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A look at the impact of outsourcing — Part 1

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Outsourcing is a subject that often creates strong emotions and, perhaps, justifiably so. For many people, the word conjures mental images of U.S. companies closing their doors, and lost jobs as company operations have been moved overseas. But outsourcing can also be a positive concept that aids American companies and workers. World events and technology… Continue Reading A look at the impact of outsourcing — Part 1

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Felsen is king of the Cheyenne Mountain Resort

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Todd Felsen is the new vice president and general manager of Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a 316-room hotel and conference center that includes an 18-hole Pete Dye Golf Course and 40,000 square feet of meeting space. He takes the reins from former manager Laura Neumann, who recently retired. Felsen took some time recently to talk with… Continue Reading Felsen is king of the Cheyenne Mountain Resort

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It looks like we’re heading into some rough economic water again, which makes me very excited. Some of the greatest advances in technology take place during economic slumps, so I am looking forward to the results of a second dip. Here’s how it works: When the economy is strong, all of us techies are busy… Continue Reading The up-side of technology during a down economy

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People on the Move – August 26, 2011

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Scott Crawford, Nu-Tech Systems president, announced that Nu-Tech’s Valley Business Center, earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. The Valley Business Center was the… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 26, 2011

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On the Horizon – August 26, 2011

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Aug. 26 Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame 2012 class will close Aug. 26. Nomination forms are available on the organization’s website, www.cogreatwomen.org. The hall inducts women of diverse backgrounds, from pioneers to politicians, educators to entrepreneurs, during a gala event held in their honor in March. Aug. 30… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 26, 2011

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They’ve been called boring bean counters. They get asked if their favorite fashion accessories are green visors and pocket protectors. They are the butt of jokes on countless websites and their work traits are now slogans on T-shirt and coffee mugs. They are accountants. “I’m damn proud of it,” said Tad Goodenbour, certified public accountant… Continue Reading Accountants: Going beyond bean counting and pocket protectors

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Big business the Disney way

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Many Americans distrust so-called “big business” — unless that big business happens to be the Walt Disney Company. When it comes to Disney, most anti-big-business bets seem to be off. Instead, people think about family entertainment, from television shows to movies to theme parks. That’s a great credit to the way Disney has done business… Continue Reading Big business the Disney way

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Doctors: Memorial is suffering

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Doctors who attended a City Council meeting this week had a message for city leadership: Turn Memorial Health System into a nonprofit. Oh, and hurry up. Speaking in favor of a ballot initiative this week that asks whether the city should end its 62-year obligation to levy taxes if Memorial Health System’s finances needed help,… Continue Reading Doctors: Memorial is suffering

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It made sense two centuries ago to describe the theories and practices of the world of finance as political economy. Politics, as we have just seen in the past couple of months, play just as important a role in the economy as economic factors, such as employment and interest rates. When discord dominates the halls… Continue Reading It’s a global, but political, economy after all

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Why blow off the Memorial Commission?

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Mayor Steve Bach hopes to encourage more citizen participation with his new “Spirit of the Springs” initiative. He wants more people to serve on committees, more people to run for city council, more people to apply for city staff. And he wants people who aren’t usually involved with the city to become more involved. It… Continue Reading Why blow off the Memorial Commission?

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