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Powerful partners in defending the homeland

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The Pikes Peak Region is home to an incredible mix of Department of Defense military installations: Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Schriever Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.
These locations are workplaces to a multinational, joint service force. This force has active and Reserve military members, civil servants and defense contractors. When you couple with the great residents locally, you have formed a powerful force in protecting Americans where we live and work. Continue Reading Powerful partners in defending the homeland

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As a native of Colorado Springs (a fact whose importance gets overblown continuously) I have watched Colorado Springs grow like crazy, and remember my grandfather who ran a tourist court in Ivywild during the 1930s and who became one of Colorado’s foremost masonry contractors (including the masonry for First Presbyterian downtown and the Corpus Christi church by Penrose hospital) talk about how bright the future was for Colorado Springs, before even Circle Drive was a twinkle in his eye. Continue Reading Changing leadership for changing Colorado Springs

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Outstanding community leaders recognized

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On March 10, Leadership Pikes Peak will present awards to three outstanding community leaders during the organization’s annual Celebration of Community Leadership at 5:30 p.m. at Doolittle Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
The evening includes live entertainment, silent and live auctions, and a keynote presentation by leadership expert and author Robert Ginnett. Continue Reading Outstanding community leaders recognized

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Workplace diversity a global, local must

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The business community is clearly a major stakeholder as the inability to attract the best talent can threaten our continued economic development. Continue Reading Workplace diversity a global, local must

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Nancy Lewis

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On January 26, Nancy Lewis completed her year as chairwoman of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. In her remarks at the chamber’s annual dinner, she reflected on her service with the following comments regarding the opportunity for our community to work together: Continue Reading Nancy Lewis

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The word philanthropy is used more and more these days, but I’m not sure people really know what it means.
Most of us have thought of philanthropists as a privileged few – those of great wealth who put their fortunes into foundations to benefit future generations. We think of the Mellons, the Carnegies, the Penroses and others, and are grateful for the incredible good they have provided for our communities and country. Continue Reading Philanthropists – wealth and wisdom and leadership

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A leadership conference about “Creating Win-Win Relationships” is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 at The Lodge on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The cost is $175 per person and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, parking and the program. Continue Reading Leadership Conference: Creating Win-Win Relationships

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Balancing community service, business needs

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Q: I am CEO of a 35-employee company. How do I balance giving my employees time off to be active in the community with the need to keep my company productive? Continue Reading Balancing community service, business needs

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Leadership involves rethinking the box

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I have a lot of ideas. Some aren’t so good, and their remains end up in an innovation graveyard in the depths of Mr. Biggs.
I clear it out from time to time. I still haven’t been able to part with my Dinky Donut machine, which consistently produces blobs resembling something you’d see floating in a jar of formaldehyde. Other ideas have proven successful. They’ve made me some money and have given me notoriety along the way. Continue Reading Leadership involves rethinking the box

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Community leadership program seeks applicants

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One of the best kept secrets in Colorado Springs is the Center for Creative Leadership and the Community Leadership Program.
This program, in its 16th year, is offered to community leaders and/or emerging community leaders in the interest of developing and enhancing the quality of leadership in the community. All those accepted into the program receive a $3,000 scholarship from the center to defray the $3,700 cost of the program. Continue Reading Community leadership program seeks applicants

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