In Their Business

Posted 10/28/19

Centennial teen honored Yard Boyz, a business created by 18-year-old Jack Fleming, of Centennial, won the 16-21 age category of the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition and gala …

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In Their Business

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Centennial teen honored

Yard Boyz, a business created by 18-year-old Jack Fleming, of Centennial, won the 16-21 age category of the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition and gala benefitting Young Americans Center for Financial Education.

Many teens mow lawns to earn money in the summer, but Fleming has re-defined what it means to be the neighborhood lawn-kid through his business, Yard Boyz, which he started in 2015.

According to a news release, Fleming’s customer service, marketing efforts and determination helped him grow his businesses from mowing a few lawns a week to providing lawn and basic landscaping to more than 70 regular clients last summer. He even employs two friends to help.

In addition to earning a cash prize, Fleming will get to spend a year with a mentor, a leader from the Denver business community committed to emcouraging the next generation of business owners in Colorado.

Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars is a business competition and awards gala that benefits the programs of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, a nonprofit that reaches nearly 70,000 youth every year through hands-on programs and real-life experiences to develop financial literacy in youth. The annual event, presented by CoBank, was Oct. 3 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Visit yacenter.org to learn more about Young Americans’ resources for young business owners, as well as flagship programs Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and Young Americans Bank in Denver, the only FDIC insured real bank in the world designed specifically for young people (age 21 and under).

Credit union opens in Highlands Ranch

Credit Union of Colorado has opened its 16th office in Colorado.

At 6654 Timberline Road in Highlands Ranch, the office is designed with an open layout to provide a more integrated approach to helping members. The office also includes expanded conveniences of a drive-up teller, safe deposit boxes, coin counter and a surcharge-free drive-up ATM.

The new office responds to the wishes of its growing membership base in the Highlands Ranch community, Doug Schneider, senior vice president, said in a news release.

“Many of our members based in Highlands Ranch enjoy digital banking, doing most of their banking online,” Schneider said in the release. “That includes having access to more than 62,000 surcharge-free ATMs, with 1,700 right here in Colorado. But often there is no substitute for banking face-to-face to build strong, trustworthy relationships. This new branch meets that need.”

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