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Stressed borrowers ought to be given the opportunity to pursue loan modification remedies before the lender forecloses on their home. That is the heart of Colorado Senate Bill 71, proposed by Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo. Under her legislation, lenders would need to work with a borrower “to effectuate a cure for default rather than move… Continue Reading Banks would foot the bill to buy homeowners more time

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When will the housing depression end?

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Depression — no other word fits for what has happened to the housing industry in this country for the past six years. The big question: Is this housing depression finally coming to an end? The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest data on housing starts and building permits in the middle of January. Compared to… Continue Reading When will the housing depression end?

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Shouldn’t public servants face questioning?

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When I wanted to write about City of Colorado Springs’ police budget, former police chief Richard Myers refused to talk to me unless Steve Cox, who was the city’s chief of staff at the time, were present. I thought this would be a waste of taxpayer money, and wrote about the department’s budget without Myers’… Continue Reading Shouldn’t public servants face questioning?

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Effective leaders reach four generations

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As you look out on the landscape of those that you lead, what do you see? Can you identify with the characteristics, attitudes, values, and beliefs that are present amongst all these “different” people? Is there a core group that look, walk, talk, and act just like you; and are there two or three other… Continue Reading Effective leaders reach four generations

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UCH eyes challenges Memorial will pose

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It takes more than just doctors and patients to build a successful hospital system … Continue Reading UCH eyes challenges Memorial will pose

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Next month, local manufacturers plan to ask the city to eliminate its 2.5 percent use-tax on equipment. Continue Reading Manufacturers banding together to end city’s use tax

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Shannon and Rich Schur are fast talkin,’ number-crunchin’ auctioneers who can sell items at bullet speed. Together they run Schur Success Auction & Appraisal in Colorado Springs and have sold everything from cars and commercial property to cases of stolen Spam seized by police. To the inexperienced ear, bid calling sounds a little like child’s… Continue Reading Schur Auctions: Selling faster than a speeding bullet

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When we rebranded our consulting firm a number of years ago, we decided to call it BusinessTruths because we believe certain business adages are universally true. Things like “cash is king” or “concentrations kill companies” or “people willing to give advice are a dime a dozen but a good advisor is worth his/her weight in… Continue Reading Business owners should discern between myths, truth

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Adam Thesing is president of the southern Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Late last year the chapter launched a community based effort to consider how the Pikes Peak region can focus on sustainable design with future construction. Thesing took some time this week to talk to the Business Journal about that effort… Continue Reading AIA’s Thesing overseeing focus on sustainable design

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People on the Move – January 27, 2012

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James Dodd has accepted a position with Cheyenne Village as the events and volunteer coordinator. He is responsible for all Cheyenne Village events as well as managing the volunteer program. Dodd is currently serving a four-year term on the City of Colorado Springs Human Relations Commission, and is an ambassador to the Greater Colorado Springs… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 27, 2012

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