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Dramatic drops in homeownership levels might indicate changing attitudes about the importance a house plays in retirement planning, local financial advisers say. Continue Reading Homeownership a smaller part of retirement planning

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Last month we discussed why you need systems and controls, and offered suggestions for types of controls you can build into your business. Now we want to discuss when you need them and how to make them “stick.” Obviously, if you created a checklist or step-by-step procedures policy for every single task performed in your… Continue Reading Systems and contrtols pt. 2, when, how to utilize them

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Old wood, new life with Twenty1Five

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Shop teacher Josh Mabe was asked to throw out the scrap wood left over from his class … Continue Reading Old wood, new life with Twenty1Five

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Kudos! – May 25, 2012

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English teacher from Hawaii receives Space Foundation Scholarship An English teacher with an interest in science and science fiction has been named the recipient of the 2012 Space Foundation Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. M. Thomas Gammarino, Ph.D., teaches at Punahou Academy in Honolulu, and will use the scholarship to attend one of the Space Foundation’s… Continue Reading Kudos! – May 25, 2012

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10 technical reasons to hire recent grads

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As a part time college professor, I can’t let May pass me by without giving all employers a 2012 Top 10 reasons to hire a recent college Grad list: No. 10: Grads know what the point of social media is (and isn’t) Instead of trying to figure out what your company should be doing to… Continue Reading 10 technical reasons to hire recent grads

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People on the Move – May 25, 2012

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Bryan Cave HRO announced the addition of two associates to be based in its Colorado Springs office: Lucinda McRoberts is a member of the commercial litigation group; and Ilana Miller is a member of the technology, entrepreneurial and commercial practice. Both associates will work closely with the firm’s sports, sponsorship and event venue client service… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 25, 2012

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Summer internships were once a good way for ambitious students to get a jump on their career, but these days they’re an essential career ingredient. Continue Reading Internships not just optional for the career-minded

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On the Horizon – May 25, 2012

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May 30 Behave like a Middle Market Company The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC, in partnership with BiggsKofford and Action Coach, host “Behave Like a Middle Market Company: Change Your State of Mind to Build Company Value” from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Cost for Chamber & EDC members… Continue Reading On the Horizon – May 25, 2012

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No budding entrepreneur wants to go down in flames over a misunderstanding of the tax code. But, it happens, local experts say. CPA Etienne Hardre, owner of Next Exit Advisors, watched a startup company go bankrupt because its owner made a fatal payroll tax mistake when it classified workers as independent contractors instead of employees.… Continue Reading Entrepreneurs: Beware costly, even fatal, tax mistakes

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First in a three-Part series on energy   Oil and politics mix like, well, oil and water. In his 2006 State of the Union address, for example, George W. Bush declared, “America is addicted to oil.” It was a striking and bewildering comment from a Republican president, not to mention a former oilman. As for… Continue Reading Are we addicted or spoiled when it comes to oil?

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