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It’s going to happen sooner or later. We’re hitting the wireless device critical mass where we need to be connected to the Internet all the time in order to function. And we need a lower price point for this pervasive connection. Sure, right now you can buy 100 percent connectivity via a whole bunch of… Continue Reading Free municipal Wi-Fi – the next big thing, again?

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On the Horizon – September 2, 2011

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Sept. 9 Combined PVG Entrepreneur Breakfast & MME Forum Brad Feld, international authority on start-ups and the hi-tech and venture capital industries, is the keynote speaker for the forum, 7 a.m. at Colorado College, Bemis Hall. For details go to www.event.mmecos.org. 2011 Family Wealth Symposium The symposium hosted by the Pann/DeYoung Wealth Management Group, features… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 2, 2011

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A big party at the Pueblo Dam last month marked the start of construction of the Southern Delivery System But not everyone is celebrating. Government leaders in Pueblo are holding their breath, hoping that the controversy that plagued the project is gone for good. “But we’ll have to wait and see,” said John Cordova, chairman… Continue Reading Phase I construction of 62-mile SDS pipeline under way

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Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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by Gad Saad c.2011, Prometheus Books You weren’t looking for it. No, you were searching your calendar for something else but as you flipped the pages, there it was: Christmas. It’s coming, and though the weather still says “summer,” you’ll have to start your dreaded gift list soon. And that list keeps growing, much to… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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The economic development research is increasingly united around the finding that industry clusters are critical to long term, sustainable growth. This is not news to the economic development leaders of our community. Most of the studies, reports and consultant reviews have advocated cluster development. What seems to be more at issue is where to focus… Continue Reading Springs should focus on improving its sports and outdoor economy

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They just don’t make sense

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All too often we come across something that just doesn’t make sense. We look at something and wonder, really? Is it inconsistency, blindness, or hypocrisy? My observations are random without any priority to one phenomenon over another. We have compassion for homeless people, trying our best not to judge their choice to live under a… Continue Reading They just don’t make sense

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Venture capitalist Brad Feld in Colo. Springs

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By Bob Todd and Marcus Haggard At 7 a.m. Sept. 9 in Colorado College Bemis Hall, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Feld Feld, who has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for more than 20 years will offer a keynote address. He is considered to be an authority on accelerating successful start-up ventures. Feld is co-founder… Continue Reading Venture capitalist Brad Feld in Colo. Springs

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Sunrise building homes with a Garden view

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Sunrise Company, which bought the Garden of the Gods Club in 2007, is selling 86 home sites around the club, including five luxury spec homes south of the club on the ridge overlooking the Garden of the Gods. Continue Reading Sunrise building homes with a Garden view

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CWIS, a Colorado Springs real estate appraisal company, has jumped into the middle of the biggest housing market boom in the country — foreclosures. The company, that just one year ago had only three full-time employees, won a five-year, $50 million contract last summer to manage and maintain homes for the U.S. Department of Housing… Continue Reading CWIS finds growth, profit managing homes for govt.

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A look at the impact of outsourcing — Part 1

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Outsourcing is a subject that often creates strong emotions and, perhaps, justifiably so. For many people, the word conjures mental images of U.S. companies closing their doors, and lost jobs as company operations have been moved overseas. But outsourcing can also be a positive concept that aids American companies and workers. World events and technology… Continue Reading A look at the impact of outsourcing — Part 1

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