The Pueblo City and County Economic Outlook Forum will be held from 7-9:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman Ave.

Guest speakers will include: Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar, Councilman Dennis Flores, Pueblo County Commission Chairman Garrison Ortiz; Tatiana Bailey, executive director of Data Driven Economic Strategies; Patty Erjavec, president of Pueblo Community College; and Shannon Baker, mission coordinator for Pueblo Economic Development Corp.

Court-Appointed Special Counsel Zane Grant Receives State Honor

Pueblo Court Appointed Special Advocates Executive Director Zane Grant was recently named Colorado CASA Staff Member of the Year for his exemplary leadership within the organization, both locally and internationally. statewide.

CASA supports and promotes court-appointed attorneys who are responsible for assisting abused or neglected children during the court process. In addition to opening CASA of Pueblo in 2002, Zane assumed leadership of Heart of Colorado CASA in Cañon City in 2012, and in 2017 helped launch and manage Heart of Colorado CASA in La Junta.

He is the only director of the agency to manage three programs that serve eight counties.

Grant is known for going above and beyond in managing rural operations and helping Pueblo’s fast-growing program. He introduced new youth development programs, including Fostering Futures and the Safe Baby Court Team program, both of which have become models for CASA programs in the state and nationwide, according to a CASA report.

Fuel & Iron Food Hall Founders Win Economic Development Award

The Founders of the Fuel & Iron Food Hall Received a 2022 EDIE Award for “Company of the Year” from the Colorado Economic Development Councilwhich recognizes significant contributions to the Colorado economy.

Fuel & Iron Food Hall founders Nathan Stern and Zach Cytryn oversee the transformation of the Long vacant 1915 Holmes Hardware building at 400 S. Union Ave. It will house a five-restaurant food hall, a bar and cafe and an ice cream shop on the first floor, while the second and third floors will house apartments.

“This year’s EDIE award was particularly poignant for us because it was created by Johnny’s Boiler Shop & Metal Worksa staple of craftsmanship and skill in Pueblo since 1946. This craftsmanship award was created with heart and soul by the Pueblo Metalworkers of American Steel, a legacy we are committed to honoring with the Fuel & Iron Project” , they declared in a press Liberation.

Parkview Medical Center, 400 W. 16th St.

Parkview Wins Healthcare Information Award

Parkview Health System has been honored with an award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Digital Health Most Wired.

Among more than 38,000 organizations surveyed, Parkview Health System ranked in the top 70 in areas of information technology such as data analytics and management, population health, infrastructure and health. patient engagement.

“This is not just an information technology award, this award is for all of our staff who are embracing technology in improving healthcare,” said Bo Clark, vice president of information technology. from Parkview. “Our adoption of cutting-edge technologies helps us deliver exceptional care.”

Home Health Award goes to Sangre de Cristo Community Care

Sangre de Cristo Community Care, 1920 Valley Drive, was honored with the 2022 Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems awards.

The annual review recognizes agencies that consistently provide a positive patient experience and high-quality care, measured from the patient’s perspective. Janell Solomon, Chief Compliance Officer, said the honor directly represents the agency’s employees’ passion for delivering patient care.

The agency serves Pueblo, Trinidad, Walsenburg, Cañon City and La Junta.