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Justin Koback has been wrestling with the idea of expanding his printing and copying business for more than a year. Since business at American Printing and Copying, on the city’s south side near Academy Boulevard and Astrozon Way, has performed well during the 21-month national recession, Koback thought about opening a second location. Then another… Continue Reading More troops prompt printer to offer more services

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Lee Milner calls himself a geographic real estate broker because he has a master’s degree in geography. Geography, he reasons, is the study of people in the environment, and real estate sales, especially on the buying side, involves finding the right environment for people to live in. He also has been involved with trails and… Continue Reading Milner all about finding, preserving the right spaces

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During high school, while playing football and baseball, being a banker was the furthest thing from his mind. Callen Borgias thought bankers were stuffy and uptight — much like those depicted in Mary Poppins. During college, he competed as an oarsman/stroke, and then worked as a geologist in Denver — “until the oil and gas… Continue Reading Borgias far from being your stereotypical banker

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Weldon Long knows firsthand that Maui is nicer than prison. After 13 years separated from society by concrete walls and razor wire, he emerged from prison during 2003 a transformed man. Breaking a 20-year cycle of prison, poverty and addiction, he has since built a multi-million dollar business — Wright Indoor Total Comfort — which… Continue Reading Long hopes to inspire others by sharing his journey

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As a child, Judy Blotz often accompanied her mom to the bank — where the numbers and money fascinated her. Blotz “always wanted to be a banker.” And she is. But along the way, she toured with a national choir in high school and traveled to the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Her first job… Continue Reading Blotz is living proof that dreams can come true

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Oda Roozeboom has come a long way since she grew up in the Philippines. She is now the vice president of professional services at Memorial Health System. Despite their poverty, Roozeboom’s parents provided for their children and taught them not to be defined by their circumstances. When she left the Philippines, she landed a job… Continue Reading Roozeboom helping Memorial to do more with less

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David Moss has seen shifts in consumer behavior during this most-recent economic downturn, but he said Chapel Hills Mall is still operating well. “Our Macy’s is doing very well,” he said. “The owner picked this store out of 811 to visit personally, because of their sales.” While the Kmart is closing, Moss said he has… Continue Reading Moss working to make retail perception match reality

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Mikki Andersen, business development director for J.E. Dunn Construction Co., grew up in Colorado Springs and is thrilled to be back home in the Pikes Peak region. You can usually find her promoting the company’s services to prospective clients along the Front Range — or occasionally networking at the CSBJ Golf League. Andersen recently took… Continue Reading Andersen’s return to Springs brings her full circle

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Raised on a farm in a “nurturing community” in eastern Colorado, Connie Brachtenbach was involved in 4-H, Future Homemakers of America and Future Business Leaders of America. Along the way, she was three-time state champion in track, set the state shot put record, and competed in international track and Junior Olympics. Recently, she changed career… Continue Reading Brachtenbach building on corporate lessons in nonprofit arena

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Patsy Buchwald has lived in Colorado Springs since 1984. For more than a decade, she has presented the Colorado Balloon Classic at Memorial Park during Labor Day weekend. Buchwald recently took time to tell CSBJ about herself and her annual event. Organization: Colorado Springs Balloon Classic Inc., dba Colorado Balloon Classic Position: President, owner and… Continue Reading For Buchwald, the sky has really never been the limit

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