College graduates are hitting social media sites to find jobs — using them to find out salary and compensation information, job descriptions and information about the employer’s training and development programs. And more of them are using sites like Facebook and Twitter – the numbers are up 33 percent since 2008. According to a recent […]
Companies should plan now in order to maximize business tax breaks from the 2008 Economic Stimulus Act, said Ken Majerus, senior manager at BiggsKofford. The bulk of the relief expires at the end of this year, and Congress is unlikely to extend it. “The best place to start may be with bonus depreciation,” Majerus said. “Companies can write off 50 percent of the cost of new assets placed in service in 2008, and the remaining 50 percent of the cost is recovered via depreciation under the normal rules.”
Retail shipping service owners have found that offering U.S. Postal Service products and services makes good business sense and pays dividends. Since its inception two years ago, more than 2,000 retail shipping service operators have surpassed $40 million in sales by participating in the Postal Service’s Approved Shipper program.
The Research Institute for American Housing reported last week that commercial and multifamily outstanding loans grew to more than $3.1 trillion nationwide. The $3.121 trillion in commercial/multifamily mortgage debt recorded by the Federal Reserve was an increase of $103.8 billion from the first quarter 2007. Multifamily mortgage debt grew to $778 billion, an increase of […]
Peak Vista reopened its Fountain Health Clinic, located in the Lorraine Center, after renovating the facility to expand services. A federal grant from Department of Health and Human Services allowed Peak Vista to include medical and dental care, expanding coverage for low-income uninsured Fountain residents.
It’s been a difficult month for Amendment 69 supporters. The November ballot issue would create the nation’s first taxpayer-financed health care system, and Colorado would act as guinea pig for the rest of the United States. But even progressive groups expected by many to support such a system have recently turned against it, concerned about […]
At the University of Colorado Colorado Springs parking and soccer go hand in hand. UCCS has hired Mortenson Construction to build a unique parking structure, one with 1,230 parking slots, topped with a soccer field. Crews began working on the $21 million project this month. Mortenson is leading a design-build team that includes Davis Partnership, […]
The apartment market in El Paso County is at a tipping point with the momentum quickly swinging in favor of landlords. Apartment vacancies are down and rents are up, while troop withdrawals and the likely landing of an aviation brigade at Fort Carson will contribute to a scarcity of affordable housing in the area. But […]
The two Colorado Springs women behind Blue Dot Place, a 33-unit apartment complex under construction in south downtown, showed their enthusiasm while hosting public tours of their brainchild development on June 18 and June 23. Kathy Loo and Darsey Nicklasson, two halves of BDP Development LLC, together led a group of around a dozen community […]
Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country. According to the National Retail Federation – the world largest retail trade association – January retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased […]
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services entered into its fourth Professional Services Agreement last week after inking a deal with Front Range Orthopaedics. The agreement was effective April 1 and the terms of the PSA included the purchase of Front Range Orthopaedics’ assets by Centura Health. Those assets, as determined by an out-of-state third-party assessor, came in […]
The Space Foundation is partnering with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum to support a special traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum called “To the Moon: Snoopy soars with NASA.” The exhibit runs Nov. 17 through April 20, and examines the history of Apollo 10 and the role the gang from the Peanuts comic […]