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Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

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Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

Bob Penkhus represents the second generation to operate a Volvo dealership in Colorado Springs after his father started selling cars here in 1951. Now his 37-year-old son, Robbie Penkhus, sells vehicles at Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi dealerships here. Penkhus and his wife Leslie have two other children, Jamie and Chad. Business runs in the… Continue Reading Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

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Kudos! – January 9, 2015

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Farrell’s expands Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping in Colorado Springs has opened its third location, this one at 4427 Centennial Blvd. Co-owners are Mark and Jenny Vohsman. McGrath retires Mike McGrath retired as senior investment strategist with the Wells Fargo Private Bank. He started at the bank in 1982. He has been involved with Penrose-St. Francis Health… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 9, 2015

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People on the Move – January 9, 2015

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Lucinda McRoberts has joined USA Swimming as chief counsel and director of legal affairs; she will advise the executive director, senior staff and the board on legal matters. McRoberts graduated from Yale University and the University of Michigan Law School. The Air Force Academy selected James A. Knowlton as athletic director. Knowlton, who had been… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 9, 2015

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Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

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Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

Dale Stamp is a family man first, followed by physical fitness. Third on the list is business. After 10 years as the tennis pro for the city of Colorado Springs, he launched his real estate career. As president of Quantum Commercial Group, Stamp oversees and is responsible for millions of dollars in commercial real estate… Continue Reading Stamp: From tennis to commercial property

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The Broadmoor to hand reins to Damioli

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The Broadmoor to hand reins to Damioli

An Ohio native, Jack Damioli, will take the reins at The Broadmoor in March from President and CEO Steve Bartolin. Damioli had been serving as vice president and managing director at The Broadmoor for the past year. He and his wife of 29 years, Rachel, relocated here last year from Boca Grande, Fla., where he… Continue Reading The Broadmoor to hand reins to Damioli

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Colorado Springs — are we the world capital of self-flagellation? Sometimes it seems that way as civic leaders trot off to cool cities like Austin, Portland, Oklahoma City and Papeete (they wish!) to gawk enviously at their betters. We in the media love to join the chorus. Woe is us, we write! Unlike (fill in… Continue Reading Think we have troubles? Check Seattle

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Hybl leads Griffis/Blessing’s large operation

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Hybl leads Griffis/Blessing’s large operation

Known by his initials — B.J. — William J. Hybl Jr. is president and chief operating officer of Griffis/Blessing Inc., a leading real estate services and investment firm in Colorado Springs, where he has worked for 15 years. The 46-year-old, who was born overseas but grew up in Colorado Springs, is married to Kristel, and… Continue Reading Hybl leads Griffis/Blessing’s large operation

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Hisey paints positive picture; RBA sets process

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The 2014 State of the Region address, a joint presentation by El Paso County and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, provided an optimistic, yet generic, review of the past year’s local economy. The annual event Dec. 11 at the Antlers Hotel featured little new information aside from an optimistic keynote speech by El Paso… Continue Reading Hisey paints positive picture; RBA sets process

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Whitford moves from Philharmonic to Peak Vista

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Whitford moves from Philharmonic to Peak Vista

Nancy Whitford, Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ newly appointed chief development officer and executive director of the Peak Vista Foundation, will begin her duties Dec. 29, moving from the position of development director at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in advertising from San Jose State University. Whitford, 50, enjoys… Continue Reading Whitford moves from Philharmonic to Peak Vista

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Collins blends his architecture with history

Architect Mike Collins loves to laugh. He tells stories with brilliant color, emotion and animation that can only be described as atypical. He relates well to people of all backgrounds, from a publishing leader to the board of Fountain Valley School, whence he graduated in 1956. Spend an hour or so with Collins, 77, and… Continue Reading Collins blends his architecture with history

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