Pikes Peak Region recipients of grants from the 21st annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund were announced recently by Ryan Stephens, Wells Fargo’s area president for Southern Colorado. Twenty-four locally based nonprofits received donations totaling $28,500. “El Paso County is a great place to live, work, play and do business in large part due to […]
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Small business lending activity under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loan guaranty program set another national record in the last fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. During that year, the agency approved 52,044 7(a) loans for $19.2 billion, an increase of 12 percent in the number of loans and 7.4 percent in dollar amount […]
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Ent Federal Credit Union is currently hosting its annual food drive. The financial institution’s 17th annual holiday food drive is designed to help local families in need, according to a news release from the company. Donors may drop off non-perishable food items and monetary donations at any of Ent’s 27 regional service centers now through […]
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ANB Bank has announced that its new Academy Banking Center opened this morning in central Colorado Springs. The bank, located at Flintridge and Academy Boulevards, officially started serving customers at 9 a.m., prior to tomorrow’s grand opening event (Oct. 21), according to a news release. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting attended by dignitaries […]
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ANB merger completed

ANB Bank completed its merger with Capital West Bank, first announced earlier this year. The $160 million Capital West Bank, headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, with banking centers in Cheyenne and Fort Collins will now be called ANB Bank. The purchase adds to ANB Bank’s presence in Wyoming and Colorado and will increase ANB Bank’s total assets […]
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ANB announces merger

ANB Bank completed its merger, first announced on May 13 with Capital West Bank. The $160.0 million Capital West Bank, headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, with banking facilities in Cheyenne and Fort Collins will now be called ANB Bank. The purchase adds to ANB Bank’s presence in Wyoming and Colorado and will increase ANB Bank’s total […]
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Despite a summer dip in consumer confidence, data released last month by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association indicated a 5.7 percent increase in new car and truck registrations through August compared to the same eight-month period in 2013. “Strong sales over the Labor Day weekend put Colorado’s new car and truck sales back into positive […]
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Randy Bernstein starts a new job Oct. 3 as president and CEO of Ent Federal Credit Union. He’s not new to town; he’s been at Ent more than 17 years. With this promotion, announced several months ago, he moves from chief operating officer to the top of the organization, which has more than 240,000 members, […]
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Shawn Thompson, market president of BBVA Compass bank, has held that post since May. He had spent the previous eight years at BBVA. Before that, he worked as vice president at American National Bank, now ANB Bank, and Peoples Bank. He graduated from Michigan State University with a major in food industry economics and management […]
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There are few places in Colorado Springs where one can find a person 3D-printing an octopus, another chopping fruit with large machinery and yet another using a punch press to create metal fittings. But a consortium of local business owners and advocates made that a reality this week by hosting the inaugural Southern Colorado Manufacturing […]
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Colorado has one of the worst bankruptcy rates in the nation, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development, which released the information Wednesday. In this state, five out of 1,000 people have filed for bankruptcy. This ranks Colorado 44th highest in the nation, behind Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada and Utah. The national bankruptcy […]
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USAA Bank announced Tuesday it will be one of few in the country to offer the new Apple Pay feature when the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch hit the market this fall. The San Antonio-based bank, which offers its services to current and former members of the U.S. military and their families, […]
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