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?
Global warning connectionRe: "Is North Texas a pollen magnet? Summer's a rough ride for allergy sufferers. We look at why it seems so bad here," Tuesday Arts & Life story. As a nurse, the article on increased pollen-related allergies and the asthma study prompts an obvious global warming connection. Pollen allergies and asthma exemplify two health consequences humans are currently experiencing linked to climate change. Last month was the country's hottest May on record. Recently, the American Lung Association's "The State of the Air 2018" gave Dallas an F grade, finding ozone pollution had worsened compared to previous years. Dirty air produced from fossil fuels and volatile organic compounds from automobile emissions coupled with our increased heat yields ozone, a powerful irritant that triggers asthma and respiratory diseases. Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide from human activities causes warmer temperatures, a longer growing season for pollen-producing plants, … [Read more...] about Letters: Pollen, climate change, Pete Sessions, immigration, Utah story, Michael Hogue
People with business in Richmond’s district and circuit courthouses will no longer be turned away if they have their cellphones with them.A recent policy change allows visitors to check their phones with sheriff’s deputies before entering, ending an all-out prohibition that advocates said had become a barrier to justice for people without cars in which to securely store the devices.“It’s horrible that people would all of a sudden be turned away for carrying an everyday, normal item and miss their court date, which, tragically, happened quite frequently,” said Martin Wegbreit, the director of litigation at the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. “The change is long overdue.”The old rule and the problems it created were highlighted in an April 7 article in The New York Times about evictions, which focused on Richmond and described people who took the bus to their court date hiding their phones in the bushes outside the building — a … [Read more...] about Richmond courthouse will no longer turn away people with cellphones after New York Times story