Advertising, Marketing and PR Firms


5475 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 210

Phone: 725-6400


Year Established: 1998

Number of Employees: 50

What is your business philosophy?

“We’ve been blessed with lots of local relationships over the years — where we’ve done work for many, many companies. We’re honored and humbled by their view that we are the best there is. We want to treat every customer with respect and to conduct business with honesty and integrity.”  — Richard Stark, vice president of business development

Second:Blakely + Co.

Third: AdPro 360

Graphic Designers

CoPilot Creative

4 S. Wahsatch Ave., Suite 120

Phone: 387-9763


Year Established: 1975

Number of Employees: 3

What is your business philosophy?

“CoPilot Creative is a branding and design studio. We create compelling identities, websites, marketing materials and stories that add value to brands. We do our best work for clients who are passionate about what they do. Clients willing to take a risk, try something new and build a long term strategic relationship. We work best when our clients have a solid product and believe in what they are selling. We also love beer … and bikes.” — Austin Buck, design “flight officer”

Second: Sandia

Third: Fastsigns of Colorado

Promotional Items

Bing Promotional Products

525 E. Fountain Blvd., Suite 114

Phone: 538-0040


Year Established: 1989

Number of Employees: 5

Why do you think your business was chosen for the award?

“Our customer service is the best there is. We make sure every client is happy and stand behind every product we sell. We also have the largest showroom in town — 1,600 square feet — and cater to all types of businesses from nonprofits to large corporations, in and outside of Colorado Springs. Our personnel are trained to know legal ramifications for product safety and are fully aware of what needs to be conveyed to our customers.”  — Craig Hohfeldt, chief financial officer

Second:The Doodler

Third: Proforma Peak Marketing

Web and Mobile Development


723 N. Weber St., Suite 400

Phone: 634-7021


Year Established: 2000

Number of Employees: 2

What is your business philosophy?

“We’ve always defined our success by our clients’ success. We believe in over-delivering and creating tremendous value for our customers, which is why we have a very strong retention rate. Some of our clients have been with us for [more than] 10 years. We have the experience and expertise to provide a new website solution for any budget, along with the personal touch customer service our clients appreciate.” — Taa Dixon, owner

Second:Infront Webworks

Third: Crystal Peak Design