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AMR Ambulance Service of the Year

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment named American Medical Response’s El Paso County operation the Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Service of the Year for the state of Colorado. AMR was nominated by Colorado Springs Fire Department Chief Manuel Navarro. The award honors an ambulance service for being a leader in patient care, medical… Continue Reading AMR Ambulance Service of the Year

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Library district wins Better Business award

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The Pikes Peak Library District staff won the Better Business Bureau’s Excellence in Customer Service award in the Large Business category for its proven customer-service strategies and implementation. The award is patterned after the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award criteria and is registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce through the National Institute of Standards… Continue Reading Library district wins Better Business award

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Colorado businesses best in quality, service

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J.C. & Associates issued its “Golden Achievement” awards to several area businesses. The award identifies businesses that have achieved excellence in quality and customer service. The winning businesses are: Phantom Canyon; TGI Fridays; Carrabba’s Italian Grill; A Collins Creation Painting & Murals; The Phil Long Group; The Olive Branch Restaurant; Coozans Restaurant; and Communication Source.

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U.S. Bank grant to benefit programs

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At the Chamber’s October board of directors meeting, U.S. Bank of Colorado Springs presented a check for $7,500 to the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce in support of small-business programs. The Chamber currently offers four business-training classes monthly, an eight-week business-planning course twice a year, along with special seminars every other month. The Chamber also… Continue Reading U.S. Bank grant to benefit programs

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Memorial hospital needs volunteers

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Memorial Hospital is currently recruiting volunteers who are interested in visiting, writing letters and reading with patients. Volunteers also help with special events, cuddle premature babies and act as helping hands for the hospital staff. Volunteers are carefully screened and do not assist with direct patient care. Hours are very flexible including day, evening and… Continue Reading Memorial hospital needs volunteers

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Velcon Filters Inc. ISO 9001-certified

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Velcon Filters Inc., an industry leader in the fuel filtration market, announced that it achieved ISO 9001 certification for its Colorado and Alabama facilities. An internationally recognized quality management and assurance system, ISO 9001 registration ensures quality products as well as efforts at continuous improvement.

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U.S. lagging in telecommuting

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U.S. executives are less likely to telecommute than their counterparts in eight other industrialized countries, according to a survey of 2,466 executives in 17 countries issued by Cook Associates, a Chicago-based firm. Just 8 percent of U.S. executives regularly telecommute, while another 3 percent do so intermittently. Executives in the Netherlands are most likely to… Continue Reading U.S. lagging in telecommuting

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Input sought on transportation

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Representatives from the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) will ask citizens questions about the region’s transportation needs at a series of public workshops scheduled across the Pikes Peak region for late October and early November. The PPACG is responsible for developing a long-range transportation plan, which will be used for federal, state and… Continue Reading Input sought on transportation

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Southwest Tech wins infrastructure award

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Southwest Technical Consultants Inc. recently earned Celebrate Technology’s Best Infrastructure Service Provider award. Linda J. Boedeker, president and founder of Southwest Technical Consultants Inc., accepted the award at the Celebrate Technology Banquet in September.

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Owens dedicates newest state park

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Gov. Bill Owens dedicated Cheyenne Mountain State Park on Oct. 13. The 1,680-acre property will be transformed into a premier state park, thanks to a partnership between state and local government that made the $16.8 million purchase possible. Formerly known as the JL Ranch, the tract had been slated for a 2,000-plus home development featuring… Continue Reading Owens dedicates newest state park

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