Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Colorado Springs ink company wins trade secrets verdict

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI), a Colorado Springs company best-known for producing temperature-sensitive inks used to indicate when Molson Coors Brewing Co. beer is cold, has won a jury verdict against four ex-employees and their company for allegedly misappropriating trade...

  • Colorado Springs unemployment rate falls to 5.2 percent in June

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs job market seemed to get a little better in June with the unemployment rate edging lower, but all of the improvement came with a high price. More than 3,000 people left the labor force, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The...

  • Lockheed reduces layoff projections for Colorado Springs workers

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday it sent out just 115 layoff notices to employees in Colorado Springs due to "a change in business projections." The defense giant had initially planned to tell 270 local employees they would lose their jobs in September when a key contract ends and...

  • Firstsource adding 200 employees to Colorado Springs call center

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Firstsource Solutions Ltd. announced plans Tuesday to add 200 workers at its northern Colorado Springs call center by the end of September after adding a second major health insurer as a client. Cara Brubaker, the company's human resource manager in Colorado Springs, said Firstsource...

  • Progressive hiring 193 by year's end at Colorado Springs call center

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Insurance giant Progressive Corp. announced Monday plans to hire 193 sales representatives and claims adjusters for its Colorado Springs call center by the end of the year. The company, which employs 1,200 in the call center and 400 more in an information technology operation at the...

  • Lockheed Martin to layoff 270 in Colorado Springs after losing key contract

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Lockheed Martin Corp. has informed 270 employees in Colorado Springs they will lose their jobs in September, when a key contract ends and moves to Raytheon Co., unless the Government Accountability Office upholds the defense giant's protest of the $700 million contract award in March....

  • Colorado Springs hotels report strong numbers for June

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Low gasoline prices and a flurry of advertising designed to attract visitors to Colorado have combined to produce the Pikes Peak region's best tourism season since the recession - and filling local hotels in the process, tourism industry officials say. The occupancy rate for local...

  • Colorado Springs-based bank hires new president to help it grow

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    The once-troubled Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust, which has spent the last six years cleaning up loan and securities portfolio problems, has a new president whose goal is to help the bank move forward and add customers. "It is a big positive to have (these problems) behind us so we can...

  • Colorado Springs company building $2 million cyber security operations center

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Root9B, a Colorado Springs cyber security provider, plans to open a $2 million operations center next month in a downtown office tower to offer government and commercial clients remote computer network defense, training and other services. Company CEO Eric Hipkins said the center in...

  • Two Colorado Springs startups land biggest venture funding haul since 2012

    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Two Colorado Springs startups combined to land $6.83 million in venture capital during the second quarter of 2015, the most funding invested in local firms since late 2012, while both state and national venture investment surged to the highest levels in more than a decade. Pathar...

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