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Wayne Heilman

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  • State 'gardening' program may help Colorado Springs IT company blossom

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    A Colorado Springs-based informational technology provider is among 12 Colorado companies that will receive consulting help, access to special reports and other assistance as part of the state's new Economic Gardening pilot program. Amnet will use the program to help it land larger...

  • Interns, rejoice: Startup Summer starting up in Colorado Springs

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    First there was Startup Weekend. Then came Startup Week. Now, Colorado Springs can add Startup Summer to the lineup. Beginning next summer, up to 15 students from colleges nationwide will spend 10 weeks as paid, full-time interns for local startup companies. The program, which began...

  • Off-track betting parlor moves to south of Colorado Springs

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    And they're off. A second off-track betting parlor opened Thursday in the Pikes Peak region, as the owners of Post Time on Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs moved a betting facility they had operated in Trinidad to the Country Bar in Fountain, south of the Springs. Post Time...

  • Colorado Springs unemployment, job growth figures give mixed signals -- but are they right?


    At first blush, the latest job numbers for the Colorado Springs area seem alarming. While the local unemployment rate in September fell to a six-year low of 5.8 percent, which is good news, the drop was the product of a 2,000-person decline in the labor force between August and...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy this month. Employment and production at the Diamond Wire operation...

  • Colorado Springs medical device company sees shares soar

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Shares of Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer Spectranetics Corp. surged to the highest level in seven months Friday in the wake of financial results that exceeded company and analysts' forecasts. Spectranetics shares jumped $3.67, or 13.4 percent, to $31, the highest...

  • DaVita's $389 million settlement not an issue in sale of Colorado Springs medical practice

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    A $389 million settlement DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. finalized late Wednesday with federal prosecutors and regulators won't derail the Denver-based company's purchase of Colorado Springs Health Partners, officials said Thursday. In fact, the 76 doctors who own and unanimously...

  • Spectranetics sets record for revenue, but still has third-quarter loss

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The biggest acquisition in Spectranetics Corp.'s history brought record revenue and a big loss in the third quarter, the company reported Thursday. But both results beat forecasts by the Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer and Wall Street analysts who follow its stock....

  • No workplace injuries mean another award for MechOne Inc.

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    For a company whose employees make and install sheet metal in commercial air conditioning and heating systems, you'd expect at least one on-the-job injury a year. But MechOne Inc. of Colorado Springs has never had an injury that caused an employee to miss work in its 14-year history....

  • Colorado Springs Health Partners gets new owner: How are patients affected?

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Denver-based kidney care giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. announced Wednesday it has acquired Colorado Springs Health Partners, the largest health care practice in Colorado Springs - a deal that could change the face of local health care. Terms of the deal, which is expected to...