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Cory Arcarese is director of the Mi Casa Resource Center and the Southern Colorado Women’s Business Center. Mi Casa’s overarching goal is to increase the employability, education, knowledge and life skills of Latino families. Tell us about the Mi Casa Resource Center. How long has it been around? What’s its mission? Mi Casa’s mission is to advance… Continue Reading Arcarese opens new door for women at Mi Casa

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Marcella Hurley is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at UCCS. The Small Business Development Center is a partnership between the Small Business Administration and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. It offers educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Hurely will work for the state’s Small Business Administration… Continue Reading Hurley takes over at Small Business Development Center

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After spending his career serving in the Air Force, Jim Faber wanted to continue his record of public service and that’s how he went on to become CEO of the nonprofit Pikes Peak Action Agency. “We like to say we’re the largest nonprofit helping the most people that you’ve never heard about,” Faber said, referring… Continue Reading Faber strengthening society through Action Agency

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ITT Mission Systems, located in Colorado Springs, provides technological services to the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, so it seems fitting that a retired Army general who served in Iraq lead the company’s efforts in the Springs. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Kenneth Hunzeker worked in both infantry and armored positions in the Army, and also has… Continue Reading Hunzeker is leading ITT into its multi-tiered future

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Jay Cimino is president of the Phil Long dealerships, the largest automotive dealerships in the Pikes Peak Region. He’s using traditional business values to push his organization toward success in the future. How and when did you become involved in the auto business? Under the direction of Mr. Philip Long, my good friend, I came… Continue Reading Jay Cimino has resolve for Ford, heart for charity

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John Hoelscher is a principal at RTA Architects with 40 years of experience working on healthcare, governmental and educational facility projects. From hospitals to centers of education, RTA has designed some of the Pikes Peak region’s most prominent projects. What drew you to architecture? I had always been intrigued by building things, and had wanted… Continue Reading One on One: Hoelscher drawing on success at RTA Architects

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Anyone involved in the Colorado Springs Arts scene knows Kat Tudor. She and her husband Bob have made numerous contributions to the arts locally, including their latest project, Marmalade at Smokebrush. Kat Tudor took some to talk to the CSBJ about Marmalade and local arts in general. What is Marmalade? Marmalade is the newest incarnation… Continue Reading Tudor’s Marmalade bringing together art, healing

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Mark Volcheff became executive director of the National Homeland Defense Foundation in March, after the merger of two nonprofits focused on national security and homeland defense. The foundation’s main event is the National Security Innovation Competition, held April 29 at the Air Force Academy. The group seeks to highlight the latest research into national security… Continue Reading Volcheff overseeing homeland’s Security Innovation Competition

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B.J. Scott has seen Peak Vista Community Health Centers through a time of tremendous growth — and incredible challenge as the worsening economy led more people to seek services at the safety net clinic. Peak Vista is a private, nonprofit health center that has treated patients in the Pikes Peak region since 1971. The clinic… Continue Reading B.J. Scott making the move to Peak Vista Foundation

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Tom Elam has vast amounts of experience dealing with government contracts — first, as a member of the Air Force and then as a civilian. So when Colorado received permission for its first Procurement Technical Assistance Center, organizers knew exactly who to call. There are PTACs scattered throughout the United States, aimed at helping private… Continue Reading Elam shepherding companies through contracting maze

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