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Adventurist Backpack Co. turned out its first line in September 2017. Since then, the social enterprise is committed and on course to provide a total of about 65,000 meals to people in need. Co-founder Kelly Belknap is a Monument native and Lewis-Palmer High School graduate who created the company with his Swedish wife, Matilda Sandström. […]
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In 2002, Jan Erickson was taking care of a friend who was recovering from a stroke. The woman had a closet full of beautiful clothes that went unworn because it was too hard to put them on, and was living in hospital gowns. One night, Erickson dreamed of a solution: a soft, lightweight jacket with […]
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Jenny and Tyler Sherman first met at the Mining Exchange in the 2000s — Tyler was the general manager tasked by owner Perry Sanders with opening the hotel. Jenny was the general manager of the hotel’s restaurant, Springs Orleans. The couple has since moved on from working for others in the hospitality industry, opening not […]
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For less than the price of an off-the-rack department store suit, the well-dressed businessperson can have a bespoke garment that’s hand-tailored to the individual’s size and shape and fits like a second skin. “Store-bought suits can’t cover things like drooping or square shoulders,” said Steve Pariani, owner of custom tailoring business Steve Pariani LLC. “Some […]
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Julota provides software as a service platform that creates a virtual safety net in communities by connecting agencies and organizations that service the most vulnerable populations.
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Jessica Fierro’s love for beer began when her husband, Rich, received military orders to Germany, considered by many as the beer mecca of the world. “Literally the beer was cheaper than water or wine and you got it in mass volumes,” she said. “What I knew of beer was what my dad drank, which was […]
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When a business finds a unique market niche that also reflects the passion and purposes of its owners, it’s got the makings of a big idea. In just three years, Who Gives a SCRAP has become a popular destination where thrifty teachers, artists and crafters can find affordably priced, new and gently used supplies, while […]
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Jeff Hatten said he’s always had an entrepreneurial spirit, even selling used books from his home to neighborhood kids while growing up in Colorado Springs. The Air Academy High School graduate left for Greeley where he found work in newspaper sales at the Greeley Tribune. Hatten parlayed that experience into a software sales job before […]
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Cory Arcarese’s brother Abelardo passed away from complications of diabetes in 2012. “He pretty much fell through the primary care cracks in Texas,” Arcarese said. On the road a lot as a delivery driver for Walmart, he had a hard time making and keeping medical appointments and wasn’t able to get the consistent care and […]
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American flag stickers placed in storefronts aren’t the only tell for veterans cruising for a discount. Deal Patrol, a recently-launched mobile application created by two former service members, maps out local military deals, said co-founder Darren Smith. “What makes this app so special is how comprehensive our data is,” the Army veteran said. “We’re really […]
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Tiffany Jorgenson has wanted to work with pregnant women since she was a teenager. “I’ve always just loved moms and babies,” she said. Her first instinct was to become an obstetrician-gynecologist, but that idea didn’t last long, she said. “I realized when I was volunteering at a hospital in high school that OBs don’t get […]
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The timing of Packaging Express’ 20th anniversary party was serendipitous. The event took place exactly two weeks before Thanksgiving, and owner and president Matt Davis said observing the date his father launched the company in Colorado Springs was really all about thankfulness. “The purpose of the party,” he said, “was to celebrate the milestone of […]
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