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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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‘Failing forward’ is often the best option

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In this new year of resolutions and new beginnings, make it your goal to fail more often. Who knows, it might actually be the best thing you can do. Research has shown that most people who succeed in business, and in life, have done so by making failure their friend. But in today’s world that… Continue Reading ‘Failing forward’ is often the best option

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The entrepreneurial landscape in Colorado Springs appears to be on the verge of change with local business leaders tearing down walls, sharing information and pledging to build a city with a national reputation for budding entrepreneurs … Continue Reading Entrepreneurs banding to change the Springs scene

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Four months ago, Sanborn Map Co. CEO John Copple bought controlling interest in the Colorado Springs-based map-making firm … Continue Reading Copple trusting his perspective on 3D lay of the land

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Someone recently voiced concerns to Laddie about an employee who was not doing a good job and, in his opinion, was holding back other parts of the business. The employee was unwilling to implement new systems and his inability to do his own job correctly created more work for other employees, who were justifiably frustrated… Continue Reading Emotions interfere when making business decisions

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