Owners of the Black Bear Inn market themselves in post-9-11 economy

No one could have imagined the far-reaching impact of 9/11 or the stifling affect of Colorado's wildfires on local tourism in 2002 – especially...

Community Associations Institute dedicated to fostering healthy, competent community assns.

Community Associations Institute (CAI) members include all types of association-governed communities, such as condominium and homeowner associations, cooperatives, and planned communities of all sizes;...

New health care firm innovates and collaborates

The complexity, poor customer service and inefficiencies of managed health care create opportunity for health and medical organizations that want to operate outside the...

Decisive restaurateur finds innovation is key to success

Joseph Freyre puts the adventure into being an entrepreneur. The Peruvian-born restaurant owner and fine dining aficionado recently purchased the Manitou Springs Pancake...

Interior design co. founder brings flair to consulting

Even the name "Dynasty Design" conjures up opulent visuals, vaulted ceilings, metallic finishes and elegant accessories. Owner, Nancy Lusk, understands the importance of creating...

Food industry rallies behind soup kitchen

When members of the Colorado Springs food and restaurant communities join forces, the results can be impressive. Take Stephanie Cardwell, 2002 Taste of the...

Husband-and-wife team builds successful sign co.

Dave and Betty Werner, the owners of Sign Masters, love a good risk. Take their decision, for instance, to leave solid corporate jobs...

CO firm helps newcomers build biz relationships

When The Welcome Lady knocks at a door – be it residential or small business, people respond. After all, the one-year-old company already...

ATHENA award luncheon honors outstanding women

Local professional woman and volunteer, Barbara Winter, received the 2002 ATHENA Award at a luncheon sponsored by the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce...

Greener pastures ahead for bioscience testing firm

Some men just aren’t satisfied with average performance or a passing grade. Take Maurice Gaubatz, President and CEO of Pyxant Labs, Inc., for example....

Hotel workers compete in hospitality competition

With determination, gusto and flair, the housekeeping staffs and chefs of some of the area’s finest hotels proved that even under time pressure and...

Facilitek-Furniture for Business CEO buys company

“When I was growing up, most of my friends were dreaming of sports or of winning a championship – while I was dreaming about...