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Olson: Give the reader a reason

For more than 30 years, George Olson has been creating zippy, meaningful phrases for Vladimir Jones, previously PRACO Public Relations Advertising Company. The 56-year-old started there as a copywriter and was elevated to creative director two years later. His title now is executive vice president and chief creative officer. Olson spent some time recently with… Continue Reading Olson: Give the reader a reason

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Black Chamber hosting Pulitzer nominee

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Growing up in the legally segregated Mississippi Delta, Clifton Taulbert was inspired by “change agents” who helped shape him into who he is today. The Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting the author and entrepreneur, who will speak about “unlocking the entrepreneurial code,” at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Friday, Sept. 26. Talbert,… Continue Reading Black Chamber hosting Pulitzer nominee

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Kudos! – September 19, 2014

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Barnes to help STEM education Assistant Professor Rebecca Barnes, who teaches for Colorado College’s environmental program, is one of six principal investigators on a $1.7 million grant which seeks to help women in the earth sciences. NYT features Janska The New York Times featured Janska Clothing that Comforts in a lengthy blog post last week.… Continue Reading Kudos! – September 19, 2014

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People on the Move – September 19, 2014

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Lisa Coffy, owner of Furnace World, has been named managing director of the Colorado Springs Chapter of eWomenNetwork. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. Christina Merry, CSP, joined ADD STAFF as a staffing manager. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources management and is currently pursuing a master’s degree. Karen King… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 19, 2014

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Kudos! – September 12, 2014

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STEM recognition The Colorado Education Initiative saluted the Colorado Springs-based ISAAC company along with six other companies in Colorado. CEI recognized the company’s leadership and funding commitment to develop the state’s future workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). ISAAC President and Founder Tim Jones accepted the award. Land sold Stephen D. Tebo bought… Continue Reading Kudos! – September 12, 2014

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People on the Move – September 12, 2014

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The Mountain States Employers Council has appointed Deborah Brackney as executive vice president. She previously served as vice president. Brackney holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of arts degree, both from the University of Colorado. The Care and Share Food Bank welcomed Mark Nelson as its chief financial officer. Nelson has a bachelor’s degree… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 12, 2014

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Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

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Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

Some may not see the connection between weather forecasting and organizational communication. For Matt Meister, however, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. The former KRDO chief meteorologist began in April as director of communications for Falcon School District 49. In his new position, Meister hopes to transfer his ability to clearly deliver important information from the… Continue Reading Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

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Kudos! – September 5, 2014

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Lawyers earn recognition Four lawyers from the Colorado Springs office of Sherman and Howard were recognized by their peers in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America rankings. The recognized attorneys include Raymond Deeny, Stephen Hess, Glenn Schlabs and Milton (Skip) Smith. Agent volunteers, awarded Allstate agency owner David Lohman received the Agency Hands in the… Continue Reading Kudos! – September 5, 2014

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People on the Move – September 5, 2014

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The Citizens Project hired Deborah Walker as associate director. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master of public administration degree and graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Colorado. Joanne O’Hearn has joined the Tri-Lakes Cares team as its new case manager. O’Hearn earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 5, 2014

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New works director preps for fresh beginning

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New works director preps for fresh beginning

Travis Easton, the city’s new public works director, brings with him some uncommon public service experience. Easton served as the mayor of Monument from 2009 until earlier this year. In addition, he has been a senior vice president of civil engineering with Nolte Vertical Five in the Pikes Peak region. He’ll transition at the end… Continue Reading New works director preps for fresh beginning

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