Coffee Connect

The Southeast Express and KOAA hosted a Coffee Connect panel, discussing Southeast Economic Business Influence & Development on May 28 at the Chinook Center. 

Panelists included: Natasha Main, Executive Director, Exponential Impact; Yemi Mobalade, City of Colorado Springs; Colorado Enterprise Fund; Cory O. Arcarese, Community Lending Advisor, Colorado Enterprise Fund and Taj Stokes, Co-Founder, Executive Director, Thrive Colorado Springs, Part of the Thrive Network.

They discussed resources in the southeast quadrant of the city as well as opportunities and growth. 

The panel was co-moderated by Southeast Express Associate Publisher Patrice Ravenscroft and KOAA's Alasyn Zimmerman. 

Don’t miss the next Coffee Connect panel “Civics Part 2: How Resources, Knowledge and Your Voice Make Change” noon to 1 p.m., June 30, live-streamed on the Southeast Express’s Facebook page and KOAA from the the Chinook Center.

Panel members will include: Yolanda Avila, City Council member District 4, City of Colorado Springs; Shannon Rauen, Program Director for Civic Outreach, Center for the Study of Government and the Individual; Drew Houston, Executive Director, Citizens Project and Shelly Roehrs, President, League of Women Voters. 

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