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PPCC develops insurance institute

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Pikes Peak Community College is in the process of creating an insurance institute, modeled after the industry-accepted IC Fab Institute. The insurance institute is designed to appeal to a broader base of students, according to Ron Spicer, insurance program coordinator for the Division of Business Education. Most people don’t get out of high school and… Continue Reading PPCC develops insurance institute

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CTA considers Year 2000 conversion center

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<H3><I>Expansion could add 25 to 50 jobs to Springs workforce</I></SUBHEAD><B>By KAREN SUCHARSKI</B> <FONT SIZE=-1><I>Staff Reporter</I></FONT> CTA Inc. is considering locating a conversion center in Colorado Springs to support its Year 2000 Conversion work that could add 25 to 50 engineers to its local workforce. The company currently has an office at 7150 Campus Dr. from… Continue Reading CTA considers Year 2000 conversion center

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Amerigas Opens Store In Colorado Springs

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The nation’s largest propane dealer opened a store in Colorado Springs recently. Amerigas has put down roots in the 2,160 square foot industrial building at 2412 S. Hancock Expressway. But the roots will not be permanent. Market development manager David Fuson said this location is temporary while Amerigas looks for a permanent location to build… Continue Reading Amerigas Opens Store In Colorado Springs

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Storage comes to northwest side

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People moving into new apartments in the Mountain Shadows area will soon have a place to store their extra stuff. Flynn Properties LLC has plans for a 724-unit self-storage facility on the 6.8 acres it recently purchased on 30th Street for $718,000. Teresa Flynn and her husband Paul plan for their storage facility to feature… Continue Reading Storage comes to northwest side

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NYSE to drop Westmoreland stock

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Westmoreland Coal Company officially lost its standing on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week. Coal Company officials said they will consider other markets on which to trade. “We had hoped the exchange would have delayed their decision until the reorganization plan was filed,” said Diane Jones, a spokeswoman for Westmoreland. “We were disappointed… Continue Reading NYSE to drop Westmoreland stock

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Johnstone Supply set to relocate

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Johnstone Supply, a national cooperative with 217 independently owned stores in 44 states, is in the process of building a new location for its Colorado Springs outlet. Johnstone Supply is a wholesale heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration company. The new building, covering 43,000 square feet, will feature both an office and showroom. The new building will… Continue Reading Johnstone Supply set to relocate

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WestPac receives $20 million cash infusion

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<H3><I>Gaylord, Hunt, and Peiser invest in Springs-based airline</I></SUBHEAD><B>By KAREN SUCHARSKI</B> <FONT SIZE=-1><I>Staff Reporter</I></FONT> Last week, the Gaylord and the Hunt families expressed their continued faith in the new direction Western Pacific Airlines is flying with a cash infusion of $20 million. The funds include a $2.5 million loan each family made in December to help… Continue Reading WestPac receives $20 million cash infusion

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Northeast subdivisions planned

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Three new residential subdivisions are under development in an area northeast of Colorado Springs. A 384-acre parcel of land has recently been sold to Windridge Development and will be divided into five-acre parcels for residential building. The purchase price of the land was $630,000. The land is located on Hodgen and Steppler Roads, which is… Continue Reading Northeast subdivisions planned

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McGinnis Opens Stock Ownership Plan

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McGinnis Better Homes and Gardens real estate services formed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and joined a growing list of progressive businesses whose employees are stockholders. When the transaction is complete, the employees of McGinnis and Associates will own a significant percent of the company. The buy out of this portion of stock will take… Continue Reading McGinnis Opens Stock Ownership Plan

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Brueggers to Open New Bagel Store

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Brueggers Fresh Bagel Bakery is preparing to open its third store in Colorado Springs. Expected to open in July, the store at 3504 N. Academy Blvd. will offer something a little different than the regular Brueggers, said regional manager Brent Harl. He declined to say what Brueggers customers can expect. The 3,308 square foot store… Continue Reading Brueggers to Open New Bagel Store

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