Jim Hendron left a 20-year career in software and financial services to purchase a La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery in Colorado Springs. When Jim Hendren decided to get into the La-Z-Boy business a few months ago, he thought it would be a sleepy little venture. He soon realized, however, that the job offered little time to kick […]
It’s a little like being king of the jungle. Bob Chastain will take over as Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s president and CEO on Oct. 1. He’ll succeed Susan Engfer, who is retiring after 17 years as the zoo’s CEO. Chastain most recently held the position of zoo vice president and chief operating officer. He’s worked at […]
* Name: Rosanne Gain * Organization: Rosanne Gain Public Relations * Position: Owner * Hometown: I was born in Montreal, Que., Canada * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Moved here seven years ago from Santa Fe, N.M, Education: Bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising – minors in advertising and art history from Florida […]
Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Doug Price spends his time attracting people to the Pikes Peak region, and that includes managing a staff of 18 employees, 36 volunteers and an annual budget of $3.1 million. Price, 58, and his wife of 31 years, Kathy, have two grown children. Price sat down […]
You could come face to face with Robert Bux someday and never know it. Bux is El Paso County’s new coroner and medical examiner. His office investigates more than 1,000 deaths a year, and he works to discover the identity of homicide victims, often found far from their homes and belongings. Bux took over last month for Dr. David Bowerman. Although it’s not required for the job of coroner, Bux is a medical doctor. A normal day at the office for Bux may not seem so normal. He goes to work knowing he’ll probably perform at least two autopsies.
After graduating from Doherty High School, Rod Thirion earned three degrees, worked in a variety of industries and owned a restaurant/bar in Denver. But while teaching his first class — the first night — at Pikes Peak Community College, Thirion knew he’d found his niche. Recently, he took time to tell the Business Journal in […]
After a successful business career, Lola Woloch decided to give back to the community. The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce provided an opportunity that resonated with the woman who started her first business at 20 years old. Working as executive director since January, Woloch has lived in Colorado Springs since 1998 with her husband, […]
A self-described, reformed hippie, Fred Veitch once played drums in a rock ‘n’ roll band that opened for bands like The Doors and Jefferson Airplane. Fast-forward a few years — after moving to the Springs in 1969, his marriage to Linda, three children and six grandchildren -— and you’ll find Veitch crafting ideas, developing land and […]
Nearly 100 years ago, the Broadmoor Art Academy was founded. It later became the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, cornerstone of the arts culture and education in the Pikes Peak region. Sam Gappmayer was hired as CEO of the Fine Arts Center in 2008 and inherited the charge to maintain the organization’s esteemed reputation, something […]
Not so much a serial entrepreneur, but a self-described parallel entrepreneur, Chris Franz, 42, co-chairs Startup Colorado and the entrepreneurship team at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. He is also on the board of Peak Startup. None of this earns him cash now; however, it will add to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado Springs […]
Editor’s note: This week the One on One feature changes from a question/answer format to a story/profile format. Like Marco Polo, Bryan and Scott Jewelers Ltd. owner Roberto Agnolini has traveled the world, rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, viewed the work of fabulous artisans and gathered a wealth of treasures offered at his […]
During the 2000 presidential election, Clay Turner targeted Al Gore – and was instrumental in helping defeat the former vice president in two key states: Arkansas and Tennessee. As advertising director for the National Rifle Association during the election, Turner put together television ads and campaign materials directed at defeating the candidate in his home state. Turner, senior vice president and managing director of Ackerman McQueen Advertising Agency, said his work with the NRA is some of the most enjoyable time he’s had at the office – putting together a magazine that is sent to about 700,000 NRA members. When Turner isn’t putting together advertising campaigns and magazines for the NRA, he’s in his 1988 BMW M roadster, autocross racing at local and state events.