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On the Horizon – September 30, 2011

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Oct. 3 Colorado College lecture “The Economics of Domestic Violence” — Drawing on her own research, Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler will present a talk on the economics of domestic violence at 7 p.m. Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Oct. 6 Springs Masterminds Group The business networking group… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 30, 2011

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CC hockey takes over World Arena

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It’s two days before the Colorado College men’s ice hockey season begins and the team at the World Arena has their game faces on. Making ice is one of their specialties. And while Colorado College hockey games only represent 22 of the 250 events each year in the World Arena, hockey is a big part… Continue Reading CC hockey takes over World Arena

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by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath, and Mary Davis Holt You’ve run out of breath just running in place. For months now, you’ve been more than willing to work 60-hour weeks. Nights and weekends are the norm, and you never complained. You’ve taken classes, gotten certified, volunteered for committees, but it hasn’t seemed to matter. Your… Continue Reading Book Review: “Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women’s Paths to Power”

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A eulogy: Goodbye to Chinook and Borders

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It was a sad day when Chinook closed its doors in 2004. Since 1959, it was a fixture on North Tejon Street, with Dick and Judy Noyes and their staff taking care of us. They knew the classics and the latest trends; they knew our family; they had a play area for kids and book… Continue Reading A eulogy: Goodbye to Chinook and Borders

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Sustainable change requires ownership

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Change initiatives fail at an alarming rate — as high as 80 percent. The cost of a failed change initiative can be staggering, from a loss of morale to a loss of a key customer due to poor quality. And we know that these initiatives fail in large part for two reasons: a lack of… Continue Reading Sustainable change requires ownership

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Pizza: slicing off a piece of the pie

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There’s something about college students and pizza that go together like warm cheese and bread crusts. Classes started a month ago at Colorado College — and that means one thing, at least 5,000 pizzas have been consumed by hungry students. Each year, the Colorado College students, faculty, visitors and conference guests spend about $49 million… Continue Reading Pizza: slicing off a piece of the pie

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Trendy back-alley businesses bring bucks downtown

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Something trendy and sophisticated lurks in Colorado Springs’ grungy alleyways. Continue Reading Trendy back-alley businesses bring bucks downtown

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Retailers making holiday shipping list

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There are 99 days until Christmas, and while that might not be enough to send shoppers into a tizzy, it’s a different story for retailers. Continue Reading Retailers making holiday shipping list

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On the dimly lit stage at Johnny’s Navajo Hogan bar and restaurant, Al Ortiz stepped up to the mic and cleared his throat. He wasn’t there to tell jokes or sing karaoke. It was “Pitch Night” and he had five minutes to convince the audience that his idea about an auto parts inventory web site… Continue Reading Entrepreneur ideas still starving for dollars

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Alliances can be beneficial or troublesome

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A client recently asked for advice about the opportunity to partner with a larger company. The arrangement looked promising on the surface and the other company was pushing for it, insisting it could be a strong union and a win-win situation. But there were also red flags, warning that this particular alliance carried considerable risk… Continue Reading Alliances can be beneficial or troublesome

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