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SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

By almost any measure, the U.S. Small Business Administration just finished a record-setting year of helping businesses in Colorado. Statewide, the SBA approved $622.5 million in small business loans for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, an all-time record and an 11.5 percent increase over the last fiscal year. The SBA’s Colorado office approved… Continue Reading SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

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Penrose revels in cardio accolade

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Penrose revels in cardio accolade

Like many other comparable, ambitious hospitals, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services earns its fair share of national and state-level recognition. But some of those honors mean more, and that’s the case now as Penrose-St. Francis has been named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. “It’s a difficult award… Continue Reading Penrose revels in cardio accolade

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SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

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SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration approved more than $60.8 million in 7(a) small business loans to El Paso County businesses in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. Of those, Wells Fargo was the largest lender at $14.3 million to 32 businesses. Next was Central Bank & Trust, with 16 loans made to the tune of… Continue Reading SBA makes 7(a) and 504 loans

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Perfectly Matched finds right relationships

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Perfectly Matched finds right relationships

You’re 42, single and want to meet the man of your dreams. You want a long-term relationship that results in marriage. But because of your public profession, online dating isn’t for you. Or you have a strong personality that sends some women running. A good person to meet is Donna Shugrue of Perfectly Matched, a… Continue Reading Perfectly Matched finds right relationships

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Tighe brings passion to Community Action Agency

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Tighe brings passion to Community Action Agency

After growing up in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and living 15 years in Trumbull, Conn., John Tighe (pronounced “tie”) moved to Colorado Springs with his wife Shari in 1997. Being fond of golf and skiing and having traveled all over the world (London is one of his favorite spots), he knew Colorado would be the right… Continue Reading Tighe brings passion to Community Action Agency

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Let’s single out the top power brokers

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Let’s single out the top power brokers

Who are the city’s 10 principal power brokers near the end of 2013? Let’s begin by elimination. Position counts, but not as much as you might think. It doesn’t much matter who runs the local office of Wells Fargo or any other national company. Such folks rotate in and out, rarely leaving a lasting legacy.… Continue Reading Let’s single out the top power brokers

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Modern military needs new strategy

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Modern military needs new strategy

“The Vietnam War broke the Army,” wrote Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland in a recent issue of Army Magazine, “and there was growing concern that the American military would be quickly overwhelmed by the numerically superior forces of the Soviet Union in the event of a major conventional war.” This concern, Cleveland continued, led commanders to… Continue Reading Modern military needs new strategy

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Clever marketing first defines core values

Marketing needs to start internally, first, before one ever goes public with a message. And that impetus should come from the top. A CEO or owner needs to know why the company exists — before he or she can share a core message, which goes far beyond a mission statement saying that Company XYZ intends… Continue Reading Clever marketing first defines core values

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Loop Communications comes full circle

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Loop Communications comes full circle

Loop Communications wants you there, in the loop. That’s why Loop Communications developed a tool that requires a confidential answer when people talk about their health, said developer James Dodd. Loop is the newest division of Delta Solutions & Strategies. First, Delta’s platform Delta contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense specializing in information technology,… Continue Reading Loop Communications comes full circle

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Copper Ridge building steam as Bass Pro finally opens its doors

After nearly two years of anticipation, it’s finally here. Outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops opened its 62nd location to much fanfare Wednesday at the Copper Ridge at Northgate development in north Colorado Springs. At the 6 p.m. grand opening of the state’s second Outdoor World, notable figures including company founder Johnny Morris, Duck Dynasty star… Continue Reading Copper Ridge building steam as Bass Pro finally opens its doors

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