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While Colorado Springs real estate insiders have bemoaned the city’s high office vacancy rates, they’re similar to those in other cities the same size, according to Hoff & Leigh Commercial Real Estate. “The surprising thing is that we’re actually pretty well positioned in comparison to other tertiary markets,” said Hoff & Leigh researcher Jason Baumgartner.… Continue Reading Survey finds vacancy rate similarities in other cities

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The holidays are upon us and it’s time for most of us to enjoy time with family and friends, indulge in overeating, and have some fun. It’s also the time of year when we take stock of our lives and show gratitude for our blessings. If you’re a business owner and have successfully navigated the… Continue Reading Business owners should give thanks this season, too

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On the Horizon – November 25, 2011

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Dec. 1 Time Management for Entrepreneurs Tri-Lakes Business Incubator hosts the discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. The discussion focuses on a company’s unique challenges, getting off to a productive start and practical time management tips and tricks and is presented by Diane Snead, Type A Professional Organizers. Cost is $10… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 25, 2011

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People on the Move – November 25, 2011

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Devra Ashby, public information officer for Colorado Springs School District 11, was accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. Accreditation certifies that Ashby has demonstrated competency in the knowledge, skills and abilities required to effectively practice PR in today’s competitive environment. The Community Health Partnership named Sherry Britton as business manager and Steve Sellers… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 25, 2011

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The problem with overseas tech support

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It’s obvious that technology jobs have been outsourced to India and other developing nations. The U.S. technology community watched sadly as hundreds of thousands of technology projects, development hours and maintenance contracts moved to the other side of the world. But I’m not worried, even though many think I should be. Here’s why: I understand… Continue Reading The problem with overseas tech support

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Be mindful and grateful this Thanksgiving

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Instead of belaboring the painful debates about pilgrims, natives and Thanksgiving, let’s jump right into its reality: Thanksgiving is a feast accompanied by televised football games. The rituals associated with this feast bring together the best America offers: abundance without guilt. As we experience the bounty of the land or supermarket, we collectively over-indulge, sampling… Continue Reading Be mindful and grateful this Thanksgiving

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Ethical lessons courtesy of Penn State

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A great deal of ink has been spilled and megabytes used in expressing outrage over the child abuse scandal at Penn State University. And justifiably so. Young boys apparently were victims of a sexual predator, who was a Penn State assistant football coach, and even when such atrocities came to the attention of various key… Continue Reading Ethical lessons courtesy of Penn State

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The Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Police Department are teaming up to make downtown more inviting during the holiday season. Patrol officers will walk the streets four days a week and groups of volunteers called ambassadors will be on hand to answer shoppers’ questions about parking, gift buying and restaurants. Officers Barry Rizk and… Continue Reading Police and ‘ambassadors’ on downtown streets during holidays

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Banking could be marijuana’s death knell

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Colorado Springs medical marijuana business owners are desperately writing letters to every bank in the country asking if they will accept their business. About 150 dispensary owners across the state are searching for a bank that will take their accounts, said Tanya Garduno, president of the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council and owner of Medical… Continue Reading Banking could be marijuana’s death knell

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Memorial opponents square off as bids reviewed

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The fight over Memorial Health System’s future is shaping up to become a David-and-Goliath battle — but there’s no certainty the little guy will win this time. The battle is pitting some of the nation’s largest health care systems against a single, grassroots group that wants to maintain local control of the hospital. The Colorado… Continue Reading Memorial opponents square off as bids reviewed

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