Laird & Associates has acquired the tax and bookkeeping lines of business from Next Exit Advisors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Laird & Associates has been expanding its tax and bookkeeping services and we look forward to serving clients of Next Exit Advisors,” said Jerry Laird, founder and president of Laird & Associates. [...]
Right before Valentine’s Day, Colorado Technical University is playing matchmaker to help job seekers find their perfect job at a free career fair Feb. 13. The career fair is from 4 to 7 p.m. at CTU, 4435 N. Chestnut St. and is open to the public. Campus officials expect more than 25 local businesses from [...]Continue reading …
Winslow BMW in Colorado Springs is giving $10 to Team USA for every person who tests drives their new BMW 650i convertible and other BMW models. Winslow BMW and BMW of North America promised a maximum $200,000 donation to Team USA through its Drive for Team USA event from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. [...]Continue reading …
Public comment sought for Lake Pueblo State Park plan The Lake Pueblo State Park Draft Trails Management Plan was released last week and is available for public comment. Copies of the plan and maps are available for review during normal business hours at the visitor center, on the south side of the reservoir at 640 [...]Continue reading …
<h3>Wells Fargo top small biz lender in Colorado
</h3>According to the latest Community Reinvestment Act data, Wells Fargo loaned more than $1.1 billion during 2007 to Colorado small business owners.
It also loaned $66 million in Small Business Administration financing, making it the top SBA lender by dollar volume in the state for the federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
In Colorado, Wells Fargo has more than 150 community banking stores, 28 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage locations and 22 Wells Fargo Financial stores.
Casa Verde among top 10 ‘green’ developments Natural Home magazine has named Casa Verde Commons in Colorado Springs as one of the top 10 greenest co-housing developments in the United States. All units are Energy-Star qualified and include solar panel hookups, recycled cellulose wet-blown insulation and recycled flooring. Other co-housing communities listed are in Bayfield; [...]Continue reading …
<h3>Winter weather closes park reservoirs and lakes
</h3>Sub-freezing temperatures and ice brought on by winter weather have closed lakes and reservoirs to boating at most Colorado State Parks.
The gates to the boat ramps will be locked and no additional vessels will be able to enter the water. The closure will apply to all vessels, including trailered boats and hand-carried boat such as rafts, kayaks, canoes and other personal watercraft.
<h3>County seeking to fill vacancies on highway commission
</h3>The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on the Highway Advisory Commission.
One representative is needed from District 2 (the eastern portion of the county) and one from District 4 (the southern part of Colorado Springs, the Security-Widefield area, Fountain, Fort Carson and the area south to the county line). An at-large representative and two associate members also are needed.
<h3>Partnership for Child Development selects officers
</h3> Community Partnership for Child Development/Head Start has elected board officers for 2008-09.
Edna Daniels, a retired registered nurse, is chairwoman. The immediate past chairwoman is Beth Brooks, director of the office of the president at Colorado College.
<h3>American Legion launches G.I. Bill Web site
</h3>The American Legion has launched www.mygibill.org to help veterans and their families understand the post-Sept. 11 G.I. Bill, which takes effect Aug. 1, and how it compares with other federal education benefits for veterans.
The site includes explanations of the bill’s benefits, news alerts and updates, frequently asked questions, state-by-state benefits and online application opportunities.