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Business standing firm thanks to O’Boyle’s early steps

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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At 35, Craig O’Boyle is a veteran of the local real estate industry and the city itself. He is a Colorado Springs native, graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 1995 and earned a degree from the UCCS School of Business in 2000. He entered the real estate’s ground level in 1995 and opened his […]

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United Way’s Liotino connects volunteers to projects

Friday, November 18, 2011

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It was an unpaid, volunteer job that showed Aimee Liotino that recruiting and training came “naturally” to her. She is now director of the volunteer center at the Pikes Peak United Way and in charge of connecting volunteers with roles available in the Springs. Far from having too few options, she says young professionals have […]

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Parsons’ focus is on the city’s downtown community

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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From the time 35-year-old Hannah Parsons was old enough to talk about what she wanted to be when she grew up, she knew she wanted to be her own boss. Parsons has an MBA in entrepreneurship and works as a real estate agent with Pikes Peak Urban Living at Selley Group Real Estate. She focuses […]

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Jill Johnson: Going beyond bankers’ hours

Friday, November 4, 2011

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Jill Johnson, 32, dedicates about 40 hours a month to charitable organizations including the American Heart Association, the Community Partnership for Child Development, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Freedom Foundation. And, that is not even her day job. Johnson is vice president of the wealth management unit of the Corundum Group, which is a […]

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Periard, Newera seek to change ideas about marketing

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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Emily Periard, co-founder and account manager of Newera Social Marketing, moved to Colorado Springs for the mountains, the sunshine and inspiration. Periard, and her partner, John Petrovich started Newera recently and have more than 10 years combined experience in marketing and social media. However, the company has found the local market to be tough. Convincing […]

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Cross brings creative professionals together with Enclave

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Ryan Cross, 31, created a shared working space called The Enclave because he was tired of squatting in coffee shops with other creative professionals to do his freelance work. Cross got the idea for The Enclave after seeing co-working offices in action in Denver and Boulder. Tell us a little about The Enclave and what […]

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Job scarcity led Blattner to become her own boss

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Lisa Blattner didn’t start college with the idea of becoming an attorney, and started studying for the law school exam on a whim. Once accepted to law school, she realized that attorneys serve as “translators for the people,” and now operates her own firm. Blattner decided to open her own firm because she graduated from […]

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Welch brings love of hockey to Colorado Springs

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Courtney Welch, 31, has been in love with the game of hockey since she was 8 years old. She was directed toward figure skating, but watched her brother play and spent nearly every day at the rink. She got her first pair of hockey skates for Christmas when she was 15 years old. When she […]

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Scott’s Blindworm Guitars carving out a niche

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Andrew Scott, 34, moved to Colorado Springs from Enid, Okla. after college in search of a town where he could grow his own business. While his vision transformed from restaurants to woodworking to making high-end and artistic custom guitars, the town has followed him. Scott’s Blindworm Guitars has grown and become a tremendous success with […]

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Hartley mapping business success in Colorado Springs

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Thirty four-year-old Chad Hartley chose to establish his planning firm in Colorado Springs because he believes the city offers a number of prime business opportunities. Firmly rooted, he’s now looking toward the city’s future with creativity and optimism. He took some time recently to talk to the Colorado Springs Business Journal. When did you start […]

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