Millennials aren’t entitled, Carrie Arnold says, and they’re not “snowflakes” — and she should know. Each year, about 2,000 freshmen take the program she oversees at UCCS. “I think they’re a really smart, dedicated, hardworking group of individuals who are just looking to find their place in the world,” she says. “I’m still looking to […]
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Jacob Cheatham does well in the deep end. Since he was a kid in Barberton, Ohio, Loyal Coffee’s 30-year-old chef has been learning by throwing himself into sink-or-swim situations and rising to the top. His father was a pastor and a steelworker, his mother was a floor manager for Apples Market,...
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is kicking off a new strategic plan for Colorado Springs, reassessing whether it needs to build the new hospital planned for its Fillmore Street site, completing a $102 million expansion at St. Francis Medical Center, and seeking a new CEO. It’s a big year. Interim CEO Brian Erling, appointed after longtime […]
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When you’re from southern Missouri, but raised in northern Illinois, you can develop a bit of an identity crisis. So when people ask Ashley Dodge where she’s from, she splits the difference. “When I had to choose where to go to college, St. Louis was in the middle, so I always say I’m from St. […]
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Yaniv Natan is the founder of Tek Experts, a multinational group of companies specializing in IT services. The business expanded to North America in 2016, its first office opening near North Academy Boulevard on Kelly Johnson Boulevard. The global services provider partners with some of the world’s biggest IT companies and delivers services via eight […]
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Much like the physics of riding a bike, Derek Bouchard-Hall has struck a balance between the worlds of athletics and business that have comprised most of his adult life. The southern California native and CEO of USA Cycling moved to the East Coast at the age of 6, growing up in Massachusetts. He earned his […]
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Alex Armani-Munn, a native upstate New Yorker, admits he’s never been much of a planner, having made most life decisions by the seat of his pants. But now that he’s been in Colorado Springs for a year, that attitude is beginning to change. Armani-Munn is economic vitality coordinator at the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs. […]
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Everybody faces adversity, but it takes a special type of person to use those setbacks to help others. And that’s precisely what locally based author Khadija Grant is doing. The 33-year-old moved to the Colorado Springs area about six years ago when her husband received military relocation orders for Fort Carson. A Cleveland, Ohio, native, […]
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Her surname, identifying properties aside, now seems somewhat prophetic. AJ West heeded the directional advice embedded in that name and, along with husband, Jason Hosch, made her way from Austin, Texas, to Colorado Springs nearly a year ago. West does branding and communications for a local engineering and architectural firm, CP&Y. The company began in […]
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Greg Phillips sometimes jokes that he should’ve thought about building Denver International Airport farther away. “It would’ve helped us out a little bit,” he says. Decades before Phillips became director of aviation for Colorado Springs Airport, he helped lead the project team that built Denver’s airport — which, of course, is now COS’ main competition […]
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When it comes to getting stuff done, Kelley Heider is the person to call. The 34-year-old doesn’t hesitate to take charge as the vice president of innovation and social media at the digital public relations company, SSPR. Heider is known for fostering rapid change within the company while serving as a role model because of […]
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Sara Vaas, assistant director of Council of Neighbors and Organizations, has a lot of responsibility. Sometimes the 34-year-old must act as a mediator when it comes to neighborhood issues in El Paso and Teller counties. A lot can go down in neighborhoods and she’s there to help keep the peace. In addition to her assistant […]
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