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Valarie Johnson

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Event Recap: 2015 Colorado Apparel Manufacturing Summit

By Valarie Johnson | Oct 04, 2015

Consumer & Lifestyle

The Summit was hailed as one of Colorado's most important apparel and sewn-product business events of the year.

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Madhava Natural Sweeteners

By Valarie Johnson | May 29, 2014

Food & Beverage

Debbie Carosella’s dual mission – managing fast growth and protecting the bees that drive it – is purely Colorado

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Mile Hi Foods

By Valarie Johnson | Jan 20, 2014

Food & Beverage

Balancing innovation with tradition, Tony Taddonio and family keep McDonalds customers in the dough, to the tune of 30 million dozen buns a year

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Rendi

By Valarie Johnson | Jan 14, 2014

Consumer & Lifestyle

Rendi’s roots are in planted firmly in southern Colorado, but Mark and Annie Danielson’s ambitions involve online customers everywhere

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Growing Spaces

By Valarie Johnson | Dec 09, 2013

Built Environment Consumer & Lifestyle

Growing Spaces’ off-grid greenhouses nurture sustainability, but double-digit growth remains a year-round objective of this Colorado Companies to Watch winner

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Muscanell Millworks

By Valarie Johnson | Nov 25, 2013

Built Environment

Doug Muscanell and Karen Harbaugh’s hardwood business is blossoming in southwest Colorado with precision milling and a passion for manufacturing

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Osprey

By Valarie Johnson | Nov 25, 2013

Consumer & Lifestyle

U.S. manufacturing tugs at Tom Barney and Osprey, but hands-on management offshore has separated this southwest Colorado brand from the pack

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Karcher

By Valarie Johnson | Nov 18, 2013

Industrial & Equipment

Craig Rissler and colleagues at Karcher's Englewood plant care for an iconic industry brand well-known in Europe with more growth in store here

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Fashion 5

By Valarie Johnson | Nov 05, 2013

Consumer & Lifestyle

A cadre of ambitious, talented entrepreneurs is manufacturing a fashion revival with designer labels made in Colorado

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Stone Age

By Valarie Johnson | Nov 01, 2013

Industrial & Equipment

StoneAge and CEO Kerry Siggins blast through the naysayers to put Durango MFG on the map