Friday, January 12, 2007
"We are excited to have initiated this significant expansion to our intellectual property platform, the result of a focused effort by the entire global Simtek engineering team," said David Still, the company's vice president of engineering. "Protecting and increasing our proprietary technologies are important objectives for us as we expand into markets and advance our product portfolio."
The announcements comes a day after the company's stock moved onto the Nasdaq Stock Market. Since the patent applications were announced, the company's stock rose 26 cents to $5.95.
Young will assist with the transition by spending one week per month in the Fort Wayne office. PearlDiver's first product will be a searchable database of information on spinal patients and that will be followed by a database of anoymous patient information that will include costs and other figures from insurance companies that orthopedics companies can use to prove new products can save money. PearlDiver, launched just last August, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based RRY Publications LLC.
The office is planning to showcase Colorado winter activities, sports, deals, and packages, etc. for last-minute getaways. The office is most interested in pitching NEW offerings, packages, deals available now through March.
If you're in the tourism industry and have a package or activity you want to let the tourism office know about, contact Jessica Taveau at email@example.com
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wells Fargo allows its regional presidents to determine what they want to do about holiday hours. This year that means the Denver Metro and northern Colorado Wells Fargo branches will be closed Jan. 15 while those in southern and western Colorado will stay open. "It's a community by community decision," said Cristie Drumm, Wells Fargo spokeswoman. "All the banks in Wyoming are open Monday. All those in Montana are closed."
Among those taking the day off are 1stBank, Ent Federal Credit Union, Vectra Bank Colorado, Farmers State Bank, The Bank at Broadmoor, KeyBank, First Community Bank, Colorado National Bank, Air Academy Federal Credit Union and American National Bank. Academy Bank will offer service only at its Wal-Mart locations
The local visitors bureau did give The Gazette a list of local heritage tourists sites, which was published in The Gazette's Business section on Jan. 8. That was complied by the staff at Experience Colorado Springs and did not have qualification guidelines.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Contractors working on the west side of the Colorado Springs Airport accidentally cut the primary fiber-optic phone cable that serves the passenger terminal building at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The public can contact the airport through email at www.flycos.com and clicking on Contact Us.
Questions from bidders due Jan. 19, 2007
Answers posted on Colorado.com Jan. 22, 2007
Written Proposals due Feb. 23, 2007
Reviewed by CTO staff March
Tourism Promotion Committee review April
CTO Board review and recommendation May
Attachments can be found on the industry page on www.Colorado.com. For additional information, please contact Cindi Meharg, Colorado Welcome Center Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 858-9335 ext. 11.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
The session will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Intel's Colorado Springs plant, 1575 Garden of the Gods Road, and is free and open to the public. Instructors will discuss and demonstrate hands-on exercises such as a game involving balancing ping-pong balls, said Judy Cara, an Intel spokeswoman in the Springs.
About 30 people from Intel, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society pf Women Engineers, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, the local Boys and Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and local teachers are expected to attend the training session to prepare them for classroom visits during National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24.
The Intel Foundation is sponsoring Design Squad, produced by Boston public television station WGBH-TV, which will feature eight teenagers compete to design and build machines ranging from a peanut butter-and-jelly making machine to race cars. The show begins airing on KTSC-TV in the Colorado Springs area on Feb. 25. Finalists in the last episode will compete for a $10,000 college scholarship from the foundation.
For more information or reservations, contact Cara at 273-1456 or Judith.email@example.com.
Colorado Springs-based Doss aviation opened its new flight screening facility for the Air Force in Pueblo last month. After reading the story in the business section, Bill Stanford, a retired sergeant in the Air Force, called to inform Tthe Gazette that Clark Gable was stationed at Pueblo Memorial Airport, then known as Pueblo Army Airfield, in the early 1940s before he left for England with Army Air Force bomber group.
Monday, January 8, 2007
Local businesses can participate at no cost in the new ChamberChecks program. When a ChamberCheck is presented to a participating business, it works just like a regular check and can be deposited for the full face value. There is no service or discount fee charged.
The consumers who purchase ChamberChecks may use them as giveaways, gifts, rewards and incentives. Every ChamberCheck comes with a list of the participating member merchants and the list also will be posted on the Chamber’s website. For information contact Laura Wiens, 575-4318, firstname.lastname@example.org