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Business management systems developer Xledger  has moved its North American headquarters to Colorado Springs. The company cited lifestyle, cost of living, tax rates and natural beauty as deciding factors in its move to the Springs, according to a company press release. Xledger’s first move to the US was to Palo Alto, Calif., but founder Jarle… Continue Reading Xledger moves headquarters to Springs, plans up to 50 jobs

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Enlisting and equipping your customer advocates

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The lists are all out: 2012’s Most Inspiring Companies (published by Forbes), World’s Most Admired Companies (Fortune), 100 Best Companies to Work For (Fortune) and so on. These lists comprise data — the perceptions of the consuming public — collected by third-party firms. So, what are the driving attributes that get and keep companies on… Continue Reading Enlisting and equipping your customer advocates

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We can’t forget to monitor carbon monoxide

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On Oct. 7, 2012 a preventable tragedy happened at a local apartment building. A resident called 911 because the carbon monoxide alarm was going off and the family was not feeling well. Multiple alarms were sounding, and the fire department found two unconscious men in a unit that did not have an alarm. One man… Continue Reading We can’t forget to monitor carbon monoxide

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Let’s be proactive for state boards

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Near the end of a recent meeting to discuss what to expect from the Colorado General Assembly’s 2013 session, House Speaker Mark Ferrandino wondered what other issues might be of interest to Colorado Springs. CSBJ columnist John Hazlehurst brought up one in particular. We’re concerned about El Paso County and the Pikes Peak region being… Continue Reading Let’s be proactive for state boards

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National spotlight: Pikes Peak National Bank recognized for work with local small businesses

Robin Roberts took a seat under some bright lights and the video cameras started rolling. Roberts, the president of Pikes Peak National Bank, talked about the thing she loves most: community banks’ relationship with small businesses. Community banks are small businesses themselves, she said, so they know the challenges and the needs that come with… Continue Reading National spotlight: Pikes Peak National Bank recognized for work with local small businesses

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Here’s a challenge for all you would-be entrepreneurs — run for City Council. You have three months to create, finance and market a new organization. Once you commit, you’ll be subject to frequent, fierce and often unfair media scrutiny. If you succeed in your local test market, you may be able to go statewide and,… Continue Reading City candidates have to apply business principles

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On the Horizon – January 11, 2013

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Jan.12 Paying for college Barbara Swiatek, with the National Association of College Funding Advisors, will host a free workshop on “How to Pay for College without Going Broke” from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Swiatek will discuss federal financial aid forms and give tips on how to pick… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 11, 2013

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People on the Move – January 11, 2013

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Mitchell Downs, CPA, has been named partner at the CPA firm of Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker, LLP. Downs has been an associate with the firm for the past 12 years, concentrating his practice in audit, tax and business valuation. Lisa Amend has joined Blakely + Company as public relations director. She was formerly the president… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 11, 2013

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Kudos! – January 11, 2013

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CarpetCare Craftsman tops on Angie’s List CarpetCare Craftsman has earned the service industry 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, which provides consumer reviews of local service companies. “We are proud to be honored with the Angie’s List Super Service Award,”… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 11, 2013

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Merritt brings experience to Business Alliance

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Andy Merritt started work at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance this week — inheriting the uncertainity surrounding federal defense cuts and the opportunity to help expand the region’s defense-related businesses. Merritt replaces Brian Binn as the Business Alliance’s new chief defense industry officer, a job with a new title and new direction. Binn, now… Continue Reading Merritt brings experience to Business Alliance

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