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Archive | March, 2012

Georgopoulos started her business, Marika’s, from scratch

29. March 2012

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When Christine Georgopoulos was just five-years-old she pulled various ingredients from the cabinets of her Pine Brook, N.J. home and concocted what she called cookies. She was bit by the baking bug and spent much time experimenting in the kitchen. Even when she worked in Manhattan for a market research firm, baking was her true […]

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Joseph Campana works down the Rabbit Hole

22. March 2012

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Owner of an Alice in Wonderland-themed restaurant at 101 N. Tejon St., Campana and his wife said they opened the restaurant because they are fans of both local art and Alice in Wonderland. He has more than 20 years experience in the restaurant industry — and he felt the Springs needed a new concept. So […]

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Oyler standing firm in commercial real estate world

15. March 2012

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Andy Oyler has a degree in architecture from the University of Colorado in Boulder, but his real passion is real estate. The 35-year-old is a Colorado Springs native and a broker with Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial Group but began his professional career as an intern at Palmer-McAllister Co. and then worked at Art C. […]

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Wiatrek blends business, psychology at University of Rockies

8. March 2012

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Shannon Wiatrek, 27, studied psychology as an undergraduate and then earned her master’s in business administration before moving to Colorado Springs with her husband about three years ago. She works as an admissions specialist at the University of the Rockies, helping people find their futures and get on the right career path. But she’s also […]

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At age 31, Jake Lease is CEO of USA Karate

1. March 2012

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Jake Lease was 10 years old when he attended his first karate lesson. He was instantly hooked on the sport and today is a fourth-degree black belt. He grew up in a small town, Bancroft, near Charleston, W.Va. Over the years he taught karate and ran a school. In 1997, he came to Colorado Springs […]

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