Biz buzz:
Car washes help Humane Society

       For one week, the Speedy Shine Express Car Wash will not charge customers to have their vehicles cleaned at the drive-through facility, 395 S. Eighth St.
       Instead, people will be asked to donate to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region from Aug. 11 to 17. Using the electronic touch screen in front of the wash area, which is normally used for advance payment, they can either go through free or donate $1, $10 or $25 to the Humane Society, explained business owner Russell Ross.
       “It's kind of an opportunity to have more people try our wash and at the same time donate to a good cause,” he said. “The Humane Society is just an organization we've supported over the years, and it's a neighbor of ours [in the South Eighth Street business area], so it felt like a good fit.”
       Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak's travel ambassador, Vic the Elk, has relocated to yet another Westside location.
       Most recently situated at the Old Town GuestHouse in Old Colorado City (and earlier this year at the Holden House), the nearly full-size fiberglass creation is currently visiting the Mason Jar at 2925 W. Colorado Ave. and will later relocate to the Ghost Town Museum, according to an Experience Colorado Springs press release. Tourist photo opportunities are encouraged.
       Named Vic (an acronym for visitor information center), the “elk” is one of 15 in the region that were made last year from an original mold by a Nebraska sculptor. This one was bought by Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak (the tourism arm of the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau) and given a colorful paint job.
       Specializing in weddings and other special events, David R. Britton Photography is open Wednesday through Sunday at 2522A W. Colorado Ave.
       The recently opened business also offers gifts and collectibles.
       Britton has 30 years of photography experience.
       The phone is 338-2761. His website is
       A new business that helps people prepare documents for legal action has opened at 2502 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 205.
       A-One Paralegal provides this type of assistance in such matters as divorces, bankruptcy, wills, child support, business consulting and insurance, according to owner/paralegal Charles Lugenbeel.
       The goal is to help people prepare to represent themselves in court (although paralegals are not allowed to offer legal advice). As an example, Lugenbeel said, “If you go to an attorney, he will give you legal advice. Then the paralegal does all the work.”
       A-One can offer references to attorneys, as needed, he said.
       The business is open by appointment. The phone is 473-2035.

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