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Enplanements are up

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During August, the Colorado Springs Airport surpassed the 3 million mark in total passengers — the first time the airport has done so in its history — with another four months still remaining in the year. Through eight months of 1996, the airport has surpassed 3.28 million total passengers. That’s more than 1.7 million passengers… Continue Reading Enplanements are up

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Tax collections are up

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Sales and use tax collections for the month of August increased 3.1% comparedto the prior year period. The large increases of prior months of the variousretailing sectors tempered in August, but most sectors were able to showgains. The largest increase was building material suppliers, with 26.3%.Hotels followed at 19.9% and furniture, appliance, and electronics were… Continue Reading Tax collections are up

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Empak expands

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EMPAK Inc., a Colorado Springs-based manufacturer of semiconductor cassettes,recently announced the opening of a 15,000-square-foot warehouse 15 milessouth of Portland, Ore. Located in the heart of the "Silicon Forest," theservice center will provide just-in-time delivery of 100 mm through 300 mmwafer shipper boxes to customers in the Pacific Northwest. EMPAK has three U.S. manufacturing installations… Continue Reading Empak expands

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Casinos set record

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Colorado casinos continued to set records in July, historically the bestmonth of the year for casino revenue activity. Casinos statewide reportedadjusted gross proceeds totaling $38.5 million in July, the best month everin the nearly five-year history of gaming in the state, surpassing the $38.1million recorded in July 1995. Cripple Creek casinos recorded their best month… Continue Reading Casinos set record

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CSI sets record profits

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Communications Systems International Inc. posted record results and profitabilityfor its fiscal first quarter ended July 31. The company increased its revenue 155% to a record $2.58 million, comparedto $1.01 million for the same period a year ago. The recent fiscal quarteris CSI’s first profitable quarter with $11,000 in net income, or less than1 cent per… Continue Reading CSI sets record profits

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Office opened

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Dr. Ken Finn has opened Springs Rehabilitation. The practice will focus on nonoperative spine care, as well as work, auto, and sports-related injuries. Dr. Finn is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and has been practicing in Colorado Springs for two years.

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Videoconference set

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The Greater Springs Chamber of Commerce will host a downlink site for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Nationwide Satellite Town Hall Videoconference from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 12 to review the results of the U.S. Chamber’s nationwide survey on public-policy issues of concern to business. Forecasts on the 1996 elections and predictions… Continue Reading Videoconference set

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Company purchased

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Linda and Ron Wicks have purchased Rocky Mountain Tax Consultants, located at 13 S. Tejon St., Suite 200. The company offers specialized service to commercial and residential property owners. Its phone number is 632-1300.

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Nominations accepted

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its top award, recognizing the Business Citizen of the Year. Recipients of the prestigious award, presented annually by the Chamber, will be honored at the organization’s 106th annual meeting, which will be held Oct. 25 at The Broadmoor in the Colorado Room. Nominees for… Continue Reading Nominations accepted

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Mining for gold

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Colorado’s largest gold mining operation could become even larger if test drilling in the Cripple Creek area by Golden Cycle, a partner in the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co., pans out. Golden Cycle has reported significant gold deposits have been found in the area, but will not be able to estimate the size… Continue Reading Mining for gold

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