On Wednesday, the annual Arts, Business and Education Luncheon celebrated Colorado Springs-area business leaders who foster the arts.

This year’s event was opened by Charlie Baughman, senior site manager for Progressive insurance. His message: Art may need business, but business also needs art.

The O’Neil Group Company CEO and Braxton Technologies President, Kevin O’Neil, took home two awards: first, for his success in establishing the Colorado Springs Conservatory’s new home and, second, for helping rejuvenate the downtown area through the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, and Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.