Kudos! – December 27, 2013

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Knapp honored

John Knapp, Palmer Land Trust board member, was inducted into the Conservation Hall of Fame at the 2013 Colorado Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting. Knapp retired after 42 years working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rancher Ed Hiza was given the supervisor of the year award for his career in agriculture and conservation at the same meeting.

Metier Law Firm receives innovation award

With an office in Colorado Springs, the Metier Law Firm has been named Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International Magazine. Winners are determined by number of votes, in-house research and supplemental information supplied by the nominees. The firm also has offices in Fort Collins, Denver, Cheyenne, and Casper.

Manitou businesses helped

Five small Manitou businesses affected by the floods this year will receive $1,000 grants from the eight Rotary Clubs in the Pikes Peak region. Those businesses include Blue Skies Inn, Pikes Peak Inn, Goldminer’s Nuts, Mr. Tech Head, and Safron of Manitou Springs. The Rotary Clubs involved include Colorado Springs, Broadmoor, Pikes Peak, Rampart Range, Garden of the Gods, East Colorado Springs, Interquest, and North Colorado Springs.

Philharmonic wins award

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic received the 2013 award for Excellence in Nonprofits from the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. It was nominated by David Siegel, executive director of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation. The philharmonic has a $3 million budget, and 150,000 ticket holders are served annually.

Martin named to national board

Colorado Springs City Councilor and Utilities Board member Jan Martin has been named to a one-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council. APPA is the national organization representing the nation’s 2,000 community-owned electric utilities. She has served on the CSU board for the past seven years.

Monument company makes deal with Rockies

Maxx HD Sunglasses is in partnership with the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club starting with the 2014 Major League season. The partnership will allow the Monument-based company to be the official sunglasses of the Colorado Rockies through the 2016 season.

Class of ’64 tops giving

The U.S. Air Force Academy class of 1964 has surpassed $11 million in lifetime cumulative giving. Its members are the first AFA graduating class to surpass the milestone, since the Association of Graduates began tracking graduate contributions in 1982.

Boecore wins national award

Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman presented Boecore with the World Class Team Supplier award, bestowed on team members who demonstrate outstanding achievements in support of its programs. Selection for this award was predicated on Boecore’s excellence in engineering and technical capabilities, degree of experience, quality work, prompt delivery, cost affordability, and history of proven performance. This is the second time Boecore was honored with this award by Northrop Grumman, for whom they perform systems and network engineering, information security, advanced software engineering, warfighter support, missile defense operations, and IT management.