Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Colorado Springs company building $2 million cyber security operations center

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Root9B, a Colorado Springs cyber security provider, plans to open a $2 million operations center next month in a downtown office tower to offer government and commercial clients remote computer network defense, training and other services. Company CEO Eric Hipkins said the center in...

  • Two Colorado Springs startups land biggest venture funding haul since 2012

    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Two Colorado Springs startups combined to land $6.83 million in venture capital during the second quarter of 2015, the most funding invested in local firms since late 2012, while both state and national venture investment surged to the highest levels in more than a decade. Pathar...

  • Colorado Springs Airport seeking expanded zone to offer tax breaks to aviation firms

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Colorado Springs' commercial aviation zone, which offers tax breaks to aviation-related businesses, would be enlarged to accommodate an influx of new suppliers and vendors who want to serve aerospace companies that are expanding at the city's airport. The expansion plan, submitted by...

  • Terminated Vectrus exec to receive year's salary and benefits

    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Vectrus Inc. has agreed to pay its former second-ranking executive a year's salary and benefits after he was terminated last month in what originally was called an "early retirement," the company told stockholders Monday. Theodore R. Wright...

  • Slow, steady improvement expected for Colorado Springs economy

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Expect more of the same - gradual improvement - from the Colorado Springs economy during the rest of this year and into 2016, say economists who follow the local economy. The four economists - Tom Binnings of Summit Economics LLC, Tatiana Bailey of the Southern Colorado Economic...

  • Looking for a big raise with your job in Colorado Springs? Well ...

    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Looking for a big raise next year? Don't plug much of an increase into your 2016 budget, according to an annual survey by the Mountain States Employers Council, a Denver-based organization that provides employment law, human resource and training services to more than 3,000 employers...

  • Six Springs women nominated for leadership award

    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Six Colorado Springs business and nonprofit leaders were nominated for the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce Accolades Business Leader of the Year Award. The award has been given annually since 1994 to a woman who exemplifies "the qualities of outstanding leadership,...

  • Building owner seeking new operator to reopen Warehouse Restaurant

    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    A popular downtown eatery, The Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, has temporarily closed after the former owner and executive chef suddenly retired. But restaurant founder Raphael Sassower said he hopes to find another owner to reopen the business. Lawrence "Chip" Johnson announced...

  • Colorado Springs area vehicle registrations surge in June

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    An improving Colorado Springs economy heated up the new car and truck market in El Paso County in June as new vehicle registrations jumped 13.9 percent to highest total for the month in 15 years, according to a report posted Monday on the county Clerk and Recorder's Office website....

  • Subsidiary of Colorado Springs medical manufacturer wins $20 million court judgment

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A subsidiary of Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer Spectranetics Corp. has won a $20 million judgment against its co-founder - who developed a competing product while with the company, yet allegedly failed to make it available to the firm. In 2012, AngioScore Inc.,...

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