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Wayne Heilman

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  • Contracts old and new fuel Colorado Springs' newest public company

    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Vectrus Inc., newly spun off from Exelis Inc., has a strong foundation as it enters its first week as an independent company. A company official said that Vectrus recently won nearly $1 billion in contracts from the Army Corps of Engineers and Air Force as it works to broaden its...

  • Commissioner incumbents face opponents in Districts 1, 5

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Jariah Walker is trying to defy the odds and voter registration numbers to become the first Democrat to be elected an El Paso County commissioner in 40 years. Walker has raised nearly $15,000 plus another nearly $17,000 of in-kind help, or about $5,000 less in cash than Commissioner...

  • Booming Colorado Springs software company looks for space to grow even more

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    With dreams of becoming a force as prominent as Google or Microsoft, Colorado Springs-based Cherwell Software is seeking a location for a campus that could accommodate 1,000 or more employees to handle its rapid growth. Cherwell CEO Vance Brown said Friday that the company has been...

  • Exelis spinoff in Colorado Springs becomes final on Saturday

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    On Saturday, Exelis will complete the spinoff of its Colorado Springs-based Mission Systems division into a separate public company, Vectrus. Virginia-based Exelis will distribute a share of Vectrus stock for each 18 shares held by its stockholders as of Sept. 18, 
which will result...

  • Life's a pitch: Weekly entrepreneurial event debuts in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Entrepreneurs Julian Flores of GetOutfitted and Lexi Raney and Leslie Robertson of Blackberry Maverick used the 1 Million Cups business plan pitch event Wednesday to rehearse for the day when the stakes will be a lot higher. The three pitched their startups to about 80 other...

  • Union apparently giving up its Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The Union Printers Home, a nursing home and assisted living facility that has been a Colorado Springs landmark since 1892, is reportedly being sold by one of the nation's largest labor unions, marking the first time in 122 years that the facility has not been owned by the...

  • Honeymoon-planning business idea nabs Startup Weekend prize

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Out of the frustration of planning for his upcoming honeymoon, Ross Hill started a Colorado Springs-based company to develop an online portal to help couples plan and book their honeymoons. It captured the hearts of judges at Colorado Springs' third Startup Weekend. On Sunday, they...

  • Six days devoted in Colorado Springs to inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them find backers

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Denver has one. So do the booming northern Colorado towns of Fort Collins and Boulder. Now, it's Colorado Springs' turn to experience Startup Week, a six-day series of events designed to raise awareness about and celebrate the accomplishments of entrepreneurs - and perhaps inspire...

  • Thousands turn out for powwow at Garden of the Gods

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    More than 3,500 people attended the fifth annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Traditional Powwow on Saturday, many more than the few hundred that attended last year's event and enough that organizers are considering expanding the event. Jimmy Blackwolf Ramirez, chairman of the...

  • Colorado Springs' economic growth hit the skids in '13, report shows

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Economic growth in the Colorado Springs area last year hit its slowest pace since 2009 and was the second worst among Colorado's seven metropolitan areas, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The area's economic output grew 1.5 percent in 2013 to...