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Family business – how to make it work

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A printing company was owned by three siblings. They had purchased it from their dad a number of years prior. Although the industry has been challenged, they are successful and supporting essentially four families: the three siblings and their dad. I interviewed this family for a book I wrote called “The Family Business:  How to… Continue Reading Family business – how to make it work

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Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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Anybody who knows Dave Palenchar couldn’t have been surprised at how the word came out this week of his retirement as El Pomar Foundation’s chief operating officer. No hoopla, no media event, no staged announcement. Just a short and simple, four-paragraph news release from El Pomar, saying he was stepping down as COO. Yes, he’s… Continue Reading Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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Are more doctors the solution for shortage?

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Graduating more physicians in light of the impending doctor shortage and an aging population may not be the right approach, say some health care providers. An article written by Jeffrey O. Greenberg and Henry Greenberg, published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website of the National Institutes for Health, calls for the Association of… Continue Reading Are more doctors the solution for shortage?

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Baby Boomers are getting older and retiring. That means that physicians who are Baby Boomers are doing the same. “Nationally, there’s already a [physician] shortage of about 20,000 that’s supposed to grow between now and 2025,” said Dr. Mike Ware, executive vice president of the El Paso County Medical Society. The EPCMS is affiliated with… Continue Reading Physician shortage affects El Paso, Teller counties

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Crowley still focuses on need to diversify

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Northstar Bank Colorado hosted an economic forecast luncheon recently at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Northstar President Mark White greeted the group, explaining that the recent merger of The Bank at Broadmoor and Colorado Community Bank makes Northstar the 11th-largest, Colorado-chartered bank with 20 locations on the Front Range and eastern Colorado. “[The merger] allows us to… Continue Reading Crowley still focuses on need to diversify

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On the Horizon – November 8, 2013

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Nov. 9 Gentiva Celebration of Life Gentiva Hospice will host its annual Celebration of Life from 1-2 p.m. at Mackenzie Place, 1605 Elm Creek View. Gentiva invites families to join in honoring loved ones who have died during the past 12 months. The event is free. To register, contact Marilyn Willis, Gentiva Hospice Bereavement Coordinator,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 8, 2013

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Kudos! – November 8, 2013

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Kaiser Permanente earns top national rating Kaiser Permanente Colorado is rated tops in the nation for best performance in prevention and health promotion, according to a new survey of employers released by the nonprofit National Business Coalition on Health. The eValue8 survey is an annual health care accountability and quality improvement assessment used by employers… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 8, 2013

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People on the Move – November 8, 2013

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Maxx HD® Sunglasses of Monument hired Billy Witter as director of licensed sales. Witter worked with the Colorado Rockies in the public relations department. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in journalism and technical communication.   Maxx HD® Sunglasses also hired Travis Howell as director of communications. Howell also worked for the… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 8, 2013

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Vaping offers alternative to smoking

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Vaping offers alternative to smoking

Andrea Bednar started smoking because her husband smoked. Now pregnant and tired of the cigarette stench, Bednar and her husband Luke sought an alternative — vaping. “The biggest turnoff about cigarettes for me was the smell,” Bednar said. “My husband smoked, and I couldn’t quit if he didn’t quit. I can’t be around it. “I… Continue Reading Vaping offers alternative to smoking

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City for Champions revisions follow analysis

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City for Champions revisions follow analysis

Organizers of the City for Champions proposal requesting Regional Tourism Act funds to help build four major projects in Colorado Springs spent this week preparing a response due Friday to the Colorado Economic Development Commission, after a third-party analysis questioned whether the local campaign qualified for RTA funding. Mayor Steve Bach’s proposal didn’t impress Economic… Continue Reading City for Champions revisions follow analysis

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