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A group of Colorado Springs manufacturers say that if the city waived a use tax on big ticket equipment items it would serve as an incentive to attract and retain business, especially manufacturers that spend millions each year on heavy equipment. Some say the use tax is a double burden because businesses are already taxed… Continue Reading Personal property tax still shackling manufacturers

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Good, bad or ugly — owner sets the example

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Remember the movie “The Christmas Story” and the scene where Ralph drops the F-bomb while helping his dad change a tire? His mother is stricken and certain he must have learned that word from a friend. But the grown-up Ralph narrator says he learned it from his father, who used it all the time. We… Continue Reading Good, bad or ugly — owner sets the example

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Timothy Wolfe is the new general manager of the Antlers Hilton. He is the 2011 Chairman for the Colorado Hotel Lodging Association and vice president of the governor-appointed Colorado Tourism Office board of directors. Wolfe took the reins at the Antlers Hilton last month and took some time recently to talk to the CSBJ about… Continue Reading Wolfe follows hospitality path south to Antlers Hilton

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People on the Move – November 4, 2011

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The Visiting Nurse Association, a provider of hospice, home care and wellness services throughout Colorado, announced Monique B. Roth is director of business development and sales. Roth has responsibilities for assessing the agency’s position in the marketplace, planning for future growth and enhancing VNA’s mission and service model in the Colorado community. VNA also named… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 4, 2011

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Is location awareness software a boom or bust?

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It was just a few years ago that I was asked to be the “Social Media Czar” for an agency. As embarrassing as the title was, I accepted and got to work teaching the staff how to use it on behalf of clients. The staff was excited, management was rubbing their hands together in anticipation… Continue Reading Is location awareness software a boom or bust?

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The Owls (Occupy Wall Street) won’t fly away. While a judge in Nashville refuses to issue arrest warrants, police officers in Portland, Oregon as well as in Denver have arrested protesters. More than half of those polled by Time Magazine support the protests. Perhaps the Owls are reflecting a much broader frustration than politicians are… Continue Reading Protestors closer to popular views than politicians

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By Eliot Pulham If Hunter S. Thompson were still alive (bless his cannon-scattered ashes), he’d surely describe the atmosphere in our nation’s capitol as Fear and Loathing in Washington, D.C. In all my years of travel there, never — not even after the September 11 attacks — have I seen such dread in the halls… Continue Reading Fear and Loathing in Washington: 10 investments to protect

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Families change. Laws change. Be prepared.

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Death is the one certainty. But, planning for it is uncomfortable and can be complicated, especially when blended families, multiple marriages and changing estate and probate laws are a factor. The complications could be the reason behind why so few Americans have wills. Only 35 percent have wills and 29 percent have set up power… Continue Reading Families change. Laws change. Be prepared.

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Book Review: “We Are All Weird”

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by Seth Godin, performed by the author The writing on the package couldn’t have been more succinct: One Size Fits All. And as you pulled the garment from the packaging, you wondered: were the manufacturers serious? The garment you were holding with two fingers was miniscule. It was fashion-doll size. It was crumpled and woefully… Continue Reading Book Review: “We Are All Weird”

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What if it’s Obama vs. Romney in 2012?

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It’s November, so the presidential election is a year away. We’ve got 12 months ahead of political spin, debates, posturing, commercials, charges, and policy statements. Throughout, a fundamental question will loom: Does it really matter what politicians say while campaigning? After all, some people believe politicians are going to do whatever they want once in… Continue Reading What if it’s Obama vs. Romney in 2012?

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