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Youth Entrepreneurs Shine at Annual Awards Gala

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education celebrated the accomplishments of Colorado youth business owners at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank.  This annual event was held virtually Thursday, October 1. Beyond sales and customers, it’s clear that these entrepreneurs have gained much through business ownership and will continue to excel, thanks in part to a year-long mentorship with a Denver business …

Meet a Mentor: Raju Patel, Denver Market President, Bank of America

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is so pleased to introduce the third presenting mentor in our 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition: Raju Patel, Senior Vice President, Denver Market President, and Market Executive, Global Commercial Banking at Bank of America.  One lucky winner of this year’s 19th annual event will work with him throughout the coming year to …

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Where are they now? YouthBiz Stars Winner Yard Boyz Plans for the Future

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When Yard Boyz won Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars in 2019, owner Jack, then 17, was astounded.  A few years ago, he didn’t really consider his “gig” a business—he just mowed a few lawns every week for neighbors and friends.  Now, after seeing Yard Boyz grow roughly 400 percent this season, there’s no denying that this isn’t just a business, it’s …

Meet a Mentor: Jena Hausmann, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado

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Three winners of the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition gain a cash prize and something even more valuable: a pairing with a Denver-area business leader to help guide and improve their business.  For this 19th annual event, one lucky winner will be paired with Jena Hausmann, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital Colorado. Hausmann pursued the health administration field …

Meet a Mentor: Bob and Judi Newman

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Each year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business leaders with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentors we are highlighting for this year’s 19th annual event are Bob and Judi Newman, retired business leaders and pillars of the Denver community. Both Bob and Judi held long, successful careers in the computer industry and software development.  …

Cory and Jeremiah mentor Natalie

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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 …

Meet a Mentor: Leroy Williams, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CyberTeKIQ LLC

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This week, we invite you to meet the second of our three distinguished mentors hosting a youth entrepreneur in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition.  Leroy Williams is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CyberTeKIQ LLC, a management consulting company that helps businesses understand the technology landscape. Entrepreneurship has defined Williams for as long as he can remember.  As …

Meet a Mentor: Ryan Beiser, Regional President and Head of Corporate Banking, PNC Bank

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Every year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business leaders with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentor we are highlighting for this year’s 18th annual competition is Ryan Beiser, PNC regional president and head of Corporate Banking for Colorado. Beiser’s extensive background in business and finance and most importantly, his personal commitment to community engagement and …

Meet a Mentor: Scott Wylie, First Western

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Every year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business experts with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentor we’d like to highlight this year is Scott Wylie, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of First Western. Mr. Wylie has much to offer a budding business person.  He has spent 31 years in the banking and finance industry, founding …