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Students vie for business plan competition awards

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All businesses begin as dreams. All successful businesses also grow from sound business plans and cooperation. Students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will soon have a chance to present business plans, learn the meaning of teamwork and compete for cash prizes. The Petritz Foundation and the university’s College of Business will sponsor… Continue Reading Students vie for business plan competition awards

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Ashley slated to take helm next June

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When Susan Ashley arrived at Colorado College in 1970 she didn’t expect to stay very long. “I didn’t even unpack my books when I got here,” Ashley said. “I was brought here on a one-year appointment. I rapidly understood how much I like teaching.” Ashley, a professor who has taught history for more than 30… Continue Reading Ashley slated to take helm next June

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The art of the 'look'

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Attracting customers and clients is no easy task. What do they want? What do they need? What sparks their interest? Finding out takes some trial and error, some dedicated research and accepting suggestions for improvement and change. Downtown Partnership Inc. sponsored three “dressed for success” workshops for downtown businesses, one in September and two in… Continue Reading The art of the 'look'

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Business Symposium focuses on networking

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The information age is forever changing the climate of the business community. Keeping up with the issues and the trends is daunting to busy managers and business owners. Rocky Scott, the president and chief executive officer of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp., said the business atmosphere is a “complex world with more information… Continue Reading Business Symposium focuses on networking

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Chamber and BBB form member partnership

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In most cities, chambers of commerce and better business bureaus are competing for members. Not so in Colorado Springs. The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado have unified to bring a joint membership package to the business community. The venture is a first-of-its-kind in the country, said… Continue Reading Chamber and BBB form member partnership

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Sleepless in America

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You snooze, you lose. It’s the 21st century mantra as many Americans espouse a high-living, fast-track, buzzing and humming lifestyle. The business owner, the corporate executive, the manager, the professional — many are burning the candle at both ends. No one wants to miss a beat. However, medical experts agree: America is sleep deprived. Dr.… Continue Reading Sleepless in America

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Csintyan sees the value in each membership

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* Name: Dave Csintyan * Organization: Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce * Position: Executive vice president * Hometown: Flint, Mich. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Five years total – two different stints * Education: BA, University of Michigan, Flint College; MA, Central Michigan University, Naval Command and Staff College and… Continue Reading Csintyan sees the value in each membership

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal will continue to sponsor golf tournament planning seminars throughout the winter until spring play begins. Sessions will be held at area golf courses beginning Dec. 7 at Antler Creek, 9650 Antler Creek Drive, eight miles east of Powers off Woodman Road. The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will continue to… Continue Reading Golf tournament planning seminar slated for Antler Creek

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Did you see the monster pumpkins at Silver Key Senior Services’ Pumpkin-thon? Something you may not know is that the monster pumpkin growers originated this event in 1998 to raise money for Silver Key. Richard Plush was the coordinator of the event at that time. This year the three winners of the largest pumpkins were… Continue Reading Monster pumpkins help Silver Key Senior Services raise funds

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People on the Move

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Troy R. Olsen has been appointed a partner at Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP. He is an associate in the Colorado Springs office where his practice emphasizes defense litigation. Clay Blyth has joined Re/Max Properties Inc. as a broker associate in the Monument office. He is the former president and CEO of Colorado Recreation Corp.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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