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People on the Move, December 16, 2011

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William H. Lange, former executive director of Covenant Village of Colorado, has been named executive project director of Ontrac Management Services a business unit of Covenant Retirement Communities based in Skokie, Ill. Lange will be responsible for program development and overall direction of projects that include retirement community development and turnaround operations. BBVA Compass appointed… Continue Reading People on the Move, December 16, 2011

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On the Horizon, December 16, 2011

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Jan. 5 Business tax class The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class 1 to 4 p.m. on the laws of state sales and use taxes. This class is for new businesses in Colorado, taxpayers considering opening a business in Colorado, tax preparers consulting with Colorado clients on this topic or those… Continue Reading On the Horizon, December 16, 2011

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Happy Hacknukka and Merry Credit Card Fraud

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be much mistletoeing, and hearts will be glowing when credit fraud comes near… yes you heard me correctly. While the rest of the world has sugar plums dancing in their heads, phishing and credit card scammers are keeping network security defenders up all night every night.… Continue Reading Happy Hacknukka and Merry Credit Card Fraud

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A summer of big events filled hotel rooms, had people spending money in local restaurants and stores and helped the Colorado Springs tourism industry gain some upward traction in 2011. Local attractions had record-breaking crowds in June and July and special events, which brought in at least a half million spectators and participants to town,… Continue Reading Big events boosted region’s tourism industry in 2011

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by Susan E. Reed Your customer base is changing. You’ve been noticing it for the past few years: the face of your average client isn’t what it used to be, not surprisingly. These new customers are savvier, they’re men and women of all age groups, they’re smart about where they shop, and they look like… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Diversity Index: The Alarming Truth About Diversity in Corporate America… and What Can Be Done About It”

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The economics of extending unemployment benefits

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How about more than two years of unemployment benefits? What might be the implications of extending unemployment benefits, which already has been pushed out to reach 99 weeks? Let’s first consider the current state of unemployment in the nation. As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics early this month, the unemployment rate declined… Continue Reading The economics of extending unemployment benefits

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Eliminate the fire dept.?

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It’s easy to conjure images of firefighters from movies, their heroic efforts to battle flames and save lives. And no one can forget the images of 9/11, seeing the firefighters who lost lives while saving others, selflessly doing what they do best. And those cute Dalmatians, who can resist them? But that heroic nostalgia and… Continue Reading Eliminate the fire dept.?

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Are we only as strong as our weakest link?

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We all want speed, agility, adaptability, innovation and sustainability in our businesses, especially in these difficult, complex and volatile times. To attain these measures of success, our organizations need to take a look in the mirror. We are only as productive and effective as our “weakest link”. For some leaders, this may be a process… Continue Reading Are we only as strong as our weakest link?

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The faces that shaped 2011

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From business to politics, the military to athletes, below are some of the Colorado Springs faces who shaped the year… Continue Reading The faces that shaped 2011

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Increasing employee engagement, military style

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By Mary Kelly Corporate managers frequently complain that employees are unfocused, unproductive, and struggle to work cohesively. Employees not actively engaged generally lack interest in the goals of the organization. In economics, we call this the ‘principle-agent problem’ meaning employees look out for their own interests before considering their employer’s interests. Motivating employees and ensuring… Continue Reading Increasing employee engagement, military style

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