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People on the Move

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Renee Sickels has joined the commercial lending team at Academy Bank as assistant vice president loan administration manager. She has more than nine years of banking experience. Melanie Aguto has joined the commercial lending team at Academy Bank as assistant vice president mortgage loan officer. Katie Levi has joined the commercial lending team at Academy… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Vessey works both ends of entertaimnment

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* Name: Donna Vessey * Organization: Donna Vessey Entertainment * Position: CEO * Hometown: Colorado Springs * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 30 years * Education: “The Second City,” Chicago, Ill., and “Arvada Center for Performing Arts,” Arvada, Colo., as well as nursing school. As an entertainer they tell you: “Never give… Continue Reading Vessey works both ends of entertaimnment

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Attention Golf Committee Tournament Chairmen and Coordinators: to list your tournament access http://www.SeniorFriendlyGolf.com, complete the list request at the bottom of the tournament list, and submit by email which will be forwarded to the Colorado Springs Business Journal for weekly publication July 28 Dos Amigos Golf Tournament Colorado Springs Country Club (719) 475-9936 Marsha DeLorey… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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Down to the bare bones

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the issue of animal control in Colorado Springs. In December, the Human Society of the Pikes Peak Region lost its contract with the city after more than 50 years of service. In 2003, the city of Colorado Springs spent $60 million on… Continue Reading Down to the bare bones

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Colorado Springs is fortunate to enjoy a thriving downtown. A student and I recently asked two questions: First, what has made our downtown so successful? And, second, can we apply these lessons to reduce sprawl and improve our urban planning processes? We began by reviewing the urban planning literature. We then conducted interviews with community… Continue Reading Lessons from the success of downtown Springs

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G is for Grafton

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If you’ve ever wondered whether the plucky private eye Kinsey Millhone could possibly have any more adventures, be sure to make a note on your calendar: from 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 26 at The Broadmoor, New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton will give a short talk and sign copies of “R is for… Continue Reading G is for Grafton

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Buck Blessing takes hands-off approach

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He started his own business during his senior year at Colorado College, at the ripe old age of 21. His success is evident 20 years later, and Buck Blessing stops to count his blessings. He was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s 1996 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the 1992 Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading Buck Blessing takes hands-off approach

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When Lionel Rivera was elected mayor, the economy was in bad shape. Unemployment was on the rise, programs had to be cut and money was tight. Rivera found that he had to prioritize. Now, more than a year later, Rivera is still working to promote economic growth in Colorado Springs and he sees better days… Continue Reading Rivera took interesting path to business/civic leadership

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Pat Stanforth wears a lot of hats. The ebullient vice president of resident management at Griffis/Blessing Inc., a real estate services company with offices in Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo, keeps current property owners happy, meets with prospective clients, schedules interviews for open positions and handles all the advertising and marketing for her department. It’s… Continue Reading Stanforth makes work fun, often leads by example

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Attention Golf Committee Tournament Chairmen and Coordinators: to list your tournament access http://www.SeniorFriendlyGolf.com, complete the list request at the bottom of the tournament list, and submit by email which will be forwarded to the Colorado Springs Business Journal for weekly publication July 23 1300 (1 p.m.) Shotgun, Association of the United States Army Golf Classic,… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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