ANB Bank Regional President Lonnie Parsons knows exactly which direction his bank is heading — up. Parsons took over the Denver-based bank’s Colorado Springs operations last August, a time when ANB, the Pikes Peak Region’s fifth largest bank with about $400 million in assets, was facing lending challenges and had...
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...
One segment of the Colorado Springs commercial real estate market is experiencing explosive growth — gas stations. “It seems like the only thing that’s really moving,” said Lori Ondrick, a retail broker with Quantum Commercial Group. Ryan Tefertiller, a city planner, said everyone in the planning department has dealt with at...
Brother Luck (yes, his real name), is the proprietor and executive chef of the relatively new Brother Luck Street Eats located on West Colorado Avenue. Luck oversees all restaurant operations, including the sourcing and preparation of seasonal, farm-to-table fare, much of it from local distributors. He hadn’t always been...
Ferrari Films Owner: Denise Ferrari Where: 16055 Old Forest Point, Monument Employees: 7 Find them: www.ferrarifilms.com Denise Ferrari and her two-person film and production crew were driving past the giant Discovery Communications headquarters — home to the Discovery Channel — in Silver Spring, Md., and felt the grandeur of the building. “That’s our competition,” she...
Luke Travins has done much during his 24-year stay in Colorado Springs to shape the restaurant scene that so many residents hold dear. A native of New York City, Travins moved here in 1990 to train on the U.S. National Team for team handball. He continued to live and...
“Forty percent of film festivals last for only one year,” said Linda Broker, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute. But that’s not the case with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, slated for its annual run Nov. 13-15. Founded in 1987, the festival is the longest continuously running...
Pikes Peak Community College has several plans in the works to educate people, ranging from teaching graphic arts to raising chickens to helping veterans after their service in the field. Later this month, PPCC President Lance Bolton will testify before the Capital Development Committee at the Colorado Legislature, requesting state...
The glass ceiling exists for women not only in business, but in nonprofit agency management as well. A woman chief executive officer of a nonprofit makes less money than a man in the same executive position for the same-sized agency, according to the 2015 compensation report from GuideStar USA Inc....
Red Leg Brewing Co. Address: 4630 Forge Road Website: redlegbrewing.com Phone: 598-3776 Motto: “Serving Those Who Serve” Employees: Three The thought of spending life sitting sedentary behind a desk terrified U.S. Army veteran Todd Baldwin. “I didn’t serve so I would have to sit in a cubicle for the rest of my life,” Baldwin said. In 2009,...
After five years of drama and intrigue, the multi-million-dollar, tax-funded projects promised to the U.S. Olympic Committee’s training center are under way. Crews are working on two major projects at the Olympic Training Center campus — part of a $40 million city-funded incentive package inked in 2009 to keep the...
Mark and Michaela Jehning are interested in buying an animal kennel in El Paso County. Before they do, they need to know how to write a business plan, research their competitors, pricing, costs, insurance, licensing, permits, accounting options, marketing, the neighborhood of the business and a thousand other details...