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

12th Annual JA Stock Market Challenge Corporate Event

November 15, 2016 5:10 pm

The JA Stock Market Challenge corporate event, presented by Bank of America and sponsored by Husch Blackwell, raised $217,000 and engaged more than 350 adults in competing for the highest net worth and highest portfolio growth. In the end, SM Energy took home the trophy for highest net worth. The McDonough’s Dream Team from Charles Schwab… Read More

The many benefits of JA Engage membership

September 29, 2016 3:15 pm

Are you a young professional looking for a way to make a meaningful difference for Colorado youth, develop your professional skills, network with local business leaders and meet new friends in the process?  If your answer is “YES!” then JA Engage is for you. JA Engage was started by a group of young professionals who… Read More

2015/16 JA Bowl-A-Thon Raises More Than $1 Million

July 29, 2016 5:44 pm

It’s no surprise that the JA Bowl-A-Thon is JA-Rocky Mountain’s largest fundraiser of the year and a top team-building opportunity for corporations in Colorado. Imagine thousands of business professionals teaming up for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition to raise money to help JA provide financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial programs to local… Read More