Business Briefs – 2/3/2006

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Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign ‘Best in West’

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign raised $480,310, breaking 2004’s record of $379,000 and surpassing the 2005 goal of $400,000.

El Paso County raised more money than any other Red Kettle campaign in the 13 western United States.

All donations made to The Salvation Army, including Red Kettles, are used locally to support programs such as Christmas assistance to families, The Salvation Army New Hope Center, crisis and long-term aid to families, companionship to the elderly and ill, nurturing underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims and workers and assistance to the disabled and addicted.

For more information about the Salvation Army or to make a donation, call 884-1050 or visit

Volunteers needed for city/county board

The City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County need volunteers for the Commission on Children and Families.

Members meet once a month and make recommendations to City Council about issues affecting children and families. No experience is required other than an interest in public affairs and a passion for children.

Send letters of interest and resumes by Feb. 10 to City Council, attention Marti Devine, P.O. Box 1575 Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

For more information, call 385-5453.

Space Foundation names board officers, members

The Board of Directors of the Space Foundation has elected new officers and directors of the corporation.

They are Robert S. Walker, chairman of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates, chairman; Thomas S. Moorman Jr., vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, vice chairman; William F. Ballhaus Jr., president and CEO of The Aerospace Corp., secretary; Jaleh Daie, managing partner of Aurora Equity LLC, treasurer.

New members include Frederick Hauck, former president and CEO of AXA Space Inc.; Charles Robb, former U.S. senator and former governor of Virginia; Heidi Wood, managing director of Morgan Stanley.

Goodwill Industries elects 2006 board of directors

Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs has elected Phil Price of Ramsay, Stattman, Vela & Price as its board chairman for 2006 and Jim Spittler of NAI-Highland Commercial Group LLC as chairman-elect.

New board members include John Armstrong Jr. of American National Bank, Karla Grazier of K&W Enterprises, Chuck Murphy of Murphy Constructors of Colorado Springs, Mary Scott of Ethan Allen Home Interiors, Edward Soriano of Northrop Grumman Corp. and Wendel Torres of Torix General Contractors LLC.

The Goodwill Foundation also elected its 2006 board of directors. Ed Osborne will serve as chairman. Shawn Raintree of Kaiser Permanente was elected to the board.

BMA seeking nominations for Gold Key awards

The Colorado chapter of the Business Marketing Association is seeking nominations for the 2006 Gold Key awards, an annual event that recognizes business-to-business marketing communications.

There are 47 categories, and entrants do not need to be members of BMA to participate. Entries will be judged on creativity, production/execution, selling proposition and results.

The deadline is March 10. Visit for more information and entry forms.

2006 CSPA media guide available

The 2006 Colorado Springs Press Association Media Guide is available for purchase. The guide contains El Paso/Teller County area listings of newspapers, radio and television stations, as well as reporter and other outlet contacts.

The cost is $25 for press association and Public Relations Society of America members and $35 for non-members.

The guide can be ordered by contacting Kim Mutchler at 475-2797 or The guide will be e-mailed after payment is received.

Make checks payable to the Colorado Springs Press Association, and mail them to P.O. Box 1951, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.