Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Lower gas prices get credit for boosting hotel occupancy in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The lowest gasoline prices in five years helped Colorado Springs hotels overcome record rainfall last month to fill more rooms for any May since 1997. The occupancy rate for local hotels in May jumped to 72.2 percent from 70.1 percent in May 2014. It's the highest for May since the...

  • Space Symposium gifts a big lift to Colorado Springs sales tax collections

    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The return of the Space Symposium to its usual slot in April sent Colorado Springs sales tax collections into the stratosphere in May, according to a report released Thursday by the city's Finance Department. Sales tax revenue collected in May, which reflect sales completed in April,...

  • Colorado Springs gaming company eyes change in executive pay policy after close vote

    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Century Casinos Inc., the Colorado Springs-based gaming company that owns casinos in Colorado, Canada and Poland, plans to revise its executive compensation policy after its shareholders gave it tepid support this week. In a non-binding vote Monday during Century's annual online...

  • Rocky Scott, city's former economic development guru, returns to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Robert "Rocky" Scott, former CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp., has returned to the Springs after retiring from his executive position with Fort Collins-based Woodward Inc. The 67-year-old Scott plans to travel, spend time with family and continue to...

  • No. 2 executive resigns at Colorado Springs-based Vectrus

    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Theodore R. Wright, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Colorado Springs-based Vectrus Inc., will retire at the end of the month and has resigned as an officer as part of his retirement, the company announced Wednesday. Wright, who earned $2.39 million last year,...

  • Colorado Springs sports software developer names new COO

    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Colorado Springs-based sports software developer fusesport Inc. has named Ian Fitzpatrick as chief operating officer. Fitzpatrick had been the company's vice president of operations since 2013. He previously headed the Australian Masters Games, a multisport event with more than...

  • Uber recruiting 'a few hundred' drivers in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Ride-sharing giant Uber plans to recruit 1,000 additional drivers in Colorado this summer to meet increased demand for its services and will focus its hiring on military personnel, veterans and military spouses. "A few hundred" of the new drivers will be recruited from the...

  • Colorado Impact Fund brings its message - and maybe money - to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    After making two investments in the Denver area this year, the Colorado Impact Fund is looking to pump some financing into post-startup companies in southern Colorado and the rest of the state. The Denver-based venture capital fund was created last year with $62.9 million in...

  • Colorado Springs company will rent outdoor gear year-round

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    GetOutfitted, a Colorado Springs startup that rents winter sports clothing online, will expand Tuesday into year-round equipment through a partnership with Boulder-based outdoor gear manufacturer Kelty. Under the partnership, GetOutfitted will rent complete packages of Kelty's...

  • Watch out for these 5 Colorado Springs companies

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Keep an eye on Infinity Systems Engineering LLC, Innovative Support Services & Analytics Consulting, JMark Services Inc., Qualtek Manufacturing Inc. and The Fat Bike Co. The five Colorado Springs firms are among 50 companies statewide that received Colorado Companies to Watch...

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