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It’s been almost a year since the city established its first public recycling program in partnership with New Jersey-based for-profit company Greener Corners. Continue Reading Greener Corners sees recycling growth in first year

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Entrepreneurs have the courage and ability to seek out, identify and capitalize on opportunities. At the same time, of course, entrepreneurship is not easy. It comes with assorted challenges, like staying focused on the customer, finding the right employees, keeping costs under control, innovating, gaining access to necessary credit and capital, and dealing with government.… Continue Reading Congressional bipartisanship that works, Part II: Crowdfunding

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Warren Buffet and our Regional Building Dept.

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Warren Buffett is super-rich, one of our American billionaires who is ready to exit stage left. As he’s planning to depart, he has given the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the responsibility of disposing of his billions for good causes. Delegating is an art, not a science, and Buffett seems to be masterful at finding… Continue Reading Warren Buffet and our Regional Building Dept.

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I was recently in a client’s office and observed a supervisor asking one of his direct reports, “Can I give you some feedback?” The supervisor had a smile on his face, his body language was open, and I thought his motives appeared sincere. The direct report initially seemed happy, but once the question was asked… Continue Reading Feedback & feedforward: effective leadership tools

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Frontier Airlines is changing its flying strategy, and Colorado Springs’ business community stands to be a winner in its new plan. Continue Reading Frontier plan could boost Colo. Springs airline activity

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After initial disagreement, patient advocates and hospitals in Colorado are in favor of a bill that would require hospitals to provide discounts to uninsured patients and to offer more transparency about how those patients can pay their bills. Continue Reading Hospitals backing move to discount health care

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Blue Star Recyclers seeks donors for move

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Blue Star Recyclers, a nonprofit organization that focuses on recycling electronic waste and providing jobs to developmentally disabled adults, is looking for a new building — and the money to move into it. Continue Reading Blue Star Recyclers seeks donors for move

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A new fundraising campaign aims to raise money for the Colorado Springs arts community. The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region announced the launch of Peak Arts Fund at Kirkpatrick Bank Tuesday morning. The fund is a full-press effort to gain awareness and support for the local arts community and to substantially increase direct… Continue Reading Peak Arts Fund pairs business, arts organizations

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You hear a lot about work/life/balance these days. In fact, a Google search on that combination of words yields more than 36,000,000 results. People are busy and none more so than business owners. Busy entrepreneurs have to balance running their companies with having quality family and personal time, taking care of their health, and simply… Continue Reading Life, work, family — How full are your tanks?

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When Ron Chernak was looking for a place to start a business, he considered several cities but chose Colorado Springs. He moved here and opened First Business Brokers, which specializes in assisting with buying and selling businesses. The Colorado Springs lifestyle and market offerings seemed ideal, and apparently worked in his favor. This month he’s… Continue Reading Chernak, First Business Brokers celebrating 30 years

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