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On a typical day from the headquarters of C&D Security in Colorado Springs, nearly 700 security guards will be dispatched to keep a watchful eye on some of America’s most high-value targets. The guards will screen thousands of employees and visitors through the X-ray and magnetometers at the Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington D.C.;… Continue Reading With 700 employees, C&D Security keeping an eye on growth

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Brickman leading sustainable business network

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Ken Brickman, the new director of the Catamount Institute’s Sustainable Business Network saw potential for building sustainability in Colorado Springs all the way from Cleveland, Ohio. So, he left his job as a manager with a mattress recycling company and moved to the Pikes Peak Region. He took a job at The Home Depot and… Continue Reading Brickman leading sustainable business network

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How to get what you want from tech projects

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Right now there are two poor fellows in my office sanding all the paint off the bookcase they painted for me last week. They have to start over from scratch because they made the same mistake that a lot of software development teams make: The sales person/project manager screwed over the technicians. And I can… Continue Reading How to get what you want from tech projects

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Kudos! – April 13, 2012

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Zentz presented with 2012 Athena Award Renee Zentz was presented with the 2012 ATHENA Award this month at the 19th Annual Women in Business Conference and Athena luncheon sponsored by The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. “Renee pursues advancement and betterment of the Colorado Springs community with a heart to put community and others… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 13, 2012

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On the Horizon – April 13, 2012

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April 14 College Planning Barbara Swiatek, noted college expert with the National Association of College Funding Advisors, will host a free workshop from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the East Library, 5555 N. Union Blvd. titled “How to Pay for College Without Going Broke.” This workshop is for families with high school students. April 18… Continue Reading On the Horizon – April 13, 2012

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Book Review: “For Better or For Work”

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by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg Your boss can be such a tyrant. He makes you labor extra hours; in fact, he thinks it’s natural that work has consumed your life. He’s a workaholic and believes you are, too. He’s obsessed with the biz, hopes you’re the same and by the way, he’s your spouse, so now… Continue Reading Book Review: “For Better or For Work”

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Unemployed job seekers could get some extra help in learning new skills under a bill lawmakers are considering. House Bill 1272 seeks to use money — about $8 million that has already been identified in the unemployment insurance trust fund — to aid workers in learning new skills or to help them start their own… Continue Reading Job training bill, though expensive, brought back to life

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Since April 15 fell on a Sunday, and the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day on April 16, Americans didn’t have to file their income taxes this year until April 17. Don’t you feel lucky? I don’t. As both a taxpayer and an economist, our tax system ranks as a bewildering, frustrating mess. Not only… Continue Reading Roll a seven for a rational, pro-growth tax system

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On the beauty of paying taxes

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Many years ago, when my sister and brother-in-law opened their training and consulting firm, I asked her what was their goal. “I hope to pay more than $1 million in taxes,” she answered. I thought it was the oddest answer. If the only things we can be sure of are death and taxes, why welcome… Continue Reading On the beauty of paying taxes

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Effective leadership and time management

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On a scale of one to 10, with ten being the best, how many of you believe you maximize your time on a daily basis and accomplish everything you seek to accomplish? Based on my observations, informal interviews, and personal experiences, this is one of the most challenging aspects of a leader’s life. There are… Continue Reading Effective leadership and time management

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