Neppl touts manufacturing, involvement

Neppl touts manufacturing, involvement

Originally from Iowa, Tom Neppl has long been a community leader in Colorado Springs, having recently stepped down as president of the board of the Regional Business Alliance. His company, Springs Fabrication, started as a small welding company with two employees and has grown into a globally esteemed, 250-employee metal fabrication company. At 54, Neppl […]

City should help online access

As our amazingly tranquil Colorado Springs municipal election winds down, with signs pointing toward a low turnout, we’re almost lulled into forgetting that many changes might be coming to city government soon. With new members joining City Council, that group will elect officers soon after the election ends April 7. (Though the mayoral race might […]

Local manufacturer celebrates 35 years

Local manufacturer celebrates 35 years

Concepts in Millwork started operations in Colorado Springs with three employees 35 years ago last Wednesday. Today the commercial millwork company employs 80. Concepts in Millwork CEO Bob Silcott began a counter-top manufacturing business in his hometown of Denver decades ago. He sold the business in 1980 and, as part of a non-compete clause, set […]

Manufacturing, education form ties

Manufacturing, education form ties

Just south of the intersection of Astrozon and South Powers boulevards, the James Irwin Charter Schools operate under the oversight of Harrison School District 2. The K-12 campus prepares the workforce of tomorrow within blocks of many of the city’s most promising career opportunities in manufacturing. Springs Fabrication, dpiX, Concepts in Millwork and Advanced Equipment […]

On the Horizon – April 3, 2015

April 6 Intro to PPWFC Orientation, from 10 a.m.-noon, free, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Ste.  1107. To register, ppwfc.org. Job search After a Job Loss workshop, from 2-4 p.m., free, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Ste. 1107. To register, ppwfc.org. April 7 Excel class […]

Kudos! – April 3, 2015

Boy Scouts receive grant The Pikes Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America received a $50,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Scoutreach Program. The council provides Scouting experiences for thousands of youths spanning Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Cañon City and the state’s eastern plains. The council has served local youths for more than 100 years. […]

People on the Move – April 3, 2015

Jeffrey Jensen, a senior vice president and financial advisor in Morgan Stanley’s wealth management office in Colorado Springs, has earned the firm’s Family Wealth Director designation. The designation is granted to financial advisors who successfully complete a rigorous accreditation program focused on skills required for comprehensive wealth management across a range of disciplines important to […]

Report: Child poverty rate drops

The percentage of Colorado children living in poverty decreased in 2013 for the first time since the economic downturn in 2008, but minorities and children living in rural areas of the state continue to face high rates of poverty, according to the 2015 Colorado Kids Count report. The report, compiled annually by the nonprofit Colorado […]

Let’s respond and help workforce development

The Great Rece-ssion is behind us, and now our problem is finding qualified workers to fill the voids created by rapid technological change and retiring Boomers. Having a capable workforce is extremely important when it comes to attracting, growing and retaining companies. This is a national challenge resulting in economic development phrases du jour such […]

Salzman merges office with ERA Shields

Harry Salzman sold real estate from the same 538 Garden of the Gods Road location for more than 30 years. Monday, Salzman merged his company with ERA Shields, 5475 Tech Center Drive. That day, his Realtor license officially transferred to ERA Shields. Later in the week, the former Salzman Real Estate headquarters building was to […]

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