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The El Paso County Bar Association has several events planned as part of this year’s Law Week activities. The theme for Law Day, which was designated as May 1 in a proclamation signed by Mayor Lionel Rivera, is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, “To Win Equality by Law.”… Continue Reading Springs Law Day to celebrate Brown v. Board of Education

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Aponte ready for challenges and change

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* Name: Jose Aponte * Organization: Pikes Peak Library District * Position: Executive director * Hometown: New York, N.Y. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: A year and a half * Education: Bachelor’s degree in general studies from Bard College; master’s degree in library science from the University of Arizona * A… Continue Reading Aponte ready for challenges and change

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Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs honored 13 business and four individuals at it Annual Dinner this month. The business award winners were: Wal-Mart, Corporate Supporter of the Year; El Paso County Department of Human Services, Community Partner of the Year; Safeway Stores Inc. and Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Open Door Award; Memorial Hospital, Extra… Continue Reading Goodwill honors 13 businesses at annual dinner

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Ace Hardware Corp. is expanding its existing 500,000-square-foot retail distribution center at 5520 Astrozon Blvd. by nearly 50 percent in response to growing sales and an increasing number stores in the western region. Construction is scheduled to be completed by December. The expansion of the center, which currently has 85 doors for shipping and receiving… Continue Reading Ace Hardware to expand local distribution center

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All of us would like to add new people to our lives – either to expand our circle of friends or to increase our customer base. But most people don’t know how to go about this very well. Here are some tips: * Go where the type of people you want to meet are. This… Continue Reading Networking for dummies, it's not rocket science

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Fostering pride creates success

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At the foundation of all truly successful organizations are talented, skilled employees who feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Employees who exude pride in their profession, organization and industry of choice create the only source of real differentiation for virtually every organization. It’s all about the people and the incredible feeling a… Continue Reading Fostering pride creates success

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A staff report Qwest Communications International Inc. is launching an initiative to help customers identify possible telephone and Internet theft and fraud with the introduction of its “Customer Protection Information” Web site. Consumers lose billions of dollars each year because of telephone and Internet fraud, according to industry experts – and that number is continuing… Continue Reading Qwest helps protect customers from telephone/internet fraud

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Seab sees future in cable operators, ILECs

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* Name: Scott Seab * Organization: Adelphia Communications Corp. * Position: Director of Law & Public Policy – Western Region * Hometown: Monroe, La. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Nine years, though have visited periodically since I was 9 or 10 years old. * Education: B.A.-Pre-Law, University of Louisiana at Monroe… Continue Reading Seab sees future in cable operators, ILECs

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Members of the business community, like most Pikes Peak region residents, have their wish lists. Retailers, medical administrators, developers and commuters want an east/west thoroughfare that provides direct cross-town access to goods, services and employment centers. Downtown business owners and managers are holding out for a convention center and a solution to homelessness, two things… Continue Reading Pro business culture leads to assessment of groups' focuses

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A staff report The City of Colorado Springs Transit Services Division will host a third public meeting for the Rapid Transit Feasibility Study from 6 to 8 p.m. April 22 at the City Administration Building. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public input about possible systems of three to four rapid transit corridors… Continue Reading Public input aids selection of rapid transit corridors

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