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How the city could spend $1 million the right way

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

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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