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By Lily Reavis Emma Tang is a self-professed “feminist in progress.” Although she has spent the past three years participating in political debates, growing her online advocacy network and planning her 2040 presidential campaign, the 17-year-old firmly believes that she will never stop learning how to best fill the ever-changing role of a feminist leader. […]
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For those who have lived in southern Colorado for some time, Jay Cimino is a familiar face. He is recognizable not only for his appearances in local Phil Long auto dealership television commercials, but for his multiple other businesses and tremendous community involvement as well. Cimino is a Colorado native, hailing from Trinidad. He’s a […]
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JonMarc Radspinner never anticipated staying in the Springs — where he moved at age 3 from his native Houston — beyond his 2014 graduation from Colorado Springs Early Colleges. “When I was 18, I wanted to move away because I felt like I was going to stagnate in Colorado Springs,” said Radspinner, the 23-year-old general […]
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For Spark Mindset CEO Lawrence Wagner, 2019 is a big year. He just spent three months running Spark Mindset’s first pilot program with high school students in New Orleans, La. — and this week he’s back in the Springs to get started with Exponential Impact’s 14-week accelerator program. Spark Mindset is one of seven startups in […]
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Montana Horsfall moved to Colorado Springs with two suitcases, one guitar, no job and no place to live. It’s not the craziest thing she’s ever done. She’s been an EMT, an office assistant, a veterinary technician, a social work student, a science student, a restaurant manager, and a Nashville stage manager. Now an acclaimed bartender […]
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Linda Warren learned about being neighborly while she was growing up in a small, rural town — Davenport, Neb., population 420. Her dad worked at the local Skelly gas station and provided fuel to the local farmers; her mom was a schoolteacher. “I learned very organically about being involved in your community,” she said. “It’s […]
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Ashley Felice fulfilled a dream of becoming a police officer while serving with the Army. “As a little kid, I actually wanted to be a homicide detective,” she said. “And I still have a passion to be a police officer.” Now, married to a Colorado Springs Police detective and the mother of five kids ranging […]
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Loren Lancaster is on a mission to find “noble-hearted business leaders.” After decades-long careers in music and engineering, the international business banker is helping to shape business culture in Vietnam — and building relationships between companies there and in the United States. He’s dedicated to supporting startups and professionals in both countries — serving as […]
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Jacy Rittmer grew up on a little farm outside Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and she can see the stark change in farmers’ fortunes. “Our rural economies right now are suffering,” she said. “I drive back and forth from Colorado all the time and that drive takes you through rural Kansas, through rural Nebraska. And the closer […]
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For 19 years, Whitney Luckett has ushered complete strangers into the long L shape of her Skyway living room for a night of swaying in time with an acoustic guitar, singing along to old favorite tunes and learning new ones. “My sister-in-law took one look at [our living room] and said, ‘You’ve got two choices […]
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It often takes lawyers decades to make their mark. At 31, Joel Pratt has already earned a reputation as a skilled attorney and valued member of the legal community. An attorney with Dailey Law PC, he specializes in family law.  He also volunteers extensively with legal organizations and puts in many pro bono hours serving […]
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Doug Martin needed less than a week to learn banking was not for him. “I worked there four days and then I quit,” Martin said of his first post-collegiate job, in 2003 with a multinational bank in his native Montana. “It literally was not for me.” Martin called Tom Osborne, who was CEO of the […]
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