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Chambers of commerce cater to young professionals

At a young professionals happy hour hosted by the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce, 24-year-old Erika Oakvik mingled with a small group of people — some dressed in suits and skirts, others sporting T-shirts and jeans — over personal and … more

Lockheed Martin begins construction on 'factory of the future'

Construction of a $350 million satellite production facility described as "a factory of the future" is underway at Lockheed Martin's Waterton Canyon campus in south Jefferson County. Named Gateway … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World … more

As unemployment drops, businesses labor to find workers

Husband and wife Jim and Kate Curtis opened Village Roaster, a coffee store in Lakewood, 23 years ago. Some employees have been with them for five to 10 years, others are seasonal high school and college students. But although they describe their … more

West Chamber celebrates women leaders

Jefferson County leaders gathered to honor nine of their peers who have worked passionately in a variety of fields to make Jefferson County a better place at the West Chamber’s 16th annual … more

Getting started in Colorado’s green boom

Colorado’s cannabis industry is really not like any other, to hear three industry experts tell it. On one hand, hard workers are in high demand. There is plenty of room for professionals with skills in just about any expertise — human … more

My Name Is: Brian Lacertosa

I grew up in Southern California. I went to school at CSU in the early 90’s and fell in love with Colorado. I went back to California for almost 10 years and finally in 2003 I was able to move back to Colorado. I like the pace and … more

Outlet chain finds ‘premium’ home in Thornton

Thornton’s latest shopping center will work well because it’s a mix of high end retail at discounted prices, according to Simon Premium Outlet’s CEO Stephen Yalof. The fact that new Denver Premium Outlets is going up in the heart of the … more

Anythink launching Startup month

Entrepreneurial spirit will be buzzing in September during the Anythink Startup month-long initiative in Adams County. This is the first year that Anythink is holding the event and Stacie Ledden, director of innovations and brand strategy for … more

As many large retailers struggle, cities seek solutions

As old-guard retailers shutter stores and lay off workers in the face of shifting consumer habits, Colorado municipalities are in a precarious position due to an unusual tax structure that depends … more

New owners hope to fill vacant spots in Northglenn Marketplace

New owners of the Northglenn Marketplace plan to refresh and re-energize the shopping center. The 55-acre site was purchased by affiliates of Connecticut-based Hutensky Capital Partners Oct. 17 for $48 million. The site is located at Interstate … more

Business briefs

More business filings go online at Colorado Secretary of State Business wanted to file certain official documents with the Colorado Secretary of State must do so online, according to new rules. The state began requiring filings online for … more

Local Foods Campus still on order

Vern Thrap has unwavering optimism. Standing in a building in the midst of construction, he points at empty spaces. A coffee bar there. A deli farther in the back. Produce over there. Tharp, president of Local Foods Campus, Inc., is confident … more

Metro North chamber hosts legislators

Business leaders and officials in the Metro North area can get a glimpse of the goings-on planned in the State Capital next year at a breakfast event Dec. 8. The Metro North Chamber of Commerce has invited state politicians to speak about their … more

Taste of Westminster back at Ice Centre with double vendors, food

A spotlight on Westminster’s restaurants and small businesses returns to the Ice Centre at Promenade Nov. 9 with the third annual Taste of Westminster. The annual business show case is meant to highlight and promote local business across the … more

Hiring event to restaff Colorado Mills

Dozens of retail stores in Colorado Mills, but small and large, shut their doors on May 8, after a massive hail storm damaged the mall's roof and flooded the mall's interior. Now the mall is set to reopen on Nov. 21, just in time for retail's … more

Thornton, Westminster to make case for Amazon HQ2

With work on Amazon’s Thornton warehouse moving along on schedule, Metro North city officials say they may be ready for more involvement from the retail giant. “Practically speaking, we are going to see growth in this region that will be of … more
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