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SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

From Monday to Nov. 11, the  U.S. Small Business Administration hosts Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. Veterans Small Business Week is part of SBA’s work to ensure the nation’s veterans have the tools and capital they need to start or grow a business. “Our nation… Continue Reading SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

Daniels Fund gives $1B to down & out

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Late cable magnate Bill Daniels set up a philanthropic fund prior to his death last spring. The Daniels Fund allots $1 billion to provide assistance to alcoholics, the elderly, the homeless, the disabled and low-income students seeking to further their education. Approximately $50 million will have to be donated yearly to meet tax-exempt status requirements.… Continue Reading Daniels Fund gives $1B to down & out

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County has horse-sense — and dollars

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El Paso County commissioners agreed to bankroll the Penrose Equestrian Center for at least another year. The Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a five-year, $3.5 million county tax subsidy, and to form a nonprofit organization, the Penrose Heritage Foundation, to attract at least $10 million in private donations. With that kind of funding,… Continue Reading County has horse-sense — and dollars

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Care & Share to hire coordinator

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Care & Share of Colorado Springs won two grants to hire a part-time volunteer coordinator. The new employee is paid for by a $7,000 grant from the Leighty Foundation and a $5,000 grant from the Hill Foundation to train volunteers in more professional roles, run a referral service and work as a receptionist. Approximately 3,000… Continue Reading Care & Share to hire coordinator

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Bark up the tree — in any language

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The Pikes Peak United Way launched a new, more interactive Web site recently, allowing donors easier access to giving to area nonprofits. Designed to lure new donors, the redesigned, secured site allows visitors to use credit-card numbers to donate to the annual campaign. The new system is designed to go beyond fundraising and provide links… Continue Reading Charitable giving is now easier — online

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Tribal Voice lands deal with AT&T

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Woodland Park-based software developer, Tribal Voice Inc., forged a licensing agreement with AT&T. As part of the deal, AT&T will use Tribal Voice’s PowWow software as a feature in its new WorldNet service. For Tribal Voice, the deal brings the first major source of revenue and an added credibility. Scott’s Valley Calif.-based Tribal Voice, founded… Continue Reading Tribal Voice lands deal with AT&T

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Manitou café to close

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Café Sweet Annie, at 718 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs, will close its doors this fall. Owner Anne Armour said she was forced to close after building owner Ray Wolfe would not agree to Armour’s purchase of the part of the building the cafšoccupies. Armour opened the café at that location in 1989. It is… Continue Reading Manitou café to close

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AT&T has launched the first national one-rate wireless service price plan. AT&T Digital One Rate, available now, offers customers a single, all-inclusive rate for incoming and outgoing calls anytime, anywhere in the country for a set amount of minutes monthly. There are no separate roaming or long-distance charges, meaning long-distance is priced like a local… Continue Reading AT&T launches wireless single-rates

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Avenue Café opens downtown

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Joining several other new dining establishments in downtown Colorado Springs, the Avenue Café recently opened on North Nevada Avenue. Tony Afshar, owner of the nearby Underground Pub at 130 E. Kiowa, owns Avenue Café, which represents the first new commercial building in Colorado Springs in eight years. Afshar developed the restaurant on Nevada to help… Continue Reading Avenue Café opens downtown

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