Business Briefs – 2/29/2008

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LPP honors leaders

Leadership Pikes Peak has selected its honorees for the 2008 Community Leadership Awards, which are presented to individuals who exemplify the best aspects of community trusteeship.
The Community Inspiration Leadership Award, which recognizes an outstanding volunteer who takes on a leadership role in community or nonprofit organizations, will be given to Roxanne Novak.
She is a registered nurse and serves as a spokeswoman and board officer for Partners in Housing. She also serves on the steering committee for the Women’s Community Leadership Initiative and volunteers with TESSA, helping women who are victims of domestic violence.
Paul Johnson, executive director of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, will receive The Modeling the Way community Leadership Award, which recognizes a team builder who motivates others to get involved in community service.
Johnson has developed a collaborative relationship with dozens of nonprofit, government and business organizations. He also has served on the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, Westside CARES and the Colorado Springs Planning Commission.
The Mary Lou Makepeace Community Trustee Award, which recognizes a leader whose sustained community leadership has had a lasting impact on a broad segment of the Pikes Peak region, will be presented to Bill Hurt, president and CEO of ERA Shields Real Estate.
Hurt has been involved with United Way, the Economic Development Corp., Court Appointed Special Advocates, Partners in Housing and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The honorees will be formally recognized during LPP’s annual Celebration of Community Leadership at 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the Pikes Peak Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle. Tickets are $60 for LPP graduates and $70 for the public.
For more information, call 632-2618 or e-mail

OfficeScapes in Pueblo

OfficeScapes has opened an office in Northpoint Business Center in Pueblo.
The company offers a range of office and educational environment services and has offices in Fort Collins, Denver and Colorado Springs.
Rich Whitcomb will lead the Pueblo operation.

Send One Suit Week

Dress for Success will conduct its annual SOS — Send One Suit Week campaign March 30 through April 5.
Women are encouraged to help other women enter the work force and take charge of their lives by donating one new or nearly new suit to any DressBarn store.
The campaign provides about 30 percent of the annual suiting needs for Dress for Success Affiliates. More than 100,000 suits have been donated.
For a list of store locations, visit