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Employees knew the salary and the compensation package when they were hired. They applied for the job, so presumably, they knew what the work entailed. What else do great employees want? How do managers keep terrific employees? As it turns out, at all levels, employees want leadership. Real leadership fosters a vibrant working environment, and… Continue Reading Leadership: Here’s what employees want from you in 2013

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Letters – January 18, 2013

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Museums can make the city much better The Space Foundation certainly agrees with your editorial suggesting that Colorado Springs focus on museums — especially the idea that local museums should collaborate to magnify their impact on the community. We recently opened the Space Foundation Visitors Center, which currently comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring… Continue Reading Letters – January 18, 2013

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For those of us who believe in the future of Colorado Springs, it has been admittedly a tough start to 2013. We cringed at the news that Atmel Corp., a longtime local presence, has laid off 200 workers from its semiconductor plant in south Colorado Springs. Those are good-paying jobs, but Atmel’s business has been… Continue Reading Rising above a bad-news month

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On the Horizon – January 18, 2013

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Jan. 19 H&R Block on retirement An H&R Block presentation dealing with retirement planning will be at 11 a.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library. The session will cover relying on nest eggs, Social Security benefits and taxation of retirement-plan distributions. Jan. 22 Career Compass — Job Search Help Learn about the library’s computer resources that can… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 18, 2013

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Kudos! – January 18, 2013

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USAFA conductor nominated for Emmy Lt. Col. Don Schofield, commander and conductor of the Air Force Academy Band, was nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a regional Emmy award for his 2011 production of “Holiday Notes From Home.” He will attend the 27th Midsouth Emmy Awards ceremony Jan. 26 at… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 18, 2013

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Building a better battery

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Building a better battery

Helped by DOE funding, UCCS to build prototype for powering electric cars The path toward much-advanced batteries for electric cars might begin in Colorado Springs. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs received a $716,000 Department of Energy grant last week to build a better electric-vehicle battery system. That $716,000 is just UCCS’ portion of a… Continue Reading Building a better battery

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John Bissett, new president of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs, is hopeful the industry will have another good year in 2013. “It would be nice to keep seeing construction ramp up,” he said. New single-family building permits surged 50 percent in 2012. But employment figures stayed low, which Bissett said will probably… Continue Reading New HBA president feels positive about year ahead

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Winter heat: Residential real-estate market up

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After years of limp sales and drooping home prices, Colorado Springs residential Realtors say they’re looking forward to a bullish 2013. The Pikes Peak Association of Realtors reported almost 9 percent more home sales in the last quarter of 2012 than in 2011. On top of that, the average sales price climbed nearly 10 percent… Continue Reading Winter heat: Residential real-estate market up

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After 60 years, Myers Sewing still going strong

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Myers Sewing Machine Company Employees: 5 Website: myerssewing.com Address: 3770 E. La Salle St. Phone: 596-1165 In 1952, Tim Myers’ parents cashed in a savings bond to buy a sewing machine franchise. More than 60 years later, he’s taken over from his folks and is still operating the business near the intersection of Academy Boulevard… Continue Reading After 60 years, Myers Sewing still going strong

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In the quest to put more science and engineering professionals into the future workforce, a middle school physics program just might be the solution. But that’s the message describing a local concept developed by a University of Colorado Colorado Springs physics professor. The physics program is believed to be so promising that Jim Johnson, president… Continue Reading Physics could bring sea change to area’s workforce

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