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Managers need to hold employees accountable

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If you’ve been a business owner for any length of time and have employees, you’ve most likely had this scenario occur: You asked someone to do something, thought you had made your instructions clear, and expected it to be done. But it wasn’t done correctly or at all. You felt frustrated, annoyed and maybe downright… Continue Reading Managers need to hold employees accountable

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Food and safety industries at odds over bill

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The state’s Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee approved a bill that would make it easier for entrepreneurs to sell food from their homes. Continue Reading Food and safety industries at odds over bill

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On the far north end of Colorado Springs, where city roads give way to county grasslands, a luxury residential real estate development is growing, despite the financial drought of the last four years. Continue Reading Flying Horse endures, regains its building stride

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To err is [delete] [delete] divine

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My husband and I often have the same discussion while watching the NFL; he feels that we should replace all players with robots to prevent injuries. After the disastrous missed field goal in the Ravens/Patriots game last Sunday, it seems like a decent idea –a robot may have been able to make that kick. (Go… Continue Reading To err is [delete] [delete] divine

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People on the Move – February 3, 2012

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Energy Resource Center — a nonprofit that helps low income people with energy conservation services, health and safety repairs, and energy conservation education — announced its new board of directors. Cat Eli was appointed board chairperson. She is recently retired from her former position with the Better Business Bureau. David Groe, Colorado State Bank and… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 3, 2012

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On the Horizon – February 3, 2012

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Feb. 3 and Feb. 6 Annual supply swap The City of Colorado Springs is cleaning out supply closets and trying to find items a second home, either in another city work group or with a local non-profit. Local businesses are invited to join the city’s efforts and donate any unwanted but usable office items from… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 3, 2012

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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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