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Vineyard in the Village

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By Diane Wengler More than 350 people sampled South American wines and food to raise money at Cheyenne Village’s 4th Annual Vineyard in the Village last month at Mr. Bigg’s Event Center. The fundraiser supports Cheyenne Village, a local nonprofit that serves people with developmental disabilities. Popular for it’s “I Love Lucy”-style grape stomp competition,… Continue Reading Vineyard in the Village

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By Michael E. McDevitt Does anyone reading this not know that our economy is suffering? I didn’t think so. More importantly, is anyone not aware that their personal investments are also suffering? Probably not. No area of our economy has been excluded from the recent suffering – real estate, the stock market, privately held businesses,… Continue Reading No better time than present to take advantage of early estate planning

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Dear Editor: If there is one truth that we hold dear in the world of advertising and communications, it is that perception is reality – and as the president of a large advertising and communications firm in Colorado Springs, one of my jobs is to help shape perception on behalf of our clients. However, as… Continue Reading Comment about Waste Management not meant to be disparaging

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Space Symposium

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By Diane Wengler A record 8,000 people attended the 25th National Space Symposium, the premier gathering of the global space community, last month at The Broadmoor Hotel. Despite a difficult economy, international involvement, exhibitor participation and educational involvement during the four-day event proved that the space industry is maintaining a strong position. Futurist Alan Toffler… Continue Reading Space Symposium

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Push on to increase volunteer service

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By John M. Scorsine Many of us who read the Business Journal look for ways to give back to the community. Often times, this need to provide service to others is expressed in our attendance at fundraisers and a multitude of social events within the Colorado Springs community. But, beyond our checkbooks and generous donations,… Continue Reading Push on to increase volunteer service

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By Jeff Goldberg Are you buying into what CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and almost every other media outlet are sending your way? Are you buying into the gloom and doom? Are you seeing the Grim Reaper, with his scythe, walking a step behind you and your career? Or, are you looking for the… Continue Reading Psssst … the recession is over

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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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