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Raso resigns from Business Alliance

Raso resigns from Business Alliance

Joe Raso resigned Tuesday as the president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the job he has held since moving here in May 2012. “On behalf of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Business Alliance, we ask for the continued support of our member investors and supporters as… Continue Reading Raso resigns from Business Alliance

Murphy deserves RBA honor

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Last Saturday night, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance took care of an oversight that actually pre-dated the organization’s existence. At its annual gala, culminating the usual array of awards, the CSRBA announced its Business Citizen of the Year for 2014. The winner was Chuck Murphy, who came to the podium with longtime friend Gov.… Continue Reading Murphy deserves RBA honor

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RBA honors Murphy as Business Citizen of the Year

Chuck Murphy, who has had a major impact on the Colorado Springs economy as well as historical preservation in the area for a half-century, won an honor Saturday night that recognized his lifetime of efforts and achievements. Murphy was named Business Citizen of the Year for 2014 by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, capping… Continue Reading RBA honors Murphy as Business Citizen of the Year

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Nominees sought for citizen of the year

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Nominees sought for citizen of the year

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is calling for nominations for the 2014 business citizen of the year. The Business Citizen of the Year Award will be presented Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Broadmoor International Center. Nominations must be received at the Business Alliance office at 102 S. Tejon St., Suite 430 by Friday, Oct.… Continue Reading Nominees sought for citizen of the year

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Selling the  Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

The Pikes Peak region has its own, built-in marketing strategy — America’s Mountain — but even the most relevant metros must strive to stay that way. “We capitalize on what our assets are,” said Ryan Cole, executive director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions. “Pikes Peak is one of the many great assets that we have.”… Continue Reading Selling the Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

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Military presence strong; future unclear

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Military presence strong; future unclear

As part of last year’s Budget Control Act, Congress mandated $1.2 trillion in cuts across federal agencies, including $50 billion in Pentagon cuts over the next decade. Despite recent congressional austerity measures and the looming threat and uncertainty surrounding base realignments and closures, or BRAC, the Pikes Peak region’s military sector remains strong, according to… Continue Reading Military presence strong; future unclear

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Drake: No talk about premature death?

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Recently the Regional Business Alliance hosted a panel discussion on Martin Drake Power Plant’s future. It wasn’t a shock that nobody spoke in depth about available alternatives to coal-powered energy production, but I was genuinely surprised that nearly no attention was paid to the pollution Drake emits onto our 600,000-plus residents, employees, students and visitors.… Continue Reading Drake: No talk about premature death?

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Inside a beautiful building called the Alta Club, which has been around 131 years as Salt Lake City’s version of our El Paso Club, three of the Utah capital’s most prominent leaders took turns talking about how they work so well together. Ralph Becker, the mayor of Salt Lake City, described working to keep smaller… Continue Reading Utah shows how Springs comes up short

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Help determine state water plan

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Help determine state water plan

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, Accelerate Colorado and the Colorado Competitive Council will host a business briefing on the governor’s statewide water plan. The goal is to help finalize a new set of statewide business community water policy principles that address the business and economic development of Colorado. The briefing takes place from 8-9:30… Continue Reading Help determine state water plan

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Business Alliance lays out positive plans

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So, you might be wondering, what has the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance done for us lately? From one statistic, which President and CEO Joe Raso smartly chose to lead off his RBA member investor briefing Tuesday, that answer might not be so positive. Raso informed the audience of business leaders that on Dec. 13,… Continue Reading Business Alliance lays out positive plans

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