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As the Colorado Springs City Council-led task force ends one phase of the process to determine Memorial Health System’s future, controversy is still plaguing the process. Continue Reading Martin offers insight into task force’s work

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Manufacturers seeking future work force

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Sparks fly every day in Scott Mannering’s classroom. Continue Reading Manufacturers seeking future work force

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If you were the coach of a football team, one of the things you would spend a lot of time doing is studying your opponents. You would watch tapes of their games over and over again to learn more about their strengths and weaknesses. Then you’d use this information to develop strategies that would make… Continue Reading Study your competition if you want to win the game

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Naughton leading effort to merge Chamber, EDC

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Earlier this year the boards of directors from the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. began meeting to talk about merging. When they found that a merger would be beneficial to both organizations, they created a “unification committee” to draft a plan for what the new organization… Continue Reading Naughton leading effort to merge Chamber, EDC

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The news headlines might scream that this is the worst economic recovery ever, but one economist said it mirrors past recoveries, and in some areas is even better. “This recovery is falling in line with the last two recoveries,” said Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist. At this rate, he said, the economy… Continue Reading Forum ecnomists at odds about Springs’ recovery

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People on the Move – October 21, 2011

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El Pomar Foundation announce two promotions: Gary Butterworth was named senior vice president. Butterworth directs El Pomar’s Fellowship Program, a post-undergraduate leadership and professional development program, and oversees the operations of Penrose House Nonprofit Conference and Education Center. He also serves as a grants officer and senior staff representative to the High Country Regional Council.… Continue Reading People on the Move – October 21, 2011

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On the Horizon – October 21, 2011

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Oct. 25 How Money Works The Tri-Lakes Business Incubator will host a discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road, about how to apply financial principals to grow and protect your money for college funding, retirement planning or simply wealth accumulation — with money you never even knew you had.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – October 21, 2011

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New FHA policy hampering condominium market

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Recent policy changes for the Federal Housing Authority’s condominium certification is causing problems for buyers, sellers and homeowners’ associations. And many don’t even know they’re in trouble yet. The Federal Housing Authority established a new policy in June that requires all condominium projects to reapply for FHA certification every two years. Since then, FHA certification… Continue Reading New FHA policy hampering condominium market

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“Solyndra” — that would be a tantalizing title for a film about government waste. Maybe George Clooney should have a look. Probably not. His political movies embrace the Left and generally flop at the box office. Solyndra is anything but a liberal dream. Rather, it’s a harsh example of economic ignorance, political ineptitude, and government… Continue Reading Shedding the light of economics on solar subsidies

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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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