Moore named business-arts leader

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CJ Moore is the Business Arts Leader of the year.

She was given the honor during the third-annual Business & Arts Lunch today at the Antlers Hilton hotel, where 350 people from the business and arts world gathered to recognize efforts to promote the arts.

Awards were also given for arts philanthropy and creative workspace.

Moore, public affairs director for Kaiser Permanente in Southern Colorado, was cited for her leadership as board chair of the Colorado Springs Conservatory as well as her personal financial contributions and attendance at numerous arts events throughout the region, and her service on the board of Rocky Mountain PBS.

Western Jubilee Recording Company, founded by Scott O’Malley, won the Creative Workspace/Workforce Award. The company’s offices are filled with Americana memorabilia and a small private theater for recording sessions.

The Downtown Development Authority, a nonprofit economic development proponent for downtown won the Philanthropy Award. The DDA has supported numerous downtown arts efforts, such as the Pikes Peak Arts Festival, KRCC’s Blues Under the Bridge, and the Indie Spirit Film Festival. The DDA also provides financial support and business advice to the Cottonwood Center for the Arts.

The annual lunch is co-presented by The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region.