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When talking about doing business in China, two words tend to come up time and time again: opportunities and threats. That was the case at a Hofstra University (Long Island, New York) conference on May 8 titled “US-China: Opportunities for New Business Partnerships.” Speakers included executives doing business in China, academics, economists, media members, and… Continue Reading Business opportunities and threats in China

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Is college worth it?

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About 1,300 students will be graduating from UCCS today, so it seems like an opportune time to once again question whether higher education is worth the money? Let’s take a look at some statistics. A National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education study showed 57 percent of the 2,142 Americans surveyed claimed that the… Continue Reading Is college worth it?

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Be a great board member

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Many enthusiastic volunteers accept positions as part of a non-profit board, committee, or community effort such as local chambers of commerce, philanthropic groups, or professional associations. The learning curve tends to be very high during the first year. They are thrilled that you stepped up, and you are excited to be involved. Now what? 1.… Continue Reading Be a great board member

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Expectations high for new Chamber/EDC CEO

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Joe Raso started his job Monday as the first CEO of the newly merged Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. — and he has his work cut out for him. Continue Reading Expectations high for new Chamber/EDC CEO

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A Colorado Springs middle school and a university professor are experimenting with a physics program that could revolutionize the region’s future workforce. Continue Reading UCCS, school districts, manufacturers teaming to develop workforce

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Some great ideas are born in the nation’s universities and laboratories but never leave there. Continue Reading Atargis hopes to harness funding for wave-energy machine

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The app store is not an orphanage

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“We’ve gotta have an app!” was the battle cry when Apple launched its App Store in 2008. And yes, that was the marketing department on the phone again, asking me for something they didn’t really understand. I developed several apps that had no purpose except to bolster the brand image of the company that wanted… Continue Reading The app store is not an orphanage

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People on the Move – May 11, 2012

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Community Partnership for Child Development named Mary Smieshek its chief finance officer. Smieshek, a Colorado native, has worked as a CFO with several government contractors in areas such as base operations, innovative research and architecture, and she knows federal acquisition regulations. Smieshek holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in accounting from University of Colorado… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 11, 2012

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Kudos! – May 11, 2012

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Simple Dog helping vets get matched with dogs Simple Dog wants to raise donations and awareness for local organizations pairing military veterans with lifesaving service dogs. Simple Dog will be at the Wag N Wash on Woodmen Road and I-25 from 11am to 3 p. m. May 19 selling bumper stickers, magnets and T-shirts. Five… Continue Reading Kudos! – May 11, 2012

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On the Horizon – May 11, 2012

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May 12 Preservation for Living Manitou Springs’ Historic Preservation Commission is sponsoring a workshop for owners of heritage homes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Manitou Springs’ City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue. The workshops will be presented by personnel from Historic Denver, Inc. The workshop topics are: Preservation 101 and Tax Credits, Energy Efficiency… Continue Reading On the Horizon – May 11, 2012

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