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Manufacturing repeatability – history included

Have you ever wondered what a “good paying manufacturing job” actually looks like? Politicians and bureaucrats touting the importance of “strengthening the middle class” throw around phrases like these on a daily basis. Today, U.S. manufacturing is thriving in a rebounding economy, which has returned demand to pre-recession levels and has manufacturing CEOs around the… Continue Reading Manufacturing repeatability – history included

UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

In concert with local mass media and community partners, the UCCS will host a Colorado Springs mayoral candidate forum at 7:30 p.m. March 19 in Berger Hall. The university will join with the Colorado Springs Business Journal, Colorado Springs Independent, KKTV, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Regional Leaders Forum, Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute… Continue Reading UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

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South Academy revitalization starts with improvements study

The city of Colorado Springs recently kicked off the next step in its efforts to revitalize the South Academy Boulevard Corridor. A Planning and Environmental Linkages Study is underway for the Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard intersection.  The project team, citizens and stakeholders are in the process of identifying existing conditions and future transportation challenges,… Continue Reading South Academy revitalization starts with improvements study

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Like many others, you may struggle with a stalled career or lack of personal and professional growth. The prospect of initiating change is daunting. This is particularly true if you’re looking for a job, wanting to change companies or start a new career. When times are good, you charge forward on autopilot without much thought.… Continue Reading Career in gridlock? Change your GPS

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Few people go to the hospital expecting their hospital stay to kill them. But sometimes it does. No one is sure of the precise number of people who die because of mistakes made in hospitals, but it’s not small. Every patient is potentially at risk. Even though hospitals don’t intentionally harm people in their care,… Continue Reading Hospital mistakes still kill too many

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SBA loans helping businesses in Colorado

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By Tony Wilkinson Among the many special guests the White House invited to observe the State of the Union address was Carol Reed, a small-business owner from Colorado. The owner of Silver Mine Sub Shops, Reed attributes her business’ growing success to the capital she received from Small Business Administration 7(a) business loans over the… Continue Reading SBA loans helping businesses in Colorado

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Part 2: Our city leads in women’s role

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By Tatiana Bailey, Ph.D. As star consumers (my husband would call me a rock-star consumer), women are well poised to lead, partially because they are astute about products and services, which means they can tie together the spectrum of business information to help companies thrive. A seminal 2007 study conducted by nonprofit Catalyst found that… Continue Reading Part 2: Our city leads in women’s role

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Part 1: Women here make a difference

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As an outsider originally from the D.C. area, having lived many years in Ann Arbor, Mich., and also in Canada and England, I feel compelled to share an observation I made within a few weeks after settling into the majestic beauty of Colorado Springs. As the new director of the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, I… Continue Reading Part 1: Women here make a difference

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Wildlife interests invited to Springs roundtable

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Wildlife interests invited to Springs roundtable

Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts are invited to participate at a regional sportsmen’s roundtable in Colorado Springs at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 18 at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The meeting is part of the ongoing statewide Sportsmen’s Roundtable process set up by CPW to assure that hunters, anglers and anyone who cares… Continue Reading Wildlife interests invited to Springs roundtable

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Health Foundation selects executive director nominee

The board of trustees for the Colorado Springs Health Foundation nominated Cari Davis as executive director, according to a news release from the city. The appointment is pending approval by Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach and City Council confirmation tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 10. Davis, who was unanimously selected by the board from a nationwide pool… Continue Reading Health Foundation selects executive director nominee

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