09 July 2015 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Summer evening social event, COS


We have been invited to join the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, BAH (Business After Hours) — “Boots ‘N Suits” event — at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo on Thursday, 09 July 2015, at 5:00pm in the BAH Tent in front of the Rodeo – at ‘Member’ prices.  It should be a BAH to remember, so bring plenty of business cards to network in a casual environment, with food and drinks.  Read all about it in the link below.


When registering, please choose the Member button and pay online.  You must also purchase your Rodeo tickets separately (if you want to attend the show) at www.pikespeakorbust.org.  Use the coupon code – BAH – for a discounted price.

At Thursday night’s performance, the Missile Defense Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT; MDIOC; JFCC-IMD; 302AW) will be recognized, and it is ‘Think Pink’ night.


Thursday, 09 July 2015

Business After Hours –    5:00-7:00pm

Rodeo begins –                  7:15pm

Grounds open at 4:00pm.  Parking is FREE!


Norris –Penrose Event Center

1045 Lower Gold Camp Road

Colorado Springs, CO  80905


RSVP: Please click on the link to register, and go to www.pikespeakorbust.org to get your discounted rodeo tickets.  Be sure to mention to the Parking staff that you are there to attend a BAH (Business After Hours) event, and they will point you in the right direction.

18 March 2015 SBA Regulatory Fairness Board Hearing in Salida CO

National Ombudsman Brian Castro will convene a regional hearing to hear testimony from small business owners, representatives of trade associations, and other members of the small business community regarding federal regulations and enforcement and compliance actions impacting America’s small businesses.

SBA Region 8 Regulatory Fairness Board Chairperson Dr. Alison K. Brown will participate.

The National Ombudsman convenes regulatory fairness hearings and roundtables across the country to give small business owners a means to comment on unfair enforcement actions, government audits, and excessive fines or regulations. It is anticipated that during this hearing small business stakeholders will testify on a number of wide-ranging issues. Issues reported by participants undergo a high-level fairness review at the appropriate federal agency, and the Office of the National Ombudsman works with its federal agency partners to address those concerns, reduce regulatory burdens, and help small businesses grow.


Administrative Offices for Chaffee County Colorado

104 Crestone Avenue

2nd Floor

Salida, CO 81201

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. MDT – Registration

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT – Hearing

Members of the small business community, trade organizations and media are encouraged to attend. RSVPs should be made to Dr. Alison Brown, NAVSYS Corporation at (719) 481-4877, ext. 124 or by email at Abrown@navsys.com by March 11, 2015. Those wishing to testify must register and provide written statements in advance. Anyone desiring confidentiality may request that his or her name not be released and may submit written testimony in lieu of a public appearance at the hearing. Those wishing to put testimony on the record on a confidential basis may do so by offering it in writing in advance.

For additional information about the Office of the National Ombudsman, visit our website at www.sba.gov/ombudsman.

The SBA’s programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made when requested 1 week in advance. Contact: jose.mendez@sba.gov or call (202) 205-6178.


09 April 2015 WID Discussion with RM Women in Defense panel, the Pinery, COS


Thursday April 9, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM MDT


The Pinery at the Hill
775 West Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905


Sara Kinney  Women in Defense – Rocky Mountain Chapter  sarakinney@me.com 719-332-0423

April 2015 WID-RM Luncheon

Women in Defense – Rocky Mountain Chapter is proud to present a panel on:

 Women-Owned Small Businesses featuring

Ms. Kathy Boe, Boecore

Ms. Alison Brown, NAVSYS Corporation

Ms. Sara Kinney, Rim Technologies


11:30 – 12:00 Registration and Networking

12:00 – 12:10 Ms. Kathy Boe, Boecore

12:10 – 12:20 Ms. Alison Brown, NAVSYS Corporation

12:20 – 12:30 Ms. Sara Kinney, Rim Technologies

12:30 – 13:00 Questions to Panel Members