As an increasing number of Colorado Springs residents are choosing downtown jobs and lifestyles, businesspeople like Gretchen Moran stand ready to serve them. Moran is the manager of Tejon Street Grocery Deli, which opened the first week of May and caters to young professionals, loft owners and people on the go. The former New York native who appreciates access to gourmet foods, fine cheeses, prepared deli meals as well as everyday milk-bread-and-snack fare, says she looks forward to growing with the downtown community.
Sumer Liebold is a young woman in a hurry.<br> A little more than a year ago, Liebold and her brother identified a market niche between extended-stay hotels and upscale corporate housing. The niche proved to be profitable, and the brother/sister team currently controls more than 70 units in Phoenix and Colorado Springs.<br> Liebold took time recently to tell CSBJ about herself and her business.<br>
UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak has withstood both the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, and the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression at the helm of the constantly expanding local University of Colorado campus. She’s seen state support shrink and student loans grow — and says that her biggest challenge is juggling educational quality with […]
Loren Lancaster is on a mission to find “noble-hearted business leaders.” After decades-long careers in music and engineering, the international business banker is helping to shape business culture in Vietnam — and building relationships between companies there and in the United States. He’s dedicated to supporting startups and professionals in both countries — serving as […]
Michelle Egbert specializes in peeling back the layers of a business to see how performance can be improved. And she’s obviously pretty good at what she does, because the American Business Women’s Association has selected her as one of its top 10 women of 2006. The ABWA makes its selection every year based professional growth and career advancement.
Angela Joslyn is the newly appointed director of the Colorado Springs Office of International Affairs, which assists local businesses in exporting goods and services. Joslyn’s qualification comes from a previous job that uniquely mirrors her present position. “This is my background and passion,” Joslyn said. “I lived in Japan for four years, and I taught […]
If great minds think alike, then it makes sense for them to have a place to think together. Karen Mitchell is the local chair for an organization that provides just that. The Executive Committee is a think tank for local CEOs and business leaders. It’s a place where business leaders brainstorm and problem solve. While […]
Rachel Buller sold a haunted mansion, fell in love (in part) on an eight-hour flight to London and taught herself how to play the accordion, among other life experiences. The owner of Manitou Springs Real Estate, Buller, 58, is married to Clint Lewis, and they have two sons, Ben and Skye, and a granddaughter Lumin, […]
Bruce Shepard, co-founder of the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp., has a history of putting children first. If ever there was a father figure to Pikes Peak region’s business community, it’s Bruce Shepard. In 1972, he co-founded the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. He’s a past president of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce […]
Sixteen years ago, Chris Sondermann and her then-husband Gary launched Terra Verde, a new kind of downtown retailer catering to a young, upscale, fashionable and largely female clientele. The store, in a renovated Victorian building on Tejon Street, is open and airy, lit by natural light from half a dozen skylights. The venture was an immediate success, and Terra Verde was soon recognized as one of downtown’s most successful retailers.
Col. Doug Gneiser is an Army Reservist with a unique specialty: he advises national leaders about the development of future space law and policy. Mobilized after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to Colorado Springs, Gneiser lectures, writes and counsels governmental and commercial satellite operators and customers about the legal nuances of operating in space. He will soon be demobilizing and returning to his civilian legal practice.
Sharon Thomas came to Colorado Springs in 1983 after she finished her doctoral studies at UCLA. She stayed until 2002. She returned this year to become superintendent for Colorado Springs School District 11. While she was in Colorado Springs, she completed the requirements for her administrative certificate from the University of Denver. Her first job […]