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Wayne Heilman

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  • 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...

  • Colorado Springs gold company leases Nevada mining property

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Gold Resource Corp. has agreed to lease the Radar gold mining property in west central Nevada, with an option to buy. The Colorado Springs-based company leased 178 mining claims on 3,550 acres about 150 miles southeast of Reno. The property is adjacent to the Paradise Peak Mine and...

  • New owner on the horizon for Fox, CW television affiliates in Colorado Springs

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Richmond, Va.-based Media General Inc. will acquire Fox and CW television affiliates in Colorado Springs as part of a swap of seven stations that it must complete to satisfy antitrust concerns about its merger with LIN Media LLC. The swap, which is expected to be completed in early...

  • Better times ahead? Survey gauges Colorado Springs' quarterly hiring outlook

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    What a difference a year makes. The fourth-quarter hiring outlook in Colorado Springs is unchanged from the current quarter but much better than a year ago, according to a quarterly survey by ManpowerGroup. The percentage of employers planning to hire in the October-to-December...