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One on One: Doug Berwick

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One on One: Doug Berwick

Doug Berwick is CEO of Berwick Electric Co., which was founded in Colorado Springs and has operated as a family-owned business for three generations. From the beginning, the company has managed to remain on the cutting edge of technology, from the dawn of in-home electricity to energy specifications for chip manufacturers to electric power in… Continue Reading One on One: Doug Berwick

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O’Donnell a Pied Piper for variety of Springs events

John O’Donnell grew up in Colorado Springs, and while he’s known to many as the man behind the St. Patrick’s Day parade, his fingerprints have been on many community initiatives through the years. Fundraising, politics and community building are what he might consider his bailiwick. John and his wife, Carol, founded their company O’Donnell &… Continue Reading O’Donnell a Pied Piper for variety of Springs events

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When you sit down with Hal Littrell, also known as “Mr. Rodeo” in Colorado Springs, you are an immediate captive of his stories and adventures. Littrell, 81, worked his way from bank teller at Colorado National Exchange Bank to bank president, to bank owner/chairman and CEO of Air Academy National Bank in 1986. All the… Continue Reading Longtime banker, volunteer joins Rodeo Hall of Fame

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When Mike Scialdone took the job as CFO of Memorial Health System four years ago, he said the hospital’s community connection was the attraction. That connection has been at the center of more than two years of debate about the future of the hospital He weathered the controversial exit of CEO Larry McEvoy and was… Continue Reading Scialdone guiding Memorial during uncertain times

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Holmes searches for homeless solutions

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Bob Holmes brings both patience and experience to his job as executive director of Homeward Pikes Peak. A nonprofit agency focused on finding jobs and housing for the homeless population, Holmes has worked for the group since 2003. He brings his experience and love of children as a school superintendent to the job — as… Continue Reading Holmes searches for homeless solutions

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When Ron Chernak was looking for a place to start a business, he considered several cities but chose Colorado Springs. He moved here and opened First Business Brokers, which specializes in assisting with buying and selling businesses. The Colorado Springs lifestyle and market offerings seemed ideal, and apparently worked in his favor. This month he’s… Continue Reading Chernak, First Business Brokers celebrating 30 years

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Mutch hammering out policy issues for Springs HBA

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William Mutch is the new director of government affairs and public policy for the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs. And while he’s in a new position, he’s no stranger to politics, the sate’s key policy makers, the building industry or Colorado Springs. Mutch took some time to talk with the CSBJ about himself,… Continue Reading Mutch hammering out policy issues for Springs HBA

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Kent Fortune is vice president and general manager of USAA’s operations in Colorado Springs. He began his work at USAA in 1989 after graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree in business. He went on to work in other markets but returned to USAA about a year ago. Since… Continue Reading USAA’s Fortune overseeing insurance company’s growth

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Jackson sees auto sales jump from idle to roar

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Colorado Automobile Dealers Association Tim Jackson has a lot of good news. His organization released a report recently that said 2011 registrations of new cars and light trucks in Colorado rose 15.5 percent since 2010. The report also indicates that auto sales might be on the rise for while because registrations were up 20.8 percent… Continue Reading Jackson sees auto sales jump from idle to roar

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Adam Thesing is president of the southern Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Late last year the chapter launched a community based effort to consider how the Pikes Peak region can focus on sustainable design with future construction. Thesing took some time this week to talk to the Business Journal about that effort… Continue Reading AIA’s Thesing overseeing focus on sustainable design

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