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What if it’s Obama vs. Romney in 2012?

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It’s November, so the presidential election is a year away. We’ve got 12 months ahead of political spin, debates, posturing, commercials, charges, and policy statements. Throughout, a fundamental question will loom: Does it really matter what politicians say while campaigning? After all, some people believe politicians are going to do whatever they want once in… Continue Reading What if it’s Obama vs. Romney in 2012?

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The Five Whys

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There is one enduring principle of business: problems will occur, things will break, and sh*t happens. When problems do appear, the temptation is to blame others or external events. But the root cause often lies closer to home. When trying to solve a problem, it helps to begin with the end in mind (the presenting… Continue Reading The Five Whys

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On the Horizon – November 4, 2011

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Nov. 5 Fall Business Expo The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Fall Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Valley Events Center, 6436 S. Hwy 85/87 (behind Applebees). The event features 65 exhibitors, which will distribute information, coupons and of course SWAG (Stuff We All Get) such as key… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 4, 2011

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Kudos! – November 4, 2011

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GE Johnson logs 5 million hours with no injuries GE Johnson Construction Company recently exceeded 5 million man-hours worked without a day-away-from-work injury, which equates to every hour worked on more than $2 billion worth of projects since 2005. GE Johnson has completed more than $6 billion in projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region, and… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 4, 2011

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Clinical trial business in growth phase

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Brigitte Klaib knew Colorado Springs was prime territory for a clinical drug trial facility because her job as a pharmaceutical consultant never required that she travel here. “I probably flew 300,000 miles a year all over the country and not once in 15 years did they ever send me to Colorado Springs,” Klaib said. Her… Continue Reading Clinical trial business in growth phase

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Wanted: Buyer for $22 million Renaissance Hotel

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A construction company that was the lone-bidder on a 300-room hotel on the far-north end of Colorado Springs now faces the difficult challenge of selling it in a depressed real estate market. The market for the hotel is limited, said Robert Benton, a Denver hotel real estate consultant. The only potential buyers are those with… Continue Reading Wanted: Buyer for $22 million Renaissance Hotel

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Take steps to improve account collection

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The work is done and your customer has been invoiced, so the sale is complete. Right? Wrong! Your sales aren’t complete until you’ve been paid. As many people have found over the last few years, receivables collection has become more difficult and this has caused a lot of problems for companies’ cash flow. Although it’s… Continue Reading Take steps to improve account collection

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Women helping women up corporate ladder

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Call them professional BFFs or mentors — they are among a new breed of women in the work force who are reaching back to pull up their sisters, share their secrets and propel the next group of business women to success. It’s a far cry from the 90s when women who shattered the glass ceiling… Continue Reading Women helping women up corporate ladder

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In the 1880s when William and Cara Bell entertained guests at their beloved Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs, their children scampered among the guests. Nearly 139 years later, they still do. Modern-day visitors to the manor, a restaurant known for award-winning fine dining, have reported seeing a red-haired girl, dressed in Victorian-era clothes, playing on… Continue Reading Haunted history scares up business for Briarhurst

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The throes of a recession might not seem like the most opportune time to expand a business, but Bob Penkhus had an inkling that adding Volkswagen to his dealership would be good for business. And he was right. Penkhus bought the Volkswagen franchise two years ago from Hueberger Subaru across the street from his Volvo… Continue Reading Volkswagen line fueling sales, revenue for Penkhus

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