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Sassower: Play nice, Council & Mayor

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Let’s assume that the strong mayor and the nine members of the Colorado Springs City Council are here to stay for a while. Let’s also assume that the city’s legal team cannot quite sort out their lines of authority. These assumptions do not warrant, in themselves, the kind of childish behavior we have been observing… Continue Reading Sassower: Play nice, Council & Mayor

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Raso readying for Chamber/EDC balancing act

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When a recruiter called with news about an economic development position in Colorado Springs, there seemed to be something interesting … Continue Reading Raso readying for Chamber/EDC balancing act

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Nonprofit board structure

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Last month we looked at the eight critical functions of an effective nonprofit board. This article will focus on the various types of boards one often encounters and the type of board that is more effective for a given organization. Organizations go through stages of development, and their boards evolve as well, often belatedly. Since… Continue Reading Nonprofit board structure

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Atmel seeks retroactive tax break

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Atmel Corp. is in the midst of a $25 million expansion, and wants the city to reinstate its personal property tax rebate — and to do it retroactively. The details of the agreement: Atmel wants a 10-year agreement to receive rebates on its business personal property taxes and alternative rate of tax on machinery. Under… Continue Reading Atmel seeks retroactive tax break

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Banks launch effort to reverse image

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Colorado bankers have launched a campaign that attempts to reverse their image as the tight-fisted scrooge holding up the progress of small business. Continue Reading Banks launch effort to reverse image

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Focusing on ‘big rocks’ achieves goals

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How’s this for a reality check — we’ve already gone through nearly an entire quarter of 2012. You probably started January with some business goals in mind for the year. Have you made any progress in these first three months? If not, you need to focus on the big rocks. If you’ve never seen this… Continue Reading Focusing on ‘big rocks’ achieves goals

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Great Storm brewing hails on North Nevada

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Without a lick of advertising, Great Storm Brewing owners still spent their first week pouring a healthy share of pints for revelers who found their way to the little storefront tucked into the corner of an old strip mall on North Nevada Avenue and Mount View Lane. Lynn and Jeff Jacobs have been working toward… Continue Reading Great Storm brewing hails on North Nevada

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Holmes searches for homeless solutions

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Bob Holmes brings both patience and experience to his job as executive director of Homeward Pikes Peak. A nonprofit agency focused on finding jobs and housing for the homeless population, Holmes has worked for the group since 2003. He brings his experience and love of children as a school superintendent to the job — as… Continue Reading Holmes searches for homeless solutions

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People on the Move – March 23, 2012

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Griffis/Blessing, Inc. named Ashley Monahan property manager for The Buttes Apartments in Ft. Collins. She has extensive property management background and will oversee 111 Class “A” apartment homes. Katherine Douglas, CPA, Steven Kay, Helen Rasoul and Josh Ratner have joined the CPA and consulting firm of Richey, May & Co. LLP. Douglas, senior tax consultant,… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 23, 2012

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Kudos! – March 23, 2012

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CC history professor Anne Hyde wins Bancroft Prize Anne Hyde, the William J. Hochman professor of history at Colorado College, has been awarded the prestigious Bancroft Prize for her book “Empires, Nations and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860.” One of the most celebrated awards in its field, the Bancroft Prize is… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 23, 2012

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