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On the Horizon – June 22, 2012

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June 26 BBB explains QR codes The Better Business Bureau will host a crash course on the use of QR codes, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch. Learn what they are, why they matter, and most importantly, how they can be used to reach young professionals in today’s high-tech world. To purchase… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 22, 2012

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Outsiders could light path for downtown

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Colorado Springs has studied its downtown and come up with ideas for improving it. Now, city leaders are hoping one more study will show them how to implement those ideas. Continue Reading Outsiders could light path for downtown

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Book Review: “The Power of Reputation”

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by Chris Komisarjevsky It may be just your imagination, but the phone isn’t ringing as much as it used to. People aren’t coming in the door quite as often, either, and you’re not sure why. It could be the economy, but that’s supposed to be getting better. It could be the market, or the fickleness… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Power of Reputation”

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When the word came of yet another idea for “experts” from across the country to help jump-start the process of revitalizing downtown Colorado Springs, our first reaction was an impatient shrug. Really? One more study to produce one more batch of input, costing $125,000 for those who will pay for it? What difference could this… Continue Reading Editorial: Don’t flinch at downtown evaluation

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Chance to voice concerns at TBD meeting

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Most people don’t equate transportation with a thriving economy, mobility and freedom of choice. The truth is that having a modern transportation system is essential to our way of life. Unfortunately, we’re taking for granted the roads and bridges we inherited from our grandparents. It’s time for us to get in the driver’s seat and… Continue Reading Chance to voice concerns at TBD meeting

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Let’s use common sense

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Even the greatest logicians and scientists agree that the most sophisticated formulae can be explained in simple, common sense terms to anyone. If we agree that A is different from not A, or that if A leads to B, and B leads to C, that A therefore leads to C, we can communicate with each… Continue Reading Let’s use common sense

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The critical ingredient is always trust

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Imagine walking into your leadership team meeting wondering whether the same old politics will play out. Would the same people work their own agendas, again? Would the same people be silent and watch it happen? Would everyone just be nice and kind and not honest, and let the meeting pass without ever addressing the elephant,… Continue Reading The critical ingredient is always trust

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Seven years ago, the phone rang at the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. with an inquiry. Continue Reading ‘Business friendly’ environment won over Bal Seal

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The line to check in at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs was 50 people deep. They were in town for the USA Hockey convention, and no one seemed to mind the wait as they chatted away about hockey and got reacquainted after meeting at previous years’ conventions. When they finally made it to the… Continue Reading In Colorado Springs, conventions are big business

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A year after purchasing the distressed Chapel Hills Mall, owners are refinancing the property and selling off outparcels like the Jimmy John’s and Olive Garden properties. Continue Reading Chapel Hills Mall selling real estate, refinancing

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