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Archive | December, 2011

Wall’s barbershop mixes ‘old-school’ with new cool

22. December 2011

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Nicholas Wall, 34, was always uncomfortable going to fancy hair salons, and he didn’t like having to make an appointment to do so. Wall, who owns a dry wall contracting company, longed for an old-fashioned barbershop where he could drop in anytime and talk sports or politics with the locals hanging out in the shop. […]

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McNew guiding future young professionals toward jobs

15. December 2011

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Lisanne McNew is director of internships and placements for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. At 30, she is also co-owner of McNew & Associates, a government contract consulting firm she started with her husband. She has become a pillar not only among her young professional peers but in the city’s established business community […]

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Matia tutoring students — one stinky kid at a time

9. December 2011

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By day Todd Matia is a math teacher at Sand Creek High School, but by night, he’s CEO of Stinky Kid Math. Stinky Kid Math is a company Matia, 34, started to help kids struggling in Algebra and advanced math. Matia says it’s a more affordable option than private tutoring, but cautions those considering to […]

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Business standing firm thanks to O’Boyle’s early steps

1. December 2011

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At 35, Craig O’Boyle is a veteran of the local real estate industry and the city itself. He is a Colorado Springs native, graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 1995 and earned a degree from the UCCS School of Business in 2000. He entered the real estate’s ground level in 1995 and opened his […]

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