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Landscape architect drawing on partnerships

Friday, February 17, 2012

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Landscape architect John Olson, 32, took advantage of the economic downturn and started his own business. The Nebraska native designed spaces in Colorado and Texas as Olson Planning & Urban Landscapes before merging his business with Denver-based national design firm EV Studio in January. He worked with the firm on several projects and developed a […]

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Law, family, community weave Anderson’s path

Friday, February 10, 2012

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Claire Anderson, 29, grew up around the Colorado Springs law community because her father was a Fourth Judicial District Judge. Even though she chose not to study law, and instead moved away from Colorado Springs to earn a communications degree and master’s in public administration, the legal industry, and community, remained in her heart. She […]

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Early career choice led Bradley-Anderson to Springs

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Accounting is the only job 37-year-old Trinity Bradley-Anderson has ever known. During high school she took summer jobs working with accountants, and the rest, as they say, is history, even if it is a relatively brief. Bradley-Anderson is now a tax manager and senior tax consultant at Stockman Kast Ryan & Co., where she specializes […]

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Young entrepreneur enters real estate world

Thursday, January 26, 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

Thursday, January 19, 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

Thursday, January 12, 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

Thursday, January 5, 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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Wall’s barbershop mixes ‘old-school’ with new cool

Thursday, December 22, 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

Thursday, December 15, 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

Friday, December 9, 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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