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Goodwill Industries

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By Diane Wengler Five individual stories about inspiring accomplishment were the highlight of Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs’ annual dinner at Broadmoor Hall on April 14. Tina Castro, Tonya Edwards, Emily Miller, David Moorehead and Mary Pyle accepted their awards after short videos were played about their challenges, perseverance, commitment and triumphs. Nearly 780 guests… Continue Reading Goodwill Industries

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By John M. Scorsine Attorney at Holland & Hart LLP Nearly every business owner or manager has been told that it is inappropriate to pry into the private lives of employees. If a single, unattached, employee on his weekend off were to drive down to Nevada, no employer would consider it any of his business.… Continue Reading Big brother is watching (and, he signs your paycheck)

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Environmental stewardship is important for America’s 27 million small businesses — and not just on Earth Day. Every day is Earth Day for small businesses because entrepreneurs are on the frontlines in the battle to grow a green economy. Small business owners live, work and play where their businesses are located. They know their families,… Continue Reading Small firm innovation leads the way to a green economy

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Planning is key to not being surprised

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How many of you met with your accountant this year on or before April 15 and were shocked by the amount due? How many of you did not plan in advance and had no idea what number you would end up with? This is not a good feeling for anyone, and rest assured, there are… Continue Reading Planning is key to not being surprised

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Boys & Girls Club

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By Diane Wengler More than 200 people gathered at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort on March 22 for a “friend-raiser” for the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region. Board members Mike Boyd and Laura Neuman, general manager and vice president of the resort, organized the event which raised $2,000 for the organization.… Continue Reading Boys & Girls Club

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When I first came to Congress during the 1960s, dialogue between members and their constituents was straightforward. Every so often, a lawmaker would get interviewed on radio or television. Many sent monthly newsletters to the folks back home. They responded to letters, fielded and made telephone calls, and met as often as possible with the… Continue Reading Can Congress cope with the communications age?

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Expect increase in ERISA litigation

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By Kerri J. Atencio Today’s economy is looking pretty grim from Joe the Plumber’s perspective. Tough economic times like these mean that a previous trend in Employee Retirement Income Security Act retirement plan litigation – “stock drop” cases – will likely hit a feverish pitch in the near future. We also will see a new… Continue Reading Expect increase in ERISA litigation

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Wine Festival

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By Diane Wengler More than 500 people poured into the Broadmoor Hotel last month for the 18th annual Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting & Wine Market Auction. Wine connoisseurs and foodies sampled more than 300 wines and culinary delights from the area’s finest restaurants and caterers as they danced to the music of Tiny Barge. Earlier… Continue Reading Wine Festival

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Dear Editor: Re: Lon Matejczyk’s article “We might as well cede to Pueblo” Mr. Matejczyk’s statements are completely wrong, starting with “What is Colorado Springs economic development budget?” He says it’s a measly $800,000 for city staff and program support. But what do we, the citizens, get for the $800,000 city slush fund? Not a… Continue Reading The city really can’t be trusted with another slush fund

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Not all hotels are taking a chainsaw to their room rates to lure or hang on to customers. Choice Hotels International, hardly a marquee name in the hospitality world, and one that caters to frugal business travelers and vacationers who can live without afternoon high tea and 900-thread-count linens, claims it isn’t cutting prices to… Continue Reading Choice Hotels claims it isn’t discounting, but check for deals

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