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Hemenway helps bank find its local niche

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Hemenway helps bank find its local niche

Leann Hemenway is vice president and branch manager of First Commercial Bank Colorado in downtown Colorado Springs. After working as a certified nursing assistant in North Dakota, she moved to Monument, where she’s fond of the milder winters. Hemenway has been branch manager at four bank locations on the Front Range and is happy to… Continue Reading Hemenway helps bank find its local niche

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Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

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Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

After graduating from Doherty High School, Rod Thirion earned three degrees, worked in a variety of industries and owned a restaurant/bar in Denver. But while teaching his first class — the first night — at Pikes Peak Community College, Thirion knew he’d found his niche. Recently, he took time to tell the Business Journal in… Continue Reading Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

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Currance challenges mental-health stereotypes

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Currance challenges mental-health stereotypes

Lana Currance started in the health care field as a nurse — working in critical care, emergency rooms and flight nursing. But six years ago, she discovered a new passion that changed her career completely: behavioral health. The new CEO at Peak View Behavioral Health, a mental health facility that includes both inpatient and outpatient… Continue Reading Currance challenges mental-health stereotypes

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Henry takes leadership role at PTAC

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Henry takes leadership role at PTAC

Gary Henry first came to Colorado Springs as a member of the Air Force. After he retired from military service, he joined the board of directors of the newly created Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Recently, he was named the PTAC’s third director, after Ken Knapp moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. In… Continue Reading Henry takes leadership role at PTAC

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

When Dan Dummermuth started at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region a decade ago, he brought a wealth of experience with him. Dummermuth has worked at YMCAs for 27 years, starting at the Valley of the Sun YMCA in Phoenix, then moving to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. When he found the position as… Continue Reading Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

When she first graduated from college, Paula Miller wanted to earn a master’s degree in clinical psychology. But a love of libraries led her down a different path. She’s been executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District for more than seven years, and before that worked in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware and the District… Continue Reading Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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McGarity, WHPacific firmly set in city

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McGarity, WHPacific firmly set in city

Marcus McGarity is chief financial officer for WHPacific, Inc., an Alaska native-owned architecture and engineering company that moved to Colorado Springs early this year. The company chose Colorado Springs because it believes the city is an ideal command center for expanding its business opportunities along the Rocky Mountain Front Range. WHPacific is now firmly planted… Continue Reading McGarity, WHPacific firmly set in city

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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

In Colorado Springs business circles, Tom Zwirlein needs no introduction. He is a UCCS finance professor as well as co-creator and director of the university’s annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which attracts around 600 business and community leaders each year. Billed as the regional economic “State of the Union,” the forum combines the analysis of… Continue Reading Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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Morrison heads iManitou marketing

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As the former Colorado Insurance Commissioner and mayor of Manitou Springs, Marcy Morrison is no stranger to tough jobs, and her current position is no exception. She is the CEO of iManitou, a multifaceted organization that combines the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau and economic development office for the City of Manitou Springs, a tourist… Continue Reading Morrison heads iManitou marketing

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Roberts: Big believer in small biz

Pikes Peak National Bank has built a reputation for serving small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the bank’s president, Robin Roberts, wouldn’t have it any other way. She believes it’s not only a good business decision but also a good decision for the community, which is fitting for PPNB, a small but long-established community bank in… Continue Reading Roberts: Big believer in small biz

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