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Wayne Heilman

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  • Minimum wage rising for Colorado workers starting Jan. 1

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Colorado's minimum wage workers will get a 23-cent-an-hour raise starting Jan. 1, thanks to a state constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2006 that requires their pay to keep up with inflation. The minimum wage for workers who don't receive tips increases to $8.23 an hour,...

  • Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance ready to launch CEO search

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    A nine-person committee headed by former Ent Federal Credit Union CEO Charles Emmer plans to start its search this week for a new CEO for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. The committee, which met for the first time Monday, expects to post a job description and seek...

  • Colorado Springs mining company's new lease boosts stock price

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Gold Resource Corp. announced Thursday that it has leased additional mining claims in south central Nevada with an option to buy. The Colorado Springs-based company leased five mining claims from Nevada Eagle LLC in the Walker Lane Mineral Belt. The land is adjacent to other claims...

  • Report: Occupancy at Colorado Springs area hotels falls in November

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    There was plenty of room at the inn in the Colorado Springs area during November as the area's hotel occupancy rate fell compared with the same month a year earlier for the first time since April, according to the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. The 46.6 percent occupancy rate was down...

  • 200-person call center in Colorado Springs to close

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Wednesday it will close its 200-employee call center in Colorado Springs on Feb. 28 - the result of an agreement it reached last month to sell most of its campuses to a nonprofit group. Santa Ana, Calif.-based Corinthian said the center, run by its...

  • Marketing effort boosts passenger numbers at Colorado Springs Airport

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Passenger numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport in October jumped from a year ago by the biggest percentage in nearly seven years as a marketing campaign aimed at leisure and business travelers in Houston, Seattle and Illinois paid big dividends. Passenger traffic for the month was...

  • A refund for Colorado Springs taxpayers? Better times for city make it one possibility

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    The city of Colorado Springs may have to issue refunds to taxpayers or ask voters to keep revenue above limits set in the city's charter if sales and use tax collections continue to surge at double-digit rates, the city's chief financial officer said Tuesday. City officials are...

  • Comcast puts Colorado Springs Internet customers on a faster track

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Comcast Corp. said Tuesday it has increased the speed of all but its least expensive Internet access packages in Colorado Springs, Denver and three other western cities. The Philadelphia area-based company is doubling the speed of its two middle tiers to 50 megabits and 105 megabits...

  • Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach: It's time to step aside

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach ended speculation Monday about whether he would run for re-election, announcing that he decided to stick to an earlier pledge to serve just one term. Bach, 71, said Monday that he made the decision last weekend with his wife, Suzi, after "talking...

  • Study: Low costs make Colorado Springs a top spot for data center leasing

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Colorado Springs is the second least-expensive city in the nation for leased space in data centers, according to a study of 23 cities by commercial real estate giant CBRE Group Inc. The Springs was ranked second to Portland, Ore., in the lowest total project cost for leasing a data...

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