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” Name: A. Scott Long ” Organization: ASL Properties LLC ” Position: Owner ” Hometown: Colorado Springs ” How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 56 years ” Education: Cheyenne Mountain High School; Colorado State University – 3 ½ years ” A few words about your company: I started the company in November 2000 […]
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The National Automobile Dealers Association, in coordination with statistics from financial services company Comerica, reports that in 1979 Americans had to work 22.9 weeks to buy a new car. Despite that today’s new car costs are about the same as a house in the Midwest in the mid-to-late seventies, Americans have to work a couple […]
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* Name: Peter R. Marky * Organization: Trinity Communications LLC * Position: Owner, president * Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Seven years * Education: Commercial Business School of Zurich, similar to an MBA. Graduated from Insurance School of London, England. * A few words about your company: Trinity […]
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In the last column, I hoped to convince you not to chase the hot stocks or follow the top investment gurus. The same is true regarding the hot asset classes – cash, bonds, and stocks and subsets like foreign and domestic stocks. In this column, I’m going to show you what does work – asset […]
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* Name: Rick O’Connell * Organization: Penrose-St. Francis Health Services * Position: President and CEO * Hometown: I’m from a military family and have lived all over the world. I was born in Fort Worth, Texas. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Five and a half years. * Education: I have a […]
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The wilderness of the Rockies and the sands of Maui beckon. Things like sleeping in and spending time with loved ones are probably long overdue. Everyone deserves some time off. From coaches and caregivers to CEOs and investment bankers, the employed in the United States could use a break every now and then. Americans work […]
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* Name: George T. Boutin * Organization: Colorado Springs Office of International Affairs * Position: Executive director * Hometown: Monument * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1998 * Education: MBA in finance from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; master’s degree in economics from the University of California – Riverside * A […]
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They pop up on computers all over the country. The ads that often make Internet browsing and research a chore have a way of slowing things down. They want people to click yes to receive a free credit report. They ask for survey participants. They are even the bearers of bad news. When someone receives […]
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* Name: Shawn Raintree * Organization: Kaiser Permanente * Position: Executive director * Hometown: My family moved a great deal when I was growing up. I spent the most time in Wheaton, Ill., and here in Colorado – I was an undergraduate at the Air Force Academy and got my graduate degree at the University […]
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Franchise or concept?

Franchised businesses in the United States employed more than 9 million people in 2001 (the last figures available), according to the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation. In the same year, a total of 767,483 franchises, from retail food operations to automobile dealers, spent $229.1 billion in U.S. payroll. The foundation released its findings in March, […]
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* Name: Joseph A. Garcia * Organization: Pikes Peak Community College * Position: President * Hometown: None-military bases all over the country * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 21 years * Education: BS, Business, CU Boulder; Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School; Programs, but not degrees at Oxford University and JFK School of […]
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* Name: Susan Edmondson * Organization: Bee Vradenburg Foundation * Position: Executive director * Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 13 years. * Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Master’s degree in public administration, UCCS. * A few words about your company: The Bee Vradenburg […]
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