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It sure would be nice to put the state’s business personal property tax to sleep for a few years, but now is not the time to do it. There’s just too much depending on the revenue it raises. House Bill 1141, which sought to exempt all business equipment purchased in 2012 and 2013 from the… Continue Reading Business Personal Property Tax should stay, for now

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‘Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool’ By Taylor Clark, Little, Brown and Company $25.99 320 pages BALTIMORE, MD — Imagine that everybody’s naked. No, wait, that won’t work. That’s just going to make you feel more self-conscious. And taking deep breaths only makes you lightheaded. Why in… Continue Reading Book Review: ‘Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool’

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Trade trends and deals suffering greatly

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Trade policy largely has been in hibernation during the presidency of Barack Obama. That’s unfortunate given how important trade is to U.S. businesses and workers. During and after one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression, trade has suffered greatly. From a peak in July 2008 to April 2009, U.S. exports dropped by 26… Continue Reading Trade trends and deals suffering greatly

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Sustainability trip shows opportunity

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By Heather Kelly Sustainability is no longer a fringe issue — it’s big business. Mix increased demand for resources with limited supply and the economic risks and opportunities become clear. With the stakes this high, most Fortune 100 companies already have C-level sustainability staff whose job goes well beyond compliance to value creation and innovation.… Continue Reading Sustainability trip shows opportunity

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27th Annual Space Symposium a success

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By Elliot Pulham The Space Foundation just wrapped up the National Space Symposium — the 27th held here in Colorado Springs — and, although I didn’t think it possible after last year, we outdid ourselves again. The potential government shutdown cost us a few government speakers and attendees, but everything else came off spectacularly. We… Continue Reading 27th Annual Space Symposium a success

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It happens every day. A member of the workforce decides to take a risk to tell their truth to senior leadership about a business problem and there is a reprisal. Not only can you say goodbye to trust, since this kind of situation goes viral, but you can also probably forget having a workplace environment… Continue Reading When workers can’t be honest with bosses …

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The uphill battle to turn Memorial Health System into a nonprofit just got steeper. Old opponents to the idea are still fighting, the Public Employee Retirement Association isn’t budging on the $246 million pension price tag and now there’s the matter of convincing newly elected City Council members to put the issue on the ballot.… Continue Reading New Council will decide Memorial’s nonprofit fate

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Your most important resource is your time

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A lot of people believe money is their most important resource, but we think they’re misguided. Their most important resource is time. You can get more money through various avenues but once time is gone, it’s gone forever. You can’t buy more or borrow more, so time is a limited resource that expires every day.… Continue Reading Your most important resource is your time

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Wedding bells chime-in busy baking season

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Heidi Cottrill, pastry chef and owner of Chef Sugar’s Cakes and Confections, loves a challenge. She was in on the ground floor as executive pastry chef of a fine dining restaurant in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. She’s been the executive pastry chef at Mackenzie’s Chop House in Colorado Springs and The Cliff House… Continue Reading Wedding bells chime-in busy baking season

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Raised in Sarasota, Fla., Anthony Nicosia, vice president and wealth adviser for Wells Fargo Private Bank, has worked for three investment houses since earning a bachelor’s degree in business from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. In 2006, he moved to Colorado Springs to help Wells Fargo launch its Private Bank. What are the challenges… Continue Reading Nicosia cultivating wealth for Wells Fargo clients

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