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Colorado Springs gears up for legislative season

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When the Colorado legislature convened this week, local organizations were already keeping an eye on possible new requirements … Continue Reading Colorado Springs gears up for legislative season

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Economic vitality chief facing an uphill battle

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Steve Cox, the city’s new economic vitality manager, has a long to-do list. He isn’t daunted by the size of the task or by his lack of business experience. A public servant of sorts for most of his career, Cox has served as fire department chief, interim city manager and deputy city manager. The economic… Continue Reading Economic vitality chief facing an uphill battle

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Austin Stubaus loves taxes. The Air Force retiree has built a $100-million-a-year business buying delinquent property taxes and he’s looking to grow it to $5 million in the next few years. “I’m not joking,” Stubaus said. “I love taxes.” Stubaus and his business partner Erik Carlson founded their company, LienLogic in 2008. They spent the… Continue Reading LienLogic takes on tax liens, properties for profit

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At the start of every year, many of us tend to think of the next 12 months as a blank slate, full of opportunity and promise. We take stock of ourselves and resolve to improve in various ways. This is a good thing because there’s always room for improvement. If we want to improve our… Continue Reading If you want to improve your business, keep learning

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On the Horizon – January 13, 2012

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Jan. 19 2012 Economic Forecast Vectra Bank hosts a 2012 Economic Forecast breakfast 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Ted Mossman, market president, Pikes Peak Region,; Thomas Zwirlein, professor of finance, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs,; and George Feiger, CEO, Contango Capital Advisors, discuss challenges, bright spots and unknowns for the coming… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 13, 2012

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People on the Move – January 13, 2012

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Dr. Brian Burnett, vice chancellor of administration and finance at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has been elected vice president of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs. Nancy Bunker was named sales manager, crew and volunteer coordinator at the Colorado Balloon Classic. She was previously with the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 13, 2012

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SDS still offering contracts

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The Southern Delivery System could mean big business for local contractors, even though major portions of work have already been promised to out-of-state firms. Continue Reading SDS still offering contracts

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My mobile carrier has tethered me to my desk

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It’s happened: I’ve been sent back to my office like a bad dog. Here I am now, with my tail between my legs and ears flat as I sadly load Pandora back up on my desktop and hunker down for the long haul. It’s my mobile carrier that’s doing this to me, and I hate… Continue Reading My mobile carrier has tethered me to my desk

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On the business and policy fronts, 2012 started with a revelation that Federal Reserve officials would try to enhance clarity and transparency in monetary policy. One might wonder if this is necessarily a good thing given the Fed’s actual decisions on monetary policy, especially over the past three-plus years. Do we really want to know… Continue Reading The Fed has added a little more clarity to its monetary policy

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The 2012 economic forecast

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You innocently ask people you just met what they do, and sometimes the answer isn’t what you expected. I asked a woman I had met recently that question. The answer: dental hygienist. Then I asked her what’s the most interesting thing she learned in that career, and she cheerfully answered that if you floss your… Continue Reading The 2012 economic forecast

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