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Wool apparel manufacturer Voormi took home the winning title Tuesday as the state’s top outdoor lifestyle entrepreneur of the year at Something Independent’s 2013 Wright Awards. “At its heart, Voormi is a brand built around wool and built around the southern Colorado back country,” said Timm Smith, director of brand marketing.The Pagosa Springs-based company sources all its wool in Colorado and all other materials in America. By Gigi Sukin

 
What's the right amount of debt?
As long as the company can continue to make required debt and other payments and stay in compliance with its debt covenants, debt remains a very effective tool for growth.  But if the company is not generating enough cash flow to cover expenses or is just getting by, it has likely reached a point where a recapitalization would be in order.  Businesses have failed because owners did not want to dilute their interest and became overleveraged as a result. By Jon Wiley
 
 
GenXYZ winner: Saul Garlick
"When I was a student at East High School [in Denver], we went on a family trip to South Africa because my parents are from there. We visited a rural village and I started thinking about my role in society, the apartheid legacy, and how South Africa is really well-known for its economic inequality. That was jarring for me. So for the next seven years I built a nonprofit that built development projects in Africa." By Lynn Bronikowski

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