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One thing we can all agree on after our highly charged presidential election is the need to improve the American economy. One of the best paths to follow is the entrepreneurial trail that has made our great nation the envy of the world. It is clear that we need to get our fiscal house in… Continue Reading Financial cliff: How the medical device tax affects us

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Springs must avoid falling victim to panhandlers

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Growing up in New York, I learned early in life how to get along in a city where street life is active and diverse. A primary element of learning street smarts was knowing which areas to avoid. Now, as an adult and business owner, I am dismayed to see this lesson being learned in my… Continue Reading Springs must avoid falling victim to panhandlers

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Symphony orchestra management is a strange career choice, but I’m pretty sure it’s the best job in the world. And a darn good challenge. Imagine an enterprise built on a century-old business model with four distinct constituencies, high fixed costs, a highly skilled and unionized workforce, strictly held traditions, and a mission to perform music… Continue Reading Philharmonic’s success starts with artistic planning

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Advice: Provide disclosure when raising capital

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Many small-business owners with great ideas, products, or services form a business entity (such as a corporation or limited liability company) and begin operations, but do not have enough capital to fully develop, market, or expand their business. With banks and other financial institutions being subject to heightened scrutiny and increasing government regulation and oversight,… Continue Reading Advice: Provide disclosure when raising capital

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Watching the Drake Power Plant and Colorado Springs Utilities debate from afar, it seems to this outsider that the most important issue is missing in action. First, the debate seemed to focus on whether to engage Neumann Systems Group to develop and install supposedly cheaper pollution controls on CSU’s existing coal units to meet the… Continue Reading There’s a missing issue regarding Drake’s future

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It’s difficult to believe that I have been residing in Colorado Springs for nearly two years. I am proud to call this community home and excited with what has been accomplished during my tenure. I’m pleased as I look ahead to 2013, especially after the challenges faced in 2012. After my hire at the Colorado… Continue Reading CVB appreciates having the trust of Colorado Springs

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Let’s not give up on manufacturing in America

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Whenever I meet someone for the first time and they ask what I do for a living, and I tell them I am in manufacturing, the typical response is, “I thought we didn’t make anything here anymore.” I am quick to point out that we still make a lot of “stuff” in the United States.… Continue Reading Let’s not give up on manufacturing in America

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NeuStream best answer to Regional Haze Rule

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By Scott Hente, Colorado Springs City Council president As a Colorado Springs Utilities residential and business customer, I understand the importance of reliable, affordable energy. As the chair of Utilities Board, it is, in part, my responsibility to ensure that we continue to meet these customer expectations. Since 1999, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has… Continue Reading NeuStream best answer to Regional Haze Rule

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A phrase that has found its way into our daily lexicon this year is “fiscal cliff.” It refers to a combination of federal government spending cuts and expiring tax cuts that many fear could be a serious drag on the U.S. economy beginning at the start of 2013. These scheduled spending cuts and tax increases… Continue Reading Everybody should be preparing for the fiscal cliff

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With the election over and status quo in Congress, many see the “fiscal cliff” as an artifice intended to cause unwilling politicians and party leaders to do something in the national interest. It’s also understood that what Congress did, Congress can undo, and that we are not likely to see solutions — just more can-kicking.… Continue Reading End the trade deficit, and fiscal issues will go away

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