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People on the Move – August 26, 2011

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Scott Crawford, Nu-Tech Systems president, announced that Nu-Tech’s Valley Business Center, earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. The Valley Business Center was the… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 26, 2011

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On the Horizon – August 26, 2011

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Aug. 26 Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame 2012 class will close Aug. 26. Nomination forms are available on the organization’s website, www.cogreatwomen.org. The hall inducts women of diverse backgrounds, from pioneers to politicians, educators to entrepreneurs, during a gala event held in their honor in March. Aug. 30… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 26, 2011

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They’ve been called boring bean counters. They get asked if their favorite fashion accessories are green visors and pocket protectors. They are the butt of jokes on countless websites and their work traits are now slogans on T-shirt and coffee mugs. They are accountants. “I’m damn proud of it,” said Tad Goodenbour, certified public accountant… Continue Reading Accountants: Going beyond bean counting and pocket protectors

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Big business the Disney way

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Many Americans distrust so-called “big business” — unless that big business happens to be the Walt Disney Company. When it comes to Disney, most anti-big-business bets seem to be off. Instead, people think about family entertainment, from television shows to movies to theme parks. That’s a great credit to the way Disney has done business… Continue Reading Big business the Disney way

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Doctors: Memorial is suffering

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Doctors who attended a City Council meeting this week had a message for city leadership: Turn Memorial Health System into a nonprofit. Oh, and hurry up. Speaking in favor of a ballot initiative this week that asks whether the city should end its 62-year obligation to levy taxes if Memorial Health System’s finances needed help,… Continue Reading Doctors: Memorial is suffering

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It made sense two centuries ago to describe the theories and practices of the world of finance as political economy. Politics, as we have just seen in the past couple of months, play just as important a role in the economy as economic factors, such as employment and interest rates. When discord dominates the halls… Continue Reading It’s a global, but political, economy after all

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Why blow off the Memorial Commission?

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Mayor Steve Bach hopes to encourage more citizen participation with his new “Spirit of the Springs” initiative. He wants more people to serve on committees, more people to run for city council, more people to apply for city staff. And he wants people who aren’t usually involved with the city to become more involved. It… Continue Reading Why blow off the Memorial Commission?

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Joyce Holmes wasn’t immediately sold on the idea of sinking her family’s savings into an indoor shooting range and gun club. It took some big-time lobbying, said Bob Holmes, her husband and owner of Whistling Pines Gun Club in Colorado Springs. “I looked around and there was no indoor shooting range here in the Springs… Continue Reading Whistling Pines cleaning up the shooting range business

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Anyone who has been in business for any period of time knows you can’t tackle everything yourself. Sometimes you just need some help. But let’s face it, asking for help can be tough. You might be a “private person” and not want to tell someone outside your business about the issues it’s having. Maybe you’ve… Continue Reading Asking for help can be tough for small business owners

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Shawn Hunter, CEO and co-chair of the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge, is planning a statewide event that has attracted the world’s top cycling athletes, is bringing 150 media representatives from around the world and is expected to be watched by hundreds of thousands of cycling fans. Hunter, former president of AEG Sports, helped run… Continue Reading Hunter’s racing insight guiding Pro Cycling Challenge

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