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Caliola Engineering founders review cybersecurity and defense products for government contract
Business Spotlight: Caliola Engineering

Colorado Springs’ aerospace & defense businesses are growing, and one example of a company that exemplifies the startup success of the industry is Caliola Engineering. The 100% women-owned small business was founded in 2019 by Jennifer Halford — a Top 40 Under 40 recipient by Aviation Week with more than two decades of experience in […]

September 28, 2022
Info sessions for Hello Colorado Springs 2023 Summer Internship Program

Hello Colorado Springs is a summer internship program that encourages young professionals to fall in love with both their company and Colorado Springs. The Hello Colorado Springs program offers social and professional engagements from Speed Networking at the Space Foundation to a Cog Railway ride up Pikes Peak. The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC has […]

September 22, 2022
Employee Retention Credit: Get the Pandemic Relief You Need

When the coronavirus pandemic plagued America, it presented a plethora of challenges that many businesses, both small and large, had to navigate through. Not only did it cause businesses to shut down, but it also forced many people out of work. To help with this, the government created the employee retention credit (ERC). This credit was put […]

September 19, 2022
Concilo and CSCEDC celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in Colorado Springs
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Colorado Springs

With diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts receiving tremendous attention from businesses seeking to grow with diverse perspectives, regional demographics matter more now than ever. In the U.S., the Latino population increased from 50.5 million to 62.1 million over a ten-year period, according to the 2020 Census. Diversity in El Paso County continues to see […]

September 12, 2022
September & October 2022 Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cuttings as of September 7, 2022 September 8, 2022: Green District September 15, 2022: King Louie’s Tattoo Parlor September 20, 2022: Lifestyle Golf Carts September 22, 2022: Spruce Health Group September 29: Legacy EMS, Inc.   Ribbon Cuttings for October 2022 October 3, 2022: Chef Brother Luck Book Release, “NO LUCKS GIVEN.” October 5, […]

September 7, 2022
Good Access is Good Business

If your business is not accessible to people with disabilities, you could be missing out on tons of revenue. You could also be opening yourself up to liability. Picture this: A patron with a disability comes into your establishment with their service animal. An employee, not knowing any better, asks the patron for their official […]

September 7, 2022
Understanding Colorado’s Retirement Plan Requirements

Do you know your options to comply with Colorado’s mandate for small business owners to start a retirement plan for their employees? Join us as part of our Member Savings Program, where Pennica Financial Group will inform and educate business owners on the Colorado Secure Savings Program. Colorado is requiring all companies with five employees […]

September 7, 2022
red rocks in colorado springs aerospace & defense
aerospace
Why Colorado Springs is the Right Location for Your Aerospace & Defense Company

Effective collaboration can be a rarity in business, but aerospace companies in Colorado form innovative partnerships in droves. Between 2016-2022, associations of small businesses, government, and academic institutions led to a 30% expansion of the aerospace & defense industry statewide, which is a 12% increase above the national average. In Colorado Springs, the industry has […]

August 25, 2022
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New Members Summer 2022

Welcome to our new members! View the list of members who joined in May, June, and July below, and be sure to check out our Member Services and utilize our Business Directory.  May 2022 18 Sierra Financial AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter Air Force Sports Properties Armando Montalvo BlueHalo Colorado Recovery Solutions Columbia Sportswear Eagle Rock […]

August 23, 2022
COATI serves up international food in Colorado Springs
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International Food in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is hub for unique experiences, from outdoor adventures to a thriving arts and culture scene. Located only 1.5 hours south of Denver and a day’s drive from Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Tulsa, the city offers over 230 arts-related businesses in the state-certified downtown creative district, more than 30 museums and annual festivals […]

August 3, 2022