Maker of Fender guitars files for $200M IPO

An instrumental piece of rock and roll history is going public. Fender Musical Instruments Corp., the maker of legendary guitars strummed by the likes of Buddy Holly, Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton, filed papers Thursday for a $200 million initial public offering. Founded in 1946 by Leo Fender, the company created the Telecaster and Stratocaster […]

After first year, lobbyist’s work just beginning

It’s been about a year since lobbyist Elise Pickering was hired for an annual salary of $100,000 to represent the Pikes Peak region in Washington, D.C. Since then, there has been little tangible progress and few federal dollars have made their way to Colorado Springs. But no one seems to be concerned. The public/private consortium […]

US, Mexico agree to cooperate on energy

The United States and Mexico agreed Monday to work together when drilling for oil and gas below their maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mexico’s foreign minister signed the deal at a ceremony in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos as Mexican President Felipe Calderon and U.S. […]

Colo. bill would bar credit checks for some jobs

Lawmakers will hear testimony on a bill to prohibit employers from using consumer credit information against potential employees unless they’re applying for a job that involves financial decisions. Democrats sponsoring the proposal say the use of credit information creates barriers for people who have recently lost their jobs and are looking for employment. The bill […]

Economic vitality chief facing an uphill battle

Steve Cox, the city’s new economic vitality manager, has a long to-do list. He isn’t daunted by the size of the task or by his lack of business experience. A public servant of sorts for most of his career, Cox has served as fire department chief, interim city manager and deputy city manager. The economic […]

Csintyan: New Chamber/EDC should focus on education

The newly merged Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corps should make K-12 public education a top priority, the chamber’s top official said. Dave Csintyan, president and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, said the business community needs to partner with public schools to ensure a well-trained future work force. […]

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