Two groups of Colorado Springs businessmen are sponsoring parallel, loosely linked projects aimed at re-shaping city government. Born of skepticism about city finances and leadership, the projects include independent audits of city operations and a push to change the structure of city government.
G.E. Johnson Construction Co. has contracted with Colorado Springs Utilities to build and renovate a Call and Service Center at 701 North Circle Drive. The 67,000 sq. ft. project will begin this June and is scheduled for completion in October, 1998, at a cost of $6.2 million. The project is...
If Madison Avenue ever opens a Catchy Name Hall of Fame, Embassy Suites has my vote. Each word conjures up visions of power, elegance, a private sanctuary for the well-heeled and well-connected. A place where diplomats hold back-channel conversations to free a political hostage or shore up a sagging currency.
As if declining prices and increasing inventory weren’t enough of a challenge for home builders, there’s a new competitor on the housing industry building block: home building franchises. G.J. Gardner Homes, an Australia-based home builder franchisor, has taken a toehold in the United States. The company launched its first American franchises last year in California.
The Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association has elected board officers for 2007-08. Charles McKay of Keyline Graphics Inc. will serve as president. Rich Brewer of G.A. Wright Marketing Inc. is executive vice president. Debbie Williams of SourceGas will serves as vice president of records, Jim Albany of Annex Print & Mail Solutions will serve as vice president of finance, Michelle Hoffman of Equifax Direct Marketing Solutions will serve as vice president of membership and Jon Vanderwall of Henry Wurst Inc. will serve as vice president of communications.
The Pikes Peak Community Action Agency is hosting its inaugural Groovin’ in the Garden Smooth Jazz Concert and BBQ from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Hillside Gardens & Nursery, 1006 S. Institute. The concert features contemporary jazz artists Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, with special guest Nelson Rangell. Also performing is TruGruv, with Tony Exum Jr.
Jill Law, director of El Paso County Public Health since March 2012, received her registered nurse degree from Beth-El College of Nursing at UCCS and has a master’s in health administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to her current position, she served as the agency’s division director of...
During a down economy, a shortage of workers is likely not uppermost in the minds of executives — but with the pending exodus of baby boomers from the work force, it should be. Matjaz Bren, affiliate faculty member at Regis University’s College for Professional Studies and principal at ICARA Limited LLC, an international business development firm, said both government and the private sector face a serious labor shortage.
With the passing of former Mayor Bob Isaac, whose public funeral will be this morning at the City Auditorium, Colorado Springs has lost a man who did more to create today’s Colorado Springs than anyone of his generation. Born during 1928, Isaac attended local public schools, received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, completed his service requirement and then earned a law degree at the University of Southern California.
Amendment 64 is now officially state law, allowing adults to grow up to six plants at home and possess small amounts of marijuana without fear of state criminal prosecution. But that’s about the only clear conclusion from the news earlier this week that Gov. John Hickenlooper certified the Nov. 6 election results. It’s not clear […]
Apple again took the highest ranking in Barron’s “most respected” companies list, but J.P. Morgan Chase dropped from 14th to 49th, said the Chicago Tribune. Investors ranked companies based on management, business strategy, ethical business strategies and competitive edge. Read more at the Chicago Tribune.