How to … Prepare for a disaster

As a business owner, you hope for a long and prosperous life for your company. But as you hope for the best, you must prepare for the worst to ensure your company’s survival in the event of total or partial disaster. No one likes to think about the possibility of the company’s facilities being destroyed by a fire or the sudden death of a key employee. Every business can potentially be disrupted by a natural or man-made disaster, and while the thought is unpleasant, the scenarios must be considered.

Col. Elizabeth Anderson

Her day job combines Col. Elizabeth Anderson’s dual talents as a leader and work force organizer. With responsibility for more than 6,000 officer, enlisted, civilian and contract employees as well as 7,000 family members who are part of 44 units assigned to the world’s largest U.S. Air Force base, she carries an impressive workload.

Mary Francis Cowan

A Tennessee native who moved to Colorado Springs in the mid-1970s, commercial real estate broker Mary Francis Cowan finds opportunity during both up and down cycles. A licensed real estate professional since 1979, before joining Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial Inc., Cowan was a partner and owner in Commercial Properties Group, a full-service commercial brokerage company.

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Heather Carroll

Heather Carroll not only works in the field of philanthropy, she lives it. As the Joseph Henry Edmonson Foun­da­tion's first full-time employee and executive director, Carroll dedicates her intellect, skills, leadership, time and moral energy to move the community forward.

Lyda Hill

She prefers to focus on getting the job done rather than on who gets the credit. She's created hundreds of jobs during her lifetime as a for-profit and nonprofit entrepreneur. Not surprisingly, Lyda Hill says her greatest satisfaction comes from "making it happen."

Wendy Pifher

Some women make achievement look effortless. Wendy Pifher, managing partner of the Colorado Springs office of Holland & Hart, is one such individual. During her tenure with the law firm, the office has grown from eight to 13 attorneys and has expanded into new markets, including military law, space law, government contracting, employment law and intellectual property.

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Lawmakers mull financial education

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Junior League Gala

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Riding center focuses on helping those with disabilities

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