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During her 20-year hospitality career, Sharon Siedler-Keathley has marketed some of the area’s finest hotels and resorts. Her background includes work for The Broadmoor Hotel, Marriott and Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort. As interim general manager for the Renaissance Hotel, she’s hard at work promoting group and leisure business. Siedler-Keathley is already booking room nights and… Continue Reading Siedler-Keathley in front of hospitality renaissance

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Mark D. Menich not only has decades of service in the military, he also is Colorado’s Springs only certified travel medical specialist. A travel medical specialist is a subspecialty that focuses on preparing travelers for overseas exotic travel. “Probably you wouldn’t come to me if you were going to spend a week in Paris,” he… Continue Reading Menich takes the medical fear out of exotic travel

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During high school, Kelly Terrien ran track, played volleyball, competed in science fairs, worked at a hospital — and was an entrepreneur. At age 16, she opened a souvenir stand for the Triple A-affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. After attending college to be a dietician, she switched gears and joined the Air Force. During… Continue Reading Terrien leading the pack in finding technical solutions

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Matthew Stevens, who entered the world of filmmaking when he became manager of Kimball’s Peak Theater at the age of 19, founded the Indie Spirit Film Festival in Colorado Springs three years later. This year’s festival, held during April at multiple venues throughout the city, attracted hundreds of entries and thousands of attendees.  Stevens took… Continue Reading Stevens focused on promoting independent film industry

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Milan Foster was the customer at the end of the bar who ordered one drink and watched. Are minors being served alcohol? Is the bartender drinking on the job? Is there enough food available for customers who imbibe? For 13 years, he was a liquor enforcement officer for the City of Colorado Springs. He worked… Continue Reading Foster leading businesses through the liquor licensing maze

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Edie Greene has written books about the psychology of juries and advised attorneys about jury-related issues. But her greatest love is teaching. A professor of psychology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Greene researches aspects of the legal system – decision making and eye-witness memories. She recently took time to tell CSBJ about… Continue Reading Greene delves well below the surface of legal system

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Dick Wilhelm, owner and general manager of the Wilhelm Monument Co., is proud to be descended from one of the Pikes Peak region’s pioneering families, which arrived here before Gen. William Palmer founded Colorado Springs during 1871. Honoring this heritage, Wilhelm serves on the board of the city-owned Pioneers’ Museum. Wilhelm, whose family-owned company has… Continue Reading Wilhelm’s foundation in the Springs rock solid

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For some people, the hospitality industry’s long hours and demanding pace might be too much. But Paul York thrives on delivering top service and creating lasting memories for his historic hotel’s business and leisure guests. The California-born hotelier gained experience at The Broadmoor Hotel, and was hired to help open the restored Cliff House property… Continue Reading York’s ongoing focus is an ever-changing Cliff House

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Establishing relationships is essential to doing business in other countries, which is why a little local knowledge often can go a long way toward overcoming any cultural conflicts that might arise. Americans won’t buy something they don’t need, but Europeans will, said Matjaz Bren, affiliate professor at Regis University’s College for professional studies, and principal… Continue Reading Remember, that’s ‘Herr’ to you

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After repairing and tuning – pianos, that is – his way through graduate school, banking was the “furthest thing” from Jack Kerr’s mind. Perhaps something in the insurance industry. Anything except the steel mills of Indiana. But when his wife’s uncle mentioned a job opening at a bank, it turned into a career. And banking… Continue Reading Kerr battling to keep banking more personal than technical

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