Author:

Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

A crew member is dwarfed by the Global Supertanker after it landed Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Colorado Springs Airport. The Boeing 747-400, outfitted for firefighting, can carry 19,400 gallons of water, fire retardant, foam or gel and make a single drop two-miles long or eight segmented drops. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Picketers with Teamsters union Local 455 walk the picket lines May 2, 2016 outside Advantage Logistics South in Fountain. About 270 members of the union launched a strike last Thursday against the company, which operates the distribution center in Fountain for more than 329 City Market, King Soopers and Kroger stores in Colorado and five other states. Photo by Eric Singer, The Gazette
The Marriott, located at 5580 Tech Center Drive in Colorado Springs as gone through a recent renovations. They have opened up the lobby area to feature multiple comfortable seating areas. The design focuses on comfort, not corporate. Photographed on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Carol Lawrence, The Gazette
Current Rotary Club of Colorado Springs president, Maile Foster stands with incoming president, Dennis Shoemaker by one of the Butterflies and Friends butterfly statues at the Pikes Peak Center Thursday, April 21, 2016. The butterflies are sold at a silent auction each year as an annual fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs. CAROL LAWRENCE,THE GAZETTE
Left to right, Josh Vanderbilt, Jessica Garrett, Hunter Berge, Terry Boult, Preston Hare, Evan Williams and Connor McCormick on Monday celebrate Lot Spot Inc. winning the California Dreaming Entrepreneurship Competition on Saturday at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Boult is the El Pomar chair of innovation and security at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, who mentored the Lot Spot team. Garrett, Hare, McCormick and Williams are UCCS students and along with former students Berge and Vanderbilt, are part of the Lot Spot team along with Matt Keith, a software engineer for Dialight plc in Colorado Springs, who is not pictured. Photo by Wayne Heilman, The Gazette
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