The City of Colorado Springs is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the City Investment Advisory Committee.
The Committee advises City Council and city staff about investment policies and procedures. Applicants should have a background in investment and finance. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 5/5/2006
The Office of Advocacy saved small business more than $6.6 billion during Fiscal Year 2005 by helping federal agencies implement the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The effort resulted in rules which met their regulatory goals and lessened the burden on small business compared with the original proposals..
The savings were outlined in the “Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act, FY 2005.” Some of the highlights include:
An additional $966 million in annual recurring savings for small entities. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/28/2006
The City of Colorado Springs is seeking residents interested in serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Airport Advisory Commission.
The parks board serves as an advisory body to the city manager and City Council about parks and recreation resources and facilities with the city.
There are three vacancies: Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/21/2006
Online filing of business organization documents has reached an all-time high, according the secretary of state’s office.
Business organization documents are filed electronically 98 percent of the time, according to the state. Because of online filing, the processing time for business documents has gone from days to minutes and business organizations can be formed online in real time.
For more information about the secretary of state’s business services, visit the “Business Center” at www.sos.state.co.us. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/14/2006
Colorado’s state courts are the eighth-fairest in the country according to a study released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The ranking is based on more than 1,400 corporate attorneys’ impressions of states’ litigation environments and shows an improvement from Colorado’s ranking of 13th the previous two years. This marks the first time since 2002 that Colorado has ranked in the top 10 fairest states in the chamber’s study. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/7/2006
The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. presented its 2005 Economic Development Leadership awards last week.
Community Economic Impact Awards were given Barclays, for its decision to move to Colorado Springs, which will bring 450 employees and a $6.5 million investment; SkyWest, for its addition of 200 employees and a $20 million investment; and Intel for its commitment to invest $190 million in its local facility. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/31/2006
The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a request for information soliciting input about how the private sector can best support the delivery of the SBA’s Disaster Assistance program, within its current operational framework and/or within a guaranteed lending framework.
In the aftermath of a federally declared disaster, the SBA provides assistance to qualified homeowners, renters and business owners in the form of long-term low-interest loans. The magnitude of the 2005 hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Coast region caused more home and business owners to apply for SBA assistance than any previous disaster in the agency’s history.
In order to prepare for future disasters, and to ensure that the disaster program is operating at its highest potential, the SBA is seeking ideas and options for complementing the agency’s existing resources. All comments must be received by 5 p.m. EST on May 2. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/24/2006
The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a record $6 billion in low-interest, taxpayer-backed disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses affected by last year’s Gulf Coast hurricanes.
More than 86,200 victims have been approved for the loans. More than 70,100 loans totaling $4.6 billion have been approved for homeowners and more than 16,100 loans totaling $1.4 billion have been approved for businesses. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/17/2006
The Latino Chamber of Commerce in Pueblo has announced the winners of its annual awards.
Lenny Valdez of Allstate Insurance was recognized at Outstanding Board Member of the Year.
Garbiso Dental Center received the Joseph P. Roybal Outstanding Small Business of the Year award. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/10/2006
Radio station 104.5 KKCS’s Mother of Pearl promotion has been named the best in the nation among medium-sized markets by the Country Radio Broadcasters.
The promotion aired in May in advance of Mother’s Day.
Judging criteria included creativity, the goals the station set for the promotion, how and why it was successful for the station, clients and listeners and the overall professional style of the presentation. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/3/2006