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
Westmoreland Coal Co.’s mines completed 2005 without a lost-time accident and set a company coal production and sales record of nearly 30 million tons. The previous record was 29 million tons in 2004.
The Savage Mine has operated 1,465 days without a lost-time accident. The Beulah Mine has operated 480 days; the Jewett Mine has operated 463 days; and the Rosebud Mine has operated 459 days. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/24/2006
The Colorado chapter of the Business Marketing Association is seeking nominations for the 2006 Gold Key awards, an annual event that recognizes business-to-business marketing communications.
There are 47 categories, and entrants do not need to be members of BMA to participate. Entries will be judged on creativity, production/execution, selling proposition and results. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/17/2006
Three Pikes Peak area auctioneers took top awards during the Colorado Auctioneers Association annual conference.
Kevin L. Holt of Holt & Associates Auctioneers in Colorado Springs was named the 2006 state champion auctioneer. He was rated highest in bid-calling chant (voice control, clarity, speed, rhythm), effective auctioneering (accuracy, article description, sales ability, eye contact, connection with the audience) and response to live interview questions. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/10/2006
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign raised $480,310, breaking 2004’s record of $379,000 and surpassing the 2005 goal of $400,000.
El Paso County raised more money than any other Red Kettle campaign in the 13 western United States. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/3/2006
Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the former Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, has selected its 2006 Board of Directors. The nine-member board will replace the 25-member board that has governed the bureau for the past 25 years. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 1/27/2006Continue reading …
The 2006 Colorado Springs Press Association Media Guide is available for purchase.
The guide contains El Paso/Teller County area listings of newspapers, radio and television stations, as well as reporter and other outlet contacts. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 1/20/2006
Structural work on the Interstate 25 bridges over Ellston Street has been completed as part of the Colorado Springs Metro Interstate Expansion project.
The bridges, built in 1959, have been widened to accommodate a third lane in each direction. The northbound bridge was widened 15 feet and the southbound bridge was widened 30 feet. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 1/13/2006