<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. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 12/19/2008
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 Business Briefs – 12/12/2008Continue 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. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 12/5/2008
<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. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 11/28/2008
<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. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 11/21/2008
<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. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 11/14/2008
<h3>Cartridge World receives sustainability award
</h3>Cartridge World Briargate has received the 2008 Sustainability Champion Award from the coordinators of the Fort Carson Sustainability Project.
The company is owned by Amy Scheller.
<h3>Office of Advocacy launches small biz blog
</h3>The Office of Advocacy has launched a small business blog focusing on regulatory issues, small business research and state regulatory activity. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 11/7/2008
<h3>B&G Club receives $50,000 for Teen Leadership Academy
</h3>The Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region has received a $50,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation to help teenagers develop and strengthen their leadership skills.
The 22-week Teen Leadership Academy focuses on economic empowerment, college preparation and job readiness, tolerance, inclusion and diversity skills. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 10/31/2008
<h3>Fatherhood program receives award
</h3>The Center on Fathering, a program of the El Paso County Department of Human Services, has received a $3,000 Fatherhood Resource Center award from the National Fatherhood Initiative.
FRC is a suite of skill-building resources — curricula, interactive CDs and brochures — designed for dads. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 10/24/2008
<h3>Citizens Project’s Fifth Annual Divine Award
</h3>Citizens Project invites residents to submit nominations for this prestigious award that recognizes a person in the Pikes Peak region who has worked tirelessly to create a vibrant democracy in which equal rights are protected, individual freedoms are secure, differences are respected and people fully participate in civic life. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 10/17/2008