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Water war hits sod farmers

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A water war is brewing in El Paso County’s eastern plains, and the business owners in the middle agree on one thing: The battle could last a long time. Declining water levels in the Upper Black Squirrel Basin, an alluvial aquifer that sits atop the Denver Basin, indicate that ground water depletion is exceeding the… Continue Reading Water war hits sod farmers

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Consultant and speaker has worn many hats

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* Name: Michael Morgan * Organization: Morgan Success Group Inc. * Position: President/CEO * Hometown: Santa Fe, N.M. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 14 years * A few words about your company: I’m primarily a business consultant, and an international speaker. I work with companies, associations and organizations to help individuals… Continue Reading Consultant and speaker has worn many hats

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People on the Move

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Benjamin D. Henderson has joined BKD LLP as a staff accountant. He will focus on audit and general business consulting. Edward M. Priem II is working at BKD LLP as a staff intern. He will serve clients in audit, general business consulting and tax consulting. Brent Tuck CPA has joined BKD LLP. He has more… Continue Reading People on the Move

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When the new managing editor of The Colorado Spring Business Journal told his oldest sister he wanted to major in political science in college, she tossed the employment ads at him and said, “Where do you see the jobs in political science?” Observing her younger brother as a news junkie and an able writer, she… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Business Journal welcomes new managing editor

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Struggles of an off-the-beaten-path downtown

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The Wal-Marts, the Home Depots and the Barnes and Nobles have one advantage over the small retailer in addition to discounts, plentiful parking and extended hours. Location. Commuters welcome the ease of stopping at the nearest shopping center to pick up a box of laundry detergent or the latest bestseller. Small retailers, nestled in urban… Continue Reading Struggles of an off-the-beaten-path downtown

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Chief executives express confidence

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Chief executive officers are upbeat about the economy and many plan to expand their payrolls and investment spending this year, according to The Executive Committee International’s first quarter Confidence Index which was released this month. The survey asked nearly 1,100 middle-market chief executives about economic trends and issues. Despite The Confidence Index slipping by 1.5… Continue Reading Chief executives express confidence

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Women-owned businesses branching out

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The number of women-owned businesses in the United States is growing at twice the national average and the companies themselves are becoming increasingly diverse. According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Center for Women’s Business Research, one in 18 women nationwide is a business owner. And those businesses are more often seen in non-traditional… Continue Reading Women-owned businesses branching out

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Senate bill demands cash fund pay back (6981)

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Supporters of Senate Bill 112 say the Colorado General Assembly is robbing Peter to pay Paul, and business owners are picking up the slack through increased taxes and fee assessments. Tim Jackson, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a proponent of SB 112, said in a February news release, “When the going… Continue Reading Senate bill demands cash fund pay back (6981)

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Although Colorado Springs isn’t home to the headquarters of an overabundance of well-known national companies, there are businesses that have a worldwide presence. In addition to Intel, Compaq, Agilent Technologies, Optika, Walter Drake, Focus on the Family, USURF and Front Range Solutions, other local companies have grown beyond the reaches of El Paso County and… Continue Reading Springs companies expand national presence, recognition (6982)

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People on the Move

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Laura A. Neumann has been named vice president and general manager of Cheyenne Mountain Resort. She has been with Benchmarch Hospitality, which manages the resort since 1987. Corey Reed has joined JAN-PRO as a sales account executive. He most recently was worked in operations for a commercial cleaning company in Denver. Judy Vander Broek has… Continue Reading People on the Move

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