Before we flip the calendar to 2019, The Gazette’s business staff is circling back to some of the biggest stories in 2018 to bring readers up to date. Here are followups on people, companies and developments the staff covered this year:A building boomHospital construction has been booming in Colorado Springs during the past two years, and three major projects will be completed next year and another will be on the drawing board.Major additions are under construction at St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard and UCHealth Memorial Hospital North at Union Boulevard and Briargate Parkway. Both are expected to be completed in February and a 165-bed hospital built by Children’s Hospital Colorado is expected to open in late spring. The three projects cost nearly $400 million and will add hundreds of jobs for doctors, nurses and other health care workers.But more hospital construction is on the way. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, which operates St. … [Read more...] about Catching up on Colorado Springs business stories
Having founded three companies that help entrepreneurs market themselves and their products, Bobbie Carlton knows a thing or two about building a brand. Carlton runs Boston-based firm Carlton PR & Marketing, and also founded Mass Innovation Nights, a monthly event that takes place in and around the Boston metro area that helps founders launch products, in addition to Innovation Women, a web platform that connects women experts with event planners looking to diversify their conference and event panels. "Getting on stage, you get the opportunity to tell your story, and when you tell your story you're connecting with opportunity," Carlton said, explaining her decision to focus on speaking engagements as Innovation Women's core business. The platform, launched in 2015, is subscription-based: Speakers pay $100 a year for a basic account. Between speakers and event planners, there are 4,500 users on the platform. "It's really hard to break into what we think of as the … [Read more...] about How getting social can build your business
Quiz PUBLISHED: 11:42 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 07 September 2018 The Department of Health has floated a proposal to print all calorie counts on menus. ehaurylik It’s been a busy week in the business world, so we’ve rounded up some of our biggest and most interesting stories that may have gone under the radar - and you can test your knowledge of both national and East Anglian stories in this week’s Biz Quiz. Here are this week’s top stories: • Norfolk restaurateurs slam ‘expensive’ plans to publish calorie counts on menusNorfolk restaurants criticised a Department of Health proposal which would see calorie counts of dishes printed on menus. Liz Truss, chief secretary to the treasury and South West Norfolk MP, said the health department had significantly underestimated the cost to some 26,000 independent restaurateurs, and that it could bring food price rises and job cuts.• Five things you need to know about Anglian … [Read more...] about The BizQuiz: Top stories from the business world this week, and how much have you been paying attention?
A MAN has been charged after he was caught walking his pet pig along a busy street without a lead. Cops were scrambled after receiving reports of a man being abusive to members of the public in Norwich. But when they arrived, they discovered the pig "running around" with a dog, which bit one of the officers. Thomas Murphy-Hankin, 26, was then arrested the man for public order offences, and having a dangerously out of control animal. The pig has been taken away by the RSPCA. Murphy-Hankin appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on Thursday where he admitted being the owner of a pig which was found straying on a highway, an offence under section 155 of the Highways Act 1980. Straying animals - the law in the UKUnder Section 155 of the Highways Act 1980, if any horses, cattle, sheep, goats or swine are found straying or lying on or at the side of a highway, their keeper has committed an offence. Punishments usually include a £20 fine for a first offence … [Read more...] about Man charged with walking PIG without lead on busy Norwich street
PUBLISHED: 23:35 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 23:37 10 August 2018 Liz Nice Join me in a round of applause for a former pirate who turned into a peach and is celebrating his 80th birthday this month. Derek James pays tribute to Norfolk’s one and only “King of Comedy.” Peachy Mead, the Father Christmas sacked by Joh Lewis in Norwich Photo: Adrian Judd Copy: Pete Walsh For: EN News EDP pics © 2004 (01603) 772434Did you hear the one about the Santa who got the sack?That’s right it was none other than the boy Peachy who has rarely been out of the headlines during an extraordinary career in showbiz mostly across his beloved East Anglia.He is a flamboyant, larger-than-life comedian and entertainer who has spent his entire life, mostly in Norfolk and Suffolk, making us laugh.Yes, Peachy Mead is still working, still enjoying himself, and for the last 35 years has been secretary of the East Anglian Variety Branch of Equity.Who has got the … [Read more...] about Derek James tells the story of Peachy Mead