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Colorado Springs workshop to focus on understanding, starting social enterprises

By: WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com
February 24, 2014 Updated: February 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm
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Businesses that produce benefits for society instead of profits for their owners are the focus of a four-hour workshop on social enterprises Thursday at the Glen Eyrie Conference Center.

The workshop was developed to help people learn about what social enterprises are, how they operate, what benefits they offer and what steps to follow to start one.

Jonathan Liebert, vice president of AspenPointe Enterprises, which provides custodial, maintenance, landscaping, furniture installation, modification, moving and assembly services for local clients, is the keynote speaker.

The workshop also will include four breakout sessions on existing and startup nonprofit and for-profit businesses. Moderators are Abby Sienkiewicz of the nonprofit center, Amy Rodda of the El Pomar Foundation, Robin Roberts of Pikes Peak National Bank and Ted Robertson of RCN Group.

Presenters for those sessions include Liebert, Howard Brooks of the Energy Resource Center, Bill Morris of Blue Star Recyclers, Lyn Harwell of Seeds Community Cafe, Tony and Mary Fagnant of Qualtek Manufacturing, Etienne Hardre of Promedius and Mike Mazolla of Mountain Equipment Recyclers. Each speaker will present case studies on why and how they chose to work in social entrepreneurship. All sessions will include question-and-answer sessions with the audience.

A networking session hosted by David Somers, executive director of the nonprofit center, is scheduled to conclude the workshop to help nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses with similar interests to connect and explore the possibility of sharing resources.

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Contact Wayne Heilman: 636-0234

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