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...
Best Boss Scott Bryan Bryan Construction 7025 Campus Drive Phone: 632-5355 Web: bryanconstruction.com Year Established: 1978 Number of Employees: 140 What do you think about receiving this award? “I’m very humbled, first of all to be chosen. It’s a great honor. There are a lot of great bosses out there. To be nominated is a tremendous...
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...
Kim Nguyen has made it her life’s mission to help others overcome trauma through the arts. Nguyen, a native of Vietnam, recalls fleeing her war-torn country at 13 in 1975. The boat carrying her four siblings, mother and father lost power and was caught in a storm. Her father fell...
Cherwell Software is a leading creator of IT service management tools, primarily focused on enabling IT teams to implement, automate and modernize their services. “In IT you run across dozens or more applications from different vendors with very little tie-in or integration,” said Scott Gainey, Cherwell’s newly appointed chief marketing...
Mark Perrault’s interest in finance predates his high school diploma. He bought stock in the multinational technology corporation Intel in 2001 — his senior year. “I remember the whole excitement of following a company,” Perrault said. “I always had an appreciation for the stock market and investing.” Perrault’s early business savvy...
Pat Ellis became executive director of Silver Key in 2011, after having served in leadership roles with Tessa and Cheyenne Village. She’s also worked in private business, and has owned a small business in Colorado Springs. After leaving Tessa, she took a job managing a call center, but found...
Lots of companies talk about promoting health and wellness among their employees but the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region walks that mission seven days a week. Perhaps more importantly, the nonprofit organization wants to help the entire region become more fit. “It’s in our strategic plan that the YMCA will...
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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Michelle Vacha, Senior Mobile Dental On a not-infrequent basis, when Michelle Noblet-Vacha’s phone rings, it’s Doris Fix on the other end. “When are you comin’ in, Michelle?” she asks. “I need my teeth cleaned!” Doris Fix, 83, is one of many elderly clients of Senior Mobile Dental, a nonprofit founded by...
Rachel Beck, government affairs manager with the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC, is a native of Southern California who moved to Colorado in 1995. She graduated from high school while living in Golden before making her way to Colorado Springs to attend the Beth-El College of Nursing...
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...