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In a May 15 news release, Rep. Joel Hefley said, “Fort Carson and the other military bases in El Paso County are the cornerstones of our community’s identity, economic prosperity and growth.” Hefley, Sen. Wayne Allard and administrators from the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce have co-written a plan – the El Paso County… Continue Reading Air Force Academy pours millions into local economy

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* Name: Frank O’Neill Barber * Organization: El Paso County Office of Economic Development & Public Finance * Position: Director * Hometown: Various Army bases; Charleston, S.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., Northfield, Mass. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 27 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst *… Continue Reading Barber enjoys challenge of wearing many hats

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Social ills addressed by partnerships

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Thirty percent of all female murder victims in the United States were killed by their boyfriends or husbands. In Colorado Springs, domestic violence homicides accounted for 44 percent of all murders in 2002, according to TESSA (formerly The Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence) statistics. The El Paso County Department of Human Services issued a… Continue Reading Social ills addressed by partnerships

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It’s commonplace to hear about or read the mocking, and sometimes scathing, letters people have angrily penned to corporate executives or newspaper editors when they’ve felt ripped off or received poor service. For the writers, the exercise is often therapeutic, and once in awhile, someone in a position of authority might even take the correspondence… Continue Reading Handyman Connections make a name for themselves locally

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People on the Move

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Kathleen Stout has joined First State Bankcorporation as executive vice president/sales manager of the mortgage lending division. She will be based in First Community Bank’s office on South Tejon. Josi Lemon has joined Cheyenne Mountain Realty as a real estate consultant. She has been in the real estate industry for the past 10 years. Dan… Continue Reading People on the Move

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New name, logo for community health center

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers, formerly known as Community Health Centers, will celebrate its new name and logo and the redesign and expansion of the center’s senior clinic with a ribbon cutting and special program May 26. Bert Hayes-Davis is the director of external relations for the center, and he said that the name change… Continue Reading New name, logo for community health center

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If you put the proverbial check in the mail in Colorado, chances are that it will arrive at its intended destination on time. Postal offices in Colorado and Wyoming rank among the best in the nation for on-time mail service, according to national postal First Class Mail local on-time delivery scores. Post offices in both… Continue Reading Colorado among best in U.S. for mail service

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The employment outlook for Pueblo County has seen a sharp turnaround from a year ago. In its latest Job Vacancy Survey, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment estimated that 543 jobs were open for immediate hire in the region from March 2 through 9. During the same time period in 2003, 473 vacancies were… Continue Reading Latest Pueblo County job vacancy survey released

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Consumers are most interested in knowing the good and bad about mortgage and escrow companies and complain the most about automobile dealers, cell phones and credit card companies, according to data compiled by Better Business Bureaus in the United States and Canada. The bureaus logged 56 million instances of service in 2003, the first year… Continue Reading BBB data reveals businesses with most inquires, complaints

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* Name: Gary J. McDonald * Organization: Care & Share Food Bank * Position: President/CEO * Hometown: Milwaukee * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Seven-year resident of Manitou Springs * Education: Dual bachelor’s degrees in business administration, and marketing and Finance; master’s degree in counseling * A few words about your company:… Continue Reading Care & Share reaches far beyond the Springs

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