Business News Colorado Springs, Security, Widefield, Fountain, Colorado

Big Head Todd and the Monsters, in joint venture with Hip Brand Development, launch new Colorado-made moonshine whiskey

Colorado Sun ‘Shine™ will be available in early November

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h i p Brand Development, Inc., a leading beverage branding, development and marketing company based in Denver, Colorado has announced today that they have signed a joint venture agreement with Colorado’s own Big Head Todd and the Monsters (BHTM) to launch a unique new White Whiskey (a/k/a Moonshine) product.  Colorado Sun ‘Shine™ is born and made in Colorado, and brings an amazingly smooth higher proof (52.80 Alc% / 105.6 Proof) unaged white whiskey to a market that is currently dominated by lower proof and fruity, sweet offerings that originate mostly from the eastern United States.

HIP Brands CEO Jim Watson commented, “We were in development of Sun ‘Shine for about six months, and actually accelerated the process earlier this year due to what we saw as a distinct need in the market for a ‘true’ high proof ‘shine, that’s smooth but without all the fruit and sugar infusion.  The fact that we’ll be the first product in this category that’s Colorado made and branded is only a plus.”  Mr. Watson then explained the events that led up to the JV with BHTM.  “A friend of mine, who happens to be long time friends with the guys in BHTM, had a chance to try some of our very first production-ready sample batches.  He loved it, mentioned it to BHTM’s management about a week later and the next thing we know we’re meeting with the Band.”  Watson said the rest is history.  “After meeting with the guys, we knew and they knew it was a great fit.  As their fans in Colorado and around the country know, these guys are not only extremely talented musicians but also very solid, Colorado people.”

Colorado Sun ‘Shine should be available in and around the Denver metro area by November 1st and in most parts of Colorado by the end of the year.  For more information visit    

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Now Open, Smoke Shop +, Colorado Springs

Smoke Shop + is now open at 468 Murray Blvd, across from the Walgreens at Bijou and Murray.

The Smoke Shop + offers tobacco products, pipes, hookahs, smoking accessories, e cigarettes and supplies a well as convenience items, snacks and more.

They’re open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 7:30pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm and they say if you mention this article on, you'll get 10% off your purchase. 

Is there a new business in your Colorado Springs, Security-Widefield or Fountain are neighborhood? Let us know at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Home Inspection organization announces home buy back gaurantee

Press Release submitted by Randy Fry (f.b.i. Home Inspections)

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) has just released its “We’ll Buy Back Your Home” Guarantee. If the client’s participating Certified Professional Inspector® misses anything in the inspection, InterNACHI will buy back the home.  It’s that simple. There’s no deductible and no “weasel” clauses.

Here are the no-frills terms of this groundbreaking Buy-Back Guarantee:
•Honored for 90 days after closing.
•Valid for home inspections performed for home buyers by participating InterNACHI members.
•We'll pay whatever price the client paid for the home.
•The guarantee excludes homes with material defects not present at the time of the inspection, or not required to be inspected per InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice.

Home buyers can buy a home worry-free when they have it inspected by a participating InterNACHI member. If they’re not happy within the first 90 days after buying it, InterNACHI will buy back the home at full price.

Real estate agents in North America can be assured that their clients can now buy with confidence.

Additionally, InterNACHI protects the privacy of its members’ clients.  It doesn't collect identifiable consumer data, so it can't sell it or release it.  No names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses are sold or released to any third party.

InterNACHI members can visit this link to sign up:


Griffis/Blessing opens office in Boise, ID

Press Release

Griffis/Blessing, Inc is thrilled to announce its expansion with the opening of a property management office in Boise, Idaho, located in the historic Owyhee building in the heart of downtown.  The 115,285 square foot building is the newest property that Griffis Blessing manages in the Boise area. It is also home to Futures Corporation, Beehive Salon, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Metageek, and Kindness Restaurant, as well as Owyhee Flats, a 36-unit apartment community and, coming soon, Sola Salon Studios.

“The opportunity to open a Griffis/Blessing office in Boise was in response to a client’s request. It’s our intent to develop a larger client base in the Boise, Caldwell, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle market area using our unique property management model,” says Senior Vice President of Commercial Services, Richard K. Davidson, CPM®.

“Griffis/Blessing will office in the historic Owyhee building, a 115,285 SF mixed use redevelopment recently completed in the heart of downtown,” offered Pat Stanforth, CPM®, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Services. “We were awarded the management assignment by LocalConstruct Advisors, LLC, an existing client and the Managing Partner of Owyhee Place, LLC.  We also manage two of LocalConstruct’s other properties in Boise; The Landing at Lake Harbor and Boulder Creek Apartments.”

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with offices in Denver and Boise, Griffis/Blessing, Inc. currently manages over 4 million square feet of commercial space, and more than 7,100 apartment units. The company has provided award-winning property management and real estate investment services since 1985. For more information, visit

Security-Widefield boxers bring home silver and bronze

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This past week two boxers from the Ybarras Boxing Club located at 30 Widefield Blvd traveled to Oxnard, CA to compete in the 2014 P.A.L Nationals.

They brought home a Silver and a Bronze Medal. Luis Joe Ybarra Jr, the son Luis & Rosalia Ybarra from Sproul Jr High captured the bronze medal in the 13-14yrs old 114lbs open division. “That was Luisjoe’s first boxing competition at that weight” said Coach Leo Rivera, “We had to move him up once the competition started he's just growing to fast and he boxed well and brought home the bronze.”

Xavier Montoya the son of Cheryl Barron who attends Panorama Jr High competed in the 11-12 yrs old 70lbs open division and brought home the Silver Medal and that was his first P.A.L. National Tournament. Congratulations to both of them on representing our State of Colorado. for more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 719-237-6982

Free Parking at the Colorado Springs Airport for the Holiday season


The Colorado Springs Airport announces free short-term and long-term parking for the holiday season, plus 50% off of Valet Parking. This promotion will run November 1st through December 31st. As Southern Colorado residents plan their holiday travel, COS offers this gift to show appreciation to our community for continued patronage. COS plans to bring further offers and promotions throughout the holiday season.

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