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Griffis/Blessing chosen as property manager for Constitution Corners

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Griffis/Blessing was selected as property manager for Constitution Corners, 5705 – 5743 Constitution Ave, by owner Fountain Head Ltd. The 20,270 square foot retail building is home to a number of tenants including Edward Jones, Shelter Mutual Insurance and the Colorado Springs School of Massage.


Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the retail center is Kelly Clay, Commercial Portfolio Manager, with the assistance of Crystal Webb, Management Assistant, Cindy Colby, Property Accountant, and Mark Fox, Maintenance Technician.

“We are pleased to be working with Fountain Head Ltd. to bring this center to its fullest potential” says Senior Vice President, Richard K. Davidson, CPM®. “With the addition of Constitution Corners our diverse retail management portfolio has grown to over 1 million square feet.”

The only Accredited Management Organization, AMO, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with offices in Denver, Griffis/Blessing, Inc. currently manages over 4.3 million square feet of commercial space, and more than 7,800 apartment units. The company has provided award-winning property management and real estate investment services since 1985. For more information, visit www.griffisblessing.com.

Bristol Brewing Company creates signature beer for Springs Beer Festival’s 10th anniversary

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Press Release (Reflexion Media)

The Springs Beer Fest, presented by CraftWorks Foundation, announced that Bristol Brewing Company will be launching a signature beer for its 10th anniversary event taking place on August 6, 2016 at America The Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bristol Brewing Company is located in Colorado Springs and is known for their hand-brewed flavorful, one-of-a-kind ales. The new Springs Beer Fest Kolsch is brewed in the traditional Kolsch style: A surprisingly refreshing light-colored malt beer with a slightly dry, crisp, and delicious finish. It will compliment this year’s impressive brewery lineup perfectly.

With 64 kegs brewed, Springs Beer Fest Kolsch is one of a select few beers in the area claiming the All Colorado Certified title with the hops, malt, water, and yeast all come directly from the state of Colorado. And there’s no denying the rich flavor this 100 percent Colorado-made beer has! Springs Beer Fest Kolsch is a true German beer with a pale gold color and a delicate taste that isn’t too bitter. You won’t taste an overpowering hoppy bitterness in this bubbly brew and it pairs perfectly with summer bratwurst or nutty cheeses. Find the much-anticipated Springs Beer Fest Kolsch in around Colorado or at the Bristol Brewing Company taproom as of June 23 and at Old Chicago restaurants.

You can also find this delicious new brew at the Springs Beer Festival where craft drinkers can sample beer from over 60 breweries, indulge in great local food options and enjoy live music entertainment from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday, August 6th. For event information, tickets and a list of participating breweries, please visit http://www.springsbeerfest.com/home. All ticket sales include a souvenir taster mug and unlimited beer samplings. You can also purchase tickets in person in advance at Colorado Springs Old Chicago restaurants, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, or Bristol Brewery.

Bristol Brewing Company
1604 Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO

Now Open Paleteria Arcoiris

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Paleteria Arcoiris is now open at 2483 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs CO 80910.

They offer frozen treats for all to enjoy. All of their frozen treats are made by them on-site and sold within their store. Their treats include paletas, nieves, elotes, fresas can crema, coctel frutas, aquas frescas and taquitos de tamarindo. They offer a wide variety of flavors, many of which you won't find anywhere else, such as spicy pineapple. Other flavors that can be found there are more traditional such as strawberry and cookies and cream.

They are open Monday through Sunday from 10am to 9pm. You can visit their website at www.paleteriarcoiris.com or call them at 720-612-9459.

NEW Farm-Inspired Restaurant and Market to Bring 100 Jobs to Colorado Springs

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TILL– Restaurant and Mercantile Opens in Briargate June 27

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The newest addition to Colorado Springs’ growing culinary scene is TILL, opening June 27 at 9633 Prominent Point, across from Life Time Fitness on Powers Boulevard in the Briargate area.

The 18,000-square-foot farm-inspired, open kitchen restaurant and mercantile will feature a market, restaurant, bar and meeting space. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the Italian wood-fired oven. The name, TILL, is inspired by the increasing demand for healthy, quality and locally sourced ingredients. TILL sources its food from local Colorado farms and vendors and will offer gluten-free products for sale in its marketplace.

The $13 million build-out, fresh concept restaurant, will seat 300+ patrons, as well as offer outdoor patio dining and private meeting space. TILL boasts an 80-foot long open kitchen, the largest open kitchen in Southern Colorado.
Executive Chef, Sheamus Feeley, comes to TILL from a culinary epicenter – Napa Valley’s Farmstead Restaurant. Chef Sheamus trained under Wolfgang Puck after graduating from the University of Arkansas. He later spent time traveling South America and throughout Europe – to include: Peru, Spain, France and Italy. His culinary experiences abroad are what most inspire his culinary vision.

In addition to providing 100 hospitality jobs in the Pikes Peak Region, TILL’s opening has also recruited its top management from out-of-state to Colorado Springs.

With a strong emphasis on community, owner, Mitch Yellen aspires to promote healthy living throughout the Pikes Peak region and intends to grow TILL with new developments throughout Colorado over the next 18 months.

“The vision behind TILL is to condition people to eat healthy, expect quality and live a long life,” says CEO Mitch Yellen. “Colorado Springs is a very health-conscious town. With the Olympics headquartered here, and a strong focus on fitness, I’m surprised there has been nothing like it until now.”
For more information about TILL’s Grand Opening, visit: www.TILLKitchen.com, or keep up on Facebook: Facebook.com/TILLKitchen. For reservations, please call: 719.368.4999.

About TILL
TILL is owned and operated by Altitude Hospitality Group, proprietors of award winning Pinery at The Hill, Garden of the Gods Gourmet Market & Café and Taste, located in the Fine Arts Center.

For the past seven years, owner Mitch Yellen has provided the vision and assembled the management team that has built Southern Colorado’s premier, award-winning wedding and event centers, and the region’s number one catering company. Yellen owns many successful eateries in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, founded under Altitude Hospitality Group.

COO and managing partner, Eric Allen has nearly 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, having directed some of the most prestigious restaurants including Ritz Carlton, Roy Steak Houses and The Broadmoor.

Catalyst Campus Grand Opening, Colorado Springs

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Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation partners with Comcast for grand opening

The Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation celebrated its grand opening with Comcast on Tuesday, June 14, at 555 East Pikes Peak Ave. in Colorado Springs.

The Catalyst Campus community is a geographical area of more than 8 acres and physical space of 100,000 square feet, where various sectors of advanced industry (including aerospace and defense, technology and information and advanced manufacturing) are co-located to collaborate on innovative ideas and opportunities that promote technological advancement and ultimately, the creation of high-skilled, high-paying jobs.

As such, the Catalyst Campus is a collaborative ecosystem where industry, education, workforce development, entrepreneurs, start-ups and venture capital intersect with the diverse resources of Southern Colorado to create community, stimulate job growth, and leverage the region’s areas of comparative advantage – aerospace and defense – by providing the resources and infrastructure critical for advanced technology industry business to grow and thrive.

Launching this campus would not have been possible without public-private partnerships with Comcast, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Southern Colorado Technology Alliance (SCTA), and the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA).

Currently, Catalyst Campus is home to more than a dozen companies and technology organizations, including The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization (CTRAC), a 501(c3) nonprofit, and The FourFront Fuse Impact Center, sponsored by CAMA.

With strategic partner Comcast, the Catalyst Campus is connecting Colorado Springs to the rest of the world with high-speed, fiber Internet access, with speeds up to 10 gigabytes per second, helping to keep the local cyber and technology community competitive with other regions in the nation. This Community Infrastructure Platform provides a co-working platform that start-ups, entrepreneurs, established companies and R&D projects can utilize without initial or recurring operating costs.

The Campus represents a unique public-private partnership model. Since 2015, alternative funding sources, including private donors, grants and sponsorships, totaled more than $8 million to fund staff, infrastructure and programming. This includes more than $2.2 million in grants/sponsorships.

In addition, partners of Catalyst Campus have committed more than $1.6 million to establish the Cyber and Space Operations Center (CSOC), where satellite, space and GPS technologies will be tested and developed for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). These financial commitments and a $750,000 OEDIT grant (awarded in 2015) will result in the build-out of IT infrastructure to develop a Research & Development laboratory/operations center where various technologies are tested and deployed for commercialization.

Construction on the CSOC is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016. After the initial AFRL contracts are deployed in 2016, the laboratory will be made available to other private companies, providing a co-working and co-utilization platform that allows start-ups, entrepreneurs, established companies and R&D projects to use the CSOC laboratory.

This unique operating model will make the Cyber and Space Operations Center the only space and satellite private research laboratory of its kind in the nation; this shared R&D laboratory will help companies develop and commercialize products.

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New Motor Vehicle manager announced

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A 14-year veteran of the Clerk and Recorder’s Motor Vehicle Department has been promoted to head the expanding office, effective today. Clerk Chuck Broerman announced that Kelly Lindgren will take over as Motor Vehicle Manager from Chris Myszkowski who is retiring the end of July, following a smooth transition.

“Kelly is a consummate, distinguished professional and I am so pleased to give this opportunity to someone who has proven their commitment to our office,” said Clerk Chuck Broerman. “Kelly is a hard-working team player who is focused on creating the best possible customer experience for our citizens while mentoring staff to be their very best.”

Kelly was most recently Branch Supervisor at the Southeast/Powers Office, which has the reputation of being the busiest branch in the state. She has the distinction of moving up through the years from Compliance Technician, Dealer Desk Tech, Specialist and, since 2011, Branch Supervisor. She also is familiar with the branches at Centennial Hall and Union Town Center, and the former office at Chapel Hills Mall.

Having a wide breadth of Motor Vehicle experience is important for the Motor Vehicle Manager, especially at this juncture, Broerman stated. Kelly’s responsibilities as manager will encompass not only the four current branches but also the new Motor Vehicle office opening on Fort Carson in August. The county offices provide services for all motor vehicle transactions, including vehicle registration and titling and Driver’s License renewals. Last year, Driver’s License expanded to offer customers more services.

In 2015, the total number of motor vehicle/driver’s license transactions was 555,095. Almost every adult in El Paso County interacts with the Clerk’s Office. Clerk Broerman emphasized providing efficient, professional service to customers is imperative and reflects on county government as a whole.

“Our Motor Vehicle Department works closely with the State Department of Revenue as well as the local Colorado Springs Automobile Dealers Association,” Broerman explained. “For that reason, we invited Phill Emmert, the CSADA Executive Director, to participate in the interview process.”

“The selection process used to make this selection was solid. I was impressed with the depth and quality of the candidates who applied and am confident that Kelly will be a great Motor Vehicle Manager for the people of El Paso County,” said Phill Emmert. “Some organizations give lip service to customer service but it is evident that Clerk Broerman’s office actually invests in good customer service.”


Kelly’s exceptional service to the CAR Office has been recognized through the years. She received the 2015 Leader of the Year Award, was named the 2012 Leader of the First Quarter, and in 2008 received the Motor Vehicle Quality and Performance Achiever Award.


Prior to joining the Clerk’s staff in 2002, Kelly worked as a Customer Service Representative for Ent Federal Credit Union. She served in the United States Navy from 1993-2000. During that time, she was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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