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When Lionel Rivera was elected mayor, the economy was in bad shape. Unemployment was on the rise, programs had to be cut and money was tight. Rivera found that he had to prioritize. Now, more than a year later, Rivera is still working to promote economic growth in Colorado Springs and he sees better days… Continue Reading Rivera took interesting path to business/civic leadership

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Pat Stanforth wears a lot of hats. The ebullient vice president of resident management at Griffis/Blessing Inc., a real estate services company with offices in Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo, keeps current property owners happy, meets with prospective clients, schedules interviews for open positions and handles all the advertising and marketing for her department. It’s… Continue Reading Stanforth makes work fun, often leads by example

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More troubling than weeks of afternoon thunderstorms are the effects from the flood of large motel chains on local businessmen in the tourism industry. Even if the state’s $9 million in expenditures on advertising would definitely improve this year’s tourist season, it probably won’t make a difference to Bill James or George James, who are… Continue Reading Tourist season affected by rain, hotel chains

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Some coworkers simply say thank you. Others get creative. The staff at Add Staff Inc. in Colorado Springs showed their appreciation for founder and President Cari Shaffer by doing the latter, designing a billboard in her honor. The billboard went up during the second week of June, and was on view for the city to… Continue Reading Add Staff staff says thanks to founder in a big way

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On July 31, Special Olympics of Colorado will hold its Southeast Summer Classic in Memorial Park. The Raytheon Co., a defense and aerospace systems supplier, is set to sponsor the event. “This sounds like a great thing for Raytheon to get behind and support,” said William Seffers of Raytheon. Seffers is the business development manager… Continue Reading Southeast Summer Classic set for Special Olympics

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On July 3, more than 2,000 people attended the second annual Falcon Festival, sponsored by the Falcon Professional Development League, a Falcon-based group of business owners and leaders. The number of visitors to the festival doubled from last year, and in Falcon almost everything has doubled or tripled in size, including the school district. Falcon… Continue Reading Falcon District 49 gearing up for sustained growth

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Attention Golf Committee Tournament Chairmen and Coordinators: to list your tournament access http://www.SeniorFriendlyGolf.com, complete the list request at the bottom of the tournament list, and submit by email which will be forwarded to the Colorado Springs Business Journal for weekly publication July 10 8 a.m. Shotgun, Brandon Johnson Golf Tournament, Pine Creek Golf Club, $125… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments – Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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People on the Move

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Kelly Parthen has joined Agilent Technologies as public affairs manager. She served as a PR manager and orchestrated numerous international product launches for Agilent from 2001-2003. Mike Lehnertz is the new Colorado Regional Manager for McCallie Associates Inc. He was formerly chief of the Standardization/Evaluation Division for the United States Strategic Command Global Operations Center.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Peterson, Lockheed Martin focus on defense

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* Name: Robert G. Peterson * Organization: Lockheed Martin Corporate Business Development * Position: Vice president, Space Programs, Corporate Business Development, and Director of Colorado Springs Office * Hometown: Vandalia, Ohio * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Six months this time after a five-year assignment in Los Angeles, Calif. However, I previously… Continue Reading Peterson, Lockheed Martin focus on defense

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People on the Move

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Jon Paukovich has been hired by Ent Federal Credit Union as director of mortgage lending. He has more than 15 years of mortgage and consumer lending experience and most recently worked for Wells Fargo Equity Direct. Paige Stevens has joined CityFirst Mortgage as a senior loan officer. She has 16 years of loan management experience.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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