Members of the 2006 Colorado Springs Business Journal Corporate Golf League

As we continue having bitter cold days and snow everywhere, my mind wanders to a warmer time. Leaving the office early on Wednesdays and chasing out to Kissing Camels to spend some quality time with other businesspeople, playing nine holes and having dinner with 80 of my closest colleagues.
I am so looking forward to the third annual Corporate Golf League. I have made many friends through this eight-week networking event and I stay in touch throughout the year, but I get quality time with them during the golf league and look forward to teeing it up with them again in May.
The warmth of their friendships, the good-natured ribbing after the rounds and knowing the business deals that are happening bring me much satisfaction.
Once again Mercedes Benz will be the presenting sponsor.
I am betting the league is on many of the members’ minds as we trudge through the snow and wear our warmest suits. Applications are available at csbj.com. For you newbies to the league, get your application in early — it will fill up fast. We only have 27 spots available.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then we are doing alright. The Northern Colorado Business Report is hosting a similar program and many other business journals are calling to ask how we did it.
At the CSBJ’s Book of Lists reception last week, the golf league was a hot topic of conversation. Nearly everyone is coming back from last year. Tessa Nelson is well ahead on planning, and promises another great year of prizes and good times.
Soon we will be golfing and networking. The snow and cold won’t last forever. Alan Pak of 15C and Shawn Clift of U.S. Bank will probably be the ones to beat this year.
I am thinking warm thoughts about golf — and am guessing that you are, too.
Lon Matejczyk is publisher of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. He can be reached at Lon.Matejczyk@csbj.com or 329-5202.