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Alicia McConnell, director of athlete services and programs for the U.S. Olympic Committee, was recently selected as board chairwoman for the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. She replaces former chairman John Washko, vice president of marketing for The Broadmoor. McConnell will help cultivate partnerships with community organizations throughout the U.S., and provide additional resources,… Continue Reading McConnell bringing championship perspective to CVB

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During this down economy, there aren’t too many communities that can boast they just had their best sales tax year ever. Woodland Park can. “We’re kind of thinking if we’re doing this good when the economy is bad, look out when things turn around,” said Woodland Park Mayor Steve Randolph. The city has issued 22… Continue Reading Woodland Park businesses thriving in down economy

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People on the Move – September 2, 2011

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William J. Mandell was named president of the Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine at its annual medical education and business meeting in August. CSOM works to educate physicians, keeping them current on good medical practice, and acts as an advocate for patients and physicians. Mandell is the medical director for United Healthcare of Colorado. Michael… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 2, 2011

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It’s going to happen sooner or later. We’re hitting the wireless device critical mass where we need to be connected to the Internet all the time in order to function. And we need a lower price point for this pervasive connection. Sure, right now you can buy 100 percent connectivity via a whole bunch of… Continue Reading Free municipal Wi-Fi – the next big thing, again?

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On the Horizon – September 2, 2011

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Sept. 9 Combined PVG Entrepreneur Breakfast & MME Forum Brad Feld, international authority on start-ups and the hi-tech and venture capital industries, is the keynote speaker for the forum, 7 a.m. at Colorado College, Bemis Hall. For details go to www.event.mmecos.org. 2011 Family Wealth Symposium The symposium hosted by the Pann/DeYoung Wealth Management Group, features… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 2, 2011

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A big party at the Pueblo Dam last month marked the start of construction of the Southern Delivery System But not everyone is celebrating. Government leaders in Pueblo are holding their breath, hoping that the controversy that plagued the project is gone for good. “But we’ll have to wait and see,” said John Cordova, chairman… Continue Reading Phase I construction of 62-mile SDS pipeline under way

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Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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by Gad Saad c.2011, Prometheus Books You weren’t looking for it. No, you were searching your calendar for something else but as you flipped the pages, there it was: Christmas. It’s coming, and though the weather still says “summer,” you’ll have to start your dreaded gift list soon. And that list keeps growing, much to… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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The economic development research is increasingly united around the finding that industry clusters are critical to long term, sustainable growth. This is not news to the economic development leaders of our community. Most of the studies, reports and consultant reviews have advocated cluster development. What seems to be more at issue is where to focus… Continue Reading Springs should focus on improving its sports and outdoor economy

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They just don’t make sense

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All too often we come across something that just doesn’t make sense. We look at something and wonder, really? Is it inconsistency, blindness, or hypocrisy? My observations are random without any priority to one phenomenon over another. We have compassion for homeless people, trying our best not to judge their choice to live under a… Continue Reading They just don’t make sense

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Venture capitalist Brad Feld in Colo. Springs

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By Bob Todd and Marcus Haggard At 7 a.m. Sept. 9 in Colorado College Bemis Hall, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Feld Feld, who has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for more than 20 years will offer a keynote address. He is considered to be an authority on accelerating successful start-up ventures. Feld is co-founder… Continue Reading Venture capitalist Brad Feld in Colo. Springs

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