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Colorado Springs entrepreneur and investor Jan Horsfall is co-chair of a new, statewide effort to connect entrepreneurs to the capital and technological resources they need to make their dreams a reality. The group, Startup Colorado (startupcolorado.org), made its launch a few weeks ago. Horsfall is the former vice president of Internet search firm Lycos and… Continue Reading Horsfall, Startup Colorado seek to help entrepreneurs

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Catamount’s Jensen overseeing conference

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Darlene Jensen took the job as the executive director of the Catamount Institute in September and will oversee the annual Colorado Sustainability Conference Nov. 17 and 18 at the Antlers Hilton hotel. Jensen has 20 years of experience in public and nonprofit sector program management. She most recently served as the executive vice-president of the… Continue Reading Catamount’s Jensen overseeing conference

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Timothy Wolfe is the new general manager of the Antlers Hilton. He is the 2011 Chairman for the Colorado Hotel Lodging Association and vice president of the governor-appointed Colorado Tourism Office board of directors. Wolfe took the reins at the Antlers Hilton last month and took some time recently to talk to the CSBJ about… Continue Reading Wolfe follows hospitality path south to Antlers Hilton

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Naughton leading effort to merge Chamber, EDC

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Earlier this year the boards of directors from the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. began meeting to talk about merging. When they found that a merger would be beneficial to both organizations, they created a “unification committee” to draft a plan for what the new organization… Continue Reading Naughton leading effort to merge Chamber, EDC

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Bob Chastain is CEO of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Working at a zoo wasn’t his dream job originally, but after an internship at one, he said he began to realize their value. Now, he’s overseeing the largest habitat expansion in the Colorado Springs zoo’s history. The $13.5 million Encounter Africa exhibit, which will be home… Continue Reading Chastain overseeing Encounter Africa zoo addition

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On Oct. 3, the city’s second Honda dealership, Freedom Honda, opened its doors in the Powers Auto Park at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard. California-based Piercey Automotive Group had planned to open the dealership three years ago, but when the economy soured, plans were delayed. Piercey operates three other Honda dealerships and one Toyota dealership,… Continue Reading Piercey hopes to drive sales with Honda dealership

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Beavers serves up fresh ideas at Conscious Table

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Brent Beavers has loved to cook since he was small, watching his great-grandmother in the kitchen. He also discovered that cooking food was better than cleaning up after the meal, he said. While his childhood meals weren’t fancy, his lifelong love of food has led him to create the Conscious Table, born of his desire… Continue Reading Beavers serves up fresh ideas at Conscious Table

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Melcher preparing for his new job as city attorney

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Mayor Steve Bach recently appointed Chris Melcher as city attorney. Melcher, who graduated from Yale Law School, has been in Colorado Springs since 2006. When he begins his new job in a couple of weeks, he’ll be stepping into a position that had been occupied by the same person for the last 25 years. Melcher… Continue Reading Melcher preparing for his new job as city attorney

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Alicia McConnell, director of athlete services and programs for the U.S. Olympic Committee, was recently selected as board chairwoman for the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. She replaces former chairman John Washko, vice president of marketing for The Broadmoor. McConnell will help cultivate partnerships with community organizations throughout the U.S., and provide additional resources,… Continue Reading McConnell bringing championship perspective to CVB

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Felsen is king of the Cheyenne Mountain Resort

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Todd Felsen is the new vice president and general manager of Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a 316-room hotel and conference center that includes an 18-hole Pete Dye Golf Course and 40,000 square feet of meeting space. He takes the reins from former manager Laura Neumann, who recently retired. Felsen took some time recently to talk with… Continue Reading Felsen is king of the Cheyenne Mountain Resort

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