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The fives in 5S apply to every industry

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The 5S program isn’t rocket science, but lean manufacturing in general “eliminates the waste and finds the hidden factory,” said Diane Morrissey, consultant and owner of PMB Solutions. The 5S program embodies five concepts: sort, set, shine, standardizing and sustain. Sort means eliminating clutter, getting rid of what isn’t needed, especially those “just in case”… Continue Reading The fives in 5S apply to every industry

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People on the Move

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Roland Sardaczuk has rejoined American Property Management Co. as the general manager of the Park Place Hotel. He has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as the general manager of the LeBaron Hotel. Edward Hurt has received the inaugural Ethical Business Leader of Colorado Springs award from The… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Employees job hop for r-e-s-p-e-c-t

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Not all office environments are created equal. Some operate smoothly, with managers, employees and company presidents working together. Other offices are fraught with gossip, negative or no feedback and overall disrespect for fellow staff members. While these scenarios represent the extremes, there seems to be a decrease in the level of respect in the workplace.… Continue Reading Employees job hop for r-e-s-p-e-c-t

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Wolf stays focused on the task(s) at hand

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* Name: Michelle Wolf * Organization: The Friends of Cheyenne Canon and the 14th Wine Festival of Colorado Springs * Position: TFOCC president and event planner and lifestyles co-chair of wine festival * Hometown: Pueblo * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1974 * Education: Master’s degree in education and administration certification… Continue Reading Wolf stays focused on the task(s) at hand

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Growing Pains

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Falcon’s rapid growth has been hypersonic, as swift as a fast-moving train, much like the trains that engineered the development of the eastern prairie town a long time ago. After the automobile was introduced, Falcon slipped into obscurity, with the exception of hearty ranchers and farmers and independent-types who sought Falcon as a respite from… Continue Reading Growing Pains

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Czech ambassador advocates U.S. relations

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Martin Palous was the leader and one of the founders of Charter 77, the movement that led to the defeat of Soviet rule in Czechoslovakia in 1989. Today, he is the Czech Republic ambassador to the United States, and his passion to halt oppression remains steadfast. In an October editorial in the Miami Herald, Palous… Continue Reading Czech ambassador advocates U.S. relations

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The Community Health Partnership and the El Paso County Medical Society have inaugurated two prescription drug programs for residents of El Paso and Teller counties. This effort is one of many communitywide, health care-related issues addressed by the partnership of area health care organizations. Chronic disease management, free medical care for those in need, electronic… Continue Reading Prescription drug programs may benefit small employers

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Earning a master’s degree in business administration will soon be a more convenient option for employees of a local investment management firm and others who work at nearby companies. In cooperation with T. Rowe Price, a Baltimore-based investment management firm, faculty from the CU-Colorado Springs Graduate School of Business Administration will teach courses at T.… Continue Reading T. Rowe Price, UCCS offer access to advanced degree

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People on the Move

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Mary Shelton has been promoted to senior vice-president at American National Bank. She joined the bank in 1990 and is the regional senior retail officer. Gloria Long has been promoted to vice-president at American National Bank. She has been with the bank for 15 years and is cash management officer. Suzanne Wohlgemuth P.E. has joined… Continue Reading People on the Move

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SBA improves HUBZone Program

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is changing its Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) program to help small businesses create more jobs in economically distressed communities. “These pivotal changes to the HUBZone program expand its reach dramatically and will create more jobs and economic growth in economically depressed areas for small businesses, and stimulate growth in the… Continue Reading SBA improves HUBZone Program

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