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Sam Minneti has worked as project manager and content strategist with Design Rangers for more than five years — or, she likes to say, 15 years in “Millennial time.” Generational humor aside, Design Rangers has been a marker of stability for the 27-year-old Minneti, a Florida native who lived in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington […]
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Morgan Bretzke comes from a long line of helpers. “My grandfather was a doctor and we have a lot of doctors in our family, so we kind of grew up helping people in that way,” Bretzke said. An Arvada native who grew up in New Mexico, Bretzke moved to Colorado Springs two years ago after […]
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Janet Van Kampen wanted to be a doctor, or a cop — or maybe the Bionic Woman, or Wonder Woman. “There was some sort of public safety thing there,” she says. “I‘ve always had so much respect for law enforcement — I just feel like I still would do it tomorrow if I could. You […]
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When Rob Fredell was growing up in Texas, he saw science and engineering skills in action while watching a former neighbor test fly F-111 fighter jets outside of his family’s home in Fort Worth. “The F-111 was the swing-wing, fighter bomber that they built to fly real fast and real low in Vietnam,” said Fredell, […]
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Telma Frumholtz was born in France, celebrated her quinceañera in Mexico, and got her high school diploma in Minnesota. So the 26-year-old had no qualms about packing up her car and heading to Colorado Springs, sight unseen. “The week before Thanksgiving [2018], I came out and spent one day visiting apartments and meeting my team, […]
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TerryJosiah Sharpe enlisted in the U.S. Army six days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Six years and two tours in Iraq later, he was ready for something new. “It was great, but it wasn’t the way that I wanted to help the community. I thought that I was going to jump out […]
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As director of the Manitou Art Center and head of the Manitou Springs Creative District, Natalie Johnson plays a key role in supporting and promoting the arts as a tool of economic development. She views art not just as something that attracts visitors, but as the essence of the community. Johnson grew up in Marengo, […]
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The arts community generates more than $153 million in total economic activity in the Pikes Peak region, enriching lives with original, made-in-Colorado-Springs works. It’s a community that Christine Flores has already joined, although she’s still in school. Flores’ drawings in graphite, ink and marker on paper tell stories and illustrate moments from her personal life […]
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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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