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Martin looks back on Council years

Martin looks back on Council years

In my tenure on City Council, which ended this week thanks to term limits, I worked with more than 20 different Council members. So I’ve gotten to know about every type of local politician that exists. I served the community through eight very tumultuous years. I came in raring to go and quickly ran smack-dab… Continue Reading Martin looks back on Council years

As tax season ends and the standard IRS complaints are heard, some might be happy to pay taxes, if only they got paid for their services. Student-athletes aren’t paid, though college basketball’s March Madness netted about $1 billion with around 30 million viewers for the championship game. The NCAA remains steadfast in not “professionalizing” collegiate… Continue Reading Why not let student-athletes pay taxes?

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It’s difficult to go to one place and find out what’s new in the entrepreneurial scene in Colorado Springs or how to connect with the growing network of entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, mentors and talent. According to the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budget “Startup Value Survey,” the ability to tap into the knowledge and… Continue Reading What’s new on the entrepreneurship scene

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In the wake of 9/11, Colorado Springs’ four military installations realized a 47 percent increase in employment, plus a growth in economic impact of more than 140 percent, rising to over $6 billion. The United Way’s 2013 Quality of Life Indicators report estimated that the military’s overall economic impact in the Pikes Peak region was… Continue Reading America’s changing role affects us

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Growth the right way makes difference

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By Chris Cipoletti Growth is something most businesses strive for — growth means more revenue, more prestige, and more profit, right? Wrong! Smart growth can help a business, but growth for growth’s sake can be a business’ downfall. I recently consulted with a logistics company struggling with its growth. A small family-owned business grew exponentially… Continue Reading Growth the right way makes difference

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America has no national policy to pay for long-term care — no payment system for nursing home, home care or dozens of other services many need as they age. Almost as bad, there has been little public discussion about this looming crisis. You’d think it might surface as a 2016 election issue, but not yet.… Continue Reading Long-term care insurance gives little assurance

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By John Olson We can now all rejoice as the long anticipated Bustang is coming! Excitement fills the air as, once again, we will have an alternative mode of transportation to get to and from Denver. Denver has recently done amazing things with its transit system, primarily the network of the light-rail system and Union… Continue Reading Bustang needs better landing point

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By Ted Schwartz and Jamie Cornehlsen During their working years, people scrimp and save to set aside capital to invest in the markets to fund retirement. Throughout, they slavishly monitor their portfolio’s progress against key market indexes to assess their progress. Yet, in most cases, this common approach fails to accurately tell investors what they… Continue Reading Forget what you know about retirement planning

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The Great Rece-ssion is behind us, and now our problem is finding qualified workers to fill the voids created by rapid technological change and retiring Boomers. Having a capable workforce is extremely important when it comes to attracting, growing and retaining companies. This is a national challenge resulting in economic development phrases du jour such… Continue Reading Let’s respond and help workforce development

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The road to retirement should be paved with more than good intentions. Individuals approaching retirement should develop and follow an income plan that balances their current lifestyle with the long term sustainability of their retirement portfolio. There are two critical components for accomplishing this: following a spending policy and focusing on investing in companies that… Continue Reading Be smart to create smoother road to retirement

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