* Name: Kathleen Vanden Broecke * Organization: Effective Business Solutions * Position: Founder and owner * Hometown: Minneapolis * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Eight years * Education: Bachelor of arts in education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Sales training from the best, including Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Harvey Macay and […]
Kandi Buckland discovered a passion for public health 23 years ago in South Dakota. Now, she organizes responses to food-borne illness, disease oubreaks and coordinates restaurant, pool and daycare inspections for the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment. As deputy public health administrator, Buckland is the No. 2 person at the agency — making her responsible for oversight of the department’s various roles and responsibilities.
Duncan Stewart first came to Colorado Springs to attend the Air Force Academy — now he’s back and operating the city’s technology incubator. Opened during March 2001, the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator fosters the development and success of high-growth companies. Its mission is to provide resources to entrepreneurs, allowing them to grow their companies into major employers.
Andrew Woehle moved to Colorado Springs in 2007 and began a career in the liquor sales industry that spanned nearly a decade. Today the 35-year-old is director of membership for the city’s new 365 Grand Club, a venture of local hotelier and attorney Perry Sanders. Woehle spoke with the Business Journal this week about his […]
Reports show that the average age Millennials choose to get married is in their mid to late 20s, but not every young adult fits the trend. Pueblo native Destiny Camp Meza, communications coordinator for The Greater Pueblo Chamber and Visit Pueblo, moved out of her parents’ home and was married by the time she was […]
Six years ago, Beth Alessio’s son, then 4 years old, spent two separate occasions in the hospital. The first time was for a dog bite that became infected. “He was bitten on his face and was hospitalized for four days,” Alessio said. “Four months later he contracted E. coli. He was really sick. … That […]
Ron Brasch is one of those right brain/left brain types. He combines his creative passions for art and poetry with the business acumen required for his day job. In 1998, Brasch was persuaded by Ron Chernak of First Business Brokers Ltd. to relocate to Colorado Springs from Boca Raton, Fla., after Chernak sold Brasch’s 14 Relocation Guide magazines.
After learning how to run a company with her business partner and husband, Gordon, Pueblo native Erin Gibbs is preparing to celebrate almost nine years as the owner and CEO of the American Vein & Vascular Institute. Named one of ColoradoBiz Magazine’s Top 100 Women-Owned Companies, the American Vein & Vascular Institute, a vein and […]
Florida native Wynne Palermo moved to Colorado Springs during 1979. She experienced quick success as a real estate agent, and founded her own firm, Wynne Realty, six years later. She serves on the board of the Colorado Association of Realtors, and has been locally recognized as the Realtor of the Year. Palermo is serving a […]
Frank Sinclair knows what it’s like to dream — and to wake to the realization that dreams and nightmares can be separated by the finest of lines. The oldest of 14 siblings, Sinclair was born in Red Springs, a small town of about 1,400 people in North Carolina. He joined the Air Force at the […]
Cory Arcarese is director of the Mi Casa Resource Center and the Southern Colorado Women’s Business Center. Mi Casa’s overarching goal is to increase the employability, education, knowledge and life skills of Latino families. Tell us about the Mi Casa Resource Center. How long has it been around? What’s its mission? Mi Casa’s mission is to advance […]
Maureen Christopher and business partner Marty Taylor (not shown) started Tayco Screen Printing & Embroidery 27 years ago and count the Denver Broncos among their clients. Living abroad made Maureen Christopher and business partner Marty Taylor realize the power of American entrepreneurship. So, when Christopher returned to Colorado Springs, she and Taylor wasted no time […]