Home » Archives by category » Daily News (Page 709)

  Colorado Springs Utilities has been ranked third in west in J.D. Power and Associates’ Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. CSU competed for the ranking in the midsize utility segment, organizations that serve between 125,000 and 499,999 customers. The municipal utility also received the 10th highest score in the nation, regardless of utility size.… Continue Reading J.D. Power ranks Springs Utilities 3rd for customer satisfaction

Continue reading …

Dozens of job seekers spent the afternoon networking, attending interactive workshops and learning about how to start-up a business at Laid Off Camp-COS on July 16. Co-hosted by Croke-Schoenherr & Associates and The Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Laid Off Camp offered consultations, mock interviews and seminars about such topics as protecting intellectual property, using social… Continue Reading Springs job seekers network at Laid Off Camp

Continue reading …

People on the Move – July 17, 2009

Comments Off

James A Brzostowicz P.E. has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional certification. He has 14 years of engineering experience and is head of the site and infrastructure development department at Drexel Barrell & Co. John Webster has received the Rotarian of the Year Award from The Broadmoor Rotary Club. He is senior… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 17, 2009

Continue reading …

Bird Dog Barbecue owner Brad Cleveland plans to open a second location on Colorado Springs’ north side during September. Cleveland’s debut restaurant, near Powers and Stetson Hills boulevards, has performed well during the past five years, despite an economy that has pushed consumers into necessity-only spending. He said he’s been looking for the right location… Continue Reading Retail Roundup: Bird Dog Barbecue homing in on Briargate Shops

Continue reading …

Health care costs are quickly outpacing income at almost every level for residents of Colorado. A series of workshops throughout the state will address the findings of an affordability study conducted by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiatives. The groups will be in Colorado Springs at 6 p.m.… Continue Reading It’s not just the poor who can’t afford health care

Continue reading …

Proposals in Congress to increase access for Small Business Innovation Research grants have garnered both accolades and aspersions. One bill that has passed the House of Representatives would allow all companies that receive venture capital funding to be eligible to compete for the grants. A bill being considered by the Senate caps venture capital at… Continue Reading Helping hand for V.C. firms, or windfall for big companies?

Continue reading …

Shop Act wouldn’t mandate coverage or create government competition Small businesses have spoken out vociferously against the health care reform plan being considered by Congress — and they’re throwing their support behind an alternative proposal — the Shop Act. The current legislation calls for employer mandated health insurance, a value-added tax and public programs that… Continue Reading Small businesses backing alternative health care legislation

Continue reading …

State retirement association seeking help from legislature to ensure solvency The CEO of the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association now admits that his organization cannot continue to meet its obligations without “sweeping legislative changes.” Testifying on Monday before the Legislative Audit Committee, Meredith Williams painted a bleak picture for the lawmakers. “We can’t invest our way… Continue Reading PERA worse off than predicted

Continue reading …

No need to cut training

Comments Off

State, federal money  available for businesses When times get tough, creative business owners seek solutions to bolster their bottom lines — but cutting training budgets shouldn’t be one of them. Although companies in El Paso and Teller counties received $506,000 in grants during fiscal year 2009, $200,000 in state grant money went unclaimed last year.… Continue Reading No need to cut training

Continue reading …

While U.S. apartment vacancies rose to their highest level in 22 years, Pikes Peak region apartments were filling rapidly.
The Springs’ overall vacancy rate dropped to 8.47 percent during the second quarter for complexes of 50 units or more. That was down from 9.9 percent during the prior quarter. Continue Reading Local multifamily listed among the nation’s best

Continue reading …