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Dirk Draper named new CEO of Regional Business Alliance

Dirk Draper, already well-known as a local business leader, accepted the offer to become the new president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. The announcement was made Friday morning after the RBA board met Thursday and approved a recommendation to hire Draper. He will start May 1. “I am very pleased to… Continue Reading Dirk Draper named new CEO of Regional Business Alliance

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Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

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Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

Colorado Springs will retain more of its young professionals if the region’s current leaders acknowledge the ideas that come from YPs now, says the director of the Leadership Pikes Peak YP program Leadership Now!, Sylvia Sedrak. The Colorado Springs business community has grown several YP organizations and leadership courses for young professionals between 20 and… Continue Reading Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

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Charlie Whelan is the CEO and executive director of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Federally funded with a budget close to $8 million annually, the center offers multiple layers of help to people seeking employment in this region. Whelan, who describes himself as a “young-at-heart [Baby] Boomer who embraces the new world every day and… Continue Reading Whelan nurtures the local workforce

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Job fairs available for youth

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Job fairs available for youth

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center released the dates of job fairs that connect young adults age 16-21 with local businesses to help them find summer jobs. The young adult job fairs will be held: • April 9 in Colorado Springs at the Doubletree Hotel, from 1-6 p.m.; • April 23 in Woodland Park at the… Continue Reading Job fairs available for youth

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Advertising industry awarded kudos

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Advertising industry awarded kudos

The Colorado Springs market’s best in advertising were honored Saturday at the AAF Colorado Springs American Advertising Awards celebration. The event recognizes the area’s outstanding advertising creative work for the previous year. Judges chose winners from 152 online, broadcast and print entries from agencies, businesses and individuals doing business in the Colorado Springs market as… Continue Reading Advertising industry awarded kudos

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Commercial property sold

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Commercial property sold

Len A. and Ann L. Ganote recently sold their properties at 1605-1655 S. Murray Blvd. to Silver Key Senior Services. The 67,8934-square-foot property sold for $1.95 million. Brokers were Aaron Horn and David Bacon of Colorado Springs Commercial (COSC). Mark Useman of COSC brokered the sale of the property at 443 S. Highway 105 outside… Continue Reading Commercial property sold

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Ambassadors chosen for Olympic movement

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Ambassadors chosen for Olympic movement

Mayor Steve Bach and Colorado Springs Sister Cities International will introduce the Colorado Springs’ Young Champion Ambassadors tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. in the Carnegie Room at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Seventeen high school students have been selected, as a result of a city-wide essay contest, to participate in the inaugural… Continue Reading Ambassadors chosen for Olympic movement

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Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

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Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

Shawna Kemppainen looks forward every day to get to work. That’s because each day is an opportunity to help a youth who is experiencing homelessness in Colorado Springs. Originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Kemppainen describes herself as a yooper, for the U.P.), she spent 16 years in Arizona before moving to Colorado Springs. She studied… Continue Reading Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

The glass ceiling exists for women not only in business, but in nonprofit agency management as well. A woman chief executive officer of a nonprofit makes less money than a man in the same executive position for the same-sized agency, according to the 2015 compensation report from GuideStar USA Inc. A nonprofit based in Virginia,… Continue Reading Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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CPCD given $250,000 state grant

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The Colorado Health Foundation awarded CPCD … giving children a head start a grant totaling nearly $250,000 to help strengthen vulnerable families with medical and dental screenings, behavioral health help, health and nutrition classes and a family wellness club. “A healthy child has a greater ability to learn and that points them toward success,” said… Continue Reading CPCD given $250,000 state grant

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