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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has issued an alert to warn Colorado businesses that the telemarketers posing as employees of the State of Colorado Better Business Bureau are “working” our area. The callers attempt to solicit information that is not normally required in order to conduct business with or be a member of… Continue Reading Telemarketers pose as State of Colorado BBB employees

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Attention Golf Committee Tournament Chairmen and Coordinators: to list your tournament access http://www.SeniorFriendlyGolf.com, complete the list request at the bottom of the tournament list, and submit online. The Colorado Springs Business Journal will publish the listings weekly. LIST YOUR 2005 DATE OR TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT DATE NOW! Submit your 2005 tournament information, even though it may… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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Task force aims to revive manufacturing

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In the past four years, Colorado Springs has lost more than 5,000 manufacturing jobs, which doesn’t include the 4,000 jobs lost in the high-tech industry. Colorado has lost about 50,000 manufacturing jobs during the same period. Since 1999, 2.7 million additional manufacturing jobs have been lost in the United States. The average salary in the… Continue Reading Task force aims to revive manufacturing

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E-newsletters keeping businesses informed

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In mid-August, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, with Gov. Bill Owens’ blessing, launched the first of an ongoing series of bi-monthly e-newsletters that inform Colorado business people of economic-related issues and connect them to statewide resources. More than 34,000 Colorado business owners and consultants received seven e-newsletters, covering the following: tourism,… Continue Reading E-newsletters keeping businesses informed

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Bultema sees XAware positioned for growth

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* Name: Patrick Bultema * Organization: XAware Inc. * Position: CEO * Hometown: Chico, Calif. * How long in the Springs Area: 13 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico; master’s degree from Princeton * A few words about your company: XAware is in a great position. We’ve effectively managed the venture… Continue Reading Bultema sees XAware positioned for growth

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In 1998, Minneapolis-based Dolan Media Company purchased the Colorado Springs Business Journal from Charles Sheldon and Roger Powell; in 2002, the company purchased The Daily Transcript from Gowdy Printcraft Inc. This week, Dolan Media President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan announced that the company has acquired the rights to publish a string of newspapers… Continue Reading Dolan Media acquires the rights to publish four military newspapers

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Rural broadband service aided by federal spending

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In 1999, Gov. Bill Owens signed House Bill 1102, the Beanpole Bill, legislation that designated about $4.8 million for the purchase of rural telecommunications systems. In 2000, the state awarded U.S. West (now Qwest) a $37-million, 10-year contract to build a digital voice, video and data network, referred to as the multi-use network technology (MNT),… Continue Reading Rural broadband service aided by federal spending

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Brokerage firm invests in UCCS students

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When Mark Sikorski, a vice-president of the brokerage firm D.A. Davidson & Co., discovered his college-age daughter Michelle wanted to follow in his footsteps as a financial advisor, he approached the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs about a program his firm has been sponsoring in other universities for 19 years. Would his daughter’s school… Continue Reading Brokerage firm invests in UCCS students

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In celebration of the August “dog days of summer,” a national independent watchdog group, Charity Navigator, awarded the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region with a four-star rating for its fiscal management. The rating is the highest honor that the largest U.S. charity evaluator presents to nonprofit organizations. Each year, since its inception in… Continue Reading Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region gets four stars

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On Monday, August 30th the Classic Homes Golf tournament to benefit Silver Key Senior Services was held at the Country Club of Colorado. A field of 128 golfers played 18 holes under partly cloudy skies. The event raised in excess of $30,000. Randy Gradishar, a former linebacker with the Denver Broncos, played in the tournament… Continue Reading Golf tournament raises more than $30,000 for Silver Key

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