The bright, welcoming fourth-floor office space on Tejon Street stretches what seems like a city block. On one end, the word “Relax.” adorns the wall in metallic letters. The subtle reminder seems to have an effect. Those who work at Navakai, a local IT consulting company and this year’s winner of the 6035 Healthiest Companies […]
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Healthy employees equal happy employees. “When we have a satisfied staff and higher employee morale, that in turn affects patient satisfaction,” said Erin Heberlein, the manager of the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Wellness Center. “Hospitals are graded quite frequently on their patient satisfaction.” It’s easy to single out which of the hospital’s departments has unhappy […]
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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center presented their annual Small Business Week Awards to honor the achievements of individuals and small business owners during a dinner presentation Thursday evening at The DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs. The 2018 Small Business Week...
Outstanding young professionals often get started in business while still in college. But few manage to build a real estate empire by age 18. Jeremy Shirley, now 26, originally intended to become a stockbroker and traded stocks while studying international business and finance at UCCS. Inspired by an assignment for one...
Bernadette Maisel is a native of Santiago, Chile, but grew up with her adoptive family on Long Island. Her parents lived in Colorado Springs before Maisel was born 34 years ago, and the onetime New Yorker had the opportunity to visit the Rocky Mountains with them before deciding she wanted...
Abigail Simpson is a product of Southeast Colorado Springs. The 39-year-old grew up in the Hillside neighborhood and today is branch manager of the Pikes Peak Library District’s Sand Creek and Fountain libraries. She says she’s able to contribute as a professional to the community that raised her, and...
Longtime Colorado Springs resident Whitley Crow graduated from Pine Creek in 2007 and from Montana State University four years later. Happily for Colorado Springs, she deserted Big Sky Country after a brief stint as a bank teller and returned home. By 2016, she had a three-pronged job as research...
Nina Lee views her restaurant 503W as more than just an eatery and craft bar. She sees it as a catalyst for change on Colorado Springs’ near Westside. Lee and her soon-to-be husband Rollie Ortiz opened 503W four years ago at 503 W. Colorado Ave. The building was owned by...
While walking through Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs, passersby might have seen Victoria Stone, the executive director of nonprofit Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, and mistake her for a homeless woman. The next day, she would be walking out of the courthouse after assisting as an outreach case...
David McDivitt felt he had a promising future as an investment banker while working in London and New York, but he wanted more. His desire was to help people and to do it face to face. So, he returned to his alma mater and enrolled in the University of Colorado...
Growing up in Atlanta, 2018 Rising Star Annie Snead spent her college years interning and working at networks including CNN and WSB-TV. “By attending college close to my hometown, it gave me the perfect opportunity to learn from some of the top journalists in the country,” she said. “It was...
As Patrice Ravenscroft sees it, much of Colorado Springs is an untapped resource. She’s on a mission to do more for El Paso County’s lower-income population — and get more of the city involved in philanthropy. Ravenscroft, 34, joined Reach Pikes Peak as director of development last April, and quickly...