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FAC’s Gappmayer connects sectors

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FAC’s Gappmayer connects sectors

Nearly 100 years ago, the Broadmoor Art Academy was founded. It later became the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, cornerstone of the arts culture and education in the Pikes Peak region. Sam Gappmayer was hired as CEO of the Fine Arts Center in 2008 and inherited the charge to maintain the organization’s esteemed reputation, something… Continue Reading FAC’s Gappmayer connects sectors

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One on One: Bettis at the helm of Academy Bank

Tony Bettis might be Academy Bank’s new Colorado Springs market senior vice president, but he’s not new to the market. He joined Academy Bank’s holding company, Dickinson Financial Corp., in 1994. He transferred to Colorado Springs in 2003 to work in the company’s national real estate lending group. Academy Bank ran afoul of federal regulators… Continue Reading One on One: Bettis at the helm of Academy Bank

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One on One: Turk leads Stratton Home into centennial

Winfield Scott Stratton, a gold miner who struck it rich in 1891, is recognized as one of the most benevolent men in Colorado Springs’ history, and Mark Turk is leading the effort to continue fulfilling Stratton’s charitable vision. Turk is the executive director of the Myron Stratton Home, a palatial estate located at the southeast… Continue Reading One on One: Turk leads Stratton Home into centennial

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One on One: Preston steps up to take KCME baton

Last month George Preston became general manager of local classical music station KCME 88.7 FM, and he believes his new mission is not only to grow a listening audience but also to bring the community together through Mozart and Beethoven. Preston replaces Jeanna Wearing, who left the general manager post after 18 years but will… Continue Reading One on One: Preston steps up to take KCME baton

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One on One: Smith brings plans to new role at Penrose

Jameson “Jamie” Smith has a specific philosophy in mind as he leads hospital operations for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services’ two local campuses: a culture of caring. Smith has been at Penrose-St. Francis for more than five years, and started as its chief operating officer. Today, he’s the senior vice president and chief administrative officer, a… Continue Reading One on One: Smith brings plans to new role at Penrose

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One on One: Jason Wood brings United Way experience

When JD Dallager announced his plans to retire as Pikes Peak United Way’s CEO earlier this year, Jason Wood saw an opportunity — and went for it. Wood, who was living in Kansas City, has headed two other United Way organizations and is no stranger to nonprofits. He has an undergraduate degree in nonprofit management… Continue Reading One on One: Jason Wood brings United Way experience

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One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

James Fennell is the man behind the groundbreaking design of the Ivywild School, a redeveloped elementary school at 1604 S. Cascade Ave. that houses several trendy new restaurants as well as the famed Bristol Brewing Company. Fennell, who owns the local architectural design company, Fennell Group, talked with the Business Journal this week about how his… Continue Reading One on One: Fennell planted Ivywild’s ideas

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One on One: BBB’s Noleen behind stronger Small Business Week

This year, National Small Business Week has taken a giant leap forward in El Paso County — and Marjorie Noleen is one of the people behind the push. Noleen, who is marketing director for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, teamed up with other small business proponents to present a widely varied schedule of… Continue Reading One on One: BBB’s Noleen behind stronger Small Business Week

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Barrett plans to revamp BBB’s role

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Barrett plans to revamp BBB’s role

Matt Barrett jumped into the Colorado Springs business scene about seven years ago when he took a job with the UCCS Small Business Development Center — and he’s been a major part of the business community ever since. He left SBDC early in 2011 to take a job as COO of Graham Advertising, but announced… Continue Reading Barrett plans to revamp BBB’s role

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One on One: Husak holding reins of many entities

Peter Husak is a man about town. He’s CEO of the locally based office furniture company, OfficeScapes, but he’s also active in several fundraising and business groups, so you might see him at an Antlers breakfast and then again at a Broadmoor luncheon later that same day. He serves on the board of governors for… Continue Reading One on One: Husak holding reins of many entities

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