Spacecon Specialty Contractors LLC was named an “excellence winner” in the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards. The award was presented at a dinner on Oct. 18 in Denver.
The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department earned Silver Level certification through the Solar Friendly Communities program for adopting best practices in solar permitting. The regional agency oversees building regulations for El Paso County, Colorado Springs and the smaller cities of Fountain, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls, Monument and Palmer Lake. With the addition of Colorado Springs, all of Colorado’s five biggest cities, and many smaller ones, have now streamlined their processes to win recognition through the program.
Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado Inc. was recognized by the JA USA organization with the 2012-2013 Summit Award for outstanding performance in the areas of program impact, program quality, financial solvency and management effectiveness.
Colorado Springs resident David Lord, former Colorado College business manager, was named volunteer of the year for the Colorado-Wyoming chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Lord’s leadership led to the Bike MS Steering Committee raising more than $3.6 million annually.
The Club at Flying Horse hosted a golf tournament that raised $50,000 for two area entities affected by the Black Forest fire. The club donated $25,000 each to Care and Share of Southern Colorado and The Black Forest Fire Department. All tournament expenses were covered by The Club at Flying Horse, Seven Arrows Gallery, Allegra Colorado Springs and WaterStone. The money was presented Tuesday.
Honeywell employees globally donated to the Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund to support Colorado Springs in the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. Donations include $255,000 in Honeywell personal protective equipment to six volunteer fire departments as well as direct cash donations to six additional fire companies. The fire departments honored include Cascade, Crystal Park, Palmer Lake, Simla, Ellicott, Calhan, Stratmoor Hills, Divide, El Paso County Sheriff Wildland Fire Operations, Green Mountain Falls, Manitou Springs and Black Forest.