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* Name: Michelle Narron * Organization: Phil Long Dealerships ~ Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo * Position: Corporate communications manager – Phil Long Dealerships; Grant manager and board secretary – Phil Long Community Fund * Hometown: Born in California, but grew up all over the United States as my dad was in the Air Force. He… Continue Reading Narron has been in right place at right time

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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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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 23 1300 (1 p.m.) Shotgun, Association of the United States Army Golf Classic,… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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Down to the bare bones

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the issue of animal control in Colorado Springs. In December, the Human Society of the Pikes Peak Region lost its contract with the city after more than 50 years of service. In 2003, the city of Colorado Springs spent $60 million on… Continue Reading Down to the bare bones

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Colorado Springs is fortunate to enjoy a thriving downtown. A student and I recently asked two questions: First, what has made our downtown so successful? And, second, can we apply these lessons to reduce sprawl and improve our urban planning processes? We began by reviewing the urban planning literature. We then conducted interviews with community… Continue Reading Lessons from the success of downtown Springs

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People on the Move

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Ann King has been appointed leader of the Health Care Group for BKD LLP. She joined BKD in 1983 and was the first woman to work full time in the firm’s health care practice and to serve on the company’s Healthcare Committee. Jamie Pierce has joined Stockman Kast Ryan and Co. as an audit consultant.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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G is for Grafton

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If you’ve ever wondered whether the plucky private eye Kinsey Millhone could possibly have any more adventures, be sure to make a note on your calendar: from 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 26 at The Broadmoor, New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton will give a short talk and sign copies of “R is for… Continue Reading G is for Grafton

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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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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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