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Japan, United States and lost decades

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It’s never good to be talking about a “lost decade” when it comes to the economy. Recently, there’s been chatter about the U.S. being in the midst of a lost decade along the lines of Japan’s experience. But could the news be even worse than this analysis suggests? Consider this grim assessment from a Sept.… Continue Reading Japan, United States and lost decades

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Community and family at heart of civil society

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Having watched the first Republican panel of presidential contenders, it seemed that an evil villain is running our country. They might have been talking about Syria’s Assad who “must go,” as they chanted about our own President. What happened to civility in public discourse? Think about growing up in a so-called typical American family. As… Continue Reading Community and family at heart of civil society

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Book Review: “The Bed Bug Survival Guide”

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by Jeff Eisenberg c.2011, Grand Central Publishing Your last vacation was a memorable one. Your plans absolutely became reality. You got to see everything and everyone you wanted to see, the sights were wonderful, the kids had fun, and you felt relaxed for the first time in a long time. You took what seemed like… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Bed Bug Survival Guide”

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An unlikely partnership between a group of attorneys, a development and investment company and a Julliard-trained musician has created a little corner of art in downtown Colorado Springs. The celebrated Colorado Springs Conservatory, a private, performing arts prep school, has taken up residence in an 18,600-square-foot building at the corner of Cimarron and Sahwatch streets… Continue Reading Weise, O’Neil perform business duet to move Conservatory downtown

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Springs, Pueblo share manufacturing focus

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There is talk around town about waking the sleeping giant that once was manufacturing. After years of silence about the decline of the El Paso County manufacturing sector, alarms appear to be sounding, starting with the Economic Development Corp.’s Local Industry Council, the Southern Colorado Business Partnership and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading Springs, Pueblo share manufacturing focus

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Memorial group wary of Denver HCA deal

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Those who oppose turning Memorial Health System into a private entity are keeping an eye on a hospital deal in Denver they say raises red flags about the future of indigent care in Colorado Springs. HealthOne, a joint venture between private hospital giant Hospital Corporation of America and the nonprofit Colorado Health Foundation, is working… Continue Reading Memorial group wary of Denver HCA deal

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Amy and George Whitesell are doing their best to keep the music live. The duo owns A Music Company, Inc. and books more than 200 musical acts in the Springs area each year from bluegrass, to blues to rockabilly. No one is bringing in more national acts. “They definitely influence the music scene,” said Steve… Continue Reading A Music Company setting stage for Springs’ live music

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Build business value now for sale down the road

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Like many people, you may invest in the stock market. But the people in charge of Target or Ford or Chesapeake will probably never call you to ask your opinion on how to operate those companies. Go figure. Therefore, aside from deciding when to buy or sell, you have no control over the value of… Continue Reading Build business value now for sale down the road

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The delay and indecision about Memorial Health System is hurting Penrose St. Fancis, too, CEO Margaret Sabin said. Doctors and staff from Memorial made the same complaint about their hospital to City Council a few weeks ago. While Penrose has seen its share of the market increase about 4 percent in the last year, Sabin… Continue Reading Memorial indecision hurting its biggest competitor, too

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People on the Move – September 16, 2011

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Sarah MacGuire has been named chairman for both The Broadmoor and Colorado Springs Cotillions. She replaces Connie Armit, who had led the nationally recognized Jon D. Williams Cotillions for 18 years. MacGuire has successfully managed the Colorado Springs Cotillion for the past 4 years. The Cotillions is a program that teaches social skills, manners and… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 16, 2011

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