What can’t be done online? People can hold meetings, shop for gifts, send flowers, order pizza and check stock quotes online. As the Internet continues to become more of a tool and less of a cultural phenomenon, more people are opening checking, individual retirement accounts and business accounts with Internet-only banks. There are no customer […]
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* Name: Michelle Wolf * Organization: The Friends of Cheyenne Canon and the 14th Wine Festival of Colorado Springs * Position: TFOCC president and event planner and lifestyles co-chair of wine festival * Hometown: Pueblo * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1974 * Education: Master’s degree in education and administration certification […]
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By Marylou Doehrman Staff Reporter U.S. Bank is taking advantage of legislation that took effect in October – Check 21 – the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act – allowing banks to use digital imaging in the processing of checks. Sending banks photograph incoming checks and transmit the images electronically to the receiving banks, […]
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A growing number of employees are no longer receiving paychecks. Yes, they’re still being paid but with a payroll card instead. The payroll card functions like an ATM or debit card, allowing employees to access their earnings with a swipe of the card rather than depositing or cashing a payroll check. The card arose as […]
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* Name: Jo Ann “Miabella” Galvan * Organization: JAG Consulting Group * Position: Principal * Hometown: Houston, Texas * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Two years * Education: University of Houston. I’m a finance gal. * A few words about your company: My focuses are business modeling, strategic planning, developing marketing plans […]
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* Name: Nancy Kelly * Organization: Syntrak International * Position: Managing director * Hometown: Traverse City, Mich. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 21 years * Education: BA – Michigan State, MA – University of Washington, studied German at the University of Wurzburg in Germany * A few words about your company: […]
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Bronco fans owe a great deal to Gerald H. Phipps. In the early 1960s, the Colorado commercial builder and his brother purchased a controlling interest in the Broncos after owner Rocky Mountain Empire Sports threatened to move the football team out of Colorado. They saved the day for diehard Denver football devotees and bought themselves […]
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* Name: Derrick Wilburn * Organization: Wholly Fit, Personal & Corporate Fitness Services * Position: President * Hometown: Chicago, Ill. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Three years * Education: B.S. in economics; B.S. in marketing; MBA in marketing * A few words about your company: We are a full service provider […]
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Signs look good

The Colorado economy is stable and gaining strength. That’s what is coming down through the pipeline from those in the know at the state and local levels. State Treasurer Mike Coffman released a statement on Jan. 19 that the “best reflection of economic optimism” is a forecasted 3.8 percent increase in sales and income tax […]
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* Name: Michael J. Decker * Organization: Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging * Position: Director * Hometown: I was born in Greeley, my mother and my grandfather were born in Brush. My father is from Nebraska. Colorado Springs is my real home town * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 10 years. […]
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Buy a Volkswagen this weekend and no more credit card debt. If it snows more than four inches on New Year’s Day, the SUV you purchase this week is free. Come in and buy a Ford truck today, and we’ll send you on a shopping spree. It’s how they lure the customer through the doors. […]
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* Name: Chuck Kocher * Organization: ACTION International Business Coaching * Position: President/franchise owner/master business coach * Hometown: Bergenfield, N.J. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: four-plus years * Education: It should never end! B.A. from Rowan University, MBA Penn State, Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership Development Program, AA Advanced Academy of […]
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