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Top trends for business owners to know in 2015

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Most workdays can feel like a whirlwind of emails, meetings and calls. Even my best-laid plans can be altered by a beep from my phone. So believe me when I say that as a business owner I understand the difficulty of planning for tomorrow when you’re busy tackling today. However, as the new year begins,… Continue Reading Top trends for business owners to know in 2015

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Choosing a health  insurance policy either from Colorado’s shopping exchange or an agent selling on the open market is nothing less than a tough, unwelcome chore most of us could do without. The task for shoppers is about to get even more complicated as tax time approaches. Since most people must carry insurance or face… Continue Reading Health insurance brings new tax headaches

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Higher ed should be as critical as defense

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By Carrie Arnold As a higher education professional, I have the opportunity to work with students from various academic, economic, social and demographic backgrounds. As a board member of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, I often consider the global implications of education and where our students fit into the larger global paradigm. Many individuals… Continue Reading Higher ed should be as critical as defense

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Lawmakers working to help state economy

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After being re-elected to serve a third term as state representative from House District 18, I turned my focus to the upcoming legislative session, which begins Jan. 7.  I have been meeting with constituents, visiting schools, going to public meetings, talking with stakeholders about bills and attending pre-session hearings in Denver. The incoming House Speaker,… Continue Reading Lawmakers working to help state economy

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Wish for 2015: mindful common sense

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When CBS’ 60 Minutes covers the benefits of meditation for business creativity and productivity (at Google), we know mindfulness has gone mainstream. So much so, that on every self-respecting urban corner you can find a yoga studio or meditation center. The Americanization of Eastern practices comes at a price. Gone are the philosophical commitments and… Continue Reading Wish for 2015: mindful common sense

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Gift that should keep giving in ’15

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Gift that should keep giving in ’15

By Tom Binnings Thanks to the general aviation businesses and new leadership at the Colorado Springs Airport, our region received a gift in 2014 that should keep giving well into the future. With the support of Mayor Steve Bach, Council President Keith King, most of City Council, the Board of County Commissioners and other regional… Continue Reading Gift that should keep giving in ’15

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By Jamie Cornehlsen and Ted Schwartz In a culture that widely views wealth as an end in itself, too many Americans are fixated on spending and material acquisition, even as they approach retirement. Yet others view wealth accumulation as the key to achieving other goals, as a means to an end. After working hard with the… Continue Reading Taking a closer look at the real benefits of wealth

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For short-term results, think long term

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By Jon Rose Studies have shown people who write down their goals are 10 times as effective as those without goals. Without written goals, it’s very easy to get buried in the day-to-day demands of our work and home lives and to be distracted by bright, shiny objects. Weeks, months and years can go by… Continue Reading For short-term results, think long term

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According to an estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, well more than 1 million U.S. seniors are now living in assisted living or long-term care facilities. As Baby Boomers age and move into these facilities at higher rates, providing high-quality, coordinated care will be essential to helping them remain as healthy as… Continue Reading Kaiser: Continuum of care to members through all stages of life

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Closing the final C4C business case

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City Council is debating how best to ensure a vote of the people on the City for Champions (C4C) Stadium and Event Center. The option I am sponsoring was recently accused by another publication’s editorial as being “crotchety.” I contend it is the best way to close the C4C business case. C4C has three projects… Continue Reading Closing the final C4C business case

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