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Prior to being hired as CEO of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, George Taylor had attended just two rodeos. However, the former business executive has just the right skill set to lead PRCA. And though he’s only held the CEO position for a few months, the rodeo culture has quickly grown on him — in […]
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“What took us so long?” That’s what Nicholas Gledich’s wife of 40 years, Nora, wanted to know when they decided to move to Colorado Springs from Florida nine years ago when Gledich became Colorado Springs School District 11 superintendent. They’d always wanted to come here, and the position sealed the deal. In those nine years, […]
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Collaboration is key. At the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association, it’s about creating just the right ratio of manufacturers and service providers to help the local manufacturing environment succeed. As CAMA South coordinator (a position he’s held for just a few months), Paul Choate focuses on supporting and growing manufacturing in southern Colorado, including Colorado Springs, […]
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Taj Stokes is putting into practice the quote, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” The former pastor of Passion City Church on the Southeast side of Colorado Springs is a keep-it-real, street-level guy who knows people find […]
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Thanks to enterprising individuals such as George Hess, high school for some 300 Colorado Springs students is a lot more fun. That’s because the Vantage Homes CEO and newly elected chairman of the Home Builders Institute helped create the Careers in Construction program in 2015. Now students learn how to build a home while incorporating […]
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For the last 10 years, Curt Wyeno, the Cheyenne Mountain Branch president of Legacy Bank, has helped solidify its community bank reputation by offering personal services to its customers. A Colorado native (from the Arkansas Valley in the southeastern part of the state), Wyeno was raised on a farm and attended the University of Northern […]
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The ability to read proficiently greatly enhances life. Gina Solazzi, executive director of the Children’s Literacy Center, understands the importance of reading and has made it her mission to ensure that kids are reading at their proper grade level. Through CLC, children along the Front Range receive free, one-on-one tutoring to help bring them up […]
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On Oct. 1, Chad Graves took the helm at Ent Credit Union. The financial institution recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and finished 2017 with more than $5 billion in assets and more than 300,000 members. Ent is building three new locations in town (near UCCS, on Interquest Parkway, and at Powers Boulevard and Woodmen Road) […]
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Tammy Donahugh’s done Crankworx, a world-class mountain biking competition. Now she does the books. But whether she’s tackling terrain or managing numbers, she always likes to make sure she’s in control. A California native, she lost the crowds and gained more “terrain” when she moved to Colorado over a decade ago. Now she focuses on […]
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In the one year she’s served as executive director of the Senior Resource Council, Kelsie Heermans has begun to fulfill her mission to make sure all senior citizens, and the Colorado Springs businesses who serve those seniors, have the resources needed to support the best life possible. That’s been Heermans’ mission since she was 16 […]
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Tracy Narvet considers herself a Colorado native, having been born in Fort Collins. But she did take a bit of a detour when her family relocated to Ohio, where she grew up. Narvet graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and went on to work in accounting and […]
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Editor’s note: Changes were made to the online version of the story to clarify the names of the boards Julia Sands de Melendez is a part of.  When she was 8 years old, Julia Sands de Melendez visited Pikes Peak for the first time and said she dreamed of living in Colorado. Her dream became […]
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