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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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Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

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Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

Colorado Springs attorney Sandy Kraemer’s work with estate planning helped open his eyes to the fact that generations can quickly become disconnected. Working to reconnect the generations quickly became his passion. The former University of Colorado regent first created Intergeneration Day and now has worked to establish Intergeneration Month, which will be recognized during September.… Continue Reading Kraemer builds Intergeneration Month

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Roalstad embraces age-related issues

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Roalstad embraces age-related issues

Beth Roalstad knows the area faces big challenges as the number of senior citizens rapidly grows. As executive director for the Innovations in Aging Collaborative, she is tasked with educating the community, including local governments, on how the aging population can strain the local economy if policies are not changed. Roalstad has advocated passionately for… Continue Reading Roalstad embraces age-related issues

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Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

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Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

As president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, Mark Rohlena is responsible for the organization that seeks to help the region’s poorest people. Based at the western edge of downtown at Platte and Cascade avenues, Rohlena leads the umbrella organization for several efforts to assist the unfortunate, though he says those people are… Continue Reading Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

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Jennings prepares for real estate transition

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Jennings prepares for real estate transition

Longtime Colorado Springs-area residents might remember Sylvia Jennings from her news-delivering days, when she and her husband Wayne worked as KKTV 11 News anchors. But now, many newcomers to the Springs who are looking for a home might know her in her Realtor role, as co-owner of Prudential Rocky Mountain at 216 N. Tejon St.… Continue Reading Jennings prepares for real estate transition

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FAC’s Gappmayer connects sectors

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FAC’s Gappmayer connects sectors

Nearly 100 years ago, the Broadmoor Art Academy was founded. It later became the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, cornerstone of the arts culture and education in the Pikes Peak region. Sam Gappmayer was hired as CEO of the Fine Arts Center in 2008 and inherited the charge to maintain the organization’s esteemed reputation, something… Continue Reading FAC’s Gappmayer connects sectors

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One on One: Bettis at the helm of Academy Bank

Tony Bettis might be Academy Bank’s new Colorado Springs market senior vice president, but he’s not new to the market. He joined Academy Bank’s holding company, Dickinson Financial Corp., in 1994. He transferred to Colorado Springs in 2003 to work in the company’s national real estate lending group. Academy Bank ran afoul of federal regulators… Continue Reading One on One: Bettis at the helm of Academy Bank

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One on One: Turk leads Stratton Home into centennial

Winfield Scott Stratton, a gold miner who struck it rich in 1891, is recognized as one of the most benevolent men in Colorado Springs’ history, and Mark Turk is leading the effort to continue fulfilling Stratton’s charitable vision. Turk is the executive director of the Myron Stratton Home, a palatial estate located at the southeast… Continue Reading One on One: Turk leads Stratton Home into centennial

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One on One: Preston steps up to take KCME baton

Last month George Preston became general manager of local classical music station KCME 88.7 FM, and he believes his new mission is not only to grow a listening audience but also to bring the community together through Mozart and Beethoven. Preston replaces Jeanna Wearing, who left the general manager post after 18 years but will… Continue Reading One on One: Preston steps up to take KCME baton

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One on One: Smith brings plans to new role at Penrose

Jameson “Jamie” Smith has a specific philosophy in mind as he leads hospital operations for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services’ two local campuses: a culture of caring. Smith has been at Penrose-St. Francis for more than five years, and started as its chief operating officer. Today, he’s the senior vice president and chief administrative officer, a… Continue Reading One on One: Smith brings plans to new role at Penrose

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