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City Council will vote Aug. 23 about whether to place a Memorial Health System ownership question on the November ballot, and the biggest factor in the vote is how much Memorial will pay to exit the Public Employees Retirement Association. PERA has calculated it will cost $246 million, a figure that derailed progress toward the… Continue Reading PERA price tag still troubling Memorial ballot plans

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People on the Move – August 19, 2011

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Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs announced the promotion of Joe Cunningham to director of business development for its contract division, which provides janitorial, commercial laundry and document imaging services to local government, corporate and medical organizations. Cunningham has 22 years experience in sales, marketing and operations management. Community Partnership for Child Development Head Start director… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 19, 2011

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On the Horizon – August 19, 2011

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Aug. 24 Federal Census Fundamentals on HeritageQuest Learn more about using this crucial resource 10:30 a.m. to noon at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Register online or by calling 531-6333, x2315. Aug. 26 Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame 2012 class will close Aug. 26. Nomination forms are… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 19, 2011

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Nurses, computers scientists and retail sales people are in demand in Colorado. Those are the top three occupations with the most job listings, according to the Colorado Department of Labor. In Colorado, hospital employment has grown every year for the past 19 years with the most sought employees being registered nurses. And, there does not… Continue Reading Job openings are in health care, computers and retail

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There’s a joke among web developers that the Great Recession coincided with the launch of Twitter, but we only tell the joke quietly after first checking to make sure the room is empty. We’re careful because we know all you business owners and marketers out there just love Facebooking and Twittering all day long while… Continue Reading Did social media contribute to the Great Recession?

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by Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker c.2011, Wiley$27.95 / $33.95 Canada Sell or stay? Stay or sell? In times like these, when the market resembles a cheap yo-yo, you don’t know which to do. Should you sell your stocks before they drop further, or sit tight? Should you buy now that prices are down,… Continue Reading Book Review: “Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown’s Investing and Life Strategies”

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Borders ending sad but not surprising

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Have you ever had the end of a business affect your day-to-day life? If you owned or worked for a company that closed its doors, then the obvious answer is “yes.” But I’m thinking as a customer. For example, disappointment still lingers on my wife’s side of the family over a favorite bakery closing several… Continue Reading Borders ending sad but not surprising

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Christo’s inspiring Over the River vision of art took a giant leap closer to fulfillment when the Bureau of Land Management recently released its Final Environmental Impact Statement supporting the project. Over the River (OTR) promises to live on for generations to come as a magical experience for hundreds of thousands of people. The proposed… Continue Reading Why we should all support Christo’s Over the River

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City Councilman Tim Leigh has a lot of ideas. Some are wild — like getting Colorado Springs Utilities to build kayaking rapids in Fountain Creek. Some are big — like building a downtown, Olympic-themed sports arena. And some are just plain unconventional — like using money from the lease for Memorial hospital’s assets to pay… Continue Reading Tim Leigh: A visionary or just eccentric?

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Scott Koons and his business partner John Bauer certainly like beer, but that’s not necessarily why they opened Colorado Mountain Brewery… Continue Reading Springs entrepreneurs abuzz about the beer industry

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