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Getting the kinks out

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Imagine a nice piece of lumber — strong and dry, ready to be of service in any construction project. It’s strong, and it will be strong every day. Good ol’ reliable lumber. Now cut that lumber on an angle and add a bracing plate. It’s still strong, but it’s not as strong. Now replace the… Continue Reading Getting the kinks out

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People on the Move – March 16, 2012

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Ent Federal Credit Union promoted Jeremy Davis to business banker. Davis has been with Ent for more than four years and previously served as a business consultant at its Jackson Creek service center. Davis will serve the business banking needs of the credit union’s southern cluster, which includes Galley, Westside, Jetwing, Peterson Air Force Base… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 16, 2012

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Kudos! – March 16, 2012

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First Affirmative creating positive worker impact First Affirmative Financial Network, a U.S. fee-only registered investment advisor focused on sustainable, responsible, impact investing, has been recognized as one of the best companies in terms of creating the most positive worker impact. First Affirmative is one of the first 500 “Benefit Corporations” in the U. S. and… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 16, 2012

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On the Horizon – March 16, 2012

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March 19 Minding Your Business Cheyenne Mountain Library hosts a Minding Your Business class at 6 p.m. for those interested in learning how to research starting or growing a business. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing, demographics and more. March 20 Start-up Basics… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 16, 2012

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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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