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Airport director dishes aviation

With the news last week that Sierra Nevada Corp. subsidiary Sierra Completions will open an $88-million aircraft modification business at the Colorado Springs Airport, Director of Aviation Dan Gallagher has been a busy man. He has been giving media interviews and further marketing the 7,500-acre airport, what he calls “a sleeping giant” for business, some… Continue Reading Airport director dishes aviation

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Franz seeks self-sustaining tech ecosystem

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Franz seeks self-sustaining tech ecosystem

Not so much a serial entrepreneur, but a self-described parallel entrepreneur, Chris Franz, 42, co-chairs Startup Colorado and the entrepreneurship team at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. He is also on the board of Peak Startup. None of this earns him cash now; however, it will add to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Franz seeks self-sustaining tech ecosystem

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Chuck Murphy shares living legacy

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Chuck Murphy shares living legacy

Chuck Murphy is known in Colorado Springs as a faithful Catholic, a smart businessman, an ardent Democrat, a kind and giving philanthropist and a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa who’s also proud and Irish with a fun sense of humor. The 79-year-old Colorado Springs native and owner of Murphy Constructors took time with the… Continue Reading Chuck Murphy shares living legacy

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Kudos! – January 30, 2015

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Top sport award USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus of Colorado Springs received the Association of Chief Executives for Sport’s Chief Executive Leadership Award. Wielgus has been executive director of USA Swimming since 1997. Ten years so far Josephus LeRoux achieved 10 years with the BiggsKofford, P.C., accounting firm this month. LeRoux received a bachelor… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 30, 2015

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People on the Move – January 30, 2015

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BiggsKofford PC hired Carrie Iverson as an associate. Iverson, a graduate of Colorado Technical University, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. Bill Lueck is now vice president of strategy for Centura Health’s South State Operating Group, which includes Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs, St. Mary-Corwin in Pueblo and… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 30, 2015

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Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

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Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

Bob Penkhus represents the second generation to operate a Volvo dealership in Colorado Springs after his father started selling cars here in 1951. Now his 37-year-old son, Robbie Penkhus, sells vehicles at Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi dealerships here. Penkhus and his wife Leslie have two other children, Jamie and Chad. Business runs in the… Continue Reading Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

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Kudos! – January 9, 2015

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Farrell’s expands Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping in Colorado Springs has opened its third location, this one at 4427 Centennial Blvd. Co-owners are Mark and Jenny Vohsman. McGrath retires Mike McGrath retired as senior investment strategist with the Wells Fargo Private Bank. He started at the bank in 1982. He has been involved with Penrose-St. Francis Health… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 9, 2015

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People on the Move – January 9, 2015

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Lucinda McRoberts has joined USA Swimming as chief counsel and director of legal affairs; she will advise the executive director, senior staff and the board on legal matters. McRoberts graduated from Yale University and the University of Michigan Law School. The Air Force Academy selected James A. Knowlton as athletic director. Knowlton, who had been… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 9, 2015

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Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

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Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

Dale Stamp is a family man first, followed by physical fitness. Third on the list is business. After 10 years as the tennis pro for the city of Colorado Springs, he launched his real estate career. As president of Quantum Commercial Group, Stamp oversees and is responsible for millions of dollars in commercial real estate… Continue Reading Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

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The Broadmoor to hand reins to Damioli

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The Broadmoor to hand reins to Damioli

An Ohio native, Jack Damioli, will take the reins at The Broadmoor in March from President and CEO Steve Bartolin. Damioli had been serving as vice president and managing director at The Broadmoor for the past year. He and his wife of 29 years, Rachel, relocated here last year from Boca Grande, Fla., where he… Continue Reading The Broadmoor to hand reins to Damioli

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