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Perhaps you have heard people say that Colorado Springs is a “conservative community.” That people who live here tend to be “conservative people.” If that is true, then why is our community doing things that are the envy of more liberal regions? When it comes to environmental actions, we are people doing our best to… Continue Reading Community needs to stay focused on conservation goals

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From the Austrian School of Economics to its Chicago School descendant, it has been an article of faith that if left to its own devices, the marketplace will perform more efficiently than if the government had anything to do with it. The rule of law, of course, should be upheld, and deviant behavior — cheating,… Continue Reading Colorado Springs – a city in search of leadership

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Colorado’s myriad trade groups compete to promote. An MFG partnership promises collaboration. Colorado’s economic development landscape is an alphabet-soup mix of acronyms and trade names. Entities that touch the maker and manufacturing sector alone include OEDIT, CAMA, CAMT, CACI, WCMA, CWIDB, CBSA, CCIA, WTC, CBDA and others. The upside of today’s system is that member… Continue Reading Acronyms aside, partnership can help state’s manufacturers

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In the 1800s, when there were but only 35,000 people living in the entire territory of what is now known as Colorado, with many small farming and ranching communities, there came times when the need to work in a cooperative manner overrode all other considerations — and the people came together to help each other.… Continue Reading We have to overcome our strife, conflict

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If you own a small business, you probably know first-hand the increasing importance of being able to accept debit and credit card payments. Because businesses have unique payment needs — from the mix of retail, online and mobile purchase volume to the size of an average payment — we advise businesses to request proposals from… Continue Reading Don’t minimize the value of choosing a payment process service

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Label … Webster’s — la•bel a descriptive word or phrase … to affix a label to. Every news story, whether in print, the electronic media or in most every community conversation in which I have participated, the focus seems to be on labeling our friends, our enemies, our city, our county, our state, and country.… Continue Reading We need to move beyond labeling – then cooperate

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It helps to know 2014 tax breaks for the military

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Whether you’re a sole proprietor, own a small business or work for someone else, filing taxes can be a daunting task. Not excluded from tax woes are the thousands of military personnel and their families living in Colorado Springs. The government provides some tax relief, and although these military tax breaks and benefits may not… Continue Reading It helps to know 2014 tax breaks for the military

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Falls are one of the main causes of injury, disability and even death among older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three adults 65 and older will fall each year. Approximately 90 percent of hip fractures result from falls and one out of five hip fracture patients die… Continue Reading Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace – and at home

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Achieving your goals through impact investing

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As the bull market roared in the 1990s and fortunes were made (and lost in the tech-stock crash of 2000), there came into vogue among some investors a practice known as socially responsible investing, or SRI. This type of investing had been around for decades. In the late ’90s, it became known as “investing with… Continue Reading Achieving your goals through impact investing

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All great marketing begins with a great story

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At Magneti Marketing, we constantly get asked what clients can do to increase leads and exposure for their business or organization. A lot of folks think that marketing is some magic faucet where we can just turn on the sales. While it is true that as savvy marketers we have a few tricks up our… Continue Reading All great marketing begins with a great story

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