Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corp. is proud to welcome Mark Bittle as vice president of membership today. Bittle brings a wealth of local business and organizational knowledge to the role, having previously served as an Ambassador and Small Business Advisory Council member with the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. He has also served as a board member of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
He is a longtime business consultant with the Pikes Peak SBDC, having facilitated their Leading Edge Course since 2009. In 2019, he was named their Consultant of the Year. Through his involvement with the SBDC network, he co-authored The Tri-Start Matrix: Mastering the three distinct phases of successfully launching a business with 26 other subject matter experts from around the country.
In addition, he has been named a CSBJ Rising Stars 40 under 40 in 2011; nominated for the 2014 Business Citizen of the Year by the Colorado Springs Business Alliance (now Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC); appointed to serve on the Governors Small Business Advisory Council, and most recently a finalist for the Small Business Week Small Business Champion of the Year in 2020.
Bittle’s background includes public relations, community engagement, market development, sales and marketing, financial services, consulting, and strategic planning.
“Mark brings a deep understanding of local business needs and strong relationships with community partners to the role. His strategic, collaborative, and community-focused mindset will shape our member programs and help businesses of all sizes thrive in the Pikes Peak region. We’re excited to have him on the team.” – Dirk Draper, president and CEO, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
“I am passionate about helping businesses succeed, and that is exactly what I’ll be doing in this role: helping identify ways that we, the Chamber & EDC, can build upon our organization’s legacy as the voice of business while also innovating our programs to help our members remain nimble and competitive in an ever-evolving market.” – Mark Bittle, vice president of membership, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
Bittle graduated cum laude from Denver’s Regis University with a BS in Communications and certifications in Leadership and Conflict Management. He moved to Colorado Springs in 2008 and is originally from West Des Moines, Iowa. He is an avid soccer player.
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