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Feedback & feedforward: effective leadership tools

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I was recently in a client’s office and observed a supervisor asking one of his direct reports, “Can I give you some feedback?” The supervisor had a smile on his face, his body language was open, and I thought his motives appeared sincere. The direct report initially seemed happy, but once the question was asked… Continue Reading Feedback & feedforward: effective leadership tools

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Frontier plan could boost Colo. Springs airline activity

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Frontier Airlines is changing its flying strategy, and Colorado Springs’ business community stands to be a winner in its new plan. Continue Reading Frontier plan could boost Colo. Springs airline activity

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Hospitals backing move to discount health care

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After initial disagreement, patient advocates and hospitals in Colorado are in favor of a bill that would require hospitals to provide discounts to uninsured patients and to offer more transparency about how those patients can pay their bills. Continue Reading Hospitals backing move to discount health care

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Blue Star Recyclers seeks donors for move

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Blue Star Recyclers, a nonprofit organization that focuses on recycling electronic waste and providing jobs to developmentally disabled adults, is looking for a new building — and the money to move into it. Continue Reading Blue Star Recyclers seeks donors for move

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Peak Arts Fund pairs business, arts organizations

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A new fundraising campaign aims to raise money for the Colorado Springs arts community. The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region announced the launch of Peak Arts Fund at Kirkpatrick Bank Tuesday morning. The fund is a full-press effort to gain awareness and support for the local arts community and to substantially increase direct… Continue Reading Peak Arts Fund pairs business, arts organizations

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Life, work, family — How full are your tanks?

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You hear a lot about work/life/balance these days. In fact, a Google search on that combination of words yields more than 36,000,000 results. People are busy and none more so than business owners. Busy entrepreneurs have to balance running their companies with having quality family and personal time, taking care of their health, and simply… Continue Reading Life, work, family — How full are your tanks?

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Chernak, First Business Brokers celebrating 30 years

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When Ron Chernak was looking for a place to start a business, he considered several cities but chose Colorado Springs. He moved here and opened First Business Brokers, which specializes in assisting with buying and selling businesses. The Colorado Springs lifestyle and market offerings seemed ideal, and apparently worked in his favor. This month he’s… Continue Reading Chernak, First Business Brokers celebrating 30 years

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People on the Move – March 9, 2012

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Ben Harvey, of Northwestern Mutual has been appointed to the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates. David Neville, Jim Raughton, Robert Shonkwiler and Wynne Palermo were appointed to the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board. Neville is a real estate attorney with Kraemer Kendall Benson Rupp Deen, LLC. The former naval officer and Northwestern graduate… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 9, 2012

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On the Horizon – March 9, 2012

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March 10 Free Shredding Day To help properly dispose of old documents containing personal information, Doug and Chris Ware, owners of the PostalAnnex, 3472 Research Parkway, are hosting a “Free Shredding Day.” Members of the community are encouraged to bring up to five pounds of documents to the Ware’s location. According to a report by… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 9, 2012

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Business transitions: Navigating your way through a business sale

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Middle market businesses could win big this year in the game of mergers and acquisitions as companies with deep pockets come out of stalemate and make a move to buy innovative firms. Private equity firms have $1 billion they’ve been sitting on for the last three years and are now looking for middle market investments… Continue Reading Business transitions: Navigating your way through a business sale

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