Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Bettering the Better Business Bureau: Incoming CEO has vision for improvements


    Jonathan Liebert has spent much of his career working for a business that generates profits to support a nonprofit organization. Next month, he will take over as CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, a nonprofit that works primarily with for-profit businesses to...

  • Don't want to get sued? BBB suggests complaining through its review service

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hopes you'll bypass Yelp and skip over Ripoff Report.com in favor of its business review service, saying it's a more credible alternative because it vets consumer comments - and helps ward off lawsuits. "The issue with a lot of online...

  • Five Colorado Springs companies honored for technology work

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    A company that uses sophisticated equipment to create molds for manufacturers and another firm whose expertise in data and engineering has been used by the Department of Defense were among several local businesses honored Friday during the annual Celebrate Technology awards ceremony in...

  • Colorado Springs teams do not place at Go Code competition

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Teams from Colorado Springs did not place Thursday in the statewide Go Code app-building competition to use data from state sources to help businesses and others make better decisions. Unite, a team of employees from The Gazette, is developing an app to help entrepreneurs and startup...

  • Longtime sales executive takes over as head of Colorado Springs trade association

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A Colorado Springs-based trade association that represents health, beauty, wellness and general merchandise retailers is getting a familiar face as its new top executive. Patrick Spear, already president of the Global Market Development Center, will become the organization's CEO on...

  • Comcast to launch lightning-fast Internet access in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Comcast Corp. said Wednesday that it will launch 2-gigabit-per-second Internet access this summer to nearly 1 million customers in Colorado Springs and the Denver area and immediately make 250-megabit-per-second access available to all its Colorado customers. The fastest Internet...

  • Space Symposium gave huge boost to Colorado Springs hotels

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The Space Symposium and its 11,000 participants apparently helped send local hotels into orbit last month with the highest occupancy rate for any April since 1998, according to the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. The occupancy rate for local hotels rose to 63.2 percent in April from...

  • Tourism industry fuels strong April sales tax numbers

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The tourism industry led the way as Colorado Springs sales tax collections rose for the 11th time in the past 12 months, the city's Finance Department reported Tuesday. Sales tax revenue collected in April rose 6.9 percent from April 2014 to $11.7 million, the second consecutive...

  • Colorado Springs company wins Governor's Excellence in Exporting award

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Diversified Machine Systems, a Colorado Springs-based computer-controlled router manufacturer, received the Governor's Excellence in Exporting award Tuesday at the World Trade Day Colorado conference in Denver. The award, which also went to Dean Swift Seed Co. in Alamosa, has been...

  • Colorado Springs 'innovation' nonprofit lands $250k grant from the state

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners, which replaced the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator as the Air Force Academy's partner in turning laboratory research into products, received a $250,000 grant Monday from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, or...

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