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Popular local artist goes from starving to thriving

20. October 2014

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Phil Lear has made quite the impression on the local arts scene since he arrived in Colorado Springs 15 years ago. The Canadian-born painter has commissioned works for The Mining Exchange hotel and several restaurants throughout the community, including one of his largest works, an Alice in Wonderland-themed piece, displayed at the Rabbit Hole in […]

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Health and fitness help O’Brien feel at home in Colorado

2. October 2014

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Beth O’Brien doesn’t look back — a trait she has acquired through her role as a triathlete, and one she carries with her to work at Colorado Springs Health Partners. O’Brien, 33, came to Colorado Springs seven years ago after growing up in upstate New York and graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design […]

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UCCS group helps Elliott find business future in innovation

24. September 2014

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Sam Elliott never imagined being anything other than an athlete. But after breaking his back in two places as a teen and then later leaving the UCCS golf team, he found another passion. Elliott, a 20-year-old junior from rural Iowa, overcame his social anxiety with help from the UCCS Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club, which he […]

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Advisor Chris Long ‘cut his teeth’ during nation’s financial crisis

29. August 2014

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It took Florida native Chris Long, 31, a couple years of college to figure out what he wanted to be when he grew up. Scared off by the earning potential of earth sciences -— his first love — Long instead chose to pursue a degree in the science of numbers. Now a certified financial planner […]

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Prashant finds healthy balance between city work and home

15. August 2014

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Krithika Prashant is all about living a balanced life. When she’s not working as senior communications specialist for the City of Colorado Springs, she operates her own performance academy and loves to sing and dance. Prashant came to the Springs five years ago — after receiving three master’s degrees and living in places including India, […]

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Old haunt’s shift is a sign of more for Nina Lee

4. August 2014

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Nina Lee likes to consider her recreated Westside business as part of a movement to make Colorado Springs more attractive and enjoyable for young professionals. Last year the 27-year-old helped her mother transform the historic Dutch Mill Tavern into 503W (503 W. Colorado Ave.), open kitchen and craft bar. Lee told the Business Journal about […]

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Longtime resident enjoys selling real estate in Woodland Park

13. June 2014

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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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After education elsewhere, Armstrong is happy at the FAC

6. June 2014

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Although Joy Armstrong spent the first chunk of her life in other parts of the country, Colorado Springs is the place the artist — along with her artsy family — calls home. Armstrong, 36, has always shown a healthy interest in the arts, first in performing and later visual. After graduating from the University of […]

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Prescott lands dream job, looks to future in public broadcasting

30. May 2014

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Growing up in a broadcasting family, Kelsey Prescott never imagined she would end up in TV or radio — but at 30, she has landed her dream job with Rocky Mountain PBS as Southern Colorado regional director and executive director of the Tim Gill Center for Public Media. She had been all over the world […]

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Ward thinks ahead, and he helps others do the same

29. May 2014

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Financial planning doesn’t often cross the minds of many Millennials, but Randy Ward has made it his career. The 23-year-old Washington native has worked as a financial advisor at Strategic Financial Partners since graduating from college last summer. The self-described “financial physician” talked about his budding career, family and what he enjoys about the Springs. […]

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