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Economic Development

City of Colorado Springs - COS Open for Business

COSOpenforBiz is a “step-by-step” online guide to assist entrepreneurs from their great idea to grand opening. Find your key point of contact and helpful resources. This tool serves the brick and mortar small business development process.

Yemi Mobolade
Small Business Administrator

Yemi.Mobolade@ColoradoSprings.gov
719-385-5554

LUMEN (Formerly Century Link)

Lumen Technologies, Inc., formerly CenturyLink, Inc., is an American multinational telecommunication company headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, that offers communications, network services, security, cloud solutions, voice, and managed services. The company is a member of the S&P 500 index and the Fortune 500.

Jonathan Garcia
Director of Enterprise Sales
jonathan.garcia1@lumen.com
308 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

tel: 719-300-2956
cell: 719-357-1442

Colorado Springs Utilities

Vectra Bank (Teller County)

Soul comes only if you’re passionate about what you do—if you care about the people with whom you work and if you care about the customers with whom you work. That’s why we believe we can make a difference in anything we touch.

Shannon Andersen
Market President, SVP | Vectra Bank | Woodland Park
NMLS 608180

361 W. Hwy 24 | PO Box 39 Woodland Park, CO 80866
Shannon.Andersen@vectrabank.com
719-686.2595

U.S. Small Business Administration

Platinum Level

Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services and serves approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 3,000 lending centers, 2,700 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and approximately 2,100 business centers; approximately 16,900 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with approximately 39 million active users, including approximately 30 million mobile users.

Bryan Lieungh, Vice President & Resident Director
Merrill Colorado Springs
bryan_lieungh@ml.com
303-446-5654

Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services and serves approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 3,000 lending centers, 2,700 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and approximately 2,100 business centers; approximately 16,900 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with approximately 39 million active users, including approximately 30 million mobile users.

Bryan Lieungh, Vice President & Resident Director
Merrill Colorado Springs
bryan_lieungh@ml.com
303-446-5654

The FBB Group, Ltd.

The FBB Group, Ltd.®, is one of Colorado’s largest and most successful intermediary firms representing privately owned businesses in the Rocky Mountain Region. Established in 1982 by Ronald V. Chernak, CBI, M&AMI, Fellow of the IBBA, The FBB Group has completed over 1,000 transactions covering a wide variety of industries.

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Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs

Downtown Partnership works to ensure that Downtown Colorado Springs serves as the economic, civic and cultural heart of the Pikes Peak Region.

Susan Edmondson, President & CEO
susan@downtowncs.com
719-886-0088

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Ent Credit Union

With more than 40 Front Range service centers and more than $7 billion in assets, Ent Credit Unions is Colorado’s largest credit union and was recently recognized by Forbes as the “Best-In-State” credit union for a third consecutive year.

Fred Jacobs
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Sponsorships
Ent Credit Union
720-520-2894

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Gold Level

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

We offer tailored services to connect businesses to employment-ready job seekers.
Call our Business Relations Team today for a customized assessment of your hiring needs at 719-667-3814.

 

Business Relations Team
719-667-3814

Media Partners

The Colorado Springs Business Journal

For more than 30 years, the Colorado Springs Business Journal has provided an invaluable public service to connect business leaders in print, in person and online – shining a light on the local business community through impactful, truth-based journalism.

Lisa Amend James
Vice President of Community Engagement

lisa.amend-james@csbj.com

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The Gazette

The Gazette will be known as a progressive media and marketing company that is best at providing news, information, subject matter expertise and services that enrich the lives of subscribers and advertisers, helping make our community a better place to live, work and conduct business.

Rich Williams
Tax Associate
719-636-0121

Silver Level

BiggsKofford

BiggsKofford sets itself apart from Colorado Springs and Denver accounting firms through our specialized services customized to meet the individual needs of our clients, from business consulting to virtual and outsourced accounting to real estate advisory and mergers and acquisitions, our diverse team of specialists has you covered.

Matt Woolfolk,
Tax Associate
mwoolfolk@biggskofford.com
719-579-9090

City of Colorado Springs

COSOpenforBiz is a “step-by-step” online guide to assist entrepreneurs from their great idea to grand opening. Find your key point of contact and helpful resources. This tool serves the brick and mortar small business development process.

Yemi Mobolade
Small Business Administrator

Yemi.Mobolade@ColoradoSprings.gov
719-385-5554

Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC

The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC exists to achieve economic prosperity for our region and act as a catalyst for business innovation and growth.

Cecilia Harry
charry@cscedc.com
719-471-8183

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Community Banks of Colorado

Community Banks of Colorado has over 50 Banking Centers in Colorado and believes in building relationships rooted in personalized service and finding simple and fair solutions for our clients.

Staci Bills 
staci.bills@cobnks.com
19 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.264.2058

Crescent Real Estate LLC

Crescent Real Estate LLC is a real estate operating company and investment advisor, founded by Chairman John C. Goff, with assets under management, development, and investment capacity of more than $10 billion.

The Eastern Colorado Bank

El Paso County

First Bank

FirstBank started from humble beginnings in 1963, and has since grown to be one of the largest privately held banks in the nation with over $19 billion in assets and over 110 locations throughout Colorado, Arizona, and California.

Gold Hill Mesa

Gold Hill Mesa is a new urbanism community designed to promote walkability with a balance of functional design and aesthetic appeal through a network of greenways, parks, and stylish homes with smart floorplans.

Stephanie D. Edwards, Executive Vice President of Gold Hill Mesa

 

Land Title Guarantee Company

Land Title Guarantee Company was founded in Denver in 1967, now with over 50 convenient office locations statewide and having closed some of the largest transactions in Colorado including Denver International Airport and Mile High Stadium, home of the Denver Broncos. We provide the same expertise and attention to detail on every transaction, including yours.

Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, a voluntary organization of 16 counties and municipalities, aims to provide a forum for local governments to discuss issues that cross their political boundaries, identify shared opportunities and challenges, and develop collaborative strategies for action.

Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS

PPAR supports member success and professionalism while protecting property rights.

719-633-7718, Option 3

Pikes Peak Community College

The largest, most diverse higher-education institution in the Pikes Peak region, PPCC is dedicated to upgrading the lives of our students as well as uplifting our local economy.

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center

The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center offers business consulting and training that maximizes the economic potential of entrepreneurs. Its mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper. The PPSBDC provides free guidance and counseling in all aspects of funding and developing small businesses.

T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price is an asset management firm focused on delivering global investment management excellence [and retirement services] that investors can rely on—now, and over the long term.

Vantage Homes

Vectra Bank

With assets of $3 billion, Vectra Bank Colorado is a proactive, customer-focused organization dedicated to real relationship banking. Part of the Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) family of banks, Vectra serves Colorado’s small, middle-market and corporate business clients with 35 locations throughout Colorado, and one in Farmington, New Mexico. The bank’s website address is www.vectrabank.com.

Shawn Gullixson, Community Banking Sales Leader
shawn.gullixson@vectrabank.com
719-575-6484

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Sustaining Level

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Aventa Credit Union

Serving Colorado since 1957, Aventa Credit Union offers a full range of financial products and services and is committed to delivering practical solutions in unexpected ways and making a positive impact in the lives of our members and the community.

Karin Kovalovsky, Chief Marketing Officer
kkovalovsky@aventa.com
719-482-7722

Blazer Electric Supply

Blazer Electric Supply is the only locally-owned electrical distributor in Southern Colorado.

Chad Stone, Sales Manager
cstone@blazer20.com

Classic Companies

Financial Planning Association of Southern Colorado

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the membership organization and professional home for committed practitioners who want to master the practice of financial planning and help shape the future of the profession.

Michelle Dockter
fpasoco@gmail.com
719-385-3930

Independent Financial

As a multi-billion-dollar community financial institution, Independent Financial provides a variety of relationship-driven banking products and services for small to large business, professional firms, and community organizations. We also have the expertise to serve the sophisticated financial needs of entrepreneurs and deliver banking convenience to families on-the-go.

Gregory Welch
Executive Vice President, Regional President – Southern Colorado
NMLS#: 499314
155 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs,  CO 80906
GWelch@ibtx.com
719-884-4714

Keller Homes, Inc.

Dedicated to providing exceptional quality and customer service, Keller Homes, A Toll Brothers Company has thoughtfully crafted more than 4,000 homes in the best locations in Colorado Springs. Passionate about building homes, we have become adept at providing home designs that reflect today’s needs and lifestyles for first-time, move-up, and move-down buyers.

Sharon Curdy
719-388.2323

Network for Business Innovation

With over 30 years of experience, Mark Dancer started Network for Business Innovation as a mission to drive awareness, advocacy, and excellence around the discipline and practice of business innovation.

Olive Real Estate Group, Inc.

The Patterson Group

Salzman Real Estate Services

A broker/associate representing residential real estate transactions in Colorado Springs since 1972, Harry’s expansive knowledge in the local residential real estate market coupled with his background in investment banking make him uniquely gifted to translate today’s unprecedented market into a win for your personal real estate goals, whether buying, selling, investing, or relocating.

Visit Colorado Springs

We create economic vitality through memorable visits to the wonders of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.

Alexea Veneracion, Communications Manager
Alexea@VisitCOS.com
719-685-7639

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US Bank

U.S. Bank is helping businesses grow, families thrive, and communities succeed here in the Pikes Peak region, where doing the right thing is at the heart of everything we do – that’s why we’ve been named one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the sixth consecutive year.

Jim Harris, Community Bank President
719-630-4337

The Apartment Association of Southern Colorado

The Apartment Association of Southern Colorado serves as the community’s essential connection and leading advocate for the rental housing industry.

Connie Palacios, Director of Business Development
connie@aaschq.org
719-264-9195

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Bryan Construction

Commercial General Contractor

Doug Woody, Vice President of Operations
719-632-5355

City of Fountain

Colorado Springs Airport

Colorado Springs Airport is Colorado’s small airport. Small means small lines, small walks to gates, and small waits, but big options on flights and routes to major hubs.

Greg Phillips,Direction of Aviation
greg.phillips@coloradosprings.gov
710-550-1910

Hoff & Leigh

Housing & Building Assocation of Colorado Springs

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs supports the building industry by representing the interests of residential builders and developers on issues that affect their ability to provide affordable housing for all citizens of El Paso County.

Marla Novak
719.592.1800 Ext. 114

Integrity Bank and Trust

Kimberley Sherwood

Celebrating 20 years coaching, consulting, and facilitating for non-profits and the social sector.

Kimberley Sherwood
info@kimberleysherwood.com
719-651-2927

Legacy Bank

Nunn Construction

Nunn Construction is a general contractor, and construction manager that specializes in building educational, healthcare, municipal, non-profit/faith-based, and commercial facilities. Headquartered in Colorado Springs since 1983, Nunn is a customer focused company offering comprehensive knowledge of the Colorado marketplace.

Rachel Short
rshort@nunnconstruction.com
719.599.7710

Rocky Mountain PBS

Sparks Wilson, P.C.

For over forty years Sparks Willson has served as outside general counsel for prominent local and national businesses, with the expertise needed to handle all aspects of corporate law and governance, emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions as well as representing and advising clients on business litigation, tax planning, employment law, trademark and intellectual property protection.

David P. Steigerwald
dps@sparkswillson.com
719-634-5700 x113

Timberline Landscaping

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University of Colorado Executive Programs

The University of Colorado Denver EMBA is designed for executives who want to sharpen their professional skills with no career disruption.

Roger Japp, Director
roger.japp@ucdenver.edu
303.623.1888

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