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After a year of crises, one wish

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Another year has come and gone, bringing us another cascade of surprises mixed with shocks, more of both than hardly any city and metro area of our size should expect in any given 12 months. Who could have dreamed we would be struck by another deadly fire for the second consecutive June, this one causing… Continue Reading After a year of crises, one wish

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As we approach the end of 2013, have you achieved the level of success you were hoping for when the year began? Have you met and exceeded your goals, or are you still slogging along wishing you were doing better but constantly feeling like you are swimming upstream? During this time of year, we take… Continue Reading Psychological techniques can increase your success

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What role do young professionals play here?

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You often come across articles about CSBJ Rising Stars, Colorado Springs Rising Professionals (CSRP), Colorado Springs Young Professionals (CSYP), TeamUSA Young Professionals and Leadership Pikes Peak’s LNOW! program. You may believe that you understand what these organizations are about — or you may dismiss them entirely. Either way, if you are not involved with them,… Continue Reading What role do young professionals play here?

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Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

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Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

The newest hamburger shop in town doesn’t serve fast food. At Jake’s Wayback Burgers, you’ll have to wait patiently for your hamburgers and shakes. When your order is ready, there’s no calling your name. And there’s no calling a number. They remember you from when you ordered, and they’ll bring your food to you. From… Continue Reading Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

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Mellado brings global background to Compassion

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Mellado brings global background to Compassion

Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International, was born in El Salvador and raised in seven different countries. As a result, Mellado has experienced the powerful impact that local churches can have on their communities, especially in under-resourced environments. Prior to joining Compassion in June, Mellado was president of the Willow Creek Association… Continue Reading Mellado brings global background to Compassion

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Headlines aside, people stood out in 2013

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You’re probably growing weary of reading how much the City for Champions projects mean to Colorado Springs’ future, and how the initial funding approval provided by far the best feel-good story of 2013. Most likely, you also aren’t interested in reading more about the past year’s fires, floods and government controversy. Good, because we feel… Continue Reading Headlines aside, people stood out in 2013

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Yes, there will be life beyond the Olive Branch

When did the breakfast meeting establish itself so firmly in business culture? You can’t imagine the characters in “Mad Men” going to breakfast meetings — they were too hung over in the morning, barely able to dictate to their secretaries and fend off their mistresses. Such stressful lives required three-martini lunches, not breakfast meetings. The… Continue Reading Yes, there will be life beyond the Olive Branch

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‘Treecycle’ offers Christmas trees a mulched future

A county-wide holiday program is presenting a new alternative for the disposal of old Christmas trees. El Paso County’s “Treecycle” program offers six locations where residents can go to have their dried up evergreens mulched. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first two weekends in January. The suggested $5 minimum… Continue Reading ‘Treecycle’ offers Christmas trees a mulched future

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By Dr. Robert J. Hoyer Few words evoke as much dread or fear as “cancer.” New research and cutting-edge care are redefining what a cancer diagnosis means. Cancer specialists now have more options in customizing a person’s care than ever before. While cancer is never a diagnosis anyone wants to receive, these medical advances are… Continue Reading Working to end cancer, aided by technology, screening

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From another historic fire to nasty local politics, the year made news

We’re a business publication, one that is by definition nonpartisan, so in normal times we’d be a lot more concerned with business and industry than politics and government. But these are not normal times. City government, whether functioning well or not, commands attention. As we struggle to recover from the recession, decisions taken by Mayor… Continue Reading From another historic fire to nasty local politics, the year made news

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