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Giving tourism industry the respect it deserves

We’re all just getting to know Doug Price, the new chief of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, but I’ve discovered something about him that should resonate with many: Several years ago, while still living and working in Washington, D.C., Price was in the Springs on a business trip and, as he tells it, was walking… Continue Reading Giving tourism industry the respect it deserves

If we’re to make any progress on education reform, we’ll have to hope for bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. That, at least, is what we’re hearing. But I have a better idea: Instead of crossing our fingers, holding our breath and putting our faith in Congress, let’s work harder to get the job done at the… Continue Reading Give parents a stronger voice in education reform

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It’s a small number but, hey, it’s a start. I’m talking about the $10 million that Mike Kazmierski hopes to pull together in private and public funds to help area startups get up and running. Kazmierski, the head of the Economic Development Corp., plans to reveal this idea next Friday at a luncheon speech titled… Continue Reading EDC to unveil plan to keep Springs companies rooted

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A few changes in the Business Journal for 2011

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Not to be too obvious, but one of our main objectives at this newspaper is to be your primary source of local business news. This week, we’ve introduced two new initiatives and re-engineered our approach to a third in shifts that I hope help us cement our reputation as a leading purveyor of information you… Continue Reading A few changes in the Business Journal for 2011

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A strategy to help keep insurance co-pays down

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So far, knock wood, my doctor bills are low, something I’m grateful for and which, I’m certain, is cause for celebration among the actuaries at the health insurance company that covers the expenses beyond my co-pay. Of course, the less we all see the doctor, the lower our community’s health care bill will be. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading A strategy to help keep insurance co-pays down

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I’m writing this on the Sunday before Christmas and thinking about my wish list for this holiday season. After all of the turmoil and tumult of the past few years, it’s sometimes hard to believe the Springs made No. 1 on Money magazine’s 2006 “Best Places to Live” rankings. It hasn’t made it back to… Continue Reading Springs’ image makeover and other holiday wishes

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Question: How does a lobbyist sleep? Answer: First he lies on one side and then he lies out the other. OK, so everyone knows there’s no shortage of lobbyist jokes out there. And now that a lobbying firm has been hired by a group of locals that includes the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, I… Continue Reading High hopes for Springs’ lobbyist in Washington

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Peak Education adopting new approach in mission

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It always amazes me how ­— with the right people in place — much can be done with very little. Peak Education’s offices are tucked into the third floor of a Victorian on north Nevada. It’s a historic building, meaning it’s a walk-up, so the folks who work there climb up and down the stairs… Continue Reading Peak Education adopting new approach in mission

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So it’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and my sister, who has been in town with her husband and kids for the holiday, is flying home. Her visit was way too short but what’s really aggravating at the moment is the prospect of driving everyone to Denver International. The flight departs at 2 p.m., so we… Continue Reading Train line: A quality of life question for the Springs

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Now that the GOP has taken control of the House and beefed up its ranks in the Senate, “Obamacare” will be done away with, right? Wrong. In fact, not even close, according to Wendell Potter’s predictions. The former head of communication for Cigna, Potter has just authored a tell-all titled “Deadly Spin,” an account of… Continue Reading Why ‘Obamacare’ isn’t likely to be overturned

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