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Colorado College raises $18.6 million

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Colorado College announced Wednesday that it has raised $18.6 million in charitable giving since last summer — the third best year for the campaign in the school’s 140-year history. The cash gifts came from 9,000 alumni, parents, students and friends of the college, and made for a 27-percent increase from last year’s fundraising, according to… Continue Reading Colorado College raises $18.6 million

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With the latest news of hackers allegedly stealing a record 1.2 billion user names and passwords from websites around the globe, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Identity Theft and Fraud Unit encourages Colorado residents to take steps to protect their identities. While the CBI has not received any reports of Colorado residents impacted by this… Continue Reading CBI offers ID theft prevention tips on heels of data theft

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Local outdoor gear reseller thanks donors

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Local outdoor gear reseller thanks donors

A downtown Colorado Springs outdoor gear reseller has announced that it will give away $500 and 50 bottles of wine in response to successfully raising $50,000 for military charities. To celebrate its fundraising success, Mountain Equipment Recyclers (1024 S. Tejon St.) has planned giveaway events leading up to the store’s summer clearance sale Saturday, Aug.… Continue Reading Local outdoor gear reseller thanks donors

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Regulatory fairness hearings scheduled here

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Regulatory fairness hearings scheduled here

National Ombudsman Brian Castro will convene a regional hearing for small business owners, representatives from trade associations and other members of the small business community regarding federal regulations and enforcement and compliance actions impacting America’s small businesses. The hearing will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 14 at the El Paso County Citizens Service… Continue Reading Regulatory fairness hearings scheduled here

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Colorado Springs Airport seeks master developer

The Colorado Springs Airport released a request for proposals to solicit responses from interested, qualified business and industrial park master developers. The site, which is located at the south end of the airport, encompasses approximately 900 acres and is slated for commercial development. Responses are due by 4 p.m. Sept. 3. The RFP is available… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Airport seeks master developer

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CenturyLink offers faster service to businesses here

CenturyLink Tuesday announced the availability of symmetrical fiber-based Internet and data connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second for a significant percentage of Colorado Springs businesses as part of a fiber network expansion. Colorado Springs is one of 16 cities nationwide which is receiving this upgrade. By extending fiber to the premise connections deeper… Continue Reading CenturyLink offers faster service to businesses here

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Griffis/Blessing to manage Village Terrace

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Griffis/Blessing to manage Village Terrace

Griffis/Blessing was selected by Nevada Ventures to provide property management services at Village Terrace, a retail establishment located at 106 East Village Terrace in Woodland Park. Paradox Beer, Jazzercise and Kempo Karate call the 17,040-square-foot building home. “We are very happy with this selection as it is a great addition to our portfolio and a testament… Continue Reading Griffis/Blessing to manage Village Terrace

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Florida firm acquires insurance broker

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Florida firm acquires insurance broker

A Florida-based investment firm recently acquired insurance brokerage company Wright Group Services, headquartered in Denver. AssuredPartners Inc., headquartered in Lake Mary, Fla., acquired the Wright Group through its subsidiary in Colorado, according to a news release. The Wright Group, which also operates offices in Colorado Springs and Eagle, “specializes in employee benefits, property and casualty… Continue Reading Florida firm acquires insurance broker

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Maggie’s Farm opens to a crowd in Manitou

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Maggie’s Farm opens to a crowd in Manitou

Despite a day-long drizzle, around 75 customers turned out Thursday afternoon to be among the first patrons of El Paso County’s first retail marijuana store. Colorado Springs-based Maggie’s Farm opened for business shortly after 4:20 p.m. Thursday. The event, which some had foreseen causing traffic snarls and a parking nightmare, was organized and calm. The company… Continue Reading Maggie’s Farm opens to a crowd in Manitou

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Integrity Mortgage & Financial Inc., a privately-held Colorado Springs based mortgage banking firm, has completed its test case process with the Federal Housing Administration and has been approved for participation as an FHA Direct Endorsement Lender. The Direct Endorsement status allows Integrity Mortgage & Financial to underwrite and approve FHA loans in-house with its own… Continue Reading Integrity Mortgage and Financial receives Direct Endorsement status

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