<h3>SBA finance courses
</h3>The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced two free online courses to help small business owners with the basic principles of finance and borrowing.
Finance Primer: Guide to SBA’s Loan Guaranty Program and How to Prepare a Loan Package provide information about debt financing, loan programs, borrowing money, preparing a loan package and how loan requests are reviewed by lenders. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/18/2008
<h3>Hydro power loan program
</h3>The Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority has $10 million available to help governmental agencies with the installation of small hydropower units at their water facilities.
The loans have a term of up to 20 years and an interest rate of 2 percent. The maximum amount is $2 million. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/11/2008
<h3>Agriculture grants available
</h3>The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications from companies that research and develop new uses and markets for food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 7/4/2008
<h3>Challenger Learning receives grant for e-Planetarium<br>
</h3>The Challenger Learning Center of Colorado has received $58,500 from the Daniels Fund to support its e-Planetarium program.<br>
The money will allow CLCC to offer a live, facilitated show that is fully interactive and customized to students’ learning needs and grade levels.<br>
For more information about e-Planetarium, or other programs offered at CLCC, call Robbie Smarr at 598-9755 or visit www.clccs.org.<br> Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/27/2008
<h3>Cheyenne Mountain Resort selected as a top workplace
</h3>Cheyenne Mountain Resort has been chosen as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Colorado” for 2008.
The resort was the only hotel among the 15 companies recognized in the Large Companies category (more than 250 employees).
“Best Companies” is a collaborative effort among the Society for Human Resources Management, Colorado State Council, Jobing.com, Colorado Biz Magazine and the Best Companies Group. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/20/2008
<h3>County needs volunteers
</h3>The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on several of its boards. Applications are due by June 13.
Associate members who serve for one-year terms are needed for the Board of Adjustment, which hears and decides issues of physical variances related to the zoning code. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/13/2008
<h3>Commission changes gaming tax structure
</h3>The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission has amended the gaming tax structure for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Casinos making between $4 million and $15 million will pay reduced taxes. Casinos making less than $4 million or more than $15 million will pay the same amount of taxes. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 6/6/2008
<h3>County Needs Volunteers
</h3> The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on several of its boards. Applications are due by June 13.
Associate members who serve for one-year terms are needed for the Board of Adjustment, which hears and decides issues of physical variances related to the zoning code. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 5/30/2008
Downtown excellence nominations The Colorado Community Revitalization Association is accepting nominations for the 2008 Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence. Categories include best building improvement project, best new construction, best public space project, best marketing program, best promotional event, best downtown management program and downtowner of the year. Projects must have been completed between Sept. 1,… Continue Reading Business Briefs – 5/23/2008Continue reading …
<h3>City gets silver
</h3>The League of American Bicyclists has named Colorado Springs as a Silver Level “Bicycle Friendly Community.”
Recipients of the award have established records of commitment to education, engineering, enforcement, encouragement and evaluation of bicycling programs.
Six other Colorado municipalities also received recognition: Boulder (gold), Durango (silver), Fort Collins (silver), Steamboat Springs (silver), Denver, (bronze) and Longmont (bronze). Continue Reading Business Briefs – 5/16/2008