Friday, March 28, 2008

Carol Sturman to receive leadership award

Carol Sturman, founder and president of Sturman Industries in Woodland Park, has been named the recipient of SAE International's J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders. She will be honored April 15 in Detroit, during the SAE 2008 World Congress.

Established in 1999, the annual award recognizes a woman who has significantly contributed to the mobility engineering industry through her service, leadership, innovation, technical skills and involvement in SAE International.

Sturman and her husband, Eddie, founded the company in 1989, as a research and development firm specializing in the application of high-tech digital valve controls technology in mechanical systems. Sturman has had a significant role in leading her company's corporate culture, which emphasizes teamwork, innovation, respect and excellence.

Sturman initiated in 2006 a seminar series focused on innovation, corporate responsibility and digital technology. She works with local colleges and universities, environmental groups and businesses interested in building creative leadership, innovation and cross-cultural understanding.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Green economy lecture at Colorado College in April

Bob Epstein, a California entrepreneur and engineer, will discuss, “The Green Economy: Why Businesses Are Leading the Efforts to Address Climate Change," during Earth Week at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Epstein, a co-founder of five companies and who currently wears several hats as co-founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), director of New Resource Bank and trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council, will speak at 7:30 p.m April 22 at the Jerome P. McHugh Student Commons, above the Herb 'n' Farm CafĂ©, in the Western Ridge Housing Complex, 1090 N. Cascade Ave. The event is free.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

84 Lumber closes Springs store

Pennsylvania-based 84 Lumber Co. closed its lone Colorado Springs store at Platte Avenue and Murray Boulevard on Monday, and will consolidate its operation with a Denver-area store, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The Springs store employed six people. The spokeswoman said she didn’t know if they will move to other 84 Lumber locations. The company catered to contractors; the Springs store was one of nine nationwide to be consolidated with larger and newer locations, the spokeswoman said. The Denver-area store will serve the Springs market, she said.

Apartment, condo conference coming to Colorado Springs

The National Association of Home Builders is coming to Colorado Springs -- but not to discuss single-family homes. The NAHB 's Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Conference, a look at the state of the apartment and condominium markets, will take place from April 1-3 at The Broadmoor hotel in southwest Colorado Springs. The event will include a look at the health of the nation's apartment and condo industries, green building, investment opportunities and workforce housing, among several other topics. The event is designed for developers, builders, lenders, investors, property managers and apartment and condominium complex owners. More information and to register: