give casinos a tax break. Hickenlooper announced Wednesday he asked for the resignations because of a tax break for the state's casino industry. The tax break took...

3 years 3 months ago

State mmj shops get new regulations this week

A landmark week is ahead for the medical marijuana industry in Colorado. On July 1st new state regulations, the toughest in the country, will officially go in to effect. Scott Saunders, who owns Natural Leaf in Colorado Springs, says he welcomes the regulation for legitimacy. "Regulations absolutely will provide legitimacy...

3 years 3 months ago

Wealthy conservatives, politicos gather near Vail

VAIL, Colo. (AP) - An invitation-only retreat for rich conservatives and prominent Republican politicians are gathering near Vail Sunday for a semiannual retreat aimed at promoting business-friendly policy. The meetings are organized by two of the nation's most powerful conservative political donors, Charles and David Koch of the privately...

3 years 3 months ago

CO GOP decries lack of progress with business regs

DENVER (AP) - Republican lawmakers say their efforts to help Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper promote a business-friendly environment have been stifled - by Democrats. They say Senate Democrats killed Republican-sponsored bills aimed at easing business regulations. Democrats argue that Republicans should've done a better job of getting support from the...

3 years 4 months ago

Springs Business Expo

If you want to take a look at local business in the Colorado Springs area, you might want to check out the Springs Business Expo going on Thursday June 2 at the Event Center at Rustic Hills. More than 150 area exhibitors from different sectors will be there for...

3 years 4 months ago

Pet waste removal business grows

It's Larry Pool's job to pick up what your dog puts down. As an independent contractor with Backyard Pooper Scoopers , Larry spends a few hours a day, 4 days a week doing a chore that many pet owners would like to forget about. "It's a stinky job, but...

3 years 4 months ago

Cashing in on a dirty job

A Colorado Springs man is seeing green when many dog owners only see brown. His pooper scooper business is growing, even in a down economy. Brad Gouveia started Backyard Pooper Scooper in 2007 and has steadily grown a loyal customer base. Things are going well enough that he's hired...

3 years 6 months ago

Nancy Lewis presented with ATHENA Award

The 2011 ATHENA Award was presented today to Nancy Lewis, at the Women in Business Conference and ATHENA Luncheon. Nancy Lewis is currently the President and CEO of Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, and President of the Garden of the Gods Foundation. She worked for the...

3 years 7 months ago

Blockbuster closes 5 local stores

Once the king of home video rental companies, Blockbuster Video announced this week that it will close five stores in the Pikes Peak Region. Four of the stores are located in Colorado Springs; at Constitution and Powers, Fillmore and Nevada, Centennial and Vindicator and at Circle and Galley. The fifth...

3 years 9 months ago

Local salsa coming to a store near you

There's some tasty business going on in Colorado Springs. A small Mexican restaurant is bottling its famous salsa, bringing a little hometown flavor to a grocery store near you. Opened in 2001, the Cafe El Paso has struck a nerve in Colorado Springs. El Paso, Texas native Sandra Santoscoy...

3 years 9 months ago

Do business with China

Businesses wishing to do business with China are invited to a workshop tomorrow in Colorado Springs. China is a growing force in the international economy and has a growing demand for foreign imports. The workshop is offered by the International Development Office of the Chamber of Commerce. ...

3 years 10 months ago

Protect yourself when shopping online

Some new numbers show an increase of online shopping as much as 36% from last year during the Christmas season. But not all of us may have such a happy holiday. "A lot of people bought online, more than predicted." explains Katie Carrol with the Better Business Bureau of Southern...

4 years 4 days ago

5 states make final pitch in Asian carp case

Attorneys for and against closing Chicago-area shipping locks to stop the spread of Asian carp are making their final pitches to a federal judge. Oral arguments Monday are the last step before Judge Robert Dow decides the issue. Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin say the action would...

4 years 4 weeks ago

GOP to reveal 'Pledge to America' today

Republicans are making their final argument to voters six weeks before congressional elections with a campaign manifesto designed to show they're listening to an angry public and focused on creating jobs. GOP lawmakers on Thursday were to roll out their "Pledge to America" - a 21-page document filled with...

4 years 2 months ago

Job of the Day: Systems & Database

Colorado Springs Utilities has an opening in its Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence area. This person will be responsible for providing professional, complex, senior-level Hyperion reporting and analysis. The starting pay range, depending upon experience, is $68,000 to $101,000. You must apply by noon next Monday.

4 years 2 months ago

Meg Whitman: No interest in White House run

Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman says she has no interest in a future run for the United States presidency. She says she is focused on helping recession wracked California climb out of its 12.3 percent unemployment rate. Whitman says she would target tax cuts for employers and reduce...

4 years 3 months ago

Business recycling event planned in Pueblo

The Pueblo City-County Health Department will show businesses how to start a commercial recycling program on July 29. Those attending will learn how to recycle and reuse everything from batteries to fluorescent light bulbs. Each business in attendance will receive a bulb recycling kit. Implementing an effective waste...

4 years 3 months ago

Catching up with Rod Smith

Rod Smith is without a doubt one of the greatest players ever to wear a Bronco uniform. On the field #80 helped Denver win back to back Super Bowls en route to becoming the team's all time receiving leader. These days Rod has gone from the locker room to the...

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