Woodmen Valley Chapel
290 E. Woodmen Road
Year Established: 1979
Why do you think Woodman Valley Chapel was chosen for the award?
“First off, there are lots of great churches all around Colorado Springs, and it’s wonderful that the love of God is being shared all across the city. So we’re not in competition with other churches; we want to see the good news of Jesus being shared through churches in every neighborhood. We’re humbled that someone would give Woodmen a shout out in the Business Journal. We are all about loving people and seeing lives changed through the power of Christ. People are joining Woodmen to worship and learn, connect with one another in community, grow in their faith and contribute side-by-side to the work of ministry. Woodmen is a welcoming place for all kinds of people to experience belonging and relationship and to come together to make a difference in our city and beyond.” — Don McCaleb, creative director
Second: Sacred Heart Church of Colorado Springs
Third: Corpus Christi Catholic Parish,
New Life Church and First Presbyterian Church (tie)
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Year Established: 1926
Number of Employees: 100 year-round
Why does the zoo deserve this award?
“We feel very fortunate to have such strong support from the Colorado Springs community. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we rely on the community to support us not only through admissions and membership but also through donations, endowments and grants. We believe that the community supports us because we provide them with quality, up-close experiences with active and well-cared-for animals, in a setting that is unmatched by any other zoo in the country. We also continually invest in our infrastructure, which includes building enhanced homes for our animals and improving services for our guests, which allows us to welcome more guests every year.” — Erica Meyer, public relations manager
Second: Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
Third: CASA of the Pikes Peak Region