The Pikes Peak Library District has embarked on a new chapter with Paula Miller taking over as the system’s executive director.
A native of Ohio, Miller is leaving the big-city life of Cleveland for the picturesque beauty of Pikes Peak. It’s a journey Miller says she has no regrets about. Continue Reading Miller new protagonist developing plot for PPLD
The mall – it’s an explosion of stimuli for the shopping senses.
Window displays, sale ads, seasonal styles, neon signs, inviting kiosks and the food court all create a hub for the mega-industry of retail commerce.
But the magic doesn’t just happen by accident. It’s a coordinated effort among store owners and the mall marketing staff.
At The Citadel, that effort is led by Diane Loschen.
Loschen is senior marketing director for The Citadel, the region’s oldest indoor shopping mall. Continue Reading Loschen making the marketing grade at Citadel
You may not see Mark Iorio wearing a white lab coat with a stethoscope stuffed in the pocket, but he knows how to keep a physicians’ network in good health.
Iorio is CEO of Colorado Springs Health Partners, a group of 90 Colorado Springs physicians. As the city has grown, so has CSHP, which was formed nearly 60 years ago by six World War II veterans who were doctors.
Today, the organization numbers some 700 employees, including physicians and their support staff, at 11 locations. Continue Reading CSHP’s Iorio is just what the doctor ordered
In 1967, Jim Johnson’s father started G.E. Johnson Construction Co. with one pickup truck and a contract to build an administration building for the Fountain Valley School.
Johnson took over his father’s business in 1997, and today, the company’s reputation reaches around the state with projects that include schools, hospitals, financial institutions, upscale offices and ski resorts. Continue Reading Johnson building success for family company
You could come face to face with Robert Bux someday and never know it.
Bux is El Paso County’s new coroner and medical examiner. His office investigates more than 1,000 deaths a year, and he works to discover the identity of homicide victims, often found far from their homes and belongings.
Bux took over last month for Dr. David Bowerman. Although it’s not required for the job of coroner, Bux is a medical doctor.
A normal day at the office for Bux may not seem so normal. He goes to work knowing he’ll probably perform at least two autopsies. Continue Reading Bux seems content being part of a dying business
For Scott Koons, time is technology.
That’s why he and his company, Imagination Interactive, are in a never-ending fight to stay at the forefront of advances for the Internet.
If Koons is on top of his game, so are his clients. They hire him to update their Web sites with the latest advances in streaming audio and video. Continue Reading Koons riding current of technology up stream
Keeping cars in tiptop shape is something Alicia Jones deals with every day as the owner of Auto Clinic of the Rockies.
And, as this year’s president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Colorado Springs, she’ll try her hand at helping small business owners keep their businesses running in optimal condition. Continue Reading Jones working to tune up Hispanic businesses
Meet Matt Barrett.
He’s not only one of the newest guys in town; he’s also the new director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Barrett, who started the new job this month, is taking over a position that has been vacant since September, when former director Luis Saldarriaga left. Continue Reading Barrett focusing on building businesses at SBDC
For more than 10 years, La Plata Investments has been the guiding force behind the master-planned communities of Briargate and Pine Creek.
And late last year, La Plata, under the direction of CEO Scott Smith, opened the first filing of its newest community, Cordera.
Located near Powers Boulevard and Old Ranch Road, and billed as a family friendly community, Cordera will feature four themed community parks, an outdoor community pool, a trail system, 41 acres of open space and neighborhood parks wired for Wi-Fi (wireless Internet connection).
Cordera’s filings two and three are expected to open by 2008. Continue Reading Smith, La Plata concentrating on Cordera project
Even if you’ve never met Hal Ward, you’ve certainly seen his company’s work.
Most of the billboards, bus stops and bench advertisements around the city are the work of Lamar Outdoor Advertising.
Ward is vice president and general manager. Continue Reading Ward extols the benefits of the great outdoors