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7. July 2011

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Welcome to YP Connection

Welcome to CSBJ’s Young Professional Connection. This blog is aimed at connecting young professionals with business resources and at offering a platform for voicing opinions. This blog will contain two regularly recurring features, the YP One on One and YP Voices. The One on One interviews will introduce you to a new local YP each […]

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21. July 2014

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Beyond the Big Idea, Flores makes himself known in the city

Modesto, Calif., native Julian Flores, 31, has embraced being a Colorado Springs resident since moving here nearly a decade ago. The young entrepreneur got his start locally through El Pomar Foundation and currently serves on several local boards, including the YMCA and the Downtown Partnership. His most recent project, the outdoor apparel rental company GetOutfitted, […]

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10. July 2014

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Shanklin steps into big shoes at Rocky Mountain Field Institute

After her first two years at the Rocky Mountain Field Institute — dealing with the worst natural disasters this region has seen — Amber Shanklin now finds herself as RMFI’s acting executive director. Hired as program coordinator in 2012, the 32-year-old Wisconsin native has come to know the Colorado Springs landscape intimately through her conservation […]

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3. July 2014

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Henderson helps Griffis company with multi-family supervision

Fallon Henderson has spent the past seven years bouncing back and forth between Colorado Springs and Denver, working in the multi-family housing industry. Starting with Griffis Residential’s Grand River Canyon Apartments at 21, Henderson developed her career with the firm and helped start Griffis’ own management group. Now 28, she manages the apartment complex where […]

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26. June 2014

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Ajamian finds his passion working for Early Colleges

Dan Ajamian had given up on education. During his college years in Philadelphia, he volunteered at an inner-city school, where the challenges were so daunting that he lost hope for the future of the system. But after returning to Colorado Springs and working for Keith King’s campaign in 2013 for Colorado Springs City Council, Ajamian’s […]

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24. June 2014

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Babcock rises quickly from CC to Peace Corps

Bridget Babcock isn’t your average young professional: In two years since graduating from Colorado College, she has traveled the world working multiple jobs. But the 24-year-old Wisconsin native said opportunities and experiences in the Springs’ nonprofit sector have been invaluable to her development. Now working as a program coordinator for the Center for Creative Leadership […]

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13. June 2014

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Longtime resident enjoys selling real estate in Woodland Park

Family man Shawn Keehn is deeply rooted in the community of Woodland Park, where he grew up and now is raising his own daughter. Keehn, 39, has worked as a Coldwell Banker real estate agent in Teller County for 13 years and says those roots have gotten him far. He also serves on the board […]

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