Wayne Heilman

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Longtime Junior Achievement CEO in Colorado Springs to retire

By: Wayne Heilman

David Loose will retire Dec. 15 as CEO of Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado after a 34-year career with the economics education nonprofit at the local, national and international levels.

Loose, 57,...

Colorado Springs Airport gets nearly $12 million for repairs


The Colorado Springs Airport has been awarded an $11.7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to repair the concrete apron around its passenger terminal.

The apron, completed when the...

Colorado Springs cost of living lower than national average


After moving steadily higher and closer to the national average for much of the past three years, the cost of living in the Colorado Springs area in the second quarter was the lowest in comparison with the national...

Small gyms multiplying in Colorado Springs

By: Wayne Heilman

Kevin Montford started out small in the fitness industry, spending $10,000 in 2009 to open a 1,000-square-foot CrossFit gym inside the CityRock Climbing Center in downtown Colorado Springs.

Montford planned...

Monument-based Integrity Bank spinning off wealth management

By: Wayne Heilman

Integrity Bank is spinning off its fast-growing wealth management operation into a separate company under the same ownership so each can focus on a different market - the bank serves only the Colorado Springs area,...

Raytheon schedules Colorado Springs job fair to fill up to 700 openings


Raytheon Co. has scheduled a career fair Monday in Colorado Springs to help fill the 700 openings it hopes to fill by the end of 2016 as it takes over a key North American Aerospace Defense Command contract.


Chipotle nearing goal of hiring 4,000 in one day

By: Wayne Heilman

Rome wasn't built in a day, and Chipotle Mexican Grill's plans to hire 4,000 workers Wednesday of this week apparently is stretching out to multiple days. The Denver-based restaurant chain said it hired 1,800...

Garden of the Gods Club announces millions of dollars in renovations


Two years after buying the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort from a California development firm, local business executives Brenda Smith and Judy Mackey are spending more than $10 million into renovations and a...