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WEEKLY RADIO SHOW - Initially airing on AM1460/101.1FM, The Answer on Friday afternoons at 3:00PM. Southeastern Colorado, anchored by the economies of Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and dozens of other communities is steadily emerging to be one of the state’s leading and most dynamic economic regions. Listen to regional industry, business, and economic development experts as they work with municipalities and a strong workforce to advance So. Colorado as one of the western region’s top business and innovation centers. SPONSORED BY BOOT BARN HALL/NOTES LIVE & COS Orthopaedic Group read less
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Marisa Wigglesworth - CEO, United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum
01-02-2024
Marisa Wigglesworth - CEO, United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum
This energetic and highly experienced museum executive walks us through the first six months of her tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum located in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Her story appears in the So. Colorado Business Digest where she explains how she and her team are working to place USOPM on the stage starting with community.  Marisa Wigglesworth  | Chief Executive Officer  Marisa Wigglesworth [pronounced Ma-ree-sa] is a distinguished leader in the museum and attraction industry, known for her extensive expertise in philanthropy, strategic planning, project management, and operations. As the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, she brings a profound commitment to promoting and advancing the Olympic and Paralympic values, while celebrating the exceptional achievements of Team USA athletes. Wigglesworth previously served as CEO of the Buffalo Museum of Science, where she provided strategic and operational leadership and oversaw the 264-acre Tifft Nature Preserve. Prior to that, she held key positions at prestigious institutions such as the National Aquarium in Baltimore and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, showcasing her accomplishments and leadership in the museum field. Wigglesworth holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s degree from New York University.
So. Colorado’s Sports Economy w/Megan Leatham, CEO - Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
06-11-2023
So. Colorado’s Sports Economy w/Megan Leatham, CEO - Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
The sports economy in southern Colorado continues to grow in year over year driven in large part by collegiate sports, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic assets choosing COS as their home base, and the work of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.  The Sports Corp, in partnership with Visit COS (the region's convention and visitor's bureau), the Colorado Springs Airport, and other leading  organizations have created a tightly integrated ecosystem where organizers can get their vision set up and produced with professionals in the categories necessary to ensure a successful event.  COS is one of the most desirable markets in the nation to host organized sporting events from NCAA events to amateur and professional sports sanctioned competitions, and marquee community endeavors such as the Labor Day Liftoff and Pikes Peak Air Show, you will almost always see the Sports Corp at the core of a given event.  CEO, Megan Leatham and former NCAA basketball player, walks us through how that ecosystem works, and the depth of the economic impact sports has in the region. Hear more about the record breaking 2023 season, and what's on the menu for 2024.  Colorado Springs Sports Corporation (CSSC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit established in 1979 to assist in the relocation of the U.S. Olympic Committee from New York City to Colorado Springs. CSSC’s mission is to inspire and advance Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, and the Pikes Peak Region through sport and community events. Through event promotion and community development activities, CSSC plays a critical role in bringing civic leaders together with some of the nation’s premier sporting organizations to promote tourism and create positive economic impact.