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Young entrepreneur enters real estate world

26. January 2012

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Sumer Liebold, 28, moved to Colorado Springs from Gunnison to study business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She started a corporate housing business as soon as she finished school and then began working in real estate in 2008 at 8z Real Estate. The transition to real estate seemed natural because many of […]

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Riesterer left Ohio for D.C., but made the Springs home

19. January 2012

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Attorney Ryan Riesterer, 31, grew up in Sandusky, Ohio, a town he said might be best known for Cedar Point, a “pretty awesome” amusement park with multiple record-breaking roller coasters. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy and then a law degree from The College of William & Mary in Virginia. He […]

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Lofty’s takes coffee shop idea to new level

12. January 2012

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When the 58-acre Lowell Neighborhood, centered around the old Lowell Elementary School south of downtown, was redeveloped, it was envisioned to be a mixed-use creation where people worked and socialized near the places where they lived. That set the stage for 31-year-old Joshua Kennard to open Lofty’s, a coffee, tea, sandwich and beer shop where […]

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Buttercup’s proprietor chose home to serve up business

5. January 2012

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Lexie Spiranac, 23, grew up in Monument and went to college at Stanford University in California. When she decided to start her own business, she wanted to move home to Colorado Springs to do it. While in college, she became a big fan of the state’s many yogurt shops and was surprised that the fad […]

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