Alliance names Fagnant ‘Business Citizen of the Year’

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance honored Tony Fagnant, CEO of Qualtek Manufacturing, as 2013 Business Citizen of the Year at the Business Alliance annual gala Saturday at The Broadmoor’s International Center. Fagnant and his wife Mary helped launch Blue Star Recyclers, a local nonprofit that provides jobs for disabled adults, while recycling electronics ethically. […]

Dave White to leave Business Alliance for California

Dave White, chief business development officer for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, resigned to accept a position as CEO of Stanislaus County Economic Development and Workforce Alliance in Modesto, Calif. Since 2006, White has served the Colorado Springs region as chief business development officer of the Business Alliance and its predecessor organization, the Colorado […]

Regional groups to join forces, strengthen programs

Three key Colorado Springs-area organizations have announced they will collaborate to promote and host a series of community programs and events beginning next year. The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado announced in a news release Thursday their plans to begin […]

D.C. takeaway – battles there can hurt here

Spend most of a week in Washington, D.C., as a group of 30 local leaders coordinated by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance just did, talking to people involved with government in many ways — from elected officials to support staffs, lobbyists and federal agency staffers — and soon you hear the same messages, over […]

D.C. venture worth the effort

Every year about this time, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance puts together a trip to Washington, D.C., for the area’s business and political leaders. Some of the visits have been more productive than others, depending on who was available at the nation’s capital to listen to local concerns. It’s safe to say that no […]

Peacemaker extends olive branch to Springs

Peacemaker extends olive branch to Springs

A Montana-based Christian ministry specializing in biblical conflict resolution has opened an office location in Colorado Springs. Peacemaker Ministries, an international organization that assists Christians and their affiliates resolve conflicts with the teachings of the Bible, opened its new location at 790 Stout Road on Sept. 1, according to a release from the Colorado Springs […]

Nonprofits build local influence

Nonprofits build local influence

Compassion International helps feed kids around the globe; the U.S. Olympic Committee oversees the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic movement; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services provides health care and hospitalization to people around the state. And all three are part of something bigger — a group of about 2,000 local nonprofits (including about 800 churches) that […]

Roalstad embraces age-related issues

Roalstad embraces age-related issues

Beth Roalstad knows the area faces big challenges as the number of senior citizens rapidly grows. As executive director for the Innovations in Aging Collaborative, she is tasked with educating the community, including local governments, on how the aging population can strain the local economy if policies are not changed. Roalstad has advocated passionately for […]

Local businesses ease furlough’s financial pinch

Eight local businesses have teamed with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance to offer discounts on Fridays through the end of the fiscal year to the federal civilian employees who are currently being furloughed. The furloughs were part of the Budget Control Act, which requires nearly every federal worker to take 11 days of unpaid […]

Fort Carson to lose total of 750 soldiers under restructuring plan

Fort Carson will lose a total of 750 soldiers under an Army restructuring process that was announced today. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team will be deactivated under the plan, which includes 3,750 soldiers. But 3,000 of those soldiers will be absorbed into the remaining brigades, says Andy Merritt, chief defense industry officer at the Colorado […]