Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Survey gives sunny forecast for third-quarter hiring in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Polish those resumes and beef up the job-interviewing skills: The hiring outlook for the Colorado Springs area for the coming quarter is the best for any quarter in more than eight years, according to a survey by staffing giant ManpowerGroup. The percentage of area employers planning...

  • It's official: Denver-area mining company buying Cripple Creek & Victor gold operation

    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Greenwood Village-based mining giant Newmont Mining Corp. made it official Monday: The company announced it has agreed to buy the Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine for $820 million from South African mining giant AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. The deal, expected to be completed in this third...

  • Boomers driving market for new Colorado Springs rehab facility

    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    A Carmel, Ind., company is building a 125-bed complex in northwest Colorado Springs that's designed to be a bridge between hospital and home - providing rehabilitation and therapy services to patients after surgery, a heart attack or other medical conditions. Mainstreet began...

  • Colorado Springs credit union ranks as one of nation's 200 'healthiest'

    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Ent Federal Credit Union, southern Colorado's largest financial institution, has been ranked among the nation's 200 healthiest credit unions by DepositAccounts.com. The Birmingham, Ala.-based site, which tracks bank and credit union account interest rates nationwide, ranked Colorado...

  • Colossal contract: Colorado Springs defense contractors get slice of $496 million deal

    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Colorado Springs-based defense contractors Boecore Inc. and Summit Technical Solutions LLC, plus two out-of-state companies, will share a five-year, $496 million contract under which they will compete to win orders for specific tasks from the Army Space and Missile Defense Command and...

  • Low gasoline prices helping new vehicle registrations in El Paso County

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Lower gasoline prices are getting the credit for helping to drive sales of new four-wheel drive vehicles - a big reason new-vehicle registration in May jumped 13.4 percent from a year ago, according to a report from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. The number of new...

  • A 'milestone': Colorado Springs startup group takes big step forward

    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    A little more than a year after it was formed through the merger of two groups that help budding entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs, Peak Startup will soon hire its first paid staff member and plans to add a full-time executive director by September. The 800-member group plans to hire...

  • Report: Talks underway for sale of 570-employee gold mine in Teller County

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Greenwood Village-based Newmont Mining Corp. is reportedly in talks to buy the state's largest gold mine: the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co., which employs 570 near Victor. Officials with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. of South Africa, which has operated the mine since 1999,...

  • Local investors play big role in buyout of Colorado Springs bank

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    A management-led buyout of 5Star Bank of Colorado Springs has been completed, nearly a year after the purchase from the Alexandria, Va.-based Armed Forces Benefit Association was first announced. Little London Bancorp Inc., headed by longtime 5Star President and CEO Mike League,...

  • Three new DOD contracts help Colorado Springs company diversify

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Colorado Springs-based military contractor Vectrus Inc. has won three U.S. Department of Defense contracts in the past two months, helping it to continue its efforts to diversify as its work dwindles in the Middle East. The company won a $62.2 million, one-year extension of an Air...

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