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...
Eric Liebold has been golf pro at The Broadmoor, a co-founder of an innovative local charity funding group, the creator of at least two successful startup businesses and currently is the COO of a long-established legacy company in Colorado Springs. That’s the kind of varied and impressive resumé that any...
Amy Lathen, Board of County Commissioners Amy Lathen, the El Paso County Commissioners chair, will tell you sleep is overrated. “I used to love to sleep in,” she says. “But it just isn’t possible any more. I had to get used to getting less sleep, and you know, you really...
Christina Baker, Mortgage Solutions of Colorado Drive, discipline and determination are qualities Christina Baker has never run short on. Whether it was leading troops in Iraq, running trails, giving her time to Project Angel Heart or climbing the ranks of the mortgage industry, Baker always set her sights high. “It started with...
Rising to the top was always a goal for Danielle Summerville, executive director at Big Brothers Big Sisters Colorado, but what sets her apart is her devotion to lifting others up with her. “Innately I’ve always just wanted to strive for the top,” Summerville said. “... I always felt like...
Haley Chapin ended up in Colorado because she won a contest — and what was supposed to be a three-month stay ended up being a permanent move. As a sophomore at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., Chapin won a contest to go to Denver for three months to...
Lynn Pelz, Peak Vista Community Health Centers Lynn Pelz’s career really started in elementary school. As a Girl Scout, she was energized by the volunteer work of scouting. Her parents stood as strong examples, since they both invested time in non-profit work. “I love working for non-profits, it is my passion,”...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9qbaCZprqY Linda Broker has been previewing films for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival more than 20 years. In that time, she recalled a few films that changed her way of doing things. “A film called ‘Bag It’ stands out,” she said. “It was about the single-use plastic bags at the...
Family-owned companies are at the core of the Colorado Springs business community. In 2004, Dean Steward decided to retire from his position as CEO and chairman of Heating & Plumbing Engineers Inc., a company his father started in 1947, putting the family tradition in jeopardy. But that’s when his daughter...
Drew Johnson’s mission to make his hometown a more sustainable place to live is one that goes back to his youth. For the 34-year-old Colorado Springs native, that journey started while attending Palmer High School. Uninterested in primary academics, Johnson persuaded his parents to let him drop out of high...
Ian Lee wanted to do more than just sell gin — he wanted a place that created a special kind of atmosphere. Just a few years later, there’s nearly always a wait to get into Brooklyn’s on Boulder, which acts as the tasting room for Lee Spirits Co. Lee started...
Debbie Miller, president, Woodland Park Chamber Debbie Miller’s description of the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce as “chamber heaven” seems an apt description for a “city above the clouds.” The description is more of a personal reference about the organization’s size and proximity to a major metropolis, Colorado Springs, said...