November unemployment rate holds steady

The nation’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent during November as employers continued to hire at a moderate pace, according to a Labor...

8 Denverites on Forbes’ billionaire list

Don’t hate our neighbors to the north because they’re rich. Eight Denverites made Forbes’ 2007 list of the world's wealthiest, up from six the...

3rd annual small business conference for veterans

The Colorado Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Small Business Conference for Veterans next...

Kaiser gives $16 million to fight obesity

Kaiser Permanente announced yesterday that it will give $16 million to support a statewide anti-obesity program. Kaiser will disperse the money over five years to the nonprofit LiveWell Colorado, a public-private program to fight obesity in the state. LiveWell was established in March by Kaiser, the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Department of Public […]
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Colorado SBA Director retiring

Patricia Barela Rivera, the state district director for the Small Business Administration, will retire from her post Jan. 3. Region eight administrator Elton Ringsak said...

Feed the Children coming Dec. 15

Feed the Children, a nationally known nonprofit organization, will deliver 2,000 boxes of food for families served by the El Paso County Department of...

Parkview recognized for cutting ‘near-miss events’

The Colorado Patient Safety Coalition honored Parkview Medical Center for its patient safety record during the 2007 Patient Safety Conference. Parkview was chosen for the award based on the hospital-wide reduction in medication errors using wireless, hand-held devices that allow nurses to capture and document vital sign information. Called the CARE system, the device guides […]
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USOC retention project added to Enterprise Zone list

El Paso County and the city of Colorado Springs’ Economic Development Divisions have received approval from the Colorado Economic Development Commission to add the...

U.S. foreclosures hit all-time high

Home foreclosures jumped to an all-time high during the third quarter. A quarterly report released today from The Mortgage Bankers Association said that the percentage of mortgages nationwide jumped to a record high of 0.78 percent during the July-to-September period, beating the previous high mark of 0.65 percent from the second quarter. The delinquency rate […]
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Business partnership welcomes new members

The Falcon Business League and the Fountain Valley Chamber have joined the Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership. The partnership includes Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Black Chamber and the Hispanic Chamber. The two organizations will be recognized at a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December […]
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BBQ U at The Broadmoor

This June, The Broadmoor will be hosting PBS grilling star Steven Raichlen's Barbecue University. The grilling school has been touted as the "best BBQ experience...

Centura fires CEO

The Board of Directors for Centura Health has fired CEO Gregory Burfitt. Centura is the state’s largest health care provider and parent organization for Penrose-St. Francis Health Center in Colorado Springs. The board cited differences in management philosophy as the reason for terminating Burfitt’s contract. Burfitt began working at Centura in November 2005, moving from […]
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