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Press Release (Bondurant.com)
Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) today announced a new business venture that will strengthen Colorado’s attraction as a destination for corporate and participant motorsports events. The new partnership, Bondurant Performance Driving at Pikes Peak International Raceway, combines one of the most versatile motorsports venues with the most respected advanced driver training programs in the country.
The Bondurant School, based in Phoenix, is the largest purpose-built driving school in the world, with courses in high-performance driving, advanced road racing, teen driving, karting, highway safety, military training and executive protection. The school is celebrating its 44th year under the direction of Bob Bondurant, world champion driver and internationally recognized leader in advanced driver training.
Pikes Peak International Raceway, in Fountain, CO., just south of Colorado Springs, opened in 1997 as a venue for international motorsports events. Today the famed raceway hosts year-round racing, high performance testing, and participant events that appeal to all level of motorsports enthusiasts.
"After site visits and a meeting with my team, we voted with enthusiastic high-fives that Pikes Peak International Raceway is the beginning of the Bondurant expansion plan," Bob Bondurant said. "The five-star facility has all the parallel benefits of our Phoenix home base, including the ability to race year-round, but to add the opportunity of an oval to our programs is absolutely fantastic!" he said.
Pikes Peak International Raceway CEO and co-owner John Molloy said, "Attracting Bondurant to PPIR puts a crown jewel of the motorsports industry in the heart of Colorado. By working together, we truly offer a one stop shop for corporations, event planners, team building leaders and individuals looking for exhilarating motorsports entertainment and educational programs,” Molloy said.
The addition of Bondurant’s presence at PPIR elevates the motorsports industry within the cluster of impressive international and national sports organizations in the Pikes Peak Region. “This partnership represents a collaboration of the best in motorsports and fuels enthusiasm and energy for the entire area,” Greater Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation Board Chairman Doug Quimby said.
Bondurant Enterprises provides a full range of driving training, from grooming future race stars to helping families improve their driving skills to hosting unique corporate events. Bob Bondurant, an internationally recognized leader in advanced driving training, opened Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in 1968. The largest purpose-built driving school in the world, it features a 15-turn, 1.6-mile road course, an eight-acre asphalt pad for advanced training and more than 200 race-prepared vehicles, sedans and open-wheel cars. Situated on Firebird Raceway's 600 acres of excitement in Phoenix, Ariz., the purpose-built facility has access to three additional race tracks, a watersports lake and three skid pads. Bondurant SuperKart School offers two karting tracks with state-of-the-art equipment and training. Bondurant Trackside is the premier leader in OEM events, showcasing manufacturer's vehicles.
Pikes Peak International Raceway is a legendary motorsports entertainment venue located south of Colorado Springs in Fountain, CO. With a variety of track surfaces, including a banked one-mile oval, a professionally designed 1.3-mile interior road course and a 12-acre paved autocross lot, PPIR, the “Exhilaration Destination,” provides endless options for professional testing and motorsports events, and serves as an excellent venue for corporate driving programs. For more information visit www.ppir.com
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Press Release (Ybarra's)
This past weekend the State Junior Olympics were held Aurora CO, where Ybarras Boxing Club had two Junior boxers compete.
Luisjoe Ybarra Jr, is a fifth grader at French Elementary in Security CO. Luisjoe competed in the 11-12 yr old 80lb div. Luijoe took his third straight title by defeating Anthony Soto of Pueblo CO. Luisjoe now has three titles In three different weight classes. Luisjoe also had won his thrid title in the State Golden Gloves this past March. His next stop will be in Mesquite NV, to compete in the Junior Golden Gloves Nationals tournament where he placed 2nd in 2011.
The second boxer is Luis Ramirez an 8yr old 3rd grader from Stratton Meadows Elementary, Luis competed in the 8-9yr old 70lb div, and was the unopposed Champion for 2012. Congratulations to both.
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Press Release (Gain-Stovall) Matt Colligan has opened American Water Damage, a water damage restoration company. He brings years of experience in the home improvement industry with a strong emphasis on exceptional customer service.
Most recently he was Division Manager of Champion Windows of Colorado Springs, where he set national sales records and earned the BBB’s Excellence in Customer Service award for three years in a row. In his new endeavor, Matt has adapted his proven customer service systems for the restoration industry by using stringent internal systems and processes.
“American Water Damage is the kind of business that everyone hopes they will never need but are glad that it’s there when they need it,” says Matt. “Dealing with water damage is a very stressful situation. It is important to us to make this process as worry free as possible for our customers. All of our technicians are certified to provide a professional and top-notch experience.”
About American Water Damage – “You Relax, We Rescue”℠
Matt Colligan of Colorado Springs, CO, and David Lopez of Dallas Fort Worth, TX founded American Water Damage in 2011. The company’s mission is to provide a consistently remarkable customer experience while becoming the leader in the emergency service and restoration industry. Each American Water Damage technician is certified and experienced in all requisite fields.
Both founders bring years of experience in the home improvement industry with a strong emphasis on exceptional customer service, adapted for the restoration industry using stringent internal systems and processes. These are backed externally by Guild Quality third party surveys and the effective performance metrics adopting measuring analytics of Net Promoter Score (NPS).
The Colorado Springs location is at 3385 Fillmore Heights Ridge, Unit A, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Contact them at 719-452-3000 or go to www.americanwaterdamage.com for more information.
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from the Easy Street Marketing Blog
So you've decided to go into business for yourself. You've got the plan, you've got the drive. Now, what to call it? Choosing a good name has no universal rules, but it helps to consider the product or service, the image you want to portray, your target market and your advertising strategy among other things.
If your business is a franchise like Taco Bell or Midas Mufflers, choosing a name for the ownership company is not really a marketing issue. It's probably not going to be on any of your advertising material, so have fun with it. below are things to consider for the independent business owner.
Of course, it may be good idea to mention your product or service in the company name. In the case of our graphic design/printing company, when we first started out, our primary business was graphic design and we operated out of our house, on Easy Street. Hence the name; Easy Street Designs. It also helped that the term "Easy Street" is also a common term used to convey a stress free atmosphere, so it still works, even though the shop is no longer located on that street. It also lent itself well to a catchy tag line; "Make it Easy!" We probably would not have gone with Hayes Drive Designs, had we lived there.
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Press Release (PEDCO.org) Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., the nation’s largest producer of pre-stressed concrete rail road ties, has announced that it has selected Pueblo as the location for its new Colorado production facility. The Pueblo plant, which is scheduled to be opened in the fourth quarter of this year, will be the company’s largest facility in the U.S. Rocla also has plants in Amarillo, TX and Bear DE. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO).
More than 100 people will eventually be employed at the plant when it reaches full operating capacity. Construction of the facility will begin immediately on property the company purchased in the St. Charles Industrial Park on the south side of the city near the current Vestas Wind Systems plant. Rocla estimates that at full capacity, the new Pueblo plant can produce between 750,000 and one million ties per year.
In making the announcement, Peter Urquhart, Rocla’s president praised the cooperation the company has received from PEDCO, the city of Pueblo and Pueblo Country. “We look forward to being a member of this community and doing business here,” he said. He added that the move from Denver was prompted by the fact that the land on which the Denver plant was located was purchased by the city to make way for expansion of the light rail system.
Mr. Urquhart explained that the technology to be used at the Pueblo plant to produce its ties has evolved during the company’s 25 year history. He noted that Rocla’s customers include the largest rail road companies including Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroad. Its products are used in for Class 1 railroad lines, light rail/transit projects, high speed rail lines and industrial lines throughout the country. Since Rocla’s founding it has produced more than 20 million ties.
Andrew Lang, PEDCO’S chairman noted that communities outside of Colorado were actively seeking the new Rocla plant. “We are thrilled that our city was selected which will bring a significant number of new jobs here but will also keep them in Colorado. In addition, there will be more construction jobs in the near term. As always, PEDCO, the City of Pueblo and Pueblo County worked together as a team to present to Rocla the many advantages of building their facility here. We also received excellent cooperation from BNSF, Union Pacific and EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel in order to establish a rail line to the plant’s location.” Lang also noted that the decision by Rocla is another example of the advantages resulting from the city’s ½ cent sales tax which is earmarked to support economic development. A portion of these funds was made available to Rocla to help provide rail service for its new building.
About Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc.:
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. is a key supplier of concrete ties to America’s largest freight railroads, as well as the United States’ only High Speed Rail project. Along with many transit projects and industrial applications, our experience in designing concrete ties is the most reliable and cost effective in the world. More information can be found at www.roclatie.com.
About Pueblo Economic Development Corporation:
The Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO) is a privately held, non-profit agency that is dedicated to the promotion of the Pueblo Area to businesses and industries considering expansion or relocation. PEDCO works with city, county and community organizations to coordinate available resources for economic development. The organization’s membership is comprised of the community’s business, academic, cultural, not-for-profit and government leaders. www.pedco.org