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Fountain, Colorado Springs, to provide Brownfields update

The Colorado Springs-Fountain Brownfield Coalition will host a live virtual event on March 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. to share progress on using a Brownfield Assessment Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The grant helps... — Updated 3/8/2022

 

Miss Colorado visits Fountain City Council

Fort Carson's own Maura Spence Carroll, who was crowned Miss Colorado in 2021 and recently competed in the Miss America competition, visited the Fountain City Council on Feb. 8 to... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain Council discusses variety of issues

During the Jan. 11 meeting, Fountain City Council Member Gordon Rick requested that the council and city staff discuss an update regarding the city's plans for a new recreation... — Updated 1/19/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Retail, homes, apartments still on horizon for Fountain areas

As building totals for both new residential and commercial projects skyrocketed around the Pikes Peak region last year, a few projects anticipated in the Fountain area have yet to break ground. The memorable demolition in April... — Updated 1/11/2022

 

Construction industry boom led to record-breaking 2021

The construction industry was busy yet again in 2021, giving the Pikes Peak Region’s economy a much needed boost, amidst the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The year got off to an extremely hot start with... — Updated 1/11/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

New businesses announced for Mesa Ridge

A liquor store with wine tasting room, a local pet supply store, and a third as of yet unknown tenant are coming to the vacant space between Safeway and the Dollar Tree on Mesa... — Updated 1/7/2022 Full story

 

Business property exemptions change

Under a new law, HB 21-1312, starting Jan 1, 2022, business personal property exemption will change from $7,900 to $50,000. Effective January 1, 2022, any business owner whose Business Personal Property is $50,000 or less as per... — Updated 12/28/2021

 

Small business grants available in Fountain

The city of Fountain soon will distribute $250,000 in grant money for small businesses that suffered from the effects of COVID-19. Eligible businesses may receive up to $15,000 each if they can show they were negatively impacted... — Updated 11/8/2021 Full story

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Businesses, schools struggling to hire, retain enough workers

Organizations throughout the Fountain Valley have reported struggling to hire new employees. James Flowers, president of the board of directors for the Fountain Valley Chamber of... — Updated 8/11/2021 Full story

 

Restaurants, retail may be on horizon for Venetucci area

Additional restaurants and retail may be on the horizon for the vacant land on the west side of Venetucci Boulevard, across from the Sam’s Club and Walmart shopping center. On Aug. 4 the Planning Commission reviewed a request... — Updated 8/11/2021

 

County opens new business relief grants

El Paso County has announced a new round of grants to contribute to the long-term recovery of local small businesses and nonprofits with the allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds. The second round of Regional Business... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story

 

Is it time to sell the family business?

Owning and operating a family business is a big part of the American dream. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 90% of all North American business enterprises are family-owned. But along with realizing that dream comes a... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

County announces sales tax relief for local restaurants

The city of Colorado Springs and El Paso County announced a joint Sales Tax Relief plan for restaurants that have experienced sales declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is limited to the General Fund portion of taxes... — Updated 12/16/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

New businesses coming to Mesa

Fountain planners have confirmed that several new businesses are coming to vacant land at Mesa Ridge Parkway and Syracuse Street, where significant site work has been visible over... — Updated 12/8/2020

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Roll Up Food Truck moves, plans for dine-in restaurant

Roll Up Food Truck has moved to a new location, 301 Main St. in Security. The owners, Bryce Dillingham and Eddie Parliment, purchased the space (which used to be a gas station) and... — Updated 10/15/2020 Full story

 

El Paso County's Business Relief Fund awards $13.9M to businesses, nonprofits  

El Paso County’s Economic Development Department awarded $13,858,527 in grants to 864 local small businesses and nonprofits as part of the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund program, making it one of the largest... — Updated 10/13/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Small business coalition begins to take shape

The chiropractor's office was filled with tears one recent evening, but it wasn't from physical pain. People from all walks of life had gathered to share their experiences of how... — Updated 9/23/2020 Full story

 

Local business owners join forces to defend right to stay open

A new coalition of local businesses is forming to discuss lessons learned from this year’s government-imposed shutdown and to develop proactive plans to face any future shutdowns. Organizers cite references to a possible second w... — Updated 9/16/2020 Full story

 

Local networking group meeting online

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Until further notice, meetings will be held online due to social-distancing guidelines. The group meets the second and... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Chamber News

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be Friday, Aug. 21, from 7-8 a.m. in the back room at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. Participants get the opportunity to mention their business... — Updated 8/12/2020

 

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