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In every state, there is a quirky, off-center and unconventional city, where many of the nonconformists reside. Florida’s off-the-wall area might be Key West. San Francisco could be to California what Eugene is to Oregon – a mixed bag of people and attitudes. Colorado? Some might say Boulder fits the state’s oddball niche; others might… Continue Reading Manitou Springs is reaping the benefits of outdoor activity

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Imagine being able to provide your heirs, possibly for generations to come, with a really special gift – a tax break. Recent changes to the Individual Retirement Account distribution guidelines make such a benefit possible. For years, the IRA has been a tool to save for retirement and defer tax payments until distribution. Once used… Continue Reading Stretch your IRA to your heirs and even theirs

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The business of caring for the elderly

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Nursing homes are evolving. Patient profiles are changing – nursing home residents are dependent and increasingly infirm, requiring the skilled level of care germane to hospitals. The traditional culture of long-term facilities is changing to reflect the desires of the residents. Nursing homes are switching from a systematic structure to an all-inclusive and spontaneous concept,… Continue Reading The business of caring for the elderly

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A staff report Record numbers of Americans will travel this Memorial Day holiday despite record high gas prices, according to AAA. The organization estimates that 36.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday, a robust 3.6 percent increase from last year. Approximately 30.9 million travelers (84 percent of all holiday… Continue Reading AAA projects record holiday travel despite gas prices

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Getting out – When to sell your business

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Neal and Teresa Taylor were not planning to sell their printing business; however, that all changed when two Californians were sidetracked as they traveled the back roads north on Highway 83. Kathy and Bill Brown had decided to check out the Tri-Lakes area. They were in Colorado to inquire about a couple of print shops… Continue Reading Getting out – When to sell your business

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Like any entrepreneurial-minded individual, Jim Wyss wanted to share in the equity of an industry that had captivated his career for almost 30 years. “If you do good work, you want ownership in that work,” he said. The blood and sweat poured into a life-long career in banking paid off when Wyss and his partner… Continue Reading Banking industry sees influx of startups, expansions

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Some commercial and multifamily brokers derive pleasure from the sales process. Others enjoy crunching numbers to determine cap rates, internal rates of return or cash flow. In a special class, however, are the deal-makers who thrive on creating a “big win” environment for investors, based on pre-sale market analysis, on an examination of high-return investment… Continue Reading Multifamily market trends key to successful investment

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Smart designs keep healing process in mind

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In a February survey of 200 senior health care executives nationwide, 69 percent of the executives polled reported that their institution would most likely take on a major expansion project within the next three years. The survey was conducted by Bayer Consulting for Turner Construction Co., a subsidiary of a leading U.S. building contractor, The… Continue Reading Smart designs keep healing process in mind

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Construction in the health care industry is booming throughout Colorado, and local construction companies, contractors and commercial real estate brokers are reaping the benefits. Those who work in the construction industry say the increase in building and expansion can be attributed to population growth and low interest rates. Ted Link, a commercial real estate broker… Continue Reading Health care construction stretches throughout city

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Medicine is about healing, but not everyone gets well. That’s where the medical specialty that addresses the needs of the terminally ill comes into play. The American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine was formed in 1995 to establish and implement standards for certifying physicians practicing hospice and palliative medicine. The board works toward the… Continue Reading Springs-based hospice a state and national model

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