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Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

Colorado Springs will retain more of its young professionals if the region’s current leaders acknowledge the ideas that come from YPs now, says the director of the Leadership Pikes Peak YP program Leadership Now!, Sylvia Sedrak. The Colorado Springs business community has grown several YP organizations and leadership courses for young professionals between 20 and… Continue Reading Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

A while back it was asked, “What would you do with a million dollars?” The question came up again recently … what would I do? So I thought I’d challenge myself and come up with some ideas. 1. $500,000 to promote Colorado Springs to Denver and Boulder. Why? To end the extremely short-sighted nature of… Continue Reading How the city could spend $1 million the right way

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Young Professionals groups growing in Colorado

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Young Professionals Founder: Jon Severson Founded: 2003 Next event: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St. Website: www.csyoungpros.com Nine years ago, Jon Severson was sick of not knowing anyone in town, so he put an ad on the Internet. He started a Yahoo group called Colorado Springs Young… Continue Reading Young Professionals groups growing in Colorado

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Minnesota native Jon Severson came to Colorado Springs in 2002. Like many single, young professionals, he wanted to meet people. But rather than join existing networking groups, he founded one, Colorado Springs Young Professionals. Since 2003, CSYP has grown from a few dozen casual acquaintances who met once a month at a variety of downtown… Continue Reading Severson: ‘We fail to recognize biases of our town’

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