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Wall Street Occupiers vs. The Tea Party

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Once again, the left side of the political spectrum can’t market or express itself as well as the right. In 2009, the right set the Tea Party in motion to respond to TARP, but the left is demonstrating under the label “Occupy Wall Street.” Really? When we think of occupation, we think of Israel in… Continue Reading Wall Street Occupiers vs. The Tea Party

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Is it possible to have truth in the workplace?

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It’s happened to all of us. We are told one thing by leadership, and then they do the opposite. One company had as its slogan that it valued its people, promised no layoffs, but 3 months later laid off 5 percent of the workforce. By the third layoff in 18 months, the workforce certainly did… Continue Reading Is it possible to have truth in the workplace?

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A few years ago Chris and Jill Phillips were advertising “a football field of furniture” in their 60,000 square-foot retail store on Academy and Union boulevards. Now, they are coaching football and other sports, in their showroom that was once packed with sofas, lamps and desks. The couple changed their game plan so their business… Continue Reading Furniture makes way for play at Play it Now Sports

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Colorado Springs defense companies are on the offensive, battling cuts to the Department of Defense budget that could reach $600 billion. Continue Reading Colo. Springs battling to maintain defense budget

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In a world of GPS technology, a little Colorado Springs atlas store is determined to stay on the map. New products, a move to in-house printing and distribution of maps in five states coupled with good-old-fashioned street smarts has kept MacVan Map Co. from losing its way in a digital world. “The electronic maps have… Continue Reading MacVan mapping the road to success for businesses

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How do you know when you should fire a customer?

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Many of us started out in business hearing “the customer is always right” and some people still adhere to that philosophy. But sometimes we want to shout out a resounding “No!” The customer is not always right and sometimes you need to end the relationship. This idea may seem counterintuitive for those who have been… Continue Reading How do you know when you should fire a customer?

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Bob Chastain is CEO of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Working at a zoo wasn’t his dream job originally, but after an internship at one, he said he began to realize their value. Now, he’s overseeing the largest habitat expansion in the Colorado Springs zoo’s history. The $13.5 million Encounter Africa exhibit, which will be home… Continue Reading Chastain overseeing Encounter Africa zoo addition

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Nor’Wood Development Group will break ground on a 240-unit apartment development in Fountain on Monday, Oct. 17. The $30 million project, called the Mesa Ridge Apartments, will be located about two miles from Fort Carson’s Gate 20 and just down the road from the thriving Markets at Mesa Ridge retail development. Plans call for 84… Continue Reading Nor’Wood begins work on $30 million Fountain apts.

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Commercial real estate market steady during 3Q

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Commercial office-space vacancy rates are high in the north, and retail vacancy rates are high in the eastern-central part of town. But industrial space is slowly filling throughout the city, two commercial brokerage firms say. Two firms, Sierra Commercial Real Estate and Hoff & Leigh Commercial Real Estate, each recently released their third-quarter reports. While… Continue Reading Commercial real estate market steady during 3Q

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People on the Move – October 13, 2011

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E Light Electric Services, Inc., a commercial electrical contractor, announced the promotion of Jason Wheeler to vice president of operations. Wheeler has been with E Light since 2005, and through his oversight, managed field productivity, manpower, scheduling, budgeting and the completion of projects to maximize profits. Penrose–St. Francis Health Services welcomes local and established vascular… Continue Reading People on the Move – October 13, 2011

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