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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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Survival rates for women-owned businesses

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There are an estimated 10.6 million privately-held business in the United States that are wholly or partially owned by women. The National Women’s Business Council says that black women are majority owners in an estimated 365,110 privately held U.S. firms. They own more than one-third of all black-owned businesses and more than one-third of all… Continue Reading Survival rates for women-owned businesses

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Health care leader receives accolade

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Martha Barton wore her heart on her sleeve when she accepted the “Business Leader of the Year” award at the Aug. 26 Accolades luncheon, sponsored by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Expressing shock and impassioned emotions, Barton acknowledged the other nominees and thanked all who have supported her efforts as the long-time president… Continue Reading Health care leader receives accolade

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The renewable energy debate

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Colorado voters in November will decide whether to embrace Amendment 37, a ballot initiative that requires top utility companies to get 10 percent of their energy from renewable energy sources such as wind farms and solar panels by 2015. In a state that uses renewable energy for less than 2 percent of its electricity needs-the… Continue Reading The renewable energy debate

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County will pave rural roads for a price

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Matt Dunston lives on a cul-de-sac in Bent Tree III, a subdivision near Monument, in unincorporated El Paso County. The 10 homes on Scarsbrook Court are valued at about $750,000 each, Dunston said. However, the gravel road at the end of all the driveways deterred from the property values, and the homeowners were tired of… Continue Reading County will pave rural roads for a price

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People on the Move

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Paul Matthew S. Logsdon M.D. has joined Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. He specializes in medical oncology and hematology. Wendel P. Torres of Alliance General Contractors LLC has been invited to participate in a Congressional roundtable discussion about small business issues on Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C. He was chosen by the SBA to represent small… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Antler Creek Golf Course opens

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At 8,165 yards, the 18-hole course is the second longest in the United States and the third longest in the world. The prairie dunes style course was designed by golf course architect Rick Phelps of Richard M. Phelps Ltd. and is owned by Meridian Ranch & Woodman Hills Developments. The facility is being managed by… Continue Reading Antler Creek Golf Course opens

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Accolades luncheon honors women in business

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On Aug. 26, Colorado Springs women and a few men celebrated women’s accomplishments in business at the 10th annual Accolades luncheon, sponsored by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. The more than 200 women and men who gathered at the Broadmoor’s Rocky Mountain Ballroom listened to keynote speaker Audrey Nelson discuss the differences between… Continue Reading Accolades luncheon honors women in business

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