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Wayne Heilman

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  • Colorado Springs economy forecast to grow, but not as robustly as other places

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Expect faster economic growth next year in the Colorado Springs area, but it will still lag the rest of the state, according to a forecast presented Thursday to customers of U.S. Bank. Tom Binnings, a senior partner of Summit Economics LLC, a local economic research and consulting...

  • Colorado Springs company writes its future with new ink pellets

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    "I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. . Plastics." Mr. McGuire to Benjamin Braddock in "The Graduate" There's a great future in plastics. At least, Chromatic Technologies Inc. believes there is, much like family friend Mr. McGuire conveyed to Benjamin Braddock in the...

  • New contracts are the silver lining in Colorado Springs company's earnings report

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Revenue and profits declined sharply Vectrus Inc., as work in Afghanistan and the Middle East declined in the third quarter because of a reduction in the U.S. military's presence. But the Colorado Springs-based defense contractor announced Monday that it has also secured its third...

  • 'Shark Tank' winner gives AFA cadets a lesson in entrepreneurial spirit

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Justin Fenchel and his co-founders at BeatBox Beverage did their homework before going for a swim in the "Shark Tank." They watched every episode of the hit television series, which gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to make a pitch to a panel of celebrity investors - who may, or...

  • Royal Gorge exec, staff honored for bringing park back from the ashes

    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau gave the general manager and staff of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park its Tourism Industry Achievement Award on Thursday for its efforts to rebuild and reopen the Cañon City tourist attraction after much of the complex was destroyed in...

  • Owner of Colorado Springs hospital system forms partnership with DaVita

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Just a few weeks after buying a major Colorado Springs medical practice, Denver-based DaVita is making further inroads into the area through a new partnership with Centura Health, which operates Penrose-
St. Francis Health Services. Centura and DaVita Health Care Partners Inc....

  • Auto registrations in El Paso County continue on a fast track

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    The automobile business in El Paso County remained on a roll in October, with new-vehicle registrations up by a double-digit percentage for the fourth time in the past five months, according to a report from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. The number of new vehicles...

  • Chuck Murphy honored by Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance gave Chuck Murphy its highest honor Saturday, naming him Business Citizen of the Year in part for his behind-the-scenes work to help secure state tax incentives for the City for Champions project. The alliance also gave two special...

  • Colorado Springs company pumps up its angioplasty business

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Spectranetics Corp. started out as a manufacturer of lasers to clear arterial blockages but its $30 million acquisition of Covidien plc's Stellarex - announced late Sunday - will make the 30-year-old Colorado Springs company even more of an angioplasty balloon manufacturer. The...

  • Colorado Springs' Spectranetics makes another major purchase

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Spectranetics Corp. announced Sunday it has agreed to acquire Covidien plc's Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon product line for $30 million, the second major purchase by the Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer this year. Before the deal is completed, it must be...