ReFUND CO highlights an easy way to support kids

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If you get a state income tax refund in 2020, you will have a new opportunity to donate some or all of it to support our ongoing work in the community. The new program described by the ReFUND CO initiative puts you in charge of where your donation goes. It’s as simple as 1,2,3: Decide how much of your refund …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West Helps Students Understand Importance of Culture in Global Economics

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Founder and CEO of Techstars, David Brown recently wrote an article titled, “Why Understanding Culture Is Important to Doing Business Around the World” (Inc.com).  Within this article, Brown argues that future businesspeople will make a better impression if they understand the cultures they interact with and travel to as their companies expand around the world.  He goes over five areas …

I Learned it in Young AmeriTowne: JD Schneider, Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

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  Young AmeriTowne turns 30 years old this year!  More than half a million youth have gained a hands-on lesson in free enterprise—a generation of young people.  To celebrate this accomplishment, we’re highlighting local business leaders who participated in AmeriTowne when they were kids.  Today, meet JD Schneider, Associate at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and former Bank President in AmeriTowne. …

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Sponsor Spotlight: AAA – Travel Tips from the Experts!

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Longtime sponsor of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, AAA Colorado, brings an educational event to Denver this weekend.  AAA’s 2020 Travel Expo is taking place Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, and if you and your family enjoy a good adventure, there is plenty to see and learn from the traveling experts at this show.  Colorado’s top travel event …

Meet a Board Member: Debbie Meyers, Bank Strategies, LLC

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Young Americans Bank welcomes a new Board Chair this year!  Debbie Meyers, long-time Board Member of the Young Americans Bank Board of Directors, replaces Jim Steeples who retired from the Board at the end of 2019.  Meyers’ experience and passion will allow her to excel in this role. After earning a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Iowa State …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Top Executives are True Financial Education Visionaries

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in youth financial literacy since 2001.  Since that time, more than 383,591 students have participated in hands-on programs that provide “money smarts for life.”  In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this mission by providing staff volunteers to work with students in Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and YouthBiz.  KeyBank’s dedication …

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Reach your business goals with a mentor

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Thirteen-year-old Natalie started her first business, called Toy Tossers, last May.  “I guess you could say I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” she said with a smile.  But nothing really seemed right until she decided to create a line of dog toys.  Natalie disliked walking her German Shepherd Margo, so she invented a toy-on-a-stick that provides a dog with plenty …

Promesse with Pop It! popcorn

Sponsor Spotlight: Comcast Helps Entrepreneurs POP

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Going to the grocery store, your options of popcorn flavors are pretty dismal: butter, unbuttered, maybe caramel (if you’re lucky).  Seventeen-year-old entrepreneur Promesse stepped up to provide the good stuff, creating Pop It!, a not-your-typical popcorn business.  Pop It! sells uniquely flavored popcorn such as Oreo, M&M, and even taco – flavors one would dream of finding at the store. …

Resolve to Be Financially Thoughtful This Year

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It’s January, and while New Year’s resolutions are top of mind, here’s some thoughts on thoughtful financial planning for your family and for our community’s future. Being wise about money is for every person at every age.  Setting a good example is one of the ways we can pass along values of thrift and giving back to our children, grandchildren, …