Robin Roberts, Pikes Peak National Bank A community’s small businesses represent a key piece of its economic foundation. That’s why Robin Roberts devotes so much of her time to stewarding the health of Colorado Springs’ small businesses. And she believes those small economic drivers need support like never before. “People say the...
It’s no secret that most of the people who live in Colorado love the outdoors. And Jason Alwine has turned his love for beautiful scenery into a career. Alwine, a landscape architect and urban planner, works at Thomas & Thomas, a private consulting firm that provides services in comprehensive land-use...
Rosemary Lytle’s dedication to public service was born out of her grandparents’ struggles in Jim Crow’s Mississippi, their successes in Gary, Ind., and her family’s insistence to give back generously to the communities that embraced them. Lytle’s life — both personal and professional — stemmed from lessons learned as part...
Property Management Companies - Commercial Griffis/Blessing 102 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 550 Phone: 520-1234, 888-520-1234 Web: griffisblessing.com Year Established: 1985 Number of Employees: 300 What makes your business stand out from its competition? “The people is what differentiates us from others. We’re a 100 percent service business — we offer property management services, facilities management services and...
Chicago native Lola Woloch doesn’t believe in doing things halfway. She’s all in or not at all — and that philosophy and drive has led the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce to success after success. The CEO of the women’s chamber has a long history of business wins. An...
Debbie McCarty, Lockheed Martin If a straight shooter is what you need, look no further than Debbie McCarty. The vice president of Space Programs at Lockheed Martin in Colorado Springs specializes in direct communications between her customers and the Lockheed-Martin engineers charged with filling their orders. McCarty applies that directness...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugQiW-Jbm50 Every year, the Colorado Springs Business Journal honors 12 exceptional women as “Women of Influence.” This year, the newspaper honors 13. Judy Noyes is no longer with us, but we can all learn from her exemplary life as a businesswoman, a mother, a civic leader and a fierce advocate for...
Leaving Colorado Springs after high school, Abby Kreuser earned a bachelor of fine arts in fine art photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, and she also studied photography and graphic design at Colorado Mountain College. Returning home in 2003, she started Kreuser Gallery, specializing in black-and-white, color and sepia photographs...
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...
Shirley Martinez, equal employment specialist, Colorado Springs Utilities For 22 years, Shirley A. Martinez lived in a world defined by perfect order: the military. Though she knew it was time for a change in 2000, she couldn’t have imagined she’d be stepping into a world nuanced by the ambiguity of diversity. Martinez,...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSbWqDzgKmk One might think that recent headlines alone perhaps made Judy Mackey one of the Women of Influence honorees for 2013. After all, Mackey helped lead a group of investors that recently purchased the iconic Garden of the Gods Club, returning the facility to local ownership. But that assumption would be...
Rodney Gullatte Jr. didn’t waste a second getting to know his new community upon arriving in Colorado Springs in August 2015. When the 37-year-old Air Force veteran relocated to the city with his wife (who is currently in the Air Force) and their two daughters, Gullatte promptly joined a...