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GenXYZ Top Five: Madolyn Jones, Resolution Research

Denver native and USC grad returns home to build something bigger

By Lisa Ryckman

Resolution Research CEO Nina Nichols wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Madolyn Jones, her nominee for one of Colorado’s Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals, is not – repeat, not – for hire. "She’s phenomenal," says Nichols, who brought Jones on board less than a year ago as director of research. "She works very autonomously and pulls resources from wherever necessary to make the project happen and never gives up – a sign of a true entrepreneur." Jones, 28, is also a true Denver girl, born and raised in Five Points, the fifth child of six and one of the first to go to college. "Education was a big deal to my parents – my mom didn’t go to college, my dad didn’t go to college," Jones says. "Education was very. . .

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Sports biz: Want ice with that, Denver?

By Stewart Schley

With the debut of the Central Hockey League’s Denver Cutthroats at the Denver Coliseum this month, Denver becomes one serious playground for hockey fans. Here’s the math: Including the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, the Cutthroats and Denver University’s men’s ice-hockey team, an inventory of 1.1 million seats for live hockey are waiting to be filled this season in the metro area. (That’s the number of regular-season home games X the number of available arena seats per game.) Blame the new guy for inflating the numbers. As the new arrival on the scene, the Cutthroats have added 269,000 available tickets, or roughly 24 percent of the total inventory, courtesy of 33 home games in the 8,000-seat Coliseum. Among other things, hockey fans, that means you can brace yourself for harmonic hockey-convergence evenings when all three Denver teams will by vying. . .

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