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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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On Jan. 15, Colorado small business owners got a peek into the secrets of finding success as government contractors at the first free workshop in the 2015 Pikes Peak Library District series, TalkGovBiz. Our local business community knows that small business is the backbone of this country. Statistics from the Small Business Authority’s Office of… Continue Reading Answers exist for ‘Does the government buy what I sell?’

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Mayor makes selections for Urban Renewal and Housing Authority boards

Mayor Steve Bach announced today the reappointment of Valerie Hunter and appointment of Zachary McComsey to fill two positions on the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board. Additionally, the Mayor reappointed Roland Laning to serve on the Colorado Springs Housing Authority Board.  Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board Valerie Hunter has a background in business,… Continue Reading Mayor makes selections for Urban Renewal and Housing Authority boards

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Veteran-owned small business celebrates 25 years

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Veteran-owned small business celebrates 25 years

Air Academy Associates is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, incorporated in Colorado Springs 25 years ago. A leader in knowledge-based management systems, Air Academy Associates focuses on design and implementing Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma and Systematic Innovation. The company has directly led improvement activities in construction, defense, energy, food services, financial and insurance… Continue Reading Veteran-owned small business celebrates 25 years

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A while back it was asked, “What would you do with a million dollars?” The question came up again recently … what would I do? So I thought I’d challenge myself and come up with some ideas. 1. $500,000 to promote Colorado Springs to Denver and Boulder. Why? To end the extremely short-sighted nature of… Continue Reading How the city could spend $1 million the right way

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Driving the economy via entrepreneurship

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I was surprised and excited when the Business Journal asked me to write about efforts to boost the entrepreneurship sector of our community. The topic has become my passion since leaving my 35-year law practice. Rather than going into retirement, I decided to create an encore career focused on helping stimulate investments in local and… Continue Reading Driving the economy via entrepreneurship

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Top trends for business owners to know in 2015

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Most workdays can feel like a whirlwind of emails, meetings and calls. Even my best-laid plans can be altered by a beep from my phone. So believe me when I say that as a business owner I understand the difficulty of planning for tomorrow when you’re busy tackling today. However, as the new year begins,… Continue Reading Top trends for business owners to know in 2015

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