Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has affirmed it’s “A-” rating and a stable outlook for Colorado Springs Airport Revenue Bonds, according to Gisela Shanahan, assistant director of aviation-finance and administration at the airport.
Specific credit strengths include the airport’s strong liquidity, diversity in air carrier service and a solid, diverse and growing economic base supporting a largely origin and destination passenger market with moderate cost structure for a small-hub airport. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 8/18/2006
Westmoreland Coal Co. and Century Casinos Inc. have been selected for inclusion by the Russell Investment Group.
Westmoreland Coal has joined the Russell 3000 Index, which provides automatic inclusion in the small-cap Russell 2000 Index. Century Casinos has joined the Russell 2000 Index. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 8/11/2006
Holland & Hart has been ranked among the top 10 firms in the nation based on pro bono participation, according to The American Layer’s 2006 Pro Bono Report.
With more than 80 percent of the firm’s attorneys undertaking more than 20 hours of pro bono work in 2005, the firm was ranked sixth nationally.
According to the publication, Holland & Hart attorneys averaged 88 pro bono hours each. Nationwide, only 10 firms averaged more than 85 pro bono hours per attorney, and only five firms had more than 80 percent of their lawyers undertaking more than 20 pro bono hours. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 8/4/2006
Moody’s Investors Services has affirmed its A3 rating and a stable outlook for Colorado Springs Airport Revenue Bonds, according to Gisela Shanahan, assistant director of aviation-finance and administration at the airport.
Moody’s report cites several positive indicators, including defense contractor presence, management’s active pursuit of low-cost air service and alternate revenue sources. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/28/2006
The Sports Corp. needs volunteers for several sports for the Aug. 4-6 Rocky Mountain State Games.
Volunteers will receive a State Games T-shirt and meals at the venue where they handle their assignments, as well as a free ticket to the opening ceremonies on Aug. 4 at the World Arena.
Volunteers are needed for the following:
Track and field, Air Force Academy, Aug. 5 and 6
Flag football, Air Force Academy, Aug. 6
Basketball, Rampart High School, Pine Creek High School and Hillside Community Center, Aug. 4-6 MORE… Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/21/2006
Colorado Technical University has received the 2006 Barney Ford Corporate Award from the African American Voice newspaper. The award recognizes the contributions that CTU Colorado Springs has made to improve the community through its education programs.
The award is named after Barney Ford, who escaped slavery to become a successful entrepreneur, running a barbershop, restaurant and hotel. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/14/2006
The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado has been named the Foundation of the Year by the Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth, a Colorado organization devoted to addressing issues related to teen suicide and healthy families.
The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado was established in 1996 as a program to financially support nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in Colorado and promote equality for all people. Since its inception, the fund has awarded more than $16 million to nonprofit organizations whose program areas include arts and culture, civic leadership, healthy families and public broadcasting. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/7/2006
T. Rowe Price has announced that it plans to add a three-story, $55 million, 145,000-square-foot building to its existing campus, making room for about 650 additional workers.
The company has about 500 Springs employees. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/30/2006
U.S. Northern Command has received the Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America in recognition of outstanding achievement in strategic public relations planning and implementation in response to Hurricane Katrina.
USNORTHCOM coordinated the active-duty public affairs efforts for the largest military deployment and humanitarian mission in the United States since the Civil War. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/23/2006
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ranks among the nation’s top public universities for women studying engineering.
The American Society of Engineering Education ranked universities that grant 50 or more engineering degrees annually by the percentage of degrees awarded to women for 2004 and 2005. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/16/2006