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Consumer Alert: Beware of Ad for Courier Jobs

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If you’re looking for a job in this job market beware of who you give your personal information to. An employment ad, advertising for “courier” and “errand runners” is again running in local papers. But to apply for the job you must first give your valuable personal information, which then gives the company access to… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: Beware of Ad for Courier Jobs

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A grant search company is still at work trying to bilk consumers of money while promising them thousands of dollars! The Better Business Bureau has received numerous calls from consumers inquiring about Consumer Grants USA. The “grant search” company is calling Colorado Springs residents offering them grant money. The company ropes people in with the… Continue Reading Consumer Alert:: Questionable grant search company soliciting information

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Kochhar sees consolidation in offshore IT work

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* Name: Manish Kochhar * Organization: Maven Companies Inc. * Position: CEO * Hometown: New Delhi, India. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 1 year * Education: Master’s degree in electronics engineering * A few words about your company: Maven provides world-class IT software design & development, consulting, and outsourcing services. We… Continue Reading Kochhar sees consolidation in offshore IT work

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Many times after a community has been hit by severe weather, “storm chasers” come into the area to take advantage of the situation. It appears this has happened in the Southern Colorado region. Shortly after the hailstorms that ravaged our community, a roofing company by the name of H.L. Bosche showed up in town. Consumers… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: Roofing business not 'covering' its tracks

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Health care issues are hot topics of discussion in America’s boardrooms. If the talk isn’t about access to health care or health care costs, it’s about health care providers. And the buzz in university and hospital boardrooms is about nurses, and the lack thereof. According to the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, the Center for Nursing… Continue Reading Collaboration brings $297,000 to health care community

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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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People on the Move

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Diane Wengler attended the Republican National Convention in New York. She has been working for the past year with the Republican National Committee’s major donor program and was deputy chairwoman of the RNC’s 2004 Presidential Gala in Washington, D.C. Shane Netherton has joined the Colorado Springs office of BKD LLP as a staff auditor. He… Continue Reading People on the Move

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HBA/nonprofit collaborate for homeless teens

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In two months, homeless teenagers in Colorado Springs will have an opportunity to trade living on the streets and in makeshift shelters for a warm bed, a hot shower and regular meals in a real dining room. THE (transitional housing experience) Place is scheduled to open to homeless youth ages 15 to 21 on November… Continue Reading HBA/nonprofit collaborate for homeless teens

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