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Recently, we heard about an employer who is a forerunner of what we believe is to come. A 120-person advanced manufacturing organization in Browns Summit, North Carolina literally fired its biggest client – refusing additional work. Sales with this household name client had grown rapidly to the point where they had represented 60 percent of… Continue Reading Herman Trend: Employees more valuable than customers

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CSBJ View: The time has come to decide

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The Colorado Springs City Council is having a work session on Jan. 5 to hear presentations about the final cost projections and funding options for a downtown convention center. This is the perfect forum for our elected officials to show their wisdom and courage by throwing their whole-hearted support behind building a convention center. Never… Continue Reading CSBJ View: The time has come to decide

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Pirates, Armies, Bibles and Golf

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The always fun, always promotional and not always political correct Tim Leigh has begun to promote the idea that we have too many holidays. He has a Web site www.nslap.org (National Speak Like a Pirate) that explains his idea. National Speak Like a Pirate Day is a nonprofit political action committee whose mission is the… Continue Reading Pirates, Armies, Bibles and Golf

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Both sides of humane society issue appreciated

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Thank you for writing an article regarding the two humane societies that had actual facts. I have been disgusted with Ed Sealover at the Gazette and Rich Tosches at the Independent for their scurrilous reports. (I need to get the Gazette because I use the paper to train our foster puppies.) Yours is the first… Continue Reading Both sides of humane society issue appreciated

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The TABOR/23 long-term financial straightjacket

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This week, the Colorado Bankers Association made an uncharacteristic move by speaking out on a non-banking matter that has a significant impact on the Colorado economy by sending the below letter to elected officials. CBA takes this unusual step of speaking out on a non-banking matter since our member banks are very concerned about the… Continue Reading The TABOR/23 long-term financial straightjacket

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Herman Trend Alert:

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More women are pursuing careers than ever before in history. Throughout the world, women are gaining more education, deeper wisdom, and higher effectiveness than in previous generations. They compete successfully with men and, in many cases, prove their superiority. Increasing demand for highly competent women—as leaders, as professionals who can be counted on to get… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert:

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Springs Youth Challenge makes quite an impression

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In Colorado Springs, there is a group of high school juniors who have the opportunity to do something that many of their peers do not. Those teens who participate in Springs Youth Challenge get to be involved in the community. And because many people think that our age group does not care, that is a… Continue Reading Springs Youth Challenge makes quite an impression

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Herman Trend Alert: Parents Working for Kids

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For generations, young people entering the workforce worked for their parents. In most cases, these situations involved some sort of family business. In other arrangements, entry-level workers would start at jobs at the same place of employment where their father or mother worked. This process was a good way to get started in a career,… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Parents Working for Kids

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City balances 2005 budget

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The balancing process for the City’s 2005 General Fund Budget is complete. This year’s proceedings were made easier by improved sales tax revenues and tough decisions made in 2004 to curb spending. The City’s fiscal condition has improved due to growth in the national economy, modest improvements in the advanced technology sector and also the… Continue Reading City balances 2005 budget

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Convention center not a good idea

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If you attended the Nov. 22 City Council meeting, you heard first hand why the proposed downtown convention center is not a good idea. And it came straight from the horse’s mouth. Under questioning by Council members, the Strategic Advisory Group partner presenting his firm’s findings muted the optimistic tone of the study by admitting… Continue Reading Convention center not a good idea

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