Kudos! – June 8, 2012

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Chamber and EDC recognized for work on Spaceport

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC received “Chairs’ Choice Award for Outstanding Efforts in Economic Development.” This is in recognition for the organization’s efforts to advocate and develop the Colorado Spaceport.

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation hosted its eighth annual meeting and awards luncheon, celebrating economic expansion and significant project accomplishments in the previous year.

Gregory received Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking

El Pomar Foundation Senior Vice President Theo Gregory makes a living crisscrossing southern Colorado, bringing people together, opening doors and creating lasting connections that lead to community change.

Because he does this so well, Gregory was awarded the Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking from the Council on Foundations. The Scrivner Award is a tribute to the creative legacy left by Robert W. Scrivner, a longtime director of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the first executive director of the Rockefeller Family Fund. It is presented to someone who personifies his leadership, his devotion to upstanding values, and his energy, enthusiasm, and optimism.

Gregory heads El Pomar’s Emerging Leaders program, which connects leaders of all ethnicities with opportunities to serve on a broad level.

Springs’ Furniture Galleries named tops in customer service

La-Z-Boy has awarded the Furniture Galleries stores of Colorado Springs as the top in customer service among all 309 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Owner Jim Hendren was named the winner of the company’s Customer Service Excellence Award, an award recently presented at an awards ceremony in North Carolina.

“We are proud to honor the Colorado Springs store for continually providing exceptional customer service and making comfort a defining characteristic of the shopping experience at these stores,” said Mark Bacon, La-Z-Boy Branded Business president. “Jim and his employees have done an exceptional job of making our customers happy and their success is a win for the entire La-Z-Boy brand.”