Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • 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...

  • Bambi Venetucci, longtime Colorado Springs resident and 'an absolute inspiration,' has died

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Bambini "Bambi" Mary Venetucci, who donated her and her husband's farm to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation after his 2004 death, died Thursday in a Wheat Ridge hospice. She was 85 and had lived most of her life in the Colorado Springs area. She was born Bambini Macrantonio on June...

  • WORLD VIEW: Colorado Springs export industry works toward a rebound

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    At one point in the not-too-distant past, Colorado Springs had a healthy export industry. And then the bottom fell out - not because of the recession, though that didn't help. But in 2008, when Intel closed its semiconductor manufacturing plant in Colorado Springs, the city's export...

  • 11-year-old who gained national recognition in Ferguson speaks at education summit in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    In a morning session of the Educating Children of Color Summit at Colorado College, hundreds packed into the Armstrong Hall auditorium to hear from 11-year-old Marquis Govan, who gained national recognition in August when he addressed the St. Louis County Council asking for attention...

  • School testing a big topic at Children of Color Summit

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Colorado's new student testing system will kick into high gear in early March when most students take the tests for the first time, which raised concerns Saturday from some Colorado Springs parents attending an education summit about the amount of testing state law requires. The...

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