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Women of Influence: Aikta Marcoulier

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Aikta Marcoulier’s introduction to the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center was literally a trial by fire. She’d barely started in the new role as executive director when the Waldo Canyon fire broke out in June 2012. Another fire and several floods later, Marcoulier has developed an active disaster response team for small businesses harmed… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Aikta Marcoulier

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Women of Influence: Alicia McConnell

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Alicia McConnell is quite a female force in the regional — and national — sporting industry. “Alicia is without a doubt, one of the most authentic, compassionate and inspiring people we have had the privilege of working with,” said Cheryl McCullough, senior sales manager for sports and special events at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Alicia McConnell

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Women of Influence: Doris Ralston

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Doris Ralston is a modest woman who’s most comfortable shining the spotlight on the people around her. Ralston works as executive director of the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation. She’s also the only employee, so she does it all there, from making bank deposits to organizing board meetings and writing the annual report. Ralston holds a… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Doris Ralston

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Woman of Influence: Jill Tiefenthaler

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Jill Tiefenthaler, Colorado College When Jill Tiefenthaler left her family’s Iowa farm for St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind., it was a transformative experience. “We took trips to New York, and saw live dance, music and theater performances. We went to art museums, and I decided I never wanted to leave college,” Tiefenthaler said.… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Jill Tiefenthaler

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Woman of Influence: Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts, Pikes Peak National Bank A community’s small businesses represent a key piece of its economic foundation. That’s why Robin Roberts devotes so much of her time to stewarding the health of Colorado Springs’ small businesses. And she believes those small economic drivers need support like never before. “People say the recession is over,… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Robin Roberts

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Woman of Influence: Carrie Perkins

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Carrie Perkins, Veda Salon Carrie Perkins dedicates herself to healthy living — for herself, her Veda guests and staff and for those supported by the nonprofits she has embraced in the Colorado Springs community. To say she worked her way up in the salon and spa business is no exaggeration. She was hired as a… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Carrie Perkins

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Woman of Influence: Amanda Mountain

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Amanda Mountain, Rocky Mountain PBS When Amanda Mountain says she’s passionate about partnerships, she isn’t just tossing out a sound bite. She believes the future of media hinges on strategic partnerships. In fact, she was the catalyst for creating one that could revitalize Colorado media. In July, Rocky Mountain PBS, parent of KTSC-TV, received a… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Amanda Mountain

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Woman of Influence: Martha Marzolf

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Martha Marzolf, ERA Shields/FAC Board In Colorado Springs, it’s often hard to tell where business life ends and personal life begins. Such is certainly the case with Martha Marzolf. A highly recognized and successful Realtor, Marzolf moves seamlessly from home tours and listing presentations to community involvement and enjoying life in Colorado Springs. Balance appears… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Martha Marzolf

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Woman of Influence: Jerri Marr

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Jerri Marr, U.S. Forest Service It’s not often that forest supervisors have twitter followers, fan groups, Facebook pages and people urging them to run for president. But most forest supervisors aren’t Jerri Marr. As the supervisor of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, part of Marr’s job was to… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Jerri Marr

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Woman of Influence: Lisa Lyden

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Lisa Lyden, Media personality When Lisa Lyden announced she was stepping down as news co-anchor at KOAA-TV after 29 years, the newscaster’s news sent shock waves through the community. Business Journal Executive Editor Ralph Routon wrote about the news. “Usually we hear news stories, think briefly about how they’ll affect us or not, then move… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Lisa Lyden

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