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Wayne Heilman

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  • New contracts are the silver lining in Colorado Springs company's earnings report

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Revenue and profits declined sharply Vectrus Inc., as work in Afghanistan and the Middle East declined in the third quarter because of a reduction in the U.S. military's presence. But the Colorado Springs-based defense contractor announced Monday that it has also secured its third...

  • 'Shark Tank' winner gives AFA cadets a lesson in entrepreneurial spirit

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Justin Fenchel and his co-founders at BeatBox Beverage did their homework before going for a swim in the "Shark Tank." They watched every episode of the hit television series, which gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to make a pitch to a panel of celebrity investors - who may, or...

  • Royal Gorge exec, staff honored for bringing park back from the ashes

    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau gave the general manager and staff of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park its Tourism Industry Achievement Award on Thursday for its efforts to rebuild and reopen the Cañon City tourist attraction after much of the complex was destroyed in...

  • Owner of Colorado Springs hospital system forms partnership with DaVita

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Just a few weeks after buying a major Colorado Springs medical practice, Denver-based DaVita is making further inroads into the area through a new partnership with Centura Health, which operates Penrose-
St. Francis Health Services. Centura and DaVita Health Care Partners Inc....

  • Auto registrations in El Paso County continue on a fast track

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    The automobile business in El Paso County remained on a roll in October, with new-vehicle registrations up by a double-digit percentage for the fourth time in the past five months, according to a report from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. The number of new vehicles...

  • Chuck Murphy honored by Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance gave Chuck Murphy its highest honor Saturday, naming him Business Citizen of the Year in part for his behind-the-scenes work to help secure state tax incentives for the City for Champions project. The alliance also gave two special...

  • Colorado Springs company pumps up its angioplasty business

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Spectranetics Corp. started out as a manufacturer of lasers to clear arterial blockages but its $30 million acquisition of Covidien plc's Stellarex - announced late Sunday - will make the 30-year-old Colorado Springs company even more of an angioplasty balloon manufacturer. The...

  • Colorado Springs' Spectranetics makes another major purchase

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Spectranetics Corp. announced Sunday it has agreed to acquire Covidien plc's Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon product line for $30 million, the second major purchase by the Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer this year. Before the deal is completed, it must be...

  • CSHP-DaVita deal underscores that consolidation is the name of the game in health care

    Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    The gloves are coming off. Denver-based kidney-care giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and the two major hospital systems in Colorado Springs are about to intensify a battle for local patients as they acquire and expand medical practices that provide primary health care. DaVita...

  • Interns, rejoice: Startup Summer starting up in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    First there was Startup Weekend. Then came Startup Week. Now, Colorado Springs can add Startup Summer to the lineup. Beginning next summer, up to 15 students from colleges nationwide will spend 10 weeks as paid, full-time interns for local startup companies. The program, which began...