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  Engaged Public, a Denver-based public policy strategy firm, today announced the launch of Backseat Budgeter for El Paso County, an easy-to-use interactive online budget simulation tool that educates citizens on the trade-offs involved in budgeting public dollars. Launched in partnership with the Colorado Springs Business Journal, the new online tool features the 2013 El… Continue Reading Backseat Budgeter launched, allows residents to manage county budget

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“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” “That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes. — Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze Several months ago, the Colorado Springs City Council approved a $75,000… Continue Reading Amid silence, big plans evolve to pursue tourism funds

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Sequestration, troop levels and Amendment 64 were top topics of discussion at a town hall meeting Thursday sponsored by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments and Fort Carson. The Mountain Post’s leaders said 3,000 civilian employees would face a 20 percent cut when furloughs go into effect July 8. And, they said they faced… Continue Reading Sequestration, troop numbers top discussion at Fort Carson town hall

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Everyone is a salesperson for all of your life. Whether you are a mechanic, teacher or manager, you are selling ideas. You are negotiating. You are communicating … persuading … influencing. If you don’t believe you are a salesperson, I encourage you to rethink your position, because the probability that you will become successful is… Continue Reading Everyone is a salesperson … whether you like it or not

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Ownership Thinking: new business model

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Ownership Thinking describes exactly what is trying to be achieved: to create cultures of employees who think and act like owners, with the purpose of creating wealth. Creating wealth creates opportunity. Without wealth, there is no opportunity. At the same time, create a great place to work. As a business owner or leader, you’ve probably… Continue Reading Ownership Thinking: new business model

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Positive sign for local business

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We’re always on the lookout for fresh statistics or indicators to give us an idea of how the Colorado Springs area’s economy is doing. Granted, for some observers it can be as simple as keeping up with the city sales and use tax numbers, on the rise for many months. When we see those tax… Continue Reading Positive sign for local business

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Top 10 reasons to hire a college graduate

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As a part-time college professor, I can’t let this time of year pass without giving all employers my Top 10 list of reasons to hire a recent college graduate: No. 10: Grads know what the point of social media is (and isn’t). Instead of trying to figure out what your company should be doing to… Continue Reading Top 10 reasons to hire a college graduate

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Power in numbers

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Power in numbers

Colorado Springs’ young professionals are forming groups to share their backgrounds and needs Save the Date What: Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit When: Oct. 24-26, Colorado Springs Why: breakout sessions, trade show and networking Want to help plan? Email Sandy Wenger at swenger@conspire2hire.com The sleek, modern downtown offices of fuseSPORT are headed up by one… Continue Reading Power in numbers

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On the Horizon – May 31, 2013

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June 1 Summer Concert Series The Downtown Partnership kicks off its summer concert series with the Modbo with a concert by Kings of Space at 6 p.m. in Acacia Park. After the concert, there will be live music in the alleys west of Tejon and north of Bijou, south of Bijou between Tejon and Cascade,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – May 31, 2013

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People on the Move – May 31, 2013

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Health care Dr. William Coplin has joined the Centura Health network as medical director of Neurocritical Care for both St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood and the network throughout Colorado and western Kansas. Coplin is internationally known for his expertise in neurocritical care, and he will be developing care programs for patients with brain injury, stroke,… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 31, 2013

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