Karla Grazier grew up in Indianapolis with three sisters and parents who instilled in them a love of education. Grazier says their belief that “we are responsible for everything that happens to us” has carried through all aspects of her life. After earning a bachelor’s from Notre Dame and an MBA from Indiana University, she […]
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Mike DeGrant is stepping down as president of the Housing & Building Association Cares, a nonprofit branch of the HBA that assists other nonprofits with construction needs. But as he vacates the position he’s occupied since 2014, DeGrant is preparing to move into his new role as Colorado Springs HBA’s 2018 president. He is also […]
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As executive director of Peak Care Military Network, Kate Hatten knows firsthand what it’s like to move frequently to a new community as a military spouse. She remembers her own experience coming to  Colorado Springs when her husband was stationed in the Air Force. While she says some people embrace a new environment with no […]
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John and Margot Lane played a large role in the Colorado Springs community for decades. John was president of Lane Affiliated companies and expanding the family’s Pepsi Cola bottling franchise in Colorado Springs, Arizona and New Mexico. Their son Phil Lane is chairman of the Regional Leadership Forum, an offshoot of the Operation 6035 economic […]
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David Ervin, CEO of The Resource Exchange since 2005, grew up in a small community north of Philadelphia and began playing soccer at an early age. Although he wanted to go into forestry as a kid, the requisite biology courses turned out not to be his strong suit. After taking a psychology class in high […]
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Dr. Toni Green finds it hard, impossible really, to maintain any distance from her patients. A surgeon who recently opened a new practice associated with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Green specializes in the type of surgeries that breast cancer patients undergo. “I chose this type of surgery because it allows me to build a relationship […]
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* Name: Kathleen Vanden Broecke * Organization: Effective Business Solutions * Position: Founder and owner * Hometown: Minneapolis * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Eight years * Education: Bachelor of arts in education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Sales training from the best, including Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Harvey Macay and […]
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Nancy Whitford, Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ newly appointed chief development officer and executive director of the Peak Vista Foundation, will begin her duties Dec. 29, moving from the position of development director at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in advertising from San Jose State University. Whitford, 50, enjoys […]
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Amanda Mountain is the new general manager and station director of KTSC-TV, southern Colorado’s public television outlet. Headquartered in Pueblo, the station has long had a low profile in Colorado Springs. Mountain, 34, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado with a degree in media management. She most recently was director of Gazette […]
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Sixteen years ago, Chris Sondermann and her then-husband Gary launched Terra Verde, a new kind of downtown retailer catering to a young, upscale, fashionable and largely female clientele. The store, in a renovated Victorian building on Tejon Street, is open and airy, lit by natural light from half a dozen skylights. The venture was an immediate success, and Terra Verde was soon recognized as one of downtown’s most successful retailers.
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The mall – it’s an explosion of stimuli for the shopping senses. Window displays, sale ads, seasonal styles, neon signs, inviting kiosks and the food court all create a hub for the mega-industry of retail commerce. But the magic doesn’t just happen by accident. It’s a coordinated effort among store owners and the mall marketing staff. At The Citadel, that effort is led by Diane Loschen. Loschen is senior marketing director for The Citadel, the region’s oldest indoor shopping mall.
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More than 20 years ago, Colorado native Mike Bristol and his wife, Amanda, opened Bristol Brewing Company. And despite the increasing demand for their beers (on draft and in six-packs) across the state, roughly 70 percent of the company’s business remains in Colorado Springs — and they plan to keep it that way. “A lot […]
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