<h3>County seeking to fill vacancies on highway commission
</h3>The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on the Highway Advisory Commission.
One representative is needed from District 2 (the eastern portion of the county) and one from District 4 (the southern part of Colorado Springs, the Security-Widefield area, Fountain, Fort Carson and the area south to the county line). An at-large representative and two associate members also are needed. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 11/28/2008
<h3>Partnership for Child Development selects officers
</h3> Community Partnership for Child Development/Head Start has elected board officers for 2008-09.
Edna Daniels, a retired registered nurse, is chairwoman. The immediate past chairwoman is Beth Brooks, director of the office of the president at Colorado College. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 11/21/2008
<h3>American Legion launches G.I. Bill Web site
</h3>The American Legion has launched www.mygibill.org to help veterans and their families understand the post-Sept. 11 G.I. Bill, which takes effect Aug. 1, and how it compares with other federal education benefits for veterans.
The site includes explanations of the bill’s benefits, news alerts and updates, frequently asked questions, state-by-state benefits and online application opportunities. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 11/14/2008
<h3>Cartridge World receives sustainability award
</h3>Cartridge World Briargate has received the 2008 Sustainability Champion Award from the coordinators of the Fort Carson Sustainability Project.
The company is owned by Amy Scheller.
<h3>Office of Advocacy launches small biz blog
</h3>The Office of Advocacy has launched a small business blog focusing on regulatory issues, small business research and state regulatory activity. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 11/7/2008
<h3>B&G Club receives $50,000 for Teen Leadership Academy
</h3>The Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region has received a $50,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation to help teenagers develop and strengthen their leadership skills.
The 22-week Teen Leadership Academy focuses on economic empowerment, college preparation and job readiness, tolerance, inclusion and diversity skills. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 10/31/2008
<h3>Fatherhood program receives award
</h3>The Center on Fathering, a program of the El Paso County Department of Human Services, has received a $3,000 Fatherhood Resource Center award from the National Fatherhood Initiative.
FRC is a suite of skill-building resources — curricula, interactive CDs and brochures — designed for dads. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 10/24/2008
<h3>Citizens Project’s Fifth Annual Divine Award
</h3>Citizens Project invites residents to submit nominations for this prestigious award that recognizes a person in the Pikes Peak region who has worked tirelessly to create a vibrant democracy in which equal rights are protected, individual freedoms are secure, differences are respected and people fully participate in civic life. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 10/17/2008
<h3>Colorado Lottery wins advertising awards
</h3>The Colorado Lottery has received several advertising awards from the National Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.
The Silver Celebration Spadea won a Hickey Award for Print Advertising: Print Ad — Color.
The television advertisement called “Game On” for the lottery’s Colorado Millionaire scratch game won a Batchy Award for Television Advertising: Use of Cinematography. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 10/10/2008
<h3>Volunteers needed for Make a Difference Month
</h3>Make a Difference Day has turned into Make a Difference Month locally, making October the largest communitywide volunteer effort in the history of Colorado Springs.
Last year more than 3,000 volunteers participated in the event. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 10/3/2008
<h3>Flight for Life Colorado honors heroes
</h3>Flight for Life Colorado has recognized crews from two incidents of gun violence with “Wings of Honor” awards.
The first award honors the crews on the scene at the New Life Church shooting during December. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 9/26/2008