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On the Horizon – January 27, 2012

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Jan. 30 State of the Union The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts a State of the Union luncheon with Congressman Doug Lamborn from noon to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza. RSVP at www.coloradospringschamber.org. Feb. 1 Capitalize on Social Media The Chamber Rising Professionals welcomes The Newera Social Marketing team John Petrovich and… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 27, 2012

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UCCS architecture reflects campus goals

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In the last decade, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has evolved from a humble commuter school to a hilltop university… Continue Reading UCCS architecture reflects campus goals

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A daunting task on the federal budget

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President Obama will release his proposed 2012-13 budget in early February. Over subsequent months, members of Congress will debate and attempt to score political points on the budget, especially in an election year, while special interests with their snouts stuck deep in the federal trough will seek to suck up even more taxpayer dollars. Make… Continue Reading A daunting task on the federal budget

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Slow it down

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When your daughter and her friends come home from college during winter break, you catch up on basic popular-culture phenomena. This includes terms, such as “rad” (for radical), music, and television shows, such as “Portlandia” (covered in the snobbish The New Yorker). It’s not that high culture needs to legitimize popular culture, but rather that… Continue Reading Slow it down

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A workout buddy for your business practices

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Have you ever been a coach for a sports team? A team at work? A friend? I coach the Air Force Academy equestrian team in addition to my business and executive coaching roles, and I find many similarities. Coaching both athletes and business people involves encouragement, goal setting, deadlines, and some gentle reminding when necessary.… Continue Reading A workout buddy for your business practices

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Health care exchanges challenged in Denver

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Colorado’s hospitals are expecting a legislative session with few health care bills — but that doesn’t mean they don’t have some concerns. Continue Reading Health care exchanges challenged in Denver

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Norris-Penrose GM seeks to corral events

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Norris-Penrose Event Center’s new general manager Johnny Walker is kicking up the dirt in the worn-down 40-year old facility. Continue Reading Norris-Penrose GM seeks to corral events

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When Stephanie Weber launched her Springs-based Internet toy-rental business in 2007, she had a hunch it would be popular. She didn’t know just how popular, though, until The New York Times featured her business, called BabyPlays.com, in a December story before the holidays. The business operates like a Netflix for toys. Customers buy memberships, which… Continue Reading Publicity turns toy-rental business marketing into child’s play

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It’s lunchtime and the chime hanging over the door to the downtown restaurant Flow of Mexico at 16 E. Bijou St. is silent. It’s been silent almost every day since Jose Flores opened his restaurant two years ago in a portion of the downtown business district that has been particularly hard-hit by failure. “The location… Continue Reading Businesses failing fast on downtown’s Bijou block

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Lawyer welcomes bill to clean up foreclosures

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A Denver lawmaker plans to sponsor a bill this year that aims to require lenders to prove they are the holders of evidence of debt before they foreclose. Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver, is sponsoring the bill in hopes of making the foreclosure process cleaner and fairer for homeowners. Colorado Springs real estate attorney Stephen Brunette… Continue Reading Lawyer welcomes bill to clean up foreclosures

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