Four honored by Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual honored four Colorado Springs financial representatives with membership in its 2013 Forum group, which recognizes individuals for an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security. The four include Managing Director Kevin Kaveney, CLTC; Field Director and Financial Advisor Mark Perrault, MBA, CLTC; Financial Representative J. Michael Carroll, CLU®; and Wealth Management Advisor Benjamin Joseph Harvey, CLU®, ChFC®.

Care On-Call receives award

Care On-Call won the 2013 Best of Colorado Springs Award in the home health care non-medical category in the Colorado Springs Award Program. Each year, the Colorado Springs Award Program identifies companies that achieved marketing success in their community and business category.

Aventa teams benefit children

In November 2013, Aventa Credit Union associates took part in an effort to benefit children. The associates worked in 12 teams to assemble bicycles that were given to children at a separate event. Along with the bicycles, each child received a helmet and a chain lock as well as a personalized greeting card, which was created by each team. The children selected were from Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and the San Luis Valley.

“The credit union’s philosophy of ‘people helping people’ is more than just helping members with their financial lives. It is also about helping to make a difference in the communities in which we live and serve,” said Karin Kovalovsky, director of marketing.

PPCC wins advertising kudos

The Pikes Peak Community College Marketing and Communication Department was recently honored with six awards for advertising and event promotion by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Nearly 200 college and universities participated. Not only did PPCC compete against top-ranked four-year universities, but it was the only community college in its district to win. PPCC was awarded one gold, two silver and three bronze awards. PPCC worked in partnership with Blakely and Company, its agency of record, to develop campaigns.

Two executives honored

Chris Bodnar and Lee Asher have been named health care real estate executives of the year by Healthcare Real Estate Insights. Bodnar graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Asher earned an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a B.S. from Tulane University.

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Amber Baillie
A Colorado native, Amber Baillie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. For over three years, she wrote for the Air Force Academy's official base newspaper and has written articles for Your Boulder and the Cheyenne and Woodmen Editions. For the Business Journal, she covers cyber, aerospace and defense, and nonprofit news.