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Set designer, furniture maker, whiskey distiller, father — the list goes on and on when it comes to naming all of the avenues Casey Ross has journeyed during his 38 years. Owner of Axe and the Oak Whiskey House at Ivywild School and Axe and the Oak Distillery, Ross’ whiskeys have garnered national awards, including […]
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With a twang, Colorado Springs Chief of Staff Jeff Greene will relay that his accent was not a result of his living in southern Colorado. Born in Nashville, Tenn., Greene grew up in south-central Georgia before returning to his home state to attend the University of Tennessee. It was there he would study business administration, […]
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On Oct. 3, the city’s second Honda dealership, Freedom Honda, opened its doors in the Powers Auto Park at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard. California-based Piercey Automotive Group had planned to open the dealership three years ago, but when the economy soured, plans were delayed. Piercey operates three other Honda dealerships and one Toyota dealership, […]
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Colorado Springs native Brandon Straub went to all the Colorado College hockey games growing up. His personal and professional life centered on the ice rink — he even met his future wife Sandy, a former junior national champion, at the Broadmoor Skating Club. In later years, he traded his skates for a career in commercial […]
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* Name: Tom Osborne * Organization: Colorado Springs Sports Corporation * Position: President & CEO * Hometown: Billings, Mont. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 14 months * Education: Bachelor’s degree from Montana State University- Billings * A few words about your company: The Colorado Springs Sports Corp. is a non-profit corporation […]
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Rainier Ko’s parents gave him three career choices: a doctor, a doctor or a doctor. Somehow, he forged a path in the medical field that’s almost completely his own. He’s one of only seven veterinary neurosurgeons in the world. It’s been a long road — 15 years of post-high-school education in two countries — but […]
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Dean Williams, who heads Colorado’s Department of Corrections, aims to reduce the state’s high recidivism rate and help Colorado businesses at the same time. Williams took the job in January after meeting with Gov. Jared Polis and has already started implementing reforms. A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in organizational communication, Williams moved […]
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Rachel Chaparro, 35, has always had an interest in helping others. That drive led her down a path focused on molding public policy and creating a better place for some of the country’s most underserved demographics. Beginning last summer, Chaparro accepted a position with CALIBRE Systems as a consultant with  the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, […]
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Shawn Howe, 37, grew up in western Kansas, just miles from the Colorado state line. With aspirations of going to medical school, Howe earned his bachelor’s degree in science from Kansas State University. He decided not to stay in school for so much of his life, and followed his brother to Colorado Springs. While working […]
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Russ Miller grew up about 45 minutes from one of golf’s most revered sites, Pinehurst Country Club in North Carolina. The Broadmoor hotel’s director of golf embraced the game early and, when playing professionally didn’t work out (“I liked eating three times a day,” Miller said) he pursued a golf management degree at Ferris State […]
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Tom Daschbach is president and CEO of TD Support Services, a government contracting, medical staffing and security services company. He served in the Air Force for 27 years, and served as vice president of business and Industry development for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce for six years before starting his business. You started the […]
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Editor’s note: The Young Professional One on One is a new feature. Each week the Business Journal will interview an up-and-comer from the Springs business community. Know someone who should be featured? Send suggestions to editorial@csbj.com. Etienne Hardre spent years working in several large accounting and finance businesses, where he honed his financial management and […]
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