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Information hotline

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The Pikes Peak United Way celebrated the first anniversary of its 2-1-1 information service this week. The hotline was designed to assist residents who have questions about non-emergency health and social services resources. Before 2-1-1, those questions often were directed to the police department’s 9-1-1 emergency dispatch. Because of the new information service, law enforcement… Continue Reading Information hotline

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Debate in the media and in Congress recently has centered on the issue of “balance” in public broadcasting. Some allege public broadcasting has a liberal bias and should be punished for it, despite a recent study commissioned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that shows public broadcasting is perceived to be fair and balanced. Further,… Continue Reading PBS faces clear, present danger from threat to eliminate funding

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State's dynamic growth leads to change

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Editor’s note: In December, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state’s fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including Dick Celeste, president of Colorado College. This is part… Continue Reading State's dynamic growth leads to change

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Hold that (white) tiger

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Anne Marie Pacitto and one of her guests, Kristin McCollum, at last week’s White Tiger. Anne Marie Pacitto and Natalia Bettencourt have decided that there isn’t any reason why Colorado Springs can’t have its own trendy nightlife scene a la Denver, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. “We just wanted to try something new,”… Continue Reading Hold that (white) tiger

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Who subscribes to the CSBJ?

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We, and 56 other business journals, recently paid an arm and a leg to have Readex of Stillwater, Minn., perform an in-depth subscriber study. The national average response rate was 38 percent. It seems CSBJ subscribers are more loyal than subscribers in other markets; the CSBJ response rate was 44 percent. Some quick, interesting facts… Continue Reading Who subscribes to the CSBJ?

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Dear Editor, With all of the serious issues currently facing the world of business, I am astonished that you can waste an entire column on the narrow-minded and antiquated views of Ms. Morris. As a self proclaimed “anti-aging” expert, it is obvious by her statements that she is preoccupied by a person’s appearance and cares… Continue Reading Stop wasting space on things that don't matter

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Casual, trendy no way to go to the office

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Barbara Morris has a clear idea of how a man should look at the office: freshly showered, clean shaven and buttoned up in a suit, shirt and tie. “Guys who adopt unwashed disheveled trendiness cheat themselves. They miss the best opportunities in business and relationships,” she said. “Unfortunately, as in the story of the emperor… Continue Reading Casual, trendy no way to go to the office

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Change of heart about city manager

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Dear Editor: I was so wrong to send you my recent “Letter to the Editor” about City Manager Lorne Kramer. Mr. Kramer is and has been the very best person to serve in public service ever in Colorado Springs. Mr. Kramer is a highly intelligent, capable and professional man of principles. I “vented” in your… Continue Reading Change of heart about city manager

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New trade opportunities

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Congress will soon begin debating about the value of expanding trade with our friends in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. From the perspective of a former small business owner, the prospect of expanding trade opportunities through the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement is encouraging. DR-CAFTA will level… Continue Reading New trade opportunities

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Roth's column about insurance on target

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Dear Editor: I enjoy reading Alan Roth’s articles every month in the Colorado Springs Business Journal. I believe we share much the same philosophy regarding wealth accumulation. His article on “Building wealth with insurance” is right on point. He said what needs to be said and I am glad he had the courage to say… Continue Reading Roth's column about insurance on target

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