Southern Colorado Business Partnership
Press Releases
July 2012: In the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon wildfire, the Pikes Peak Region Business Recovery Team was formed as a coalition of business groups and agencies seeking to bring together information and resources to spread the word that the Springs area is open for business. SCBP President Randy Scott worked closely with other partner agencies - including the Convention and Visitors Bureau - to help with a Welcome Back marketing campaign. 

June 2012: After 10 years with the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, current SCBP President Dave Csintyan founded The Csintyan Group, assembling a management team that includes Randy Scott, who helped found the Front Range Executive Service Corps and is president of the Southern Colorado Business Partnership.

Spring 2012: The Southern Colorado Better Business Bureau and the Old Colorado City Associates joined the SCBP, along with affiliate member Action 22. Former SCBP President-Elect Dave Van Ness now serves as the OCCA's Executive Director.

September 2011 | The first Engaging Youth Boot Camp will launch at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs on October 15, followed by similar programs in five added Southern Colorado markets. Funded by the Colorado Workforce Development Council and the Workforce Investment Act, the innovative approach emphasizes “soft skills” and on-the-job training for young job seekers. 

August 2011 | SCBP Executive Director Randy Scott was instrumental in securing a recent grant from the Colorado Workforce Development Center, and has been selected to coordinate the "Engaging Youth" effort as the primary facilitator for the three groups that will partner on the project. 

April 2011 | The Trinidad & Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce is the latest new member to join the Southern Colorado Business Partnership, which has grown to include over a dozen regional and demographic business organizations in and around the front range. 

January 2011 | The Southern Colorado Business Partnership named new officers to its Board of Directors, with one-year terms beginning January 1, 2011. 

November 2010 | James M. Stewart, CEO of the Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce, was recently tapped to serve on Governor-elect Hickenlooper's transition team, as co-chair of the “Economic Development and International Trade” committee.

September 2010 | In late September, SCBP principals joined 70 area leaders in a legislative trip to the nation's capitol. Organized by the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, the group was put through their paces by Chamber CEO Dave Csintyan and President of the Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Division, Stephannie Finley. 

July 26, 2010 | No on 60, 61, 101: In a move aimed at helping to educate voters about the unintended outcomes of Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, the SCBP voted to formally oppose the measures at its monthly board meeting.

July 1, 2010 | SCBP Summit Sets Course: Over 75 business leaders convened at the AFA Falcon Club to set a regional course for economic vitality. Addressing "why regionalism matters" the group heard from a series of speakers, then completed a traditional SWOT analysis of area issues and concerns.

May 27, 2010 | Castle Rock Added: The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is the latest new member to join the Southern Colorado Business Partnership, which has grown to include over a dozen regional and demographic business organizations in and around the front range. Recent expansion now borders the group’s reach and influence north and south from Castle Rock to Pueblo, east to west from Woodland Park to the Eastern Plains – along with most metro points in between. 

March 2, 2010 | Partnership Expands: In January, the Greater Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation and Pueblo Chamber of Commerce were approved as new members of the Southern Colorado Business Partnership, followed by Pueblo’s Economic Development Corporation in February. The new members bring the SCBP roster to eleven organizations total, and extends the group's influence and outreach to over 4000 businesses, which represent over 140,000 employees. 

February 26, 2010 | Organization Changes Name: The Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership has announced an official name change to The Southern Colorado Business Partnership to more accurately reflect the growing range of regional and demographic interests served by the group. Along with adopting the new name, the SCBP also hired its first Executive Director – Mr. Randy Scott. 

November 4, 2009 | UPAC Presentation: PPRBP Vice-Chair Dave Van Ness presented the results of a PPRBP survey to the Utilities Policy Advisory Committee (UPAC) meeting in November. 

August 24, 2009 | Incorporation Complete:  The Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership (PPRBP) brings together eight area Chambers of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau  -  with their 2700 member businesses, representing 90,000 employees - to work collectively in the pursuit of regional betterment, with a shared voice, mission and focus.  Along with filing the group’s governing documents with the state to incorporate as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, the board of directors recently elected and confirmed the first lineup of officers for the new partnership.