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

What’s new at the Citadel Mall?

Has it been a while since you took a trip to the Citadel Mall? In the past year or so the mall has gotten new tenants, some upgrades inside and out and they’ve got a family fun events coming up. There are new stores within the past year, new stores opening now and more coming soon. 

Of course there are still the familiar names like J.C. Penny, Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse. You’ll also find local, independent businesses like Gen X Clothing, Wee Cycle and Gnar Guitar. Specialty Apparel retailer rue21 is among the relatively new guys, as well as Aeropostal. Champ Sports just got a makeover and Harris Jewelry is going all in on their military friendly theme with WWII memorabilia to be featured in their new space - Grand Opening Saturday, July 26. Another newcomer, opening in mid-August is Zumiez skateboard shop. There are other stores on the way as well, although it’s too early for announcements just yet.

The Citadel also hosts events each month. The events are intended to entertain guests while spotlighting tenants and making a connection with the community.

On August 2, they’ll be hosting a Back to School Fashion Show from 1-3pm. It will feature fashions from Gymboree, Buckle, Vanity, rue21, Dillard’s and more. There will be freebies, prizes,and music as well. On September 13 it’s the Rocky Mountain PBS Character Breakfast from 9-11am. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, Zumba lessons and story time with Curious George and other PBS characters at the Food Court. Pre-registration required at by Friday Sept 12. Come Halloween you can take the kiddos trick or treating in the comfort and safety of the Mall from 5-7pm (for kids 13 and younger). Look for other Citadel Mall events in our events section.

The Citadel Mall is located at 750 Citadel Drive East (Academy Blvd and Platte Ave.). If you have questions or need to avail yourself of shoppers services such as first aid, safety escorts, lost and found or wheel chair rental, call the security office at 719-596-6124. For more information visit or find them on Facebook at

Call for employers - Workforce Center seeks employers with open positions for Fall Job Fair

Press Release

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center invites employers and hiring managers with open positions to its Fall Job Fair.

WHAT:  PPWFC Fall Adult Job Fair

WHY:  PPWFC connects employers with work-ready job seekers.  The Job Fair is the best way to meet, accept résumés, and pre-screen candidates for open positions, in one place, at one time. The PPWFC 2013 Fall Job Fair had 1,975 attendees and the 2014 Spring Job Fair had over 2,000 job seekers.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for Veterans only); general public allowed in at 11 a.m.

WHERE:  The Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

WHO:  Employers in El Paso and Teller Counties who have open positions or plan to hire within the next two months.

HOW:  There is no charge for employers to attend; however a small donation of $50 for Care and Share, the local food bank, is requested. To reserve a booth, please contact Bob Gemignani at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or 719.667.3829 or go to


The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. More information about the Pikes Peak Workforce Center can be found online at

PCS Ferguson Teams Up with InfoPros for Operations Manual Development

Documentation leader creates content solution for iChem™ product line

Press Release

PCS Ferguson, producer of production-enhancing oilfield equipment, selects InfoPros to solve its documentation requirements for its iChem™ product line. This professional, easy-to-use manual will provide installation and maintenance technicians with the information to properly use the innovative products in the field.

InfoPros’ team of technical writers, illustrators, and solutions architects are led by Project Manager Jamie Coahran. “Gathering our source material on site in Frederick, CO allows us to create the most comprehensive operations manual possible as we glean critical details from PCS Ferguson experts and capture our photos and screenshots,” said Coahran.

Along with another InfoPros client, Belvac, PCS Ferguson is owned by global manufacturer, Dover Corporation.

First Choice Emergency Room Opens New Facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Celebrates Colorado Springs – North Grand Opening with Donation to Pine Creek High School

Press Release

First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Colorado Springs - North facility today. The facility is First Choice Emergency Room’s third facility in Colorado Springs. The new Colorado Springs - North facility is located at 13510 Meadowgrass Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado and is open 24-7.

“Our entire team is pleased to be a part of this new facility and we look forward to delivering the highest quality emergency medical care to Colorado Springs and the surrounding communities,” said Dr. Randolph Maul, Facility Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room Colorado Springs - North.

To celebrate the opening, First Choice Emergency Room made a donation to Pine Creek High School. The Pine Creek High School band accepted the donation at First Choice Emergency Room’s ribbon cutting with the Colorado Springs Business Alliance and State Representative Dan Nordberg.

First Choice will soon open a facility in Fountain, Colorado as well.

First Choice Emergency Room facilities are equipped with a full radiology suite, including CT scanner, Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, as well as on-site laboratories certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) and accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratories Accreditation (COLA). The facilities are staffed exclusively with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses.

To learn more about First Choice Emergency Room and the new Colorado Springs - North facility, please visit

Fun in the sun promotion

Demonstrating that event marketing doesn't always have to be a huge production, Anthony Zayne decided to promote his relatively new Nevada Auto Repair business with a barbecue and car wash today. He recruited some friends and family, put on some music, some decorations and it doesn't hurt that he grills up some awesome chicken and corn.The shop is located at 1107 S. Nevada Avenue (Just east of Nevada along Las Vegas). Power wash is $10, food just $5. Stop in and have some eats and enjoy some good tunes while someone else washes your wheels. They'll be on hand until 6pm.


Colorado Springs Fire Department specialist receives an Emmy

Press Release (CSFD)

Colorado Springs Fire Chief Christopher P. Riley and the Colorado Springs Fire Department would like to congratulate Audio/Visual Specialist Steve Schopper for receiving an Emmy Award.

On Saturday, July 12, 2014, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Steve an Emmy Award for his work in the creation of “The Fireline: Wildfire in Colorado” produced by the Denver Post.

“I am thankful to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. I am proud to be a part of such a progressive department that understands the value of media productions for the future training and development of it personnel,” said Schopper.

“We are proud of Steve and the great work for which he is being recognized.  Congratulations on winning this prestigious Emmy Award,” said Chief Riley. “Steve is always looking for ways to use media productions as an asset to the department. He has produced many training and incident films, interviews, as well as live broadcasts from the CSFD studio.”

Steve Schopper has been with the CSFD for 25 years and in the fire service for 38 years.

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