Category Archives: Business

To the rescue

Springs Food Rescue a growing force in Southeast By Zach Hillstrom The Southeast Express When the Colorado Springs Food Rescue (CSFR) was founded in 2013, it was a small-scale volunteer project organized by Colorado College students trying to prevent excessive food waste and to address

A stabilizing force

CASA volunteers provide a legal voice for kids Jerima King has a passion for service and a heart for kids. The combination has shaped her professional and philanthropic work. King, a native of Panama and long-time Colorado Springs resident, is a former software engineer, a

Gift from the heart

Auto group seeks new, gently used bikes, helmets for kids in need A front range automotive group is seeking some serious pedal power to brighten local kids’ holiday seasons. The Pikes Peak NAPA AutoCare Business Development Group (PPNAC) is accepting donations of new and gently

Unleashing adventure

UpaDowna gets explorers back to nature By Marcus Hill The Southeast Express Nature provides a bond, even to those unfamiliar with its ways. Since 2007, UpaDown made it their business to provide people with the opportunity to get in touch with the outdoors. UpaDown, located

James Johnson opening doors in Southeast

Real estate expert takes on affordable housing challenge By Zach Hillstrom The Southeast Express Local entrepreneur James Johnson knows all too well the value of a good home — and not just because of his background in the real estate industry. Growing up in Washington

Winter ready

Energy Resource Center provides clients with free weatherization services By Faith Miller The Southeast Express When Venus Cenedella called Energy Resource Center to help her insulate her house, “it was like Christmas on steroids in the weatherization department,” she said in a client testimonial video

Community not sold on hemp-product plant

Pueblo grower withdrawals request for oil extraction following neighborhood outcry The large, white building at 1225 Aeroplaza Drive is an unassuming place. It sits atop a low grassy knoll with a parking lot to the south, and is separated by a berm from the Boys

A heart for Southeast

Pastor Ben Anderson, CDC on community-focused mission By Erinn Callahan Special to the Southeast Express Pastor Ben Anderson’s personal and professional philosophy is best summed up by a quote plastered on the Solid Rock Christian Center meeting room. “Some of you will rebuild the ancient

Comcast expands low-income program

A program aimed at connecting thousands of Colorado homes to low-cost internet has grown.  In August, telecommunications giant Comcast rolled out sweeping changes to its access initiative Internet Essentials. The program, which offers qualifying households high-speed broadband for $9.95 per month and internet-ready, refurbished computers

Opportunities for growth

Federally designated zones could lead to Southeast revitalization, officials hope The now-shuttered Sam’s Club at 714 S. Academy Blvd. was once a thriving part of Southeast commerce. Now, it’s a huge, vacant building with a parking lot to match set on prime commercial real estate.