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Playing a role in our community can be good for business. In a competitive business environment, many potential customers tend to do business with those companies that demonstrate social responsibility. Also, people look to be employed by companies who care. Here are a few ideas we have learned from our community engagement that you can… Continue Reading Being involved in your community pays dividends

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Walking the neighborhoods of House District 18 and listening to my constituents in western El Paso County, it is clear that jobs and the economy remain the top issues of concern. Even as we rebound from the Great Recession, too many businesses are struggling and too many people are still unemployed or underemployed. I am… Continue Reading Innovative business ideas needed for 2014 Legislature

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Comparing the risk and return of investments

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In reading about investments, you’ve probably encountered the term “risk premium” and wondered what this nerdy-sounding financial jargon means. Well, it has vital meaning — not just for finance nerds but all investors. Underlying this term are concepts that you should apply to all of your investing decisions. Risk premium refers to the higher return… Continue Reading Comparing the risk and return of investments

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Creating vision through City for Champions

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As Steven Covey says, “All things are created twice.” First there is the mental creation and then the physical creation. Vision pertains to this first creation. We have to see it before we can shape it into reality. Vision is the bridge between present and future reality. Colorado Springs now is facing a bridge between… Continue Reading Creating vision through City for Champions

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We live in a litigious society. We see news stories about the latest lawsuit, and how a jury awarded a zillion dollars for something that appears minor. (Paging, the McDonald’s My Coffee Is Too Hot Award.) There are also social networking sites dedicated to spreading the word about frivolous suits. Countless clients, after a suit… Continue Reading How to minimize your business and personal liability

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We all know that the money in your savings account isn’t getting that much bigger with time. You’ve purchased real estate, you have diversified your investments, things are looking good, but still not great. I have one answer to this. Consider the arts. Huh? According to Cappy Price, a former Wall Street portfolio manager who… Continue Reading Don’t be afraid to create your (art) investment

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More good real estate news for area

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The second quarter 2013 report of the top 160 metropolitan areas from the National Association of Realtors indicates that median home prices continued to rise in the majority of cities, with the national year-over-year price showing the strongest gain in 71/2 years. Even better news is that “despite rising prices and higher mortgage interest rates,… Continue Reading More good real estate news for area

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Creating a new local music atmosphere

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We couldn’t have picked a more dramatic day to arrive in Colorado Springs. My family and I rolled into town from Chicago on the afternoon of June 12. As we drove past the huge cloud of smoke billowing up from Black Forest, we crossed our fingers that our home purchase, scheduled for the next day,… Continue Reading Creating a new local music atmosphere

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Coloradans are leaders in new energy production, using techniques like improved hydraulic fracturing to tap previously inaccessible reserves of oil and natural gas. There’s also promising research into renewable fuels as well. With our unprecedented production, accelerated production in other states, and increased imports from Canada, we could make help the United States energy secure… Continue Reading Energy security by 2015 – is that an attainable goal?

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When you visit vibrant, forward thinking, growing communities, you will always find they are the home to great universities. These are universities that are significant economic drivers for their regions. UCCS has always aspired to be that university for the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado. Our long history of serving the community is alive… Continue Reading UCCS’ Regional Connect works on new partnerships

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