Women of Influence Awards

Know a woman who is the consummate professional? One who gets things done, is active and engaged in the community? Maybe she works behind the scenes; maybe she’s always in the spotlight — nominate her today! and let’s celebrate accomplished, talented and amazing women!

Items you will need before you start:
  • Letter of recommendation (2 preferred)
  • Current boards, committees, and organizations nominee has served on or belonged to.
  • Link to LinkedIn profile
  • Her influence to Colorado Springs and the company she works for; professional accomplishments

Go here to nominate a Woman of Influence!

The CSBJ’s outside committee will choose 13 women for the award. A separate committee will choose the Legacy Award, from women who have won the award in the past.

Please note: Family members and staff of Colorado Publishing House employees are ineligible for consideration for this award.

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 7


Southeast Business Plan Competition

The Colorado Springs Business Journal and the Colorado Springs Independent want to help you make your dreams of business ownership come true. Tell us your ideas — detailed business plans or back-of-napkin dreaming — and we’ll have a team of entrepreneurs and business experts choose a winner. And then, we’ll set you up with a team of professionals who will work with you in your first year: accountants, lawyers, business consultants, bankers, Realtors.

Rules of the Road:
Must be headquartered in the 80910 or 80916 zip codes.
Must be new businesses ( less than two years old).
No franchises, medical marijuana, adult shops, nonprofits or multilevel marketing companies are allowed.
Expansions are allowed if the headquarters are in Southeast Colorado Springs.
Must obtain license and DBA in six months and then open the doors within six months.
Must be a legal resident of the U.S.

Go here to fill out the application and explain your idea.

Please note: Family members and staff of Colorado Publishing House employees are not eligible.

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 21