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Larry Barrett is president of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aims to educate the community about international affairs. For anyone unfamiliar with the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, how did the organization start and what are some of its guiding principles? We’ve been around for 31 years now. It… Continue Reading Barrett seeks to make city residents global citizens

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Kathryn Young, Colorado Springs’ longtime city clerk, is weathering an unusually contentious campaign season. The Business Journal asked for her thoughts. How long have you been city clerk? How has the job changed since you’ve been there? I was appointed city clerk in May 1994. The duties of the job have remained consistent. The city… Continue Reading City clerk dealing with voters’ changing expectations

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John Rovie joined The Broadmoor as director of sales in September, after 17 years as sales director or catering director at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and the Arizona Biltmore Phoenix. Rovie holds a bachelor’s in management from Arizona State University and has also worked in Vail and Seattle. What are the challenges of your position?… Continue Reading Broadmoor’s new sales director was once a guest

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Ric Denton has worn several hats during his career: international physics professor, company owner and business consultant. When he moved to Colorado Springs in 2004, he decided against a full time job and instead started working at the Service Corps of Retired Executives, or SCORE. Now, Denton has come out of retirement to help new… Continue Reading Denton bringing business wisdom to tech incubator

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Mark Rohlena has been CEO of Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs since the beginning of February. Before that he was a litigation attorney for Holland & Hart in Denver; for the past five years he advised nearly 500 attorneys on ethics issues. Rohlena earned his juris doctorate from the Ave Maria School of Law, then… Continue Reading Lawyer offers new stewardship at Catholic Charities

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Steve Ducoff, executive director of the Pikes Peak Lodging Association, has a lot of worries — difficult economic times, razor-thin margins and increasing taxes. But he says there are some bright spots. The Quizno’s Pro Challenge cycling event will bring 6,000 room nights to Colorado Springs, and the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament will provide… Continue Reading Big-name events have Lodging Association’s Ducoff smiling

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Christina McGrath has a degree in architecture, was an El Pomar Foundation fellow, sits on the board of the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, and took over in January as executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region — and she’s only 25 years old. We spoke with McGrath at her COPPeR… Continue Reading New COPPeR director: Springs is ‘a real hidden gem’

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Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado is a nonprofit that distributes 11 million pounds of food annually to more than 400 agencies in 31 counties. Numerous organizations and thousands of people depend on it. The organization found itself in troubled waters last year, firing its executive director, who had been in place for… Continue Reading One on One: Telford looks to bring stability to Care and Share

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Gonzalez leads fresh outreach effort at Red Cross

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Tom Gonzalez has been CEO of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross since April. Prior to that, he worked for the Boy Scouts of America for 17 years. How did the economic downturn affect the ability of the Red Cross to raise money? The Red Cross is affected in two ways when… Continue Reading Gonzalez leads fresh outreach effort at Red Cross

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Toni Green: Snowboarding cancer surgeon

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Dr. Toni Green finds it hard, impossible really, to maintain any distance from her patients. A surgeon who recently opened a new practice associated with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Green specializes in the type of surgeries that breast cancer patients undergo. “I chose this type of surgery because it allows me to build a relationship… Continue Reading Toni Green: Snowboarding cancer surgeon

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