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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Bill Hardin, who is currently one of only two pediatric surgeons in Colorado Springs, has a passion for treating kids and helping families. He performs surgeries at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, and follows up with patients at the Children’s Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care clinic in Briargate. He has lived in Colorado Springs since 2014, and […]
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John Brazie started his career in food service in high school, and hasn’t ever steered away from the industry. After working as the executive chef at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, a luxury hotel in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston for almost 20 years, Brazie relocated to Colorado Springs in August for his love of […]
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After receiving approval for a new kind of charter school in Colorado Springs in 2014, Patrick Cush and his brother, David Cush, CEO of Virgin America Airlines, enrolled 40 students in Launch High School in 2016. Now 75 students are enrolled in the school’s second year and that number is expected to increase to 120 […]
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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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