Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Creation by Colorado Springs company helps health insurance shoppers

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Connect for Health Colorado, which operates the state's health insurance exchange, has begun using a virtual assistant developed by Colorado Springs-based CodeBaby Corp. to help consumers navigate its website and purchase health care coverage. The assistant, named Kyla, appears on...

  • A done deal: Colorado Springs company finally acquires angioplasty product line

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Spectranetics Corp. completed its $30 million acquisition of the Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon product line from Covidien plc on Tuesday - its second major angioplasty deal in seven months. The Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer announced the deal in...

  • Colorado Springs gas prices headed back up

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    It looks as if it's time to mute the celebration over low gas prices. According to an industry analyst, the Colorado Springs area is unlikely to see a continued drop in the cost of gas, at least for the next few months. In fact, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in the...

  • Southern Colorado women's chamber gets new executive director

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Colorado Springs consultant Lola Woloch has been named executive director of the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, the first permanent director since Linda Mojer resigned
Sept. 4. Woloch will perform the part-time job under a contract through her company, Promotion...

  • Bye-bye semiprivate rooms: Memorial-UCHealth central campus to get $40 million facelift

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    University of Colorado Health is planning to launch a $40 million renovation project at its Memorial Hospital Central campus by the end of March that will turn most of its two-person rooms into single occupancy and upgrade its equipment. The nearly two-year project at the 1400 E....

  • Head of BBB in southern Colorado resigns

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Matt Barrett resigned Thursday as CEO and executive director of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado after less than two years in the post. The group said in a news release that Barrett, 41, would remain at the bureau through a transition period but did not specify how long...

  • Author coming to Colorado Springs to help community rebuild trust

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Pikes Peak United Way and the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute want to rebuild trust in Colorado Springs among government, businesses and nonprofit groups, and they're bringing author and speaker Stephen M.R. Covey to the Pikes Peak Center next week as the first step. Covey,...

  • Colorado Springs Airport officials pleased with late-year experiment

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Airport's free parking experiment in November and December paid off, airport officials said Wednesday, and they're thinking about doing it again this year to lure more passengers. The program's success isn't readily apparent in the raw boarding numbers: Passenger...

  • Disaster-free year boosts business at Colorado Springs-area hotels

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    A summer free of natural disasters and packed with special events helped Colorado Springs-area hotels bounce back last year to the highest occupancy rate and biggest gain in average room rates since 2011. The average occupancy rate for local hotels rose to 62 percent in 2014, up from...

  • Members of Colorado Springs credit union to get a little richer, thanks to special dividend

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    For only the second time in its 57-year history, Ent Federal Credit Union will pay a special dividend to its members. Most of Ent's nearly 245,000 members will receive $25 to $1,000 in their primary savings account Thursday, the result of its strong financial performance and condition...

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