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When Clint Knox sold Spree Racing — the event management company that put on the Big Gay 5K and the Colorado Springs Marathon, among others — he assured his wife he’d wait at least a year before starting another business. Two months later he had the idea for Brainitz, and that promise came undone. Knox […]
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Victoria Selfridge has been instrumental in Ent Credit Union’s growth into the largest financial institution in the Pikes Peak region and sixth-largest in Colorado. Selfridge recently was named Ent’s vice president of new markets and strategy. In that role, she is building a business development team to drive new member engagement and foster further growth. […]
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Six months ago, Michael Suggs surveyed his fellow patrons during a lunch break at Loyal Coffee with his wife. As his eyes moved from the college students half-hidden behind their laptops, to the suit-clad men and women discussing business matters over cups of espresso, Suggs felt a surge of pride. “I look around, and there’s […]
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For most people, archaeology conjures images of a Harrison Ford type swashbuckling through Egyptian pyramids. Anna Cordova thought so, too — until her first semester at UCCS, when she signed up for two introductory anthropology courses. “The next semester I was taking junior-level archaeology classes — I was just that into it,” said Cordova, 36. […]
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Pastor Ben Anderson’s personal and professional philosophy is best summed up by a quote plastered on the Solid Rock Christian Center meeting room. “Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins of your cities,” it reads. “Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.” The omission of the […]
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Gundega Stevens has a passion for contemporary abstracts, and a gallery on South Eighth Street, and a knack for helping people feel at home with art. “People get nervous about artwork if they don’t know anything about art,” she says, “and I tell them — it’s like the wine world too, you know — it’s […]
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Early in her career, Carolina Yumiseba worked in the casinos of Atlantic City, N.J. “That’s where I learned my customer relationship-management skills,” Yumiseba said. Those skills have been useful in her current job. As integrated marketing consultant for Spanish-language TV network Univisión, Yumiseba helps both Latino- and Anglo-owned businesses find their voices and shape their […]
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One of Kevin Laudner’s priorities as the new dean of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS is to honor the school’s long tradition of providing health care practitioners to the community. The school dates to 1904, when it was founded to train nurses who ministered to […]
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Editor’s Note: This is an extended version of the story that appeared in the Aug. 30 print edition of the Business Journal. For most students, heading off to college marks their first bold voyage into the unknown. For Lily Weissgold, though, coming to Colorado College meant reining in her travels.  “I spent the last two […]
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Despite having called Colorado Springs home for just 3½ years, Daniel Sexton has been at the forefront of both preserving the city’s past and shaping its future. Sexton, a principal planner with the city of Colorado Springs, served as project manager for HistoricCOS, an update to the city’s original historic planning preservation plan created in […]
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College opened up a previously inaccessible world for Megan Bell. Now, she has made a career of bringing that access to students much like herself. “I just love the college experience and making it possible for students to go to college and be successful here,” said Bell, who is UCCS’ executive director of community learning […]
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Mei Li Zuber was 6 when her mother decided to adopt her, and 7 when they discovered she couldn’t read.  Nancy Zuber, a high school guidance counselor, was a volunteer at the then Children’s Home-Chambliss Shelter in Chattanooga, Tenn., when Mei Li was placed there after being removed from a neglectful and abusive home. It […]
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