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University Village expands in tough times

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While the 2-year-old University Village retail development is not yet fully occupied, several new tenants have recently signed leases, restaurants are moving in and big box retailers are eyeing the location. Kevin Kratt, owner of Kratt Commercial Properties, said the development is about 70 percent full. Tenants that have signed leases in the last couple… Continue Reading University Village expands in tough times

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Make your business plan simple, yet powerful

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Laddie once met with a new client at his location and asked to see his existing business plan. The man reached for a binder covered in dust that sat on top of a bookcase. It held a document 50-or-so pages long that obviously hadn’t been touched for several years. Having an outdated business plan that… Continue Reading Make your business plan simple, yet powerful

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Change Mob dream ready for reality

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The short story about the Change Mob — that it will stop human trafficking, end world hunger and snuff out poverty for peace on Earth — makes its founder sound like a dreamer. And he is. But this idea just might make some money — and a difference. It all started when Jonathan Kuiper called… Continue Reading Change Mob dream ready for reality

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Business web sites and social media

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I’ve been fielding a lot of questions lately about the role of company Web sites amid the sea of social media venues. Most of the questions sound like this: “Can’t I just launch a blog and a Facebook page and skip building a company Web site?” I understand where these thoughts come from, because it… Continue Reading Business web sites and social media

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Beavers serves up fresh ideas at Conscious Table

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Brent Beavers has loved to cook since he was small, watching his great-grandmother in the kitchen. He also discovered that cooking food was better than cleaning up after the meal, he said. While his childhood meals weren’t fancy, his lifelong love of food has led him to create the Conscious Table, born of his desire… Continue Reading Beavers serves up fresh ideas at Conscious Table

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People on the Move – September 30, 2011

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Chief Deputy District Attorney Shannon Marie Gerhart, of the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, is this year’s recipient of the Prosecutor of the Year-Robert R. Gallagher Award. The honor recognizes leadership and excellence. Gerhart’s career with the Fourth Judicial District began as a summer intern while she attended law school at the University of Oklahoma.… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 30, 2011

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On the Horizon – September 30, 2011

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Oct. 3 Colorado College lecture “The Economics of Domestic Violence” — Drawing on her own research, Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler will present a talk on the economics of domestic violence at 7 p.m. Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Oct. 6 Springs Masterminds Group The business networking group… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 30, 2011

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CC hockey takes over World Arena

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It’s two days before the Colorado College men’s ice hockey season begins and the team at the World Arena has their game faces on. Making ice is one of their specialties. And while Colorado College hockey games only represent 22 of the 250 events each year in the World Arena, hockey is a big part… Continue Reading CC hockey takes over World Arena

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by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath, and Mary Davis Holt You’ve run out of breath just running in place. For months now, you’ve been more than willing to work 60-hour weeks. Nights and weekends are the norm, and you never complained. You’ve taken classes, gotten certified, volunteered for committees, but it hasn’t seemed to matter. Your… Continue Reading Book Review: “Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women’s Paths to Power”

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A eulogy: Goodbye to Chinook and Borders

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It was a sad day when Chinook closed its doors in 2004. Since 1959, it was a fixture on North Tejon Street, with Dick and Judy Noyes and their staff taking care of us. They knew the classics and the latest trends; they knew our family; they had a play area for kids and book… Continue Reading A eulogy: Goodbye to Chinook and Borders

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