Stars Honored at annual Downtown Partnership breakfast
The founder of a “pay-what-you-can” community café, a center for technology and innovation, and a city planner were honored with Downtown Star awards at the annual Downtown Partnership Breakfast on September 27, 2016. Downtown Star awards recognize people and groups who have made outstanding commitments to a thriving downtown. Awards are given in three categories: individual, civil servant, and business or organization. 2016 Downtown Stars were awarded to Chef Lyn Harwell, founder of SEEDS Community Café,the Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation, and Ryan Tefertiller, director of the new Urban Planning Division within the City of Colorado Springs Planning and Community Development Department.
Innovation thrives Downtown
From innovative work spaces to innovative services, Downtown is a hub for new and creative business thinking. Check out the Pikes Peak Makerspace Tesla lab, read about our community's creative leaders, discover new public art and much more in our Downtown: Focus on Innovation publication.
Fall harvest almost here
With a late growing season in Colorado, now is the idea time to visit these two markets, featuring only Colorado grown produce! The Downtown Sunday Market is each Sunday at Acacia Park and the Colorado Farm and Art Market is each Wednesday, 3-7pm at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. You'll find exclusively Colorado grown produce, fresh baked goods, artisanal lemonade and coffee, jewelry and hand crafted items and much more. Plus, don't miss live music every week, 11am to 1pm at the Downtown Sunday Market.
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