Industry Trends

Tech

Big tech for small business: a path to COVID-19 recovery

“Big tech” has an even bigger role in growing small businesses and seeing us through these difficult times. Congress and other state leaders should look to those of us on the ground–the local leaders in small business growth and development – as they examine digital technologies and the tech industry in the future.

Guidance for offering digital payments amidst increased demand for contactless options

The demand for contactless payments throughout the U.S. economy presents an opportunity for service providers to not only meet customer demand, but to take advantage of the many benefits of adopting digital payment solutions, including providing a safe, secure payment experience for their customers. The following guidelines are key aspects of omni-channel payments management that will provide security, convenience and flexibility in offering contactless and other digital payments.

Economy & Politics

Going above and beyond PPP loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has provided important and much needed financial support to businesses challenged by the financial impact of COVID-19 but that is not all that businesses need to adapt and recover. In Castle Rock, it became a priority for local leaders to find ways to help sustain the town’s businesses and overall economy.

Many U.S. CEOs remain confident despite challenging environment

Among top executives at companies with more than $500 million in annual revenue, 60 percent were more optimistic now than the start of the year about their three-year prospects. As much as COVID-19 changed how people work and how organizations invest in technology, companies are re-assessing their values and purpose. CEOs also are placing a greater emphasis on employee engagement and corporate culture in this new working reality.

Real Estate

How COVID-19 is transforming Colorado commercial spaces

Across industries, leaders use the lessons from this large-scale work-from-home experiment to reimagine how work is done—and what role offices should play—in creative and bold ways. The real estate industry has recognized the need for change and adaptation in response to COVID-19, as well as the need to embrace technology.

Tips for house-flipping during COVID-19

The pandemic certainly isn't slowing down the Denver housing market. According to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR), this past July set a record for the total number of closings that mont, and, at the same time, the average single-family home sale price soared above $600,000 for the first time. With numbers like that, it's no surprise that housing demand in Denver is breaking records. To that end, house-flipping in the area continues to be a great investment.

Transportation

Energy

Healthcare & Wellness

How some Coloradans’ health habits changed during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed many aspects of our lives, including some of our daily habits that may have an impact on our health. Among those changes may be ways in which some people have adapted their workout routines and changed diets. Here are some tips to consider to help people focus on their fitness and well-being amid the on-going pandemic.

Bringing holistic health and wellness into your home

Creating a holistic health and wellness environment in your home takes a mix of discipline, patience and lots of hard work. The goal, however, is not to find perfection, but balance your approach in a way that makes you feel safe, healthy and well from both a physical and mental perspective.

Travel, Tourism, and Recreation

Vail Resorts announces plan for the 2020/21 ski season

Skiers who want to access any of Vail Resorts' 34 mountains will need to make a reservation, according to the new plans. Epic Pass holders get exclusive early season access through December 7, plus access all season with week-of reservations and Priority Reservation Days to lock in days for the core season before lift tickets go on sale.

Golf is back, is that a good thing?

We’re golfing again, so you get to do battle with this monstrosity and a hundred other deviously placed obstacles punctuating our Front Range golf courses, all of them devoid of empathy and not particularly caring that you’re still enduring this horrible health crisis, but golfers press on.

Consumer

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