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On the Horizon – April 13, 2014

April 12 Buy a home Home-buying workshop, Ent Federal Credit Union, the Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Springs Better Business Bureau, 10 a.m. to noon, Galley Service Center, 4545 Galley Road. Free. Sign up by calling 574-1100, ext. 6670. Wildfire info Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners workshop, “Surviving Wildfire – It takes a… Continue Reading On the Horizon – April 13, 2014

Jim Laffoon has been named president and chief executive officer of Security Service Federal Credit Union. Laffoon earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Texas. Pat Sitzman has been named vice president of operations for School District 3 Federal Credit Union in Colorado Springs. Jim Harris… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 11, 2014

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Hospice nationally recognized Gentiva Hospice in Colorado Springs achieved Level IV We Honor Veterans honors with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in partnership with Veteran Affairs. Hospice staff are trained to differentiate veterans’ needs by time period and war. They also work closely with the Disabled American Veterans to connect patients to those… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 11, 2014

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As tax time comes around, and as the president keeps bringing up minimum wage, let’s consider our attitudes toward income, wealth and inequality. One of the basic tenets of the capitalist marketplace (Adam Smith) was that a moral code binds the community within which markets operate. Our moral sentiments provide the framework for fairness and… Continue Reading Looking for the right standard to implement wage fairness

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It would take an Act of Congress” is an old saying, to be sure, but also applicable in the current situation banks are facing to legally provide services to the marijuana industry. Despite bankers’ varied attitudes about legalizing marijuana, now that it is legal in Colorado, banks are supportive of government efforts to permit financial… Continue Reading Banks need law, not guidance, to deal with MMJ

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We usually try to keep our focus on the local and state economy, realizing that the Colorado Springs business community has abundant sources to keep up with what’s happening at the national level. But occasionally we run across stories that clearly are worth sharing, if only because many local readers might overlook them in the… Continue Reading Good news beneath headlines

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(Editor’s note: Keith King, president of the Colorado Springs City Council, sent the following statement to the Business Journal in response to an editorial in the March 21 issue of CSBJ under the headline, “Time to battle C4C opponents.”) Council President’s Statement regarding the Business Journal’s Editorial The only correct statement in the Business Journal’s… Continue Reading King responds to CSBJ editorial

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Local college athletics don’t expect unions

Sorry, local collegiate athletes. Your check is not in the mail. In light of last month’s groundbreaking ruling regarding Northwestern University football team’s right to form a union, collegiate athletic departments across the country are asking, “What if?” At a local level, however, higher learning administrators aren’t concerned their coffers will be compromised anytime soon.… Continue Reading Local college athletics don’t expect unions

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Colorado Springs, the home of the United States Olympic Committee, this week became a Sister City to Ancient Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Ancient Olympia, a city of 14,000 people, sees 2 million visitors annually, people who are drawn to Olympic history. It is also the home of the International Olympic Academy,… Continue Reading Sister City arranged with Ancient Olympia, Greece

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Outfitters optimistic over summer in the Rockies

It’s springtime in the Rockies. Snowmelt is flowing, grass is growing and local outdoor outfitters are prepping for the rush that goes along with living a stone’s throw from one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. Adventure awaits! Under one roof Anyone making a habit of driving Cimarron Street over the past few years has probably seen… Continue Reading Outfitters optimistic over summer in the Rockies

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