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A fraud scheme making the rounds through Internet chat rooms and auctions sites, in e-mail messages and over the telephone is costing victims in the United States time, money and not-so-pleasant chat with bank and law enforcement officials about passing counterfeit postal money orders. According to U. S. Postal Inspectors, the counterfeit money order scam… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: Postal inspectors warn about counterfeit postal money orders

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Parking structure design a group effort

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Arguably the hardest part about being an architect is finding a design solution that makes the client happy on a budget the client can afford. But DLR Group, a national firm with an office in Colorado Springs, and Denver-based Anderson Mason Dale Architects seem to have succeeded. No small feat, considering the client to be… Continue Reading Parking structure design a group effort

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People on the Move

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James Steeples has been named president of the Denver Metro Area for First Community Bank. He previously served as vice chairman and president of Colorado State Bank and Trust. Douglas Woods has been named president of the Colorado Springs Area for First Community Bank. He previously served as senior vice president and regional business banking… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Construction and commercial real estate news

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Editor’s note: The following is from Stephanie Cline’s real estate column which is published every other week in the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Further development for Westech Business Campus The high-tech neighborhood near Garden of the Gods is growing. Construction on the Westech II building, 4260 Buckingham Drive, began in October. The exterior of the… Continue Reading Construction and commercial real estate news

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Applying the principals of lean manufacturing to production processes could save jobs in America. Diane Morrissey, a manufacturing consultant and the owner of PMB Solutions, said the lean principals won’t eliminate offshoring or its total effects, but the principals can “mitigate some of the problems related to offshoring” – like job loss. Mitigating problems related… Continue Reading Lean and clean: maintaining America's core industry

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Wolf stays focused on the task(s) at hand

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* Name: Michelle Wolf * Organization: The Friends of Cheyenne Canon and the 14th Wine Festival of Colorado Springs * Position: TFOCC president and event planner and lifestyles co-chair of wine festival * Hometown: Pueblo * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1974 * Education: Master’s degree in education and administration certification… Continue Reading Wolf stays focused on the task(s) at hand

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Employees job hop for r-e-s-p-e-c-t

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Not all office environments are created equal. Some operate smoothly, with managers, employees and company presidents working together. Other offices are fraught with gossip, negative or no feedback and overall disrespect for fellow staff members. While these scenarios represent the extremes, there seems to be a decrease in the level of respect in the workplace.… Continue Reading Employees job hop for r-e-s-p-e-c-t

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Growing Pains

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Falcon’s rapid growth has been hypersonic, as swift as a fast-moving train, much like the trains that engineered the development of the eastern prairie town a long time ago. After the automobile was introduced, Falcon slipped into obscurity, with the exception of hearty ranchers and farmers and independent-types who sought Falcon as a respite from… Continue Reading Growing Pains

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People on the Move

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Roland Sardaczuk has rejoined American Property Management Co. as the general manager of the Park Place Hotel. He has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as the general manager of the LeBaron Hotel. Edward Hurt has received the inaugural Ethical Business Leader of Colorado Springs award from The… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Czech ambassador advocates U.S. relations

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Martin Palous was the leader and one of the founders of Charter 77, the movement that led to the defeat of Soviet rule in Czechoslovakia in 1989. Today, he is the Czech Republic ambassador to the United States, and his passion to halt oppression remains steadfast. In an October editorial in the Miami Herald, Palous… Continue Reading Czech ambassador advocates U.S. relations

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