The mall – it’s an explosion of stimuli for the shopping senses. Window displays, sale ads, seasonal styles, neon signs, inviting kiosks and the food court all create a hub for the mega-industry of retail commerce. But the magic doesn’t just happen by accident. It’s a coordinated effort among store owners and the mall marketing staff. At The Citadel, that effort is led by Diane Loschen. Loschen is senior marketing director for The Citadel, the region’s oldest indoor shopping mall.
Two years ago, Greg LaPorte decided to try a promising franchise opportunity offered in Colorado Springs. The result, so far, has exceeded his expectations. His company, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, enjoys plenty of local visibility thanks to its bright blue trucks and trained hauling professionals, and the newcomer finds Colorado Springs a promising market with plenty of room for growth.
Rebecca Rodriguez is setting up the structure of the new Peak Vista Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to ensure the sustainability of the health care clinic that focuses on providing primary health services to the uninsured and under-insured population of Colorado Springs.
Debbie Chandler spends most of her time “herding cats” — managing teams of doctors as the executive director of the Colorado Springs Health Partners. Chandler works with more than 90 doctors in more than 20 medical specialties. <strong>Organization:</strong> Colorado Springs Health Partners
In October CSU-Pueblo announced its new vision: “To establish Colorado State University-Pueblo as the people’s university of the Southwest United States by 2028.” Helping to conceive that vision is Provost Mohammed Abdelrahman.
Jane Young’s roots in the community run deep. “My dad was discharged from the Army at Fort Carson, after he’d served in Korea,” she said. “He came back here as soon as he could, and worked for many years as the art director for Gabel Advertising, one of the first agencies in Colorado Springs.” After graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Young went to work for Digital Equipment. She left its successor to go into business for herself as a financial planner.
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.
Brent Sabati is banking on a different type of tool to get his name out in the business community. The 23-year-old financial advisor for Mutual of Omaha recently started Attitude Check: The Business Leadership Podcast. “It’s with a friend from college and what we are trying to do is interview different business people — leaders,” […]
Dr. John Fugate moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to his grandchildren, and along the way, he’s helped create the region’s first children’s hospital. The Pennsylvania native is medical director at Memorial Hospital for Children, which opened last year. The hospital boasts the only pediatric intensive care unit in southern Colorado. Fugate recently took time to tell CSBJ about himself and his organization.
Greg Raymond led the planning of southern Colorado’s first children’s hospital, set to open this spring — but his goal is to keep kids out of it. “You look at a hospital and … it’s always tied with hands-on patient care and the billing cycle and that perpetual business activity that takes place,” he explained. […]
At age 12, Ted Mossman started mowing lawns to pay for martial arts classes — Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu and Sul Sa Do. Fifteen years of competition taught him self-control, discipline and how to stay focused and centered. And in the banking industry, Mossman uses that training to get his mind “in the right place to accomplish the task.” When he’s not mountain biking or kickboxing, he’s hunting elk with his dad or hiking and fishing with his sons. Mossman recently took time to tell CSBJ about himself and his organization.
In May 2006, David Churchill was named vice president and general manager of the network and digital solutions business unit of Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurements Group in Colorado Springs. He hit the ground running, spending at least half of each month on the road, consulting with clients and Agilent engineers.