JA to Match Local Entrepreneurs with Students during National Entrepreneurship Month

October 11, 2017 4:48 pm

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) will be inspiring high school students with the JA Launch Lesson, sponsored by EY. The initiative, designed to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, puts entrepreneurs into classrooms throughout our community to share what inspired them to start their own businesses and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship…. Read More

Starting Things Up

October 2, 2017 2:50 pm

Fall typically is a time of dormancy – trees lose their leaves, days are shorter and we all prepare for winter. In other words, it’s sweater weather! At JA, however, fall is about starting things up. In September, we hosted the first students of the school year at JA Finance Park, held our first JA… Read More

Volunteer prepares students to become financially savvy adults

September 29, 2017 7:26 pm

Serving her community’s financial needs is part of Lauren Money’s job. Lauren is the vice president of enterprise risk administration and the Community Reinvestment Act/fair lending officer at Colorado Federal Savings Bank. When Lauren stepped into this role in October 2016, the bank already had a relationship with Junior Achievement, and Lauren immediately started volunteering… Read More

EY: Committed to building a better working world

September 29, 2017 7:12 pm

EY is an incredible partner to Junior Achievement (JA) areas across the Americas. EY’s senior professionals serve on more than 40 local JA boards across the US, Canada and South America, and EY employees volunteer at countless JA events throughout the year. JA USA honored EY in 2015 with a Gold Level US President’s Volunteer… Read More

2018 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate Bio: Joseph Kernan Weckbaugh

September 11, 2017 5:55 pm

Joseph Kernan Weckbaugh, a Colorado native, was a tireless promoter for the state of Colorado and the city of Englewood. Weckbaugh was involved with many ventures, including forming the USO for Colorado; he is honored on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He notably brought Braniff Airlines to the Western Mountain District, but… Read More

Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate Bio: Richard Saunders

September 11, 2017 5:50 pm

Richard “Dick” Saunders spent most of his childhood on the East Coast before moving to Colorado to attend the University of Denver. In 1959, Saunders entered the construction business as a laborer, later going on to become a carpenter, concrete foreman, painter and finish carpenter. In 1962, during his senior year in college, Saunders went… Read More

2018 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate Bio: William B. Pauls

September 11, 2017 5:47 pm

William B. Pauls was born and educated in Canada. He graduated with chartered accountant designation in 1968, and worked as a staff accountant and a manager at Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In 1971, he established William B. Pauls & Co. Chartered Accountants. Pauls merged his practice with Deloitte Haskins and Sells… Read More

2018 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate Bio: Barbara Barnes Grogan

September 11, 2017 5:45 pm

Barbara Grogan founded Western Industrial Contractors (Western) in 1982 with a very inauspicious beginning. She bought a 1969 orange pick-up truck for $500, rented offices on an unpaved street and hired her first three employees. That first year, Western made its mark by moving an entire gasket manufacturing plant from New Jersey to Texas. Western became a nationally recognized industrial construction… Read More

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