Category Archives: Business

New mobile grocer seeks to close culinary access gap

Entrepreneur brings fresh, affordable options directly to Southeast Colorado Springs food deserts Elena Salinas likes to say, “food is love, and I love people.” The entrepreneur grew up cooking alongside her mother, who, she said, was the first person to volunteer to make a meal

New school teaches next generation of CNAs

When Nurse Practitioner Patricia Williams’ daughter entered postsecondary school, she needed a little extra guidance. So, Williams began mentoring her daughter and other young people working to earn a CNA license.

Amazon announcement spurs excitement, visions for growth

Primed for opportunity By Jeanne Davant Special to the Southeast Express Amazon’s Feb. 13 announcement that it plans to open a 4 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Southeast Colorado Springs has stirred excitement in the economic development community. The project has broken ground and the facility

Pay hike: Big for families, a blip for economy

Raises’ impact not significant off base, experts say By Zach Hillstrom The Southeast Express Josh Andrews has seen firsthand how important financial planning can be for military members — especially when they suddenly find themselves with more money in their bank accounts. After graduating from

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