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



Ultimate Exercise in Democracy

August 30, 2017 5:21 pm

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year or maybe every four years, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” -Author unknown Last month, JA-Rocky Mountain had the pleasure of co-hosting the JA Western Regional Conference in Denver…. Read More



Transamerica: Presenting Sponsor of JA Finance Park

August 24, 2017 9:43 pm

Recognized as a leading provider of life insurance, retirement products and investment solutions, Transamerica is dedicated to helping clients “live well today and worry less tomorrow.” This commitment extends beyond clients to encompass the company’s dedication to empowering the next generation. Transamerica is committed to providing middle and high school students with a real-world perspective… Read More



Former Entrepreneur Inspires JA Students

August 24, 2017 11:00 am

What’s the special ingredient in JA’s secret sauce? It’s simple – our volunteers! Meet Frank Pulley, for example. Who better to teach children about financial management and business ownership than an entrepreneur? Frank Pulley and his wife Becky, owned A-1 Scuba and Travel Center in Englewood for 22 years. As an entrepreneur, Frank enjoyed the… Read More



Building a Cathedral

August 1, 2017 7:56 pm

We are immensely proud of the impact that you help us make on students in our local market. Ensuring that our local young people are prepared for what’s next is what I have dedicated my career to accomplishing. However, at the recent JA Global Leadership Conference in Atlanta, I had the privilege of spending time with… Read More



Colorado State Bank and Trust: Committed to Financial Learning for Life

July 26, 2017 1:30 am

Making financial education engaging, meaningful and long lasting is a top priority for Colorado State Bank and Trust (CSBT). A long-time JA-Rocky Mountain corporate partner, the bank and its employees are making significant strides in helping young people learn how to manage a budget, stay out of debt, responsibly finance their college education and save… Read More



Colin Spreier shares lasting influence of JA volunteerism

July 13, 2017 3:38 am

Before he was a JA classroom volunteer, a director at Grant Thornton or a graduate student in accounting at Oklahoma City University, Colin Spreier was a middle school student. He was an eighth grader learning about business, the stock market and the power of money from Jane Haskin, a bank executive and JA volunteer. While… Read More





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