<h3>SBA Gateway earns award<br>
</h3>The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Business Gateway Initiative has been awarded the ACT/IAC Excellence.Gov Award for its Business.gov Web site.<br>
Business.gov is the official business link to the U.S. government and delivers services and information to the nation’s small business community. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/11/2008
<h3>County needs volunteers
</h3>The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on several of its boards. The deadline for applications is April 18.
Vacancies exist on the Board of Adjustment, the Colorado State University Extension Advisory Committee, the El Paso County Fair & Events Complex Advisory Board, the Juvenile Community Review Board, the Employee Benefits Advisory Board, Continue Reading Business Briefs – 4/4/2008
<h3>SBA’s top entrepreneurs<br>
</h3>Shawnee Huckstep, CEO and co-founder of TechWise, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Colorado Small Business Person of the Year for 2008.<br>
TechWise is a Colorado Springs-based company that provides information technology support and consulting, educational program development and professional engineering services.<br> Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/28/2008
<h3>Heller Center receives grant
</h3>The State Historical Fund, a program of the Colorado Historical Society, will provide a more than $90,000 grant to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to develop a master plan and historic structure assessment for the Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/21/2008
</h3>The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service has $1 million available for 2008 Conservation Innovation Grants Program projects in Colorado.
Applicants can receive up to $75,000 for improving conservation practices. Those eligible include federally recognized Indian tribes, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/14/2008
<h3>BLM seeks council members
</h3>The Bureau of Land Management in Colorado is seeking nominations for five open positions on each of its three Resource Advisory Councils, which advise the BLM about public land issues.
The 15 RAC positions open in Colorado are in the following categories:
Category One — BLM grazing permitees and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral Continue Reading Business Briefs – 3/7/2008
<h3>LPP honors leaders
</h3>Leadership Pikes Peak has selected its honorees for the 2008 Community Leadership Awards, which are presented to individuals who exemplify the best aspects of community trusteeship.
The Community Inspiration Leadership Award, which recognizes an outstanding volunteer who takes on a leadership role in community or nonprofit organizations, will be given to Roxanne Novak. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/29/2008
<h3>Business.gov expands services
</h3>Small business access to government information has taken a leap forward with the addition of new state and local search capabilities on Business.gov, the official business link to the U.S. government. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/22/2008
<h3>State fair in elite group
</h3>Carnival Warehouse has listed the Colorado State Fair as the 38th most-attended fair in North America.
The “Top 50 North American Fairs” drew nearly 41.5 million guests during 2007; the Colorado State Fair had attendance of 485,038.
The fair ranked 42nd during 2005 and 38th during 2006. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/15/2008
<h3>M.S. Society selects board
</h3>Michael W. King, a partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck P.C., has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Angela Kennedy of GHP Financial Group will serve as treasurer and Jan Steiert of Electrum USA Ltd. is secretary.
The state chapter was founded in 1959 and provides programs and advocacy to help and empower more than 70,000 Coloradoans affected by M.S. annually. Continue Reading Business Briefs – 2/8/2008