Cyber Monday Internet traffic hit an all -time high on the Monday after Thanksgiving. According to industry tracker comScore Networks the Web sites had a 26 percent gain in sales, reaching $608 million, compared to the same day in 2005. Growth outpaced the 3.4 percent year-over-year sales gains on Black Friday and the slight drop in sales the following day.
Retailers beware: Consumers are spending a considerable amount of time researching products before they buy. Shoppers search both online and off-line for product information, buying guides, opinions and reviews of products before completing their purchases at local stores, according to a study by Krillion and the e-tailing group. The study shows that the majority (67 percent) of today’s Web-savvy shoppers spend more than 30 percent of their total shopping time researching products on the Web.
Last month, Congress once again passed the buck on Medicare cuts, though this time for just 30 days. Doctors were relieved, but it makes you wonder: Was that the best approach for the rest of us? If it had acted, Medicare reimbursements to doctors would have been reduced by 23 percent. But Congress has repeatedly […]
A federal grand jury is investigating the practices of Denver-based kidney-dialysis firm DaVita. Chief executive Kent Thiry said Wednesday it appears the Colorado investigation is part of an investigation that began in 2005 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Missouri looking into allegations that DaVita overused the anemia drug Epogen and then billed the government […]
Barbara Cronin has been named the interim executive director for SET Family Medical Clinics. She will replace Zelna Joseph, who resigned earlier this month after five years as president and CEO. “Zelna’s active involvement in the Colorado Springs community helped lead SET to a number of significant accomplishments over the years,” said Mike Scialdone, chairman […]
Everyone likes the concept of one-stop shopping: get your gas, groceries and garbage bags at one superstore. That is the concept a group of already successful business owners put to work when they formed Office Now. Office Now combines communications, office furniture, copiers and printers, and even office space in one stop. IT Communications, Facilitek, […]
Like the subject of a Jack Kerouac novel, Ed Rudolph has covered a lot of ground during his 47-year sports and business career. From winning a silver medal in the 1962 Olympics for speed skating, setting a world record in 1963 and being inducted into the U.S. Speed Skating Hall of Fame, to founding a successful commercial real estate marketing and development company in Colorado Springs, he’s made quite a mark.
Ann King started working at BKD before she finished college. She now serves as the company’s health care leader and is involved in accounting and auditing, practice management, third-party reimbursement and other financial issues. King also is president of the Health Care Financial Management Association. HFMA has more than 34,000 members who work in the health care industry. The organization’s goal is to provide education, analysis and guidance to health care financial professionals.
The cost of treating non-obstructive artery disease: $767,000. The cost of treating blocked arteries: $1 million. The cost of educating women to prevent heart disease: priceless. Treating a woman’s mild artery blockage could cost a quarter of a million dollars. And serious heart conditions? That’s going to cost about $1 million, according to a study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Jenny Bazzetta and Stephanie Yu are preparing to host an event that they wish they’d been invited to when they were starting their businesses. “There are so many women with small handmade and craft businesses and not a lot of opportunities,” said Bazzetta, who makes and sells handcrafted confections through her business, BonBon Bombardier. “Business […]
I was talking to a friend the other day about the story in this week’s paper about whether American’s are saving enough for retirement when he started bragging about how he will be a millionaire by the time he is 55 because of his investment portfolio. The goal of becoming a millionaire is a growing starry-eyed dream of many people in America. It has motivated quiz shows and rock songs lyrics. Like the Barenaked Ladies’ sang, “If I had a million dollars, I’d be rich.”
Studio 182 has gotten a makeover of its own after 10 years. The hair design and skin care salon now has a new name — Lotus Salon and Spa. Owners Melissa Jamison, Kim Nuss and Danielle Morrison kept the same people but moved to the top level of the Country Club Corners campus at Highway 115 and E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.