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Sutton encourages online, social media disaster messages

31. May 2013

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Jeannette Sutton believes people are resilient in the face of disaster, and she’s spent her professional life studying responses to trauma and technology for dealing with natural and manmade disasters. She particularly focuses on social media during disasters and says her work is important to help agencies coordinate responses and save lives. Now a senior […]

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Llanas blends technology and art as jeweler for Luisa Graff

24. May 2013

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Pedro Maurice Llanas was a just a teenager when he began experimenting with fire to shape jewelry, a practice that has now become his career with Luisa Graff Jewelers. The 33-year-old cultivated his jewelry-making skills in high school and spent years in Wisconsin perfecting the trade. But the mountains and weather of Colorado Springs called […]

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Abel keeps nonprofit going in the competitive local environment

17. May 2013

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Julie Abel has spent 18 years working at national and local nonprofits — and now has settled as executive director of Family Life Services, a 70-year-old nonprofit focused on creating opportunities for single mothers and their children. Now 38, Abel has been in Colorado Springs for 16 years, and has studied at Liberty University and […]

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Poch brings Celtic pride to his events business

10. May 2013

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Joseph Poch, a Colorado Springs native, grew up celebrating his Celtic heritage at festivals all over the country. Eventually, he started helping to organize them and now owns a full-service event planning business. Most of the 24-year-old’s business takes him away from Colorado Springs. So, when the city made a request for proposals for a […]

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Bien brings care, compassion and ambition to Peak Vista

3. May 2013

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Rebecca Bien has firsthand knowledge of the challenges her clients face in her role as Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ clinical services director. Her daughter was born when Bien was just 18, and she relied on Peak Vista to help care for her child. A Colorado Springs native and Doherty High School graduate, Bien’s first […]

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