JA Bowl-A-Thon Coordinator Finds Unique Way to Impact Future

May 30, 2018 5:29 pm

Supporting JA students doesn’t mean that you have to present JA programs in the classroom or volunteer at JA Finance Park. There are many ways to lend your skills and talents to helping young people develop a passion for financial literacy and self-sufficiency. For Serena Valdivia, market manager for TCF Bank, that opportunity comes in… Read More



Pictures from the 2018 Colorado Business Hall of Fame

January 29, 2018 9:50 pm

One thousand attendees paid tribute to Colorado’s distinguished business leaders at the unforgettable 29th annual Colorado Business Hall of Fame, presented by UMB Bank. The celebration was held on Jan. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. JA students had the honor of highlighting the accomplishments of the 2018 Laureates Barbara Barnes Grogan;… 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



2018 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